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U.S. stock futures tick higher ahead of jobless claims

Stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Thursday as investors weighed the latest round of jobless claims and looked ahead to the July jobs report due out on Friday. Contracts on the Dow Jones Industrial Average indicated a nearly 200 point rise at the open.

Nasdaq hits record high as tech stocks rally

Stocks rose on Friday, with the Nasdaq hitting an all-time high, as investors looked ahead to the release of the July jobs report and tech stocks got a boost from a rally in FAANG shares. The Nasdaq Composite rose 1.2%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.6% and the S&P 500 advanced 0.8%.

Dow slides 300 points as tech stocks pull back

U.S. stock indexes posted losses on Saturday, as tech stocks pulled back from record highs and investors weighed the latest jobs report. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell about 300 points, or 1.1%. The S&P 500 dropped 0.8% and the Nasdaq Composite declined 0.9%.