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US STOCKS-Wall St set to open in black as oil prices surge

Wall Street was set to open higher on Friday with the Dow on track to snap an 8-day losing streak, helped by a surge in oil prices as OPEC neared a deal to boost output, while there were no significant developments in the China-U.S. trade rhetoric.

Death, disputes and disgrace, but the TV show must go on

Charlie Sheen's "Two and a Half Men" character was run over by a bus and got a full-scale funeral. "Glee" actor Corey Monteith died in real life and had a tribute episode. "House of Cards" will return minus scandal-tainted Kevin Spacey, with his screen wife taking center stage.

CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures up ahead of OPEC meeting

Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Friday, with crude prices up more than 1 percent as OPEC meets in Vienna. OPEC moved closer towards boosting oil output as its leader, Saudi Arabia, appeared to have persuaded arch-rival Iran to cooperate, after major consumers warned of a supply shortage. June futures on the S&P/TSX index were up 0.37 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET. Canadian inflation and retail sales dat

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Trump urges Republican lawmakers to drop immigration effort

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump urged Republican lawmakers on Friday to drop their efforts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation until after the November elections, which he hoped would bring more party members into Congress.