Futures for the Dow Jones industrial average, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq 100 stock indexes are up from 0.2 to 0.4 percent, pointing to a higher start when the U.S. markets open on Friday.
European shares were 1.2 percent higher on Friday morning, with commodity shares getting support from higher crude and metals prices and financials also advancing.
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At 8:30 a.m. EDT the Commerce Department releases U.S. Personal Income/Spending data for July. Economists in a Reuters survey expected an increase of 0.2 percent for both income and spending. In June, income fell 1.3 percent and spending rose 0.4 percent.
The Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers releases final August consumer sentiment index at 9:55 a.m. EDT. Economists in a Reuters survey expected a reading of 64.5, compared with 66.0 in the final July report.
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U.S. stocks closed higher on Thursday as investors turned back an early sell-off, thanks to a rebound in oil prices.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> gained 0.4 percent, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> added 0.3 percent, and the Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> rose 0.2 percent.
(Reporting by Joanne Frearson, editing by Will Waterman)