US Markets

Wall Street looks to Black Friday, big week ahead


U.S. stock index futures indicated a mixed open on Friday as traders digest a 5 percent slump in Chinese stocks and look to the retail sector as Black Friday kicks into full gear ahead of a big week.

Fed Chair Janet Yellen is set to speak twice next week, and is expected to hammer home the U.S. central bank's message that it wants to raise rates in mid-December, barring any unexpected economic blowup.

On the data front, next Friday's U.S. November jobs report is the highlight of the week because it is the last big piece of data for the Fed to mull before its rate hike meeting December 15 and 16.