Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

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It's the start of a new week and Wall Street is expecting a slew of new earnings reports.

Here are the four things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:

1. Earnings flow: Halliburton (HAL), Hasbro (HAS), Royal Caribbean (RCL) and Morgan Stanley (MS) are all reporting ahead of the open.

IBM (IBM) will report after the close.

2. China boosts economy: The Chinese central bank launched new stimulus measures Sunday that are designed to counter the country's slowest economic growth in six years.

The central bank is allowing large banks to hold lower levels of cash reserves, which should free up money for banks to lend out into the economy.

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3. U.S. stocks ready for rebound: U.S. stock futures are pushing up, indicating Wall Street will have a positive start to the week.

This comes after a sharp drop Friday when the Dow Jones industrial average lost 280 points, the S&P 500 fell 1.1% and the Nasdaq closed with a 1.5% loss.

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4. International overview: European markets are all rising in early trading, with many key indexes up by nearly 1%.

But nearly all Asian markets ended the day with significant losses.

Chinese markets were swinging around during the day, but ultimately ended in the red. The Shanghai Composite index, Shenzhen Composite index and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong all declined by about 2%. While investors were optimistic about the new stimulus announced Sunday, sentiment was weighed down by new margin trading rules introduced Friday by China's securities regulator.

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