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

1. U.S. stock futures were set for solid gains Monday and European stocks soared after the first round of France's presidential elections put centrist Emmanuel Macron in the driver's seat to enter the Elysee Palace.

2. Earnings are expected Monday from Hasbro  (HAS) , Whirlpool (WHR) , Kimberly-Clark (KMB) , Alcoa (AA) , Barrick Gold (ABX) , Halliburton (HAL) , Owens-Illinois (OI) , Express Scripts (ESRX) , U.S. Silica Holdings (SLCA) , Sohu.com (SOHU)  and Ameriprise Financial (AMP) .

3. Becton Dickinson (BDX)  reached an agreement to acquire medical technology peer C.R. Bard (BCR)  for $24 billion, the largest-ever deal for the 120-year-old buyer.

4. Apple  (AAPL)  CEO Tim Cook, in a meeting in early 2015 with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, threatened to remove Uber from Apple's App Store because the ride-hailing app violated Apple's privacy rules.

5. Jimmy Choo (JYMHF) , the British luxury retailer, has put itself up for sale as part of a review of its strategic options.

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.

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