The big event, however, is Trump's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday.
Markets want the conversation to bring about a clear cease-fire for the trade, with promises not to escalate tensions while Washington and Beijing are working to reach a final agreement.
It is not clear that they will get that. Trump told journalists on Friday that additional tariffs on Chinese goods remain on the table. "We'll see what happens and what comes out," said Trump. "I'm sure it will be a very exciting day and many people are talking about it."
. 2 Apple Disposal: Jony Ive, Apple's Chief Design Officer, leaves the company after nearly 30 years.
Ive's departure marks the end of an era at Apple. Together with Steve Jobs, he designed the company's best-known products, from candy-colored iMacs to the iPod to the original iPhone.
Apple shares fell 0.9% on Friday in premarket trading.
3. Tussauds Deal: The Danish family behind Lego teamed up with Blackstone to privatize Merlin Entertainments in a deal that bought the owner of Madame Tussauds with $ 4.7 billion GBP (USD 6 billion).
The consortium will pay £ 4.55 ($ 5.75) per share for Merlin Entertainment, a 1
The Dow is expected to rise 90 points or 0.3% when markets open. The Nasdaq could gain 0.1% and the S & P 500 0.3%.
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