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

  1. Renault (RNLSY) is reportedly pushing to merge with Nissan (NSANY) .
  2. CME Group (CME - Get Report) agreed to acquire U.K.-based trading platform NEX Group (NEXGY) for $5.5 billion.
  3. Facebook (FB - Get Report) said it was shutting down a product that allowed marketers to use outside data to target people on the site.
  4. Boeing (BA - Get Report) assured investors that it felt minimal damage from the WannaCry virus.
  5. U.S. stock futures pointed higher on the last trading day of a volatile quarter.

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