This is what you need to know before the opening bell:

1. Amazon (AMZN - Get Report) signs a $50 million deal to stream part of the NFL's Thursday Night Football package.

2. For $7.5 billion, European food conglomerate JAB Holdings will acquire Panera Bread  (PNRA) .

3. The U.S. marketing chief for McDonald's (MCD - Get Report) , Deborah Wahl, will be leaving the company after three years with the fast-food giant.

4. Payless ShoeSource is the latest retailer to file for bankruptcy amid the pressures facing the industry from heightened e-commerce competition, rising rent costs and declining foot traffic.

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