China Eastern Airlines said it has agreed to buy 20 new Boeing B777-300ER aircrafts valued at $5.94 billion based on the 2011 price catalogue.
And Pall Corp said it will sell some of its blood collection, filtration and processing product lines to Haemonetics for about $550 million.
In earnings news NYSE Euronext said its profits fell by almost a third in the first quarter due to a difficult trading environment and costs from its failed merger with Deutsche Boerse.
Anadarko Petroleum and Shutterfly are scheduled to post earnings after the closing bell.
Also on the economic front, the Institute of Supply Management Chicago releases its April index of manufacturing activity at 9:45 am. Economists polled by Reuters forecast a reading of 61.0, compared with 62.2 in March. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion while readings below indicate contraction.
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