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Wall Street seen mixed as investors eye health-care bill

Wall Street waits on fate of health care bill
Wall Street waits on fate of health care bill

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Friday as traders await a vote for the Republican-led health-care bill.

President Donald Trump warned the Republican members of the House that he will leave Obamacare unchanged if they do not approve the bill.

On the data front, durable goods orders rose 1.7 percent in February. The latest manufacturing PMIs are also due at 9:45 am ET.

On the earnings front, Finish Line reported mixed results, but the stock tumbled more than 10 percent in the premarket.

In Europe, the pan-European Stoxx-600 index was around 0.4 percent lower on Friday. In Asia, the Shanghai Composite in China closed 0.63 percent higher, while the Nikkei in Japan closed 0.93 percent higher.

In oil markets, Brent crude traded at around $50.87 a barrel on Friday, up 0.61 percent, while U.S. crude was around $48.02 a barrel, up 0.7 percent.