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U.S. stock futures buoyed by Apple euphoria, but trade flat ahead of jobs report

August 3, 2018

U.S. major stock-index benchmarks saw muted trade Friday, a day after investors scored a boost from the technology and internet-related sector after Apple Inc. became the first U.S. public company to surpass a market capitalization of $1 trillion. However, all eyes are on the jobs report, which is due early in the session and should help influence the buying mood on Wall Street.

What are benchmarks doing?

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average YMU8, +0.26% were up 9 points, or less than 0.1%, at 25,315, while those for the S&P 500 index ESU8, +0.23% put on 1.10 points, or less than 0.1%, at 2,829.50. Meanwhile, futures for the tech-laden Nasdaq-100 index NQU8, +0.30% added 5.75 points, or 0.1%, at 7,391.50.

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