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5 Things You Must Know Before the Market Opens Friday

1. -- U.S. stock futures pointed to a rebound for Wall Street and European shares were higher on Friday, June 30, after another steep selloff in technology stocks pulled the Nasdaq lower and spilled onto broader markets on Thursday, June 29.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq index declined 1.4% on Thursday, erasing month-to-date gains achieved through to the end of Wednesday and laying the groundwork for the first negative month since October 2016. The Nasdaq index was still on track to close out the second quarter with gains of around 5%. The S&P 500 slipped 0.79%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.78%. The Volatility Index, otherwise known as the fear index, spiked as much 51% before calming.

Asian shares ended Friday's session mostly lower but stocks in Shanghai ticked up 0.1% following upbeat Chinese manufacturing data.

The economic calendar in the U.S. on Friday includes Personal Income and Outlays for May at 8:30 a.m. ET, Chicago PMI for June at 9:45 a.m., Consumer Sentiment for June at 10 a.m., and the weekly Baker Hughes Rig Count at 1 p.m.

2. -- Nike Inc. ( NKE) shares were rising 6.1%...


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