Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

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Welcome back from the long Easter weekend.

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

1. Global market overview: U.S. stock futures are hopping higher ahead of the open.

Crude oil futures are rising to trade around $40 per barrel, bouncing back from last week's slide.

Asian markets ended the day in the red, but Tokyo's Nikkei broke away from the pack to eke out a 0.8% gain. Pakistan's KSE 100 index sank at the open following a deadly suicide attack in Lahore, but then fully rebounded.

European markets are all closed Monday.

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2. Stock market mover -- Sharp: Shares in the struggling Japanese electronics firm Sharp (SHCAY) surged by 4% as Taiwan's Foxconn reportedly nears a final deal to buy the company. Sharp announced a month ago that it had agreed to be acquired by Foxconn, but the deal was put on ice after Foxconn received "new material information" from its target.

3. Economics: The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis will release personal income and spending data from February at 8:30 a.m. ET.

The National Association of Realtors will release February home sales data at 10 a.m.

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4. Weekly market recap: Trading was bumpy, but last week ultimately ended quietly.

The Dow Jones industrial average and the Nasdaq were essentially unchanged over the course of the week while the S&P 500 dipped 0.1%.

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