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Following Macy's (M) earlier this week, Nordstrom (JWN) late Thursday missed estimates on earnings and revenue, and warned on full-year numbers. The stock was about 20 percent lower in premarket trading. (CNBC)
Cisco Systems (CSCO) beat expectations with earnings and revenue, but issued disappointing forward guidance, driven by lower-than-expected order growth. The stock was off about 5 percent in the premarket. (CNBC)
Hulu is looking to sell a stake to Time Warner (TWX) in a deal that would value the streaming-video service at more than $5 billion and help the firm better compete with rivals Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon (AMZN). (WSJ)
LoanDepot, a nonbank mortgage lender aiming to sell shares to the public at a valuation of up to $2.6 billion, postponed its initial public offering, citing market conditions. (WSJ-subscription)
More than a dozen Republican contenders, including front-runners Donald Trump and Ben Carson, plan to speak at a party summit in the swing state of Florida this weekend. (USA Today)
Trump went off on Carson Thursday, blasting the retired neurosurgeon's "pathological temper." Trump also devoted over ten minutes of a rally to attacking Carson's personal narrative. (NBC News)
The U.S. has carried out an airstrike in Syria targeting the Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John," who participated in gruesome videos showing the killings of American and British hostages. (Reuters)
China's benchmark Shanghai composite fell 1.4 percent, driven lower by commodity-related names. But the once battered index has been rallying of late, up 11.5 percent since the August lows.
Yum Brands (YUM) reported a , after declining in four of the past five quarters. Last month, Yum said it's going to spinoff its China business.
Oil prices this morning were recovering some of the 2.8 percent lost in Thursday's trading, which had put pressure on stocks. U.S. crude is down more than 10 percent since the beginning of November.
Record global oil stockpiles could offer an "unprecedented buffer" in times of geopolitical shock, according to the IEA. But the agency forecast demand growth would slow next year, worsening the glut.
In addition to retail sales and producer inflation data at 8:30 a.m. ET, the University of Michigan issues its preliminary November consumer sentiment index and the government releases September business inventories — both at 10 a.m. ET.
Fitbit (FIT) was sharply lower in the premarket, after the maker of wearable fitness devices priced a secondary offering at $29 per share. The size of the offering was also cut to three million shares from the original seven million.
Fossil (FOSL) was about 17 percent lower in the premarket, after beating on earnings but missing on revenue. The watch and fashion accessories company also issued a weak current quarter outlook.
Planet Fitness (PLNT) surged 12 percent in premarket action, after beating on earnings and revenue. The fitness chain also upped its full-year outlook on the top and bottom lines.
Party City (PRTY) lost 15 percent in the premarket, after missing on earnings and revenue. The party supplies retailer also lowered its full year sales forecast.
El Pollo Loco (LOCO) beat on earnings but missed on revenue. The restaurant chain lowered its full-year outlook. The stock lost about 8 percent in premarket trading.
A self-driving Google car was pulled over by a motorcycle cop apparently for going too slow. Authorities said, "It was lawful for the car to be traveling on the [35 mile per hour] street." (Re/code)
On this Friday the 13th, a mysterious piece of space debris called WT1190F is expected to enter Earth's atmosphere near Sri Lanka today, but most of it should burn up. (USA Today)