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5 Things You Must Know Before the Market Opens Friday

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Here are five things you must know for Friday, Nov. 4:

1. -- U.S. stock futures pointed to a mixed open for Wall Street on Friday ahead of the monthly U.S. jobs report and as the S&P 500 has declined for eight straight sessions, due in part to uncertainty over next week's presidential election.

The economic calendar in the U.S. on Friday includes the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report for October at 8:30 a.m. EDT. Economists surveyed by FactSet expect the U.S. to have added 171,500 jobs last month with the unemployment rate dipping to 4.9% from 5.0% in September.

Many economists believe a strong jobs report could seal the deal for an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve when it meets again December.

Also on the docket is the Trade Balance for September at 8:30 a.m.

Earnings are expected Friday from Duke Energy (DUK) , E.W. Scripps (SSP) and Humana (HUM) .

2. -- Starbucks (SBUX) reported a 23% jump in fiscal fourth-quarter profit but said same-store sales in the U.S. rose only 4%, matching the disappointing 4% growth rate in the third quarter.

The stock rose 1% in premarket trading on...


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