Wall Street set to rise as investors shrug off government shutdown fears

(Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open slightly higher on Friday as investors bet on strong corporate earnings, while playing down fears of a potential U.S. government shutdown. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday to fund government operations through to Feb. 16 and avoid agency shutdowns this weekend when existing allocations expire. The bill has yet to be approved by the Senate, where it faces an uncertain future. Equity investors have taken such incidents in stride...