This is what you need to know before the bell:
Brazil's President has refused to step down amid a corruption probe. The scandal has engulfed the government & pummelled its financial markets
Strong manufacturing activity data reassured investors. The Philadelphia Federal Reserve's regional survey allowed investors to add long positions in the greenback
Iranians start voting in the Presidential election. The closely fought contest is between President Rouhani and hard-line opponent Raisi
Global oil prices are quietly testing one-month highs ahead of next week's OPC MEETING. OPEC members are expected to extend an agreement on production cuts into 2018
U.S. equity futures prices suggest stocks will open modestly higher. Thursday saw futures make gains as investors snapped up cheap shares after Wednesday's selloff
This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.