5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday

Following the monthly jobs report on Friday morning, stock futures increased.

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The performance of U.S. stock markets on Thursday was mixed, with the Dow and the S&P 500 ending four-day losing streaks,

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while the Nasdaq lost money for the fifth straight day, the longest losing streak since February. 

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Investors are searching for hints as to how aggressive the Federal Reserve may be later this month,

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when the central bank is generally anticipated to hike rates once again in an effort to combat inflation.

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