5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday, Oct. 15

Table of Contents 1. Wall Street on track for a winning week on strong earnings2.

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day:

1. Wall Street on track for a winning week on strong earnings

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), October 12, 2021.

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2. Bitcoin nears $60,000 on hopes for first bitcoin futures ETF

Bitcoin on display.

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3. Retail sales unexpectedly rose in September as consumers keep spending

Pedestrians carry Macy’s shopping bags in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021.

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4. FDA panel to meet on J&J booster after recommending Moderna

A nurse fills a syringe with Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Covid-19 vaccine at a clinic hosted by The Tournament of Roses in partnership with the Pasadena Public Health Department, August 19, 2021 at Tournament House in Pasadena, California.

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5. Virgin Galactic sinks 20% after delaying commercial service

Sir Richard Branson, left, in space alongside mission specialists Sirisha Bandla and Beth Moses on July 11, 2021.

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