Stocks set to advance at the open

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U.S. stocks were set for a higher open Friday morning as sentiment on the economy turned slightly more positive again following jobs data. Increasing commodity priced also helped. But expect a volatile session as is usually the case on a quadruple witching day.

The smartphone sector will be in focus today after BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIMM) reported results that beat Wall Street estimates but gave a disappointing outlook, and as Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) new iPhone launches today.

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Markets

S&P 500 2,343.98 -1.98 -0.08%
DJIA 20,596.72 -59.86 -0.29%
NASDAQ 5,828.74 11.04 0.19%
DAX 12,064.27 24.59 0.20%
NIKKEI 225 19,262.53 177.22 0.93%
HANG SENG 24,358.27 30.57 0.13%
USD (per EUR) 1.08 0.00 0.01%
USD (per CHF) 0.99 0.00 0.02%
JPY (per USD) 111.34 0.01 0.00%
GBP (per USD) 1.25 0.00 0.01%

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