>> US stocks rising at the open on Friday, with the last jobs report before the midterm elections showing hiring remains robust. The US economy added 250,000 jobs in October, and the unemployment rate stayed the same at 3.7%. Global stocks also roaring higher on Friday with investors optimistic that the US and China were starting to repair their badly damaged trade relations.
Over in Europe, Germany's export-heavy Dax index jumped 1.5% in its best start since July. Shares in Asia hit three week highs, and the world's main emerging market index was up 3%, on course for its best week since early 2016. The market bump coming after President Trump and China's Xi Jinping reported a friendly phone call Thursday.
President Trump tweeted that trade discussions with China were, quote, moving along nicely, and that he planned to meet with the Chinese President at the upcoming G-20 summit in November. China's state media also reported that Xi expressed hope the world's two largest economies would be able to promote a, quote, steady and healthy relationship after months with sparring over tariffs.