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Health & Fit 5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday

15:00  23 october  2020
15:00  23 october  2020 Source:   cnbc.com

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U.S. stock futures traded marginally higher on Friday as traders concluded a volatile week of trading. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq entered Friday each up about 3% week to date while the Dow was on pace for its best weekly performance since the April.

However, Apple's stock market value is still over trillion. The government said Friday morning that the economy added 1.37 million nonfarm jobs in August, slightly better than estimates, after a revised 1.7 million additions in July.

1. Wall Street set to rise, but not enough to erase weekly losses

a statue of a person in front of a building: The Fearless Girl statue is seen outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, New York, U.S., June 11, 2020. © Provided by CNBC The Fearless Girl statue is seen outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, New York, U.S., June 11, 2020.

Dow futures pointed to a 100 point gain at Friday's open as Wall Street monitors coronavirus stimulus talks and contemplates how the final presidential debate may influence undecided voters. Quarterly earnings reports and FDA approval of Gilead Sciences' antiviral remdesivir are also in the mix for investors. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed Thursday up 152 points, or 0.5%, higher. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also advanced. However, those gains were not enough to pull the three benchmarks out of negative territory for the week.

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1. Stocks sink after Trump and first lady test positive for coronavirus. People walk by the New York Stock Exchange . Dow futures were pointing to an over 400 point drop at Friday 's open following President Donald Trump's early morning tweet that he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for

U.S. stock futures are modestly higher, with the S&P 500 just a little more than 20 points away from July's all-time high ahead of Friday 's open on Traders could see volatility heading into the weekend, with the afternoon quarterly expiration of a variety of options and futures contracts known as

Dow stock American Express rose in premarket trading after closing up 3.3% ahead of Friday's third-quarter earnings release. The credit card giant is expected to report a nearly 35% drop in per-share profit to $1.35 on an almost 22% revenue decline to $8.62 billion.

Shares of Intel, also a Dow component, dropped 8% in Friday's premarket, the morning after the company showed new weakness in its data center business in the third quarter. Per-share adjusted earnings fell 22% to $1.11, matching estimates. Revenue, which dropped 4% to $18.33 billion, beat expectations.

2. Debate focuses on coronavirus, climate change, personal finances and health care

Joe Biden et al. sitting at a desk: U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden answer a question during the second and final presidential debate at the Curb Event Center at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, October 22, 2020. © Provided by CNBC U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden answer a question during the second and final presidential debate at the Curb Event Center at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, October 22, 2020.

The final debate between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, in stark contrast to their first affair, was much calmer and more focused on their policy differences. Less than two weeks before the Nov. 3 election, the two candidates still went after each other Thursday night on the coronavirus, climate change, their personal finances and health care.

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This daily feature provides key insight into what investors need to know before the stock market opens each day. " 5 things " can be found on the CNBC.com homepage and Apple News Monday- Friday in the lead-up to the 9:30 a.m. ET opening bell on Wall Street.

Dow futures point to more gains at Friday 's open on Wall Street. A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, the United States, March 18, 2020.

  • Trump defended his response to the coronavirus, while Biden warned that the U.S. is headed for a Covid-19 "dark winter" and the president has no plan to stop the spread of the virus.
  • Biden said he would "transition" away from oil in favor of renewable energy, a comment that drew a sharp rebuke from Trump.
  • Trump claimed Biden made money from Russia, China and Ukraine, an allegation the former vice president strongly denied, before calling out Trump for failing to release his income tax returns.
  • If the Supreme Court rules the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, Biden said, his next move would be to "pass Obamacare with a public option: Bidencare."

3. FDA approves remdesivir to treat Covid as FDA lays vaccine process bare

A lab technician inspects filled vials of investigational coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment drug remdesivir at a Gilead Sciences facility in La Verne, California. © Provided by CNBC A lab technician inspects filled vials of investigational coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment drug remdesivir at a Gilead Sciences facility in La Verne, California.

Shares of Gilead Sciences jumped 6% in Friday's premarket, one day after the Food and Drug Administration approved remdesivir as the first treatment in the U.S. for the coronavirus. In May, the FDA granted the antiviral drug an emergency use authorization. Remdesivir was among the treatments that Trump received after testing positive for Covid-19 earlier this month.

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Dow futures were pointing to about a 700-point decline at Friday 's open . Questions are emerging on whether the House can organize a vote before the weekend on the massive Senate-passed House members were scrambling to get back to Washington to vote Friday on the trillion stimulus bill.

U.S. stock futures were pointing to a lower open Friday , with the Dow Jones Industrial Average heading for its first down week in February. The timing of the report from the Chinese state-run Global Times did not match the market move lower, but it does show that the outbreak remains a

The FDA took an unusual step Thursday and opened to the public a routine meeting with a Covid-19 advisory group of outside researchers and physicians. The group is weighing in on the process for approving coronavirus vaccines as the agency battles public concerns about its safety and political pressure from the Trump administration.

4. Walmart files a preemptive lawsuit against the government over opioids

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Shares of Walmart fell slightly in the premarket after the company filed a lawsuit against the federal government, seeking clarity on the roles and legal responsibilities of pharmacists and pharmacies in filling opioid prescriptions. Walmart said certain officials in the Justice Department are threatening to sue the retail giant, claiming pharmacists should have refused to fill valid opioid prescriptions. On Wednesday, a West Virginia court ruled that Walmart must turn over information about federal and state investigations into its opioid-related practices to hospitals suing the company for allegedly contributing to the epidemic.

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U.S. stock futures jumped on Friday , indicating a partial recovery from the market 's massive drop in the previous session. Stocks are still headed for a big losing week. The Dow is down 7% this week through Thursday. The S&P 500 is off by 6%.

Dow futures fell Friday after President Trump knocked the wind out Thursday's solid gains on Wall Street when he said he would hold a news conference on U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office before signing an executive order related to regulating social media on May 28, 2020 in

5. California appeals court hands Uber and Lyft a setback in case to reclassify workers

a close up of a sign: A sign marks a rendezvous location for Lyft and Uber users at San Diego State University in San Diego, California, May 13, 2020. © Provided by CNBC A sign marks a rendezvous location for Lyft and Uber users at San Diego State University in San Diego, California, May 13, 2020.

Shares of Uber and Lyft were under pressure in premarket trading after a California appeals court ruled that companies must comply with a preliminary injunction requiring them to stop classifying drivers as independent contractors. The order, however, won't take effect right away and a state ballot measure could still undermine the entire case. Uber and Lyft have said they would have to temporarily suspend service in California if they were forced to classify their drivers as employees.

— The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report.

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