This is what you need to know before the bell:
1. European stocks are set to open higher again Tuesday as investors continue to rush back in to global equity markets following a cooling of tensions between North Korea and the United States.
2. Danone SA (DANOY) shares rose sharply again Tuesday following reports that an activist investor has built a stake in one of the world's biggest yoghurt makers.
3. Under Armour (UA) CEO Kevin Plank announced late Monday that he is leaving President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council. The move came after the president's initial tepid response to the weekend protests in Virginia. Earlier on Monday Merck (MRK) CEO Kenneth Frazier quit Trump's manufacturing council in the wake of the president's response to weekend protests by white nationalists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia.
4. Billionaire investor Warren Buffett shed the last of a stake in General Electric Co. (GE) that he acquired during the 2008 financial crisis, according to a regulatory filing on Monday, Aug. 14, while funneling an even larger amount of cash into a credit-card lender that was once part of the manufacturing conglomerate.
5. Wall Street looks set for another solid session, based on equity futures prices, with the S&P 500 poised for a 5.75 point, or 0.23% gain at the opening bell after yesterday's 1.3% advance. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is called 55 points, or 0.25% higher at the opening bell while the Nasdaq is looking at a 23 point climb at the start of trading.
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