NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Friday, Dec. 5:
1. -- U.S. stock futures were rising Friday ahead of U.S. jobs data for November.
European stocks rose on hopes of eurozone monetary stimulus. Asian shares ended Friday's session mostly higher.
2. -- The economic calendar in the U.S. on Friday includes the nonfarm payrolls report for November at 8:30 a.m. EST. Nonfarm payrolls likely increased by 230,000 in November after rising by 214,000 in October, according to a Reuters survey of economists. The unemployment rate is forecast to remain at a six-year low of 5.8%.
Trade balance data for October is due at 8:30 a.m., while factory orders for October are scheduled for 10 a.m.
3. -- U.S. stocks on Thursday fell after the European Central Bank punted to next year any decisions on further economic stimulus for the eurozone.
The S&P 500 closed 0.12% lower at 2,071.92, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.07% and the Nasdaq fell 0.11%.
4. -- Uber raised $1.2 billion in its latest round of funding from venture capitalists, putting the value of the ride-sharing company at about $40 billion.
The valuation is the largest for a private company behind Facebook's (FB) private market value valuation.
Uber has raised eight times as much as its closest ride-sharing rival, Lyft Inc., according to The Wall Street Journal.
5. -- Clothing retailer Gap (GPS) said same-store sales in November rose 6%, as surging sales at its low-priced Old Navy chain offset sluggish sales at its namesake business.
Analysts were looking for a same-store sales decline of 1.4%.
Gap said total sales for November rose 6% to $1.72 billion.
The stock rose 2.9% in premarket trading on Friday.
6. -- Starbucks (SBUX) debuted Starbucks Reserve Roastery, an upscale version of the neighborhood Starbucks coffee shop.
The first Reserve Roastery opened Thursday on Pike Street in Seattle, a couple of blocks from the company's first retail store. The Reserve Roastery store is 15,000 square feet.
"What we're doing is building a new brand inside Starbucks," said CEO Howard Schultz at Starbucks' biennial analyst and investor event on Thursday.
7. -- A three-year investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission into allegedly unfair treatment of investors by stock exchanges could result in the largest fine ever levied against a stock exchange, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
SEC investigators are nearing a settlement of about $12 million to $13 million with BATS Global Markets over how its Direct Edge Holdings exchanges handled customer orders, the people told the Journal.
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