U.S. stock-index futures traded higher on Friday ahead of home sales data and speeches from Federal Reserve officials.
Amazon.com gained after the Wall Street Journal cited people familiar with the matter in reporting the online retailer had discussions on whether to add brands including Ralph Lauren. Hewlett-Packard rose after reporting sales and profit that beat estimates. Groupon fell after the deals website offered a profit outlook below expectations.
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