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Joseph Woelfel

U.S. stock futures were lower on Friday, Feb. 1, while global stocks traded mostly higher as investors weighed the progress of trade talks between Washington and Beijing and awaited a reading on U.S. jobs. Progress in the trade negotiations was characterized by the White House as "substantial" late Thursday following a two-day meeting between China Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, which culminated in brief talks with Donald Trump and a pledge to sit down with his opposite number, Xi Jinping, to potentially reach a deal prior their self-imposed March 1 deadline.