1. Oil hit a 6-month high . West Texas Intermediate crude oil gained as much as 0.74% Tuesday morning, hitting a high of $66.19 a barrel.
  2. Herman Cain withdraws from Fed consideration because of the money . "Without getting too specific about how big a pay cut this would be, let's just say I'm pretty confident that if your boss told you to take a similar pay cut, you'd tell him where to go," Cain said in an opinion column on the blog site Western Journal.
  3. Tesla is planning to roll out 1 million robo-taxis by next year . The electric-car maker will owners to turn their vehicles into robo-taxis, taking aim at the ride-hailing companies Lyft and Uber.
  4. Beyond Meat prices its IPO . The venture capital-backed vegetarian food company set the price range for its initial public offering at between $19 and $21 a share, giving it a valuation of $1.2 billion at the top end of the range. A listing is expected to take place on the Nasdaq in early May.
  5. Starbucks' Chinese rival files for a US IPO . Luckin Coffee, the Beijing-based money-losing coffee chain, has filed for a US IPO and is aiming for a valuation of between $4 billion and $5 billion, Reuters says, citing sources.
  6. Wall Street still can't get behind Snap . Shares of the self-proclaimed camera company have skyrocketed 110% this year, but Wall Street analysts are still overwhelmingly cautious to bearish on the name.
  7. These 10 countries have huge piles of gold . Gold buying by central banks hit its highest level in nearly half a century last year here's which have the biggest stockpiles of the yellow metal.
  8. Stock markets around the world were lower . China's Shanghai Composite (-0.51%) led the decline in Asia while the Euro Stoxx 50 (-0.24%) holds modest losses in Europe. The S&P 500 was set to open little changed near 2,907.
  9. Earnings season picks up steam . Coca-Cola, Harley-Davidson, Twitter, and Verizon Communications report ahead of the opening bell while eBay and Snap release their quarterly results after markets close.
  10. US economic data flows . FHFA home prices will be released at 9 a.m. ET and new home sales will cross the wires at 10 a.m. ET. The US 10-year yield was down 0.7 basis points at 2.58%.

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