US STOCKS-Wall St set to open higher as China stems rout
* Weekly jobless claims highest since February
* Chinese regulator restricts sale of shares
* Pepsi rises after results beats expectations
* Coty to buy P&G's beauty business
* Futures up: Dow 1.01 pct, S&P 1.12 pct, Nasdaq 1.16 pct (Adds details, comment, updates prices)
By Tanya Agrawal
July 9 (Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open higher on Thursday after Beijing's efforts to halt a rout in Chinese stocks finally bore fruit and the U.S. Federal Reserve's June meeting minutes indicated that a rate hike might be pushed back.
U.S. stocks fell sharply on Wednesday as market turmoil in China, a rout in commodity prices, the Greek crisis and a major outage on the New York Stock Exchange spooked investors.
The NYSE resumed operations late in the trading day after a technical problem forced a suspension for more than three hours in the biggest outage to hit a U.S. financial market in nearly two years. Continuación...