KEEPING SCORE: About 50 minutes before the start of regular trading, Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 48 points, or 0.3 percent, to 16,866.
Standard & Poor's 500 index futures gained four points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,943 while Nasdaq 100 futures climbed nine points, or 0.3 percent, to 3,786.
On Thursday, the S&P 500 index, the benchmark for most investment funds, reached another all-time high.
The unemployment rate remained at 6.3 percent.
BONDS AND COMMODS: In the market for U.S. government bonds, the yield on the 10-year Treasury slid to 2.55 percent from 2.59 percent late Thursday. Yields fall when bond prices rise. The price of oil edged up
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