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WASHINGTON, Dec 5- U.S. employers added the largest number of workers in nearly three years in November and wage gains picked up, a sign of economic strength that could draw the Federal Reserve closer to raising interest rates. Nonfarm payrolls surged by 321,000, the most since January 2012, the Labor Department said on Friday. "This greenlights a Fed lift-off in...
Some of Friday's midday movers:
U.S. stock index futures are signalling a higher open following better-than-expected earnings and economic data from the U.S.
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*Nonfarm payrolls forecast rising 233,000 in July. WASHINGTON, Aug 1- U.S. job growth likely cooled a bit in July, but retained enough momentum to suggest the economy remained on solid ground. "As long as we have job growth going in the right direction and the labor market tightening up, we are still in a good place," said Robert Dye, chief economist at Comerica in Dallas.
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Markets were treated to a plateful of U.S. economic data on Tuesday. As usual, the offerings were mixed as some were benign and others sour.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen could keep the rally rolling Tuesday, but if there are any surprises, traders expect a violent reaction.
*Nonfarm payrolls forecast advancing 212,000 in June. WASHINGTON, June 30- U.S. employers likely maintained a fairly healthy pace of hiring in June, consistent with data that have suggested a sharp economic contraction in the first-quarter was an aberration.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat-to-lower open on Tuesday, as investors awaited results from a number of industry heavyweights.
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Some interesting developments could crop up in the new round of stress tests applied by the Fed on banks.
U.S. stock index futures turned higher on Friday, helped by strong earnings reports from two sector bellwether stocks.
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The House got early access to Bernanke's text — and traders seem to think that the committee wanted time to formulate more pointed questions for the Fed chief.