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Stocks in danger of breaking weekly win streak

IN THE NEWS TODAY

Investors turn their attention to the government's 8:30 a.m. ET release of the January employment report. Economists expect nonfarm payrolls gains of 190,000 and an unchanged jobless rate of 5 percent. (CNBC)

Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester, a policy voting member, said volatility in financial markets and deflationary pressures from the plunge in oil prices shouldn't keep the central bank from raising interest rates. (CNBC)

U.S. stock futures and oil prices were steady this morning, ahead of the jobs report. The Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq were able to raise Thursday, despite declines in crude. (CNBC)

The retreat from world stocks extended to its longest run in four years last week, but it's still short of levels typically associated with previous recessions or bear markets, said Bank of America Merrill Lynch. (Reuters)

The dollar index, measuring the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, inched up from a 2-and-1/2-month low this morning, but on track for its heaviest weekly loss since 2009. (Reuters)

With a stronger yen, Japan's Nikkei extended losses for a fifth straight session overnight. China's Shanghai composite finished modestly lower, ahead of the Lunar New Year. Chinese markets will be closed for a week. (CNBC)

The Chinese economy may be slowing but that's not stopping a record number of tourists from leaving the country for Lunar New Year holidays next week. They're also expected to be ringing up sales across major cities. (CNBC)


LinkedIn (LNKD) shares were tanking about 30 percent on weaker than expected guidance. The social network for professionals did beat on earnings and revenue in the fourth-quarter. (CNBC)

Apple (AAPL) is using Apple Music on Google-made Android as a way of testing the waters for growing its services division through other platforms, said CEO Tim Cook. (9to5Mac)

Got an iPhone with a broken screen? Good news: you can now trade it in at an Apple store for some credit towards another handset, according to multiple reports. (CNBC)

Apple, Amazon (AMZN), Google-parent Alphabet (GOOGL), and Verizon (VZ) are among companies bidding for streaming rights to the NFL's Thursday night package. (Variety)

State Street (STT) is nearing a deal to acquire General Electric's (GE) $115 billion asset management business, as the U.S. industrial conglomerate continues to shed financial assets. (Reuters)

Twenty major companies — including American Express (AXP), Macy's (M), and Verizon (VZ) — are joining forces in an effort to hold down the cost of providing workers with health-care benefits. (WSJ)

In the run-up to Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders traded attacks in last night's caustic one-on-one debate. (NY Times)

President Barack Obama plans to propose a phased-in $10-per-barrel charge on oil to fund clean transportation projects, as part of his final budget request next week. Oil companies would pay the fee. (CNBC)

The Internal Revenue Service resumed processing individual and business tax returns Thursday evening around 5 p.m. ET, following a system outage resulting from what the agency believes was a hardware failure. (Reuters)

BY THE NUMBERS

In addition to the government's monthly jobs report, the December trade deficit is also out at 8:30 a.m. ET, with forecasts for a rise to $43.5 billion from $42.4 billion in November.

The weekly report on the U.S. rig count from oil services giant Baker Hughes is out at 1 p.m. ET, while December consumer credit, measuring Americans' debt levels, is issued at 3 p.m. ET.

STOCKS TO WATCH

Tableau Software (DATA) was losing about 40 percent premarket trading, after unexpectedly cutting full-year guidance. The software company more than doubled estimates quarterly earnings. Revenue also beat.

Ubiquiti Networks (UBNT) was surging 20 percent in the premarket, after beating expectations on earnings and revenue. The wireless networking equipment maker also issued strong current quarter guidance.

Lions Gate (LGF) missed estimates on earnings and revenue. The shortfall comes after the final "Hunger Games" movie did not do as well at the box office as expected.

Toyota (TM) increased its full-year profit forecast, on better results in China and North America. The Japanese automaker raised its full-year vehicle sales forecast for North American to 2.87 million.

Deckers Outdoor (DECK) beat on earnings but missed on revenue. The footwear maker, known for its UGG brand, also lowered guidance for the current quarter and announced a series of cost cutting moves.

Outerwall (OUTR) reported earnings that more than doubled estimates. Revenue also beat. The Redbox parent gave full-year guidance substantially below forecasts, due to an "accelerated decline" in DVD rentals.

WATERCOOLER

Over a million visitors, tens of millions in economic activity, plus a global spotlight to show off. These are the things a Super Bowl brings to a city. So why are so many people in San Francisco unhappy this week? (CNBC)

Uber — the multibillion-dollar San Francisco start-up which pioneered the sharing economy — hopes to profit from Super Bowl 50, as people decide to hail a ride to the stadium Sunday. (CNBC)