People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, showing Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index that edged 29.69 points higher to 17,838.44.
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday, putting major indexes on track for a second straight weekly advance, though moves were likely to be slight with few market catalysts and many traders still out for the Christmas holiday.
Christmas Eve shoppers in Chicago were among those consumers U.S. retailers have been counting on this season to help propel holiday sales.