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Wake Up Wall Street: Centrist Emmanuel Macron in the Driver's Seat to Enter the Elysee Palace

Here are five things you must know for Monday, April 24.

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) - Get Report , Whirlpool (WHR) - Get Report , Kimberly-Clark (KMB) - Get Report , Alcoa (AA) - Get Report , Barrick Gold (ABX) , Halliburton (HAL) - Get Report , Owens-Illinois (OI) - Get Report , Express Scripts (ESRX) , U.S. Silica Holdings (SLCA) - Get Report , (SOHU) - Get Report  and Ameriprise Financial (AMP) - Get Report .

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

4. Apple  (AAPL) - Get Report 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.