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U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open Friday, as investors turned their attention to a number of Fed speeches and corporate earnings reports.
Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 31 points, while S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures gained 3 points and 11.25 points, respectively.
Looking to data, the consumer price index (CPI) and retail sales both rose slightly less than expected. Later on in the day, businesses inventories and consumer sentiment are set to be published at 10 a.m. ET.
Following the latest minutes publication of the Federal Open Market Committee's September meeting, a whole slew of officials from the U.S. central bank are set to deliver remarks Friday. Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren is expected to talk at the Boston Fed's 61st Economic Conference "Are Rules Made to be Broken? Discretion and Monetary Policy."
Sticking with Boston, Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan will be at the 2017 CFA Institute's Fixed Income Management Conference. Meanwhile, in Wisconsin, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans is expected to participate in a discussion at the 7th Annual Wisconsin Summit on Financial Literacy.
Finally, Fed Chair Janet Yellen will join other leading central bankers to deliver remarks on the economy and monetary policy at the 32nd Annual G30 International Banking Seminar in Washington on Sunday. A conversation that should keep investors talking Monday.
Elsewhere, shortly after President Donald Trump signed an executive order related to health care Thursday, the administration announced that it would stop making crucial payment to insurers who sell Obamacare health plans.
In commodities, crude prices rose in morning trade, with sentiment boosted by news that U.S. crude production and inventories had recently dropped.
At 8:32 a.m. ET, U.S. crude traded just around $51.61 per barrel, while Brent hovered around $57.45.
—CNBC's Dan Mangan contributed to this report