Here are five things you must know for Thursday, Sept. 14:

1. -- U.S. stock futures were lower, suggesting Wall Street would take a pause on Thursday, Sept. 14, following two record-setting days in a row.
 
The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.18% to close at 22,158 on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The S&P 500 added 0.08%, and the Nasdaq gained 0.09%.

European stocks traded mixed on Thursday while shares in London posted slight gains after the Bank of England decided to hold interest rates at present levels and made changes to its quantitative easing program.

The economic calendar in the U.S. for Thursday includes the Consumer Price Index for August at 8:30 a.m. ET and weekly Jobless Claims at 8:30 a.m.
 
Earnings reports are expected Thursday from Oracle Corp. ( ORCL) .
 
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2. -- Donald Trump blocked a Chinese-backed private-equity firm from acquiring U.S. chipmaker Lattice Semiconductor Corp. ( LSCC) .
 
Lattice Semiconductor shares rose 0.9% in premarket trading on Thursday.
 
Trump, on Wednesday, Sept. 13, issued an order blocking Canyon Bridge Capital Partners LLP's $1.3 billion plan to acquire Lattice Semiconductor. 

Canyon Bridge is a private-equity fund backed by China Venture Capital Fund Corp. Ltd., a Chinese corporation owned by Chinese state-owned entities that manages industrial investments and venture capital.

Trump's decision follows the recommendation of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S.

The planned acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor was one of the largest attempted by a Chinese-backed firm in the U.S. microchip sector, according to Reuters.

The White House said the national-security risk posed by the transaction includes "the potential transfer of intellectual property to the foreign acquirer, the Chinese government's role in supporting this transaction, the importance of semiconductor supply chain integrity to the United States Government, and the use of Lattice products by the United States Government."

3. -- Tesla Inc.  (TSLA)  plans to unveil its "unreal" semi-trailer truck in late October, CEO Elon Musk said.

Musk tweeted late Wednesday night that the much-anticipated truck may be unveiled and test driven on Oct. 26 in Hawthorne, California.

"Worth seeing this beast in person. It's unreal," Musk tweeted.

He had previously said the semi truck would be revealed in September.

The stock rose slightly in premarket trading on Thursday.

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