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Market Snapshot: Stock-index futures point higher on optimism over U.S.-China trade talks

Stock-index futures pointed to a positive start for Wall Street on Friday, buoyed by optimism over U.S.-China trade talks, with President Donald Trump reportedly set to meet China’s top trade negotiator in the White House.

What are stock indexes doing?

Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average YMH9, +0.48% rose 118 points, or 0.5%, to 25,950, while S&P 500 futures ESH9, +0.41% rose 11.30 points, or 0.4%, to 2,785.50. Nasdaq-100 futures NQH9, +0.52% advanced 37 points, or 0.5%, to 7,071.25.

Soft global economic data and a mixed batch of figures on the home front saw stocks end Thursday with modest losses.

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