US futures point to slightly higher open on Wall Street

U.S. stock index futures moved higher on Friday morning. Around 7 a.m. ET, Dow futures indicated a positive open of nearly 100 points. S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures were also higher.

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Global equities have been subdued not too long ago by fears of the China coronavirus spreading, with the dying toll rising to 26 and the variety of confirmed instances growing to 830. The virus originated in China, however instances have additionally been reported within the U.S., Japan, and South Korea.

The World Health Organization on Thursday referred to as the outbreak an “emergency in China,” however stopped in need of saying it constituted a worldwide public well being emergency.

In company information, American Express reported better-than-expected earnings earlier than the bell Friday.

Meanwhile in financial information, manufacturing figures for January are due at 9:45 a.m. ET.

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