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U.S. stock futures inch up ahead of big earnings week – MarketWatch

U.S. stock index futures rose late Sunday, ahead of a busy earnings week. As of 9:30 p.m. Eastern, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YM00, +0.37% were up about 100 points, or 0.4%, as were S&P 500 futures ES00, +0.31% and Nasdaq-100 futures NQ00, +0.30%, with all three recovering from early-session lows. Stocks sank Friday, and for the week the Dow DJIA, -0.68% ended 0.8% lower, the S&P 500 SPX, -0.61% declined 0.3%, and the Nasdaq COMP, -0.93% lost 1.3%. About 180 of the S&P 500’s companies will report quarterly earnings this week, including Alphabet GOOGL, -0.56%, Amazon AMZN, +0.74%, Apple AAPL, -0.24% and Facebook FB, -0.81%. On Thursday, the U.S. Commerce Department will release second-quarter GDP data, with economists expecting an unprecedented 33% contraction due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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