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Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:

Yahoo — Yahoo remains on our watch list, following Friday's announcement that it has formed an independent panel to explore strategic options. The New York Post reports that Yahoo is only "halfheartedly" putting itself up for sale, and has hired advisors to defend itself against activist shareholder Starboard Value.

Autonation — The nation's biggest auto retailer added another $250 million to its stock buyback program.

Synchrony Financial — The credit card issuer got a positive mention in Barron's, which said strong loan growth could help propel the shares higher by more than 40 percent this year.

Groupon — The daily deals and e-commerce website operator is extending Friday gains this morning, following reports that Alibaba might buy a stake or even mount a takeover bid for Groupon.

Lumber Liquidators — The flooring maker's stock is under pressure after a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was informed of an error in a report regarding exposure to formaldehyde in certain flooring. The correction increased the risk of cancer from exposure.

Apple — Apple CEO Tim Cook and Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey have been invited to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee to discuss the ongoing controversy involving encryption on Apple's iPhones. The invitation does not specify a date for the proposed hearing.

Amgen — The biotech giant and Belgian partner UCB said a new osteoporosis treatment met its primary goal in a late stage trial. The treatment reduced additional vertebral fractures in postmenopausal women suffering from the disease.

HSBC — HSBC said its 2015 profit was just about flat compared to a year earlier, falling short of analyst estimates, and the bank also said it saw a bumpy financial environment ahead.

AT&T — AT&T and Intel have formed a partnership to test drone technology on AT&T's high-speed network. Separately, AT&T said it would invest about $10 billion in an effort to boost its global enterprise services division.

DigitalGlobe — The company formed a joint venture with two Saudi Arabian entities involving its small satellite imagery technology.

21st Century Fox — Fox's "Deadpool" topped the weekend box office once again, with $55 million in North American ticket sales. It was the second consecutive No. 1 showing for the movie.

General Motors — GM may cancel its $1.6 billion investment in Brazil if the economic and political situation do not improve. That word comes from GM President Dan Ammann, who spoke to a Brazilian newspaper.

Bank of America — Bank of America will roll out a new mortgage product today which will allow down payments as little as 3 percent and do not involve the Federal Housing Administration.

Volkswagen — The automaker may have to set aside as much as $445 million to cover the recall of vehicles equipped with faulty Takata air bags, according to a German newspaper. The same paper is also reporting that the U.S. has asked VW to produce electric vehicles in the U.S., as a way of compensating for its diesel emissions-rigging scandal.


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