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US stock futures are slightly higher this morning, ahead of nonfarm payrolls data. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 14 points to 13,512.00 and S&P 500 index futures rose 0.70 points to 1,456.50. Nasdaq 100 futures gained 5.25 points to 2,826.75.

US stocks closed higher on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising 0.60% to 13,575.36, the S&P 500 index gaining 0.72% to 1,461.40 and the Nasdaq 100 index surging 0.45% to 3,149.46.

The Labor Department is scheduled to release the jobs data at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) is projected to report its Q2 earnings at $0.54 per share on sales of $715.5 million.

Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) cut its full-year forecast.

Infoblox (NYSE: BLOX) priced its secondary public offering of 5,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $20.00 per share.

European markets were higher today. The STOXX Europe 600 Index rose 0.57%, London's FTSE 100 Index gained 0.42%, French CAC 40 Index surged 0.75% and German DAX 30 index rose 0.67%.

Asian markets ended mostly higher, with Japan's Nikkei Stock Average surging 0.44% and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rising 0.92%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index gained 0.50% and India's Sensex fell 0.63%.

Nymex crude-oil futures dropped $0.76 to trade at $90.95 a barrel in electronic trade, while gold futures fell $4.50 to $1,792 an ounce.

The dollar index (DXY) fell 0.01% to trade at 79.36, down from 79.376 in North American trade late Thursday.

The euro declined 0.07% versus the dollar to trade at $1.3010, versus $1.3015. The US dollar dropped 0.02% against the Japanese yen to trade at 78.48.

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