Dow Aims For Fresh Record as Stock Futures Climb Ahead of U.S. Jobs Report

Analysts predict 325,000 jobs added in October

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U.S. stocks were shaping up for an upbeat open on Wall Street Friday, with the Dow average headed for a fresh all-time high.

Stock futures rose as traders looked ahead to the closely watched nonfarm payrolls report, which could further strengthen the case for a December interest rate rise by the Federal Reserve.

Technology companies were among the biggest movers premarket, with Apple shares leading the charge higher after its well-received earnings report and as the iPhone X went on sale.

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