But the big event is Trump's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday.
Markets want the conversation to provide a clear trade violence, with commitments not to escalate tensions anymore, as Washington and Beijing are working for a final deal.
It's not clear they get it. Trump told reporters on Friday that additional tariffs on Chinese goods remain on the table.
"We see what's going on and what's coming out of it," Trump said. "It will be a very exciting day, I'm sure. Many people talk about it."
2. Apple retirement: Apple chief designer Jony Ive leaves the company after nearly 30 years.
Ive's departure marks the end of an era at Apple. He worked with Steve Jobs to design the company's most iconic products, from the candy-colored iMac to the iPod and the original iPhone.
Apple's stock fell 0.9% in premar trade Friday.
3. Tussauds agreement: The Danish family behind Lego has partnered with Blackstone to take Merlin Entertainments privately in an agreement that appreciates the owner of Madame Tussauds of NOK 4.7 billion.
The consortium will pay £ 4.55 ($ 5.75) per share for Merlin Entertainments, a 1[ads1]4% premium over the share's closing price on Thursday.
Dow is ready to rise 90 points, or 0.3%, when markets open. Nasdaq could climb 0.1% and S & P 500 could get 0.3%.
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