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Oct. 9 Premarket Briefing: 10 Things You Should Know

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Friday, Oct. 9:

1. -- U.S. stock futures were falling slightly Friday but global stocks rose on expectations the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates at a record low for at least several more months.

2. -- The economic calendar in the U.S. on Friday includes export and import prices for September at 8:30 a.m. EDT, and wholesale inventories for August at 10 a.m.

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3. -- U.S. stocks on Thursday rose as sentiment continues to strengthen that the Fed is unlikely to raise interest rates before March.

On the day, the S&P 500 rose 0.9%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.3%, and the Nasdaq climbed 0.4%.

Investors interpreted the central bank's minutes of its September meeting as dovish. Increased downside risks in September encouraged members to delay a rate hike last month, according to the minutes. Members said it would be...