Dec. 2 - U.S. stock index futures are pointing to a higher open for equities ahead of a key employment report. A Reuters survey expects jobs likely increased by 122,000 last month.
Here's your morning call for this Friday US stock index futures pointing to a higher open ahead of the November jobs report out later this morning. Dow NASDAQ S&P 500 futures up one and a quarter percent and battered stocks up in Europe as well. German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowing to defend the bureau in his speech to parliament today. Saying the currency is stronger than the Deutsche Mark -- replaced. Thomson Reuters IFR markets expects November nonfarm payrolls declined noise and the consensus. It's looking for a gain of 135000. -- estimate and the Rutgers all calls for an increase of 122000. Either way I -- points out that figure is not consistent with a strong recovery it sees unemployment remaining at 9% that jobs report comes out at 830. Europe's Airbus is accusing the White House apartment open competition with its US rival Boeing. The airplane maker's sales chief says the White House engaged in economic distortion. With its efforts to help secure a 22 billion dollar deal for Boeing with Indonesia's lion air. You neighbor called President Obama showcase that deal is part of his trip to Indonesia last month. No comment from the White House while Boeing says it never commented on such negotiation. -- Stocks could receive a boost today after averting a strike. Late Thursday that railroads including CSX and Norfolk Southern said they have reached contract agreements. With two big unions well -- third has extended the deadline by two months. The breakthrough followed proposals in congress aimed at avoiding it transportation disruption. During the busy holiday season. Other stocks to watch today include H&R block. After Thursday's closing bell the tax preparer reported a wider quarterly loss as it continues to wind down some businesses. And Thomson Reuters parent to Reuters which announced that chief operating officer. But replace Tom closer CEO January 1. The move follows this slump in the share price that's your morning call this Friday I've got to shop there this is Reuters Insider.