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Stock Market Today – 8/4: Stocks Rise as Investors Assess Earnings, Await Jobs Data

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By M. Corey Goldman Stocks edge higher as investors assess additional earnings reports and await key economic numbers that will provide further clarity on the direction of the economy. U.S. stock-index futures were moderately higher on Thursday ahead of additional earnings reports as well as key economic numbers that will provide further clarity on the direction of the economy and whether the Federal Reserve’s inflation-fighting rate hikes are proving effective. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average were 0.32%, or 105 points higher, while S&P 500 futures dipped 0.21% and Nasdaq 100 …

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