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Positive overseas developments have futures pointed slightly higher ahead of the bell. In company news, here are some stocks to watch today:

  • Consumer Reports, which has widely praised Tesla Motors Inc's (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model S sedan, recently noted that over the long haul, its drivers have discovered "some issues you don't expect from a $90,000 car." Nevertheless, Senior Auto Testing Engineer Gabe Shenhar noted "everybody unanimously loves the car," and doesn't expect the aforementioned issues to affect the magazine's recommendation. (MarketWatch)

  • Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ICPT) is up more than 50% ahead of the bell on positive clinical trial data. Specifically, the impact of ICPT's liver disease treatment, OCA, on patients' cholesterol levels was found to be more benign than originally thought. (Reuters)

  • EXACT Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) received regulatory approval from the Food and Drug Administration to sell Cologuard -- a noninvasive colorectal cancer test that can be used at home. Cologuard looks at red blood cells and DNA mutations in stool samples to determine whether cancer may be present; if so, EXAS recommends a colonoscopy. (Bloomberg Businessweek)

  • Chicken Fries are returning to Burger King Worldwide Inc (NYSE:BKW) restaurants for the first time since 2012. Fans of the skinny meat strips are cheering the decision online, with #ChickenFriesAreBack trending on Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR). (Bloomberg Businessweek)

  • Finally, Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE:RAX) reported quarterly earnings. (ZDNet)

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