Take a look at the companies that make headlines in front of the bell:
Verizon Walt Disney – The two sides have agreed a deadline before Monday, meaning that Verizon FiOS customers will continue to receive Disney-owned channels such as ESPN.
Apple – The Google unit of Apple and Alphabet could be threatened by a new App Store by Fortnite manufacturer Epic, the Wall Street Journal said. According to developers, the Epic app store reports 88 percent of its apps revenue, compared to 70 percent for Apple and Google.
Alibaba – The China-based ecommerce giant will pay $ 75 million to sue for a Californian class action lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed in October 2015 on behalf of shareholders who had acquired Alibaba's American Depositary shares.
Berkshire Hathaway – Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is poised to surpass the S & P 500 for the third year in a row. Berkshire has defeated the S & P in seven of the last ten years.
Pacific Gas & Electric – Utilities could be facing charges when investigators find that several deadly forest fires have been caused by reckless operation of power supplies over the last two years. The California Attorney General has told a federal judge that the prosecution can be as serious as a murder.
Tencent Holdings – Tencent has been approved for video games by the Chinese government since March.
Aflac – Invalidity insurer participates with a minority stake of $ 20 million in Singapore-based life insurance company Singapore Life.
Canada Goose – The outdoor apparel retailer is experiencing heavy crowds at its new Beijing store in Beijing, the first to open on Friday.
Camping World – The dealer of camping equipment and recreational vehicles said President Roger Nuttall resigned on 21 December with immediate effect. Camping World made this disclosure in an SEC filing.