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Activists hacked the Twitter account of the Russian Prime Minister on Thursday to announce he was resigning from government.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open early with investors focused on corporate releases and continued tensions in Ukraine and Iraq.
U.S. government debt yields stayed near recent lows as traders clung to safe-haven bond holdings amid tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine.
U.S. Treasury bonds continued to gain on Friday, after President Barack Obama authorized airstrikes on Iraq.
Wall Street looked set to open higher on Friday, as geopolitical events sent investors fleeing to a perceived flight to safety.
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