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Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:

Lumber Liquidators – The company said March sales were hurt by the "60 Minutes" report on alleged safety problems with its flooring, falling 12.8 percent compared to a year ago. However, it also notes that first quarter sales were up 5.6 percent, which puts them above Street estimates.

Procter & Gamble – BMO downgraded P&G to "market perform" from "outperform," primarily due to outlook revisions tied to the stronger dollar.

CarMax – The car retailer reported adjusted quarterly profit of 67 cents per share, beating estimates by seven cents, while revenue was also above estimates.

Kraft Foods, Mondelez - The CFTC sued the two companies for alleged manipulation of wheat futures and cash wheat prices. Some of the incidents mentioned in the complaint occurred before the 2012 transaction which split Kraft and Mondelez into separate companies. Mondelez said it does not expect any payment resulting from this case to be material to investors, and Kraft tells CNBC that Mondelez will predominantly bear any costs related to the case.

Micron Technology – Micron reported quarterly profit of 81 cents per share, eight cents above estimates, with revenue also slightly above Street forecasts. However, Micron also issued a weaker than expected outlook. The chip maker had warned in January of slower output due to an upgrade of its production lines.

AutoNation – The auto retailer reported new vehicle sales were up 10 percent in the first quarter, compared to the same period a year ago.

Macerich – The mall operator's stock was upgraded to "neutral" from "sell" at UBS, which noted the pullback in the shares after Simon Property Group withdrew its bid to buy Macerich. UBS said it does not expect another bid to emerge, however.

Dick's Sporting Goods – Susquehanna upgraded the sporting goods retailer to "positive" from "neutral," based on a number of factors including momentum in higher margin growth categories.

Transocean – The oilfield services company will dispose of two of its oil rigs, which will result in an expected non-cash charge of $90 million to $110 million for the first quarter of 2015.

Google – Google is likely to face antitrust charges from European Union regulators, according to the Wall Street Journal, which reports EU officials are laying the groundwork for those charges. Google has denied it engages in any anticompetitive behavior in the European search market.

JPMorgan Chase – The bank is on track to pay $9 billion to homeowners as part of a settlement involving mortgage-backed securities, according to an independent monitor overseeing that 2013 deal.

Pfizer – The drug maker will shut down its vaccine sales operation in China after regulators did not renew an import license for its anti-bacterial treatment Prevenar, the only vaccine it sells in that country.

AIG – AIG has been sued by investment firm Pimco, with dozens of Pimco funds saying they suffered sizable losses during the 2008 financial crisis due to AIG's investment in "exotic securities." AIG said it would vigorously defend itself against those charges.

Target – The retailer will complete the previously announced closures of its Canadian retail stores on April 12.

Sequential Brands – The consumer brands marketer has purchased a majority interest in the Jessica Simpson brand, although Simpson will continue to be an owner.


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