Stock index futures pointed to a higher open for equities on Wall Street on Friday, with futures for the S&P 500, for the Dow Jones and for the Nasdaq 100 rising 0.3 to 0.6 percent.
* The Labor Department will release at 1330 GMT the November Consumer Price Index. Economists expect a 0.1 percent rise, compared with a 0.1 percent drop in October.
* Fitch Ratings, the third-biggest of the major credit rating agencies, on Thursday downgraded Goldman Sachs
* The Labor Department issues at 1330 GMT Real Earnings data for November. Economists predict real earnings to rise 0.1 percent, versus a 0.3 percent increase in October.
* U.S. lawmakers on Thursday reached a tentative deal to fund an array of government agencies through September 30 and avert shutting down many of Washington's operations starting this weekend.
* Deutsche Boerse
* Research In Motion
* Private equity firm Apollo Global Management
* Shares in Adobe Systems
* Cameron International Corp
* U.S. insurance broker Brown & Brown Inc
* Delta Petroleum Corp
* United Technologies Corp
* European stocks <.FTEU3> rose on Friday, extending the previous session's tentative rebound from a week-long drop, helped by better-than-feared U.S. macro data, but lingering concerns over the euro zone debt crisis kept gains in check.
* The yuan jumped to a record high on Friday against the dollar on suspected intervention orchestrated by the central bank, its most explicit action in three months to deter speculators from betting on a fall in the currency.
* U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, as signs of strength in the economy and higher-than-expected profit at FedEx outweighed more warnings about Europe.
* The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was up 45.33 points, or 0.38 percent, at 11,868.81. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was up 3.93 points, or 0.32 percent, at 1,215.75. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was up 1.70 points, or 0.07 percent, at 2,541.01.
(Reporting by Atul Prakash; Editing by Jon Loades-Carter)