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U.S. stock futures little changed headed into holiday weekend

MarketWatch logo MarketWatch 7/3/2020 Mike Murphy

U.S. stock index futures were flat late Thursday, ahead of the Fourth of July holiday weekend. As of midnight Eastern, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures (ym00) were down about 20 points, or 0.1%, while S&P 500 futures (es00) and Nasdaq-100 futures (nq00) were off fractionally. U.S. stock markets will be closed Friday for the Fourth of July. Earlier in the day, stocks finished a choppy trading session with slight gains, as rising coronavirus cases dampened enthusiasm after a positive jobs report. The Dow (djia) closed 92.39 points, or 0.4%, higher to finish at 25,827.36, while the S&P 500 index (spx) added 14.15 points, or 0.5%, to close at 3,130.01. The Nasdaq Composite Index (comp) gained 53 points, or 0.5%, close at 10,207.63, booking its second straight record close.


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