5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday, Sept 15

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day:

1. Dow futures flat after 30-stock average dropped 292 points

The Wall Street sign is seen outside The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, February 16, 2021.

Brendan McDermid | Reuters

2. Casino stocks tank as Macao considers tighter regulations

The Wynn Resorts logo stands illuminated as people sit by the fountain at the Wynn Macau casino resort in Macau, China, on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

Pual Yeung | Bloomberg | Getty Images

3. Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom survives California recall election

Gavin Newsom, governor of California, speaks during a campaign event at Long Beach City College in Long Beach, California, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.

Bing Guan | Bloomberg | Getty Images

4. Biden to meet with U.S. employers about Covid vaccines

President Joe Biden makes remarks during a press conference on the grounds of National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on September 14, 2021 in Arvada, Colorado.

Helen H. Richardson | Denver Post | Getty Images

President Joe Biden plans to meet with major U.S. employers Wednesday at the White House to discuss the federal vaccine mandate. The gathering comes as the Biden administration is drafting rules to require large employers to have their workers vaccinated or tested weekly. In guidance to federal agencies earlier this week, the White House said federal employees must be “fully vaccinated” no later than Nov. 22. The shot mandate, announced last week, faces legal, political and enforcement challenges.

5. SpaceX set to make history with first all-civilian crew

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and Shift4 Payments CEO Jared Isaacman pose together at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California to announce the Inspiration4 all-civilian space mission.

Source: SpaceX

Four amateur space travelers, led by e-commerce billionaire Jared Isaacman, was set for liftoff Wednesday night abroad a SpaceX rocket ship. They would become the first all-civilian crew launched into Earth’s orbit. Isaacman, 38, the trip’s benefactor, has forked over an undisclosed sum to fellow billionaire and SpaceX owner Elon Musk. Time magazine estimated the ticket price for all four seats at $200 million. Earlier this summer, Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson and Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos went into space. Musk has not gone into space yet.

— Reuters contributed to this report. Follow all the market action like a pro on CNBC Pro. Get the latest on the pandemic with CNBC’s coronavirus coverage.

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