Day Ahead: Already Feels Like a Holiday

 | Aug 30, 2013 | 7:46 AM EDT
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Stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open Friday in what is expected to be light trading ahead of the holiday weekend.

Geopolitical concerns remained in the headlines, with the U.K. Parliament voting against using force against Syria. (CRM) jumped in before-hours trading. The company reported earnings after the bell Thursday that handily topped consensus expectations.

The last week of August closes with a flourish of economic news this morning.

Personal income and outlays for July will be released at 8:30 a.m., followed by the Chicago Purchasing Managers Index for this month at 9:45. The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index for August comes in at 9:55 a.m.

Look for a speech from St. Louis Fed President James Bullard at 9 a.m.

Earnings are light today, with discount retailer Big Lots (BIG) expected to report net income of $0.24 per share on sales of $1.23 billion before the bell.

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