Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Three reasons to feel bullish on jobs
Three reasons to feel bullish on jobs

Congrats! You've nearly made it through the week.

But first ... here are the four things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:

1. Set for more records?: U.S. stock futures are inching higher ahead of the open, which could mean more stock market records by the end of the day.

The S&P 500 index finished Thursday at an all-time closing high after rising by 1.1%. The Dow Jones industrial average also gained 192 points on Thursday, while the Nasdaq jumped by 1.4%.

Meanwhile, the U.S. dollar is staging a modest comeback against a range of major global currencies, after tumbling this month following a significant rally.

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2. International markets overview: European markets are rising in early trading, while Asian markets closed the week with mixed results.

The Hang Seng was a standout performer, jumping by 2% Friday. The Hong Kong index has surged by 18% since the start of the year.

3. Stock market mover -- King Digital: The maker of the popular Candy Crush game is getting crushed. Shares in King Digital Entertainment (KING) are down by roughly 10% premarket after the company said foreign currency swings could hurt its results later in the year. Investors are also concerned about whether the company's new games will be popular.

4. Economics: The University of Michigan will publish its monthly consumer sentiment index at 10 a.m. ET.

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