Stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open for equities on Wall Street on Friday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 down 0.02 to 0.2 percent.
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A strong outlook from IBM
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National Association of Realtors (NAR) releases at 1500 GMT existing home sales for December. Economists forecast a 4.65 million annual rate in December, versus 4.42 million annual rate in November.
Economic Cycle Research Institute releases at 1530 GMT its weekly index of economic activity for January 13. In the prior week the index read 121.2.
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China's factory activity likely fell for a third successive month in January, suggesting Beijing's pro-growth policies will remain in place despite early signs that the downward drift is slowing, a survey of purchasing managers showed on Friday.
Greece and its private bondholders resume debt swap talks on Friday amid signs they are inching closer to a long-awaited deal needed to prevent a chaotic default by Athens.
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European shares <.FTEU3> were down 0.3 percent on Friday morning, with miners hit by the China factory survey.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> rose 45.03 points, or 0.36 percent, to end at 12,623.98. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> gained 6.46 points, or 0.49 percent, to 1,314.50. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> climbed 18.62 points, or 0.67 percent, to close at 2,788.33.
(Reporting by Atul Prakash)