U.S. futures inch higher ahead of jobless claims, as Friday’s headline jobs report remains center of attention

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U.S. futures indicated an upbeat open on Thursday, following global stocks which inched higher ahead of U.S. jobless claims data, which paves the way for Friday’s jobs report. What are U.S. futures indicating? Dow industrials futures YM00, +0.16% were pointing up around 50 points; S&P 500 futures ES00, +0.18% indicated an open nearly 0.2% higher; Nasdaq 100 futures NQ00, +0.21% suggested the tech-heavy index would open 0.2% in the green The Dow DJIA, -0.14% fell 48 points on Wednesday to close at 35,312, while the S&P 500 SPX, +0.03% held on to end just above flat and the Nasdaq COMP, +0.33% outperformed, rising 0.3%. What’s driving markets? Sentiment remains little changed as investors await Friday’s closely-watched jobs report, whi
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