7 things to know before the bell

Click chart for more in-depth data. 1. The race to driverless cars: SoftBank (SFTBF) and Toyota (TM) are forming a joint venture that will use driverless-car technology to offer new services, such as mobile convenience…

Why it’s time for investors to go on defense

It’s time for investors to start making safer bets. That’s what Howard Marks, co-chairman of Oaktree Capital, told CNNMoney editor-at-large Richard Quest on “Markets Now” on Wednesday. “Defense is more important than offense” right now,…