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Stock Market Today – 8/5: Stocks Flat as Investors Await July Jobs Data

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By M. Corey Goldman Stock futures little changed ahead of July nonfarm payrolls report, which is expected to show that companies are still hiring, albeit at a slower pace. U.S. stock-index futures were little changed on Friday ahead of key employment numbers that will provide further clarity on the direction of the economy and whether the Federal Reserve’s inflation-fighting rate hikes are impacting corporate hiring plans. 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 futures were flat. U.S. government debt …

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