Here's everything you need to know before Monday's opening bell:

  1. AXA agreed to acquire XL Group (XL) in a deal valued at around $15 billion.
  2. United Airlines (UAL - Get Report) is reportedly dropping quarterly performance bonuses and replacing them with a lottery-style drawing.
  3. Broadcom (AVGO - Get Report) said Qualcomm (QCOM - Get Report) secretly requested a national security panel to investigate its proposed $117 billion buyout offer. 
  4. "The Shape of Water" won best picture at the 90th Academy Awards.
  5. U.S. stock futures fluctuated on the continued threat of a global trade war.

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