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Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:

Wal-Mart–U.S. CEO Bill Simon told Reuters the ongoing recovery in the labor market hasn't been enough to spur consumers to increase their spending. Simon will be live on CNBC's Squawk Alley at 11:45 a.m. Eastern.

KLA-Tencor–The chipmaker increased its quarterly dividend by five cents to 50 cents per share, and also announced a $1 billion stock buyback.

PetSmart–Shareholder Longview Asset Management is calling for the pet supplies retailer to consider a sale of the company. That comes just a few days after major shareholder Jana Partners asked PetSmart to explore a sale. The company has said it is evaluating potential changes.

Fresh Market–The organic grocer's stock was downgraded to "sell" from "neutral" at Goldman Sachs, which cites increasing competition, among other factors.

Seadrill–The Norwegian oil services company announced a $1 billion, 5-year convertible bond offering.

Groupon–The stock was upgraded to "buy" from "neutral" at B. Riley, which also increased its price target to $9.50 per share from $6.

Guess–The apparel retailer's stock was upgraded to "overweight" from "neutral" at Piper Jaffray, which said the company's southern European market is showing signs of stabilizing.

Tesla–The electric car maker is facing a trademark infringement lawsuit in China. Tesla had announce the settlement of a trademark dispute between the company and a Chinese businessman in January, but he's now taking Tesla to court and demanding it stop all sales and marketing activities in China.

Intel–The chip maker and Dell have joined with Samsung on standards for interconnected household electronics. The alliance pits those companies against another standards group backed by Qualcomm.

United Airlines–The airline will outsource more than 630 union jobs at 12 airports in a move to cut costs. The affected jobs include gate agents and baggage handlers.

American Apparel—Lender Lion Capital is stepping up pressure on the retailer to repay a $10 million loan, according to a Reuters report.

Deutsche Bank–The German banking giant and co-hort Commerzbank have begun settlement talks with U.S. authorities over alleged violations of money-laundering rules, according to Reuters.

AT&T–The wireless giant will be the first U.S. wireless carrier to sell a new smartwatch by LG Electronics. It will go on sale July 11.

Philips– The company said its health care business will miss earnings forecasts, but that CEO Frans van Houten will take direct charge of that division.


By CNBC's Peter Schacknow

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