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US equity futures are trading with a downside on Thursday morning.

Major futures indices suggest a 0.2% drop when trading resumes on Wall Street.

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Traders will have labor related reports for study.

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The Labor Department is out with its new claims for unemployment benefits last week. 215,000 is expected, 7,000 less than last week’s total of 222,000. Continuous claims, which track the total number of unemployed workers collecting benefits, are projected to slip from 56,000 to 1.9 million, the third consecutive pandemic.

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Investors are also waiting for US inflation data that could influence the Federal Reserve’s decision to roll back economic stimulus. That report on consumer prices comes Friday.

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Fed officials will meet next week for the last time in 2021. He said earlier they were ready to act if needed as inflation hit a 30-year high of 6.2% in October.

Companies reporting earnings include Lululemon, Broadcom and Oracle.

In Europe, London’s FTSE rose 0.3%, Germany’s DAX 0.2% and France’s CAC 0.3%.

In Asia, the Nikkei 225 in Tokyo fell 0.5%, the Hang Seng in Hong Kong 1.1% and China’s Shanghai Composite Index rose 1%, as coal prices rose from October’s 13.5% a year earlier, with Chinese producer price inflation down 13.5%. previously reduced to 12.9%. And the metal fell.

anchorthe protectionThe lastChangeChange %
Me: DJIdow jones average35754.75+35.32+0.10%
SP500S&P 5004701.21+14.46+0.31%
me: compNASDAQ Composite Index15786.87996+100.07+0.64%

Wall Street rose for a third day on Wednesday as concerns about the Omicron version of the coronavirus eased.

The benchmark S&P 500 index rose 0.3% to 4,701.21. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.1% to 35,754.75. The Nasdaq Composite rose 0.6% to 15,786.99.

Airlines and cruise lines received in a sign investors believe travel restrictions are unlikely.

Norwegian Cruise Line jumped 8.2% for the biggest gainer in the S&P 500. United Airlines rose 4.2%.

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Apple rose 2.3% while other big tech companies fell. Chipmaker Nvidia dropped 1.9% and rival Intel closed 1.6% lower.

in shares Year After signing a multi-year deal with the streaming-device maker Inc. jumped up to 20% Alphabet Inc. Which restores the YouTube TV app to its service.

In energy markets, benchmark US crude slipped 24 cents to $72.14 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose 31 cents to $72.36 on Wednesday. Brent crude, the price base of international oils, rose 31 cents to $75.51 a barrel in London. It rose 38 cents to $75.82 in the previous session.