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By Joseph Woelfel - 08/06/12 - 5:58 AM EDTTheStreet) -- U.S. stock futures suggested Wall Street would open slightly higher Monday, boosted by a July jobs report that came in stronger than expected. European shares were higher, while Asian stocks finished with healthy gains on Monday. Japan's Nikkei 225 index rose 2% to close at 8,726.29.
U.S. stocks on Friday soared, driven by a jobs report that reassured investors the economy is on track to grow. A consensus-topping services sector report provided an extra boost to stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 217 points, or 1.7%, to 13,096. The index rose 0.2% for the week. The S&P 500 closed up 26 points, or 1.9%, to 1,391, gaining 0.4% for the week. The Nasdaq advanced 58 points, or 2%, at 2,968, closing 0.3% higher last week.
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International Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways and Spanish airline Iberia is considering the case for buying a minority stake in American Airlines
NASA's Curiosity rover touched down safely on Mars Monday beginning a two-year mission to probe areas of the Red Planet to determine whether conditions are favorable for life.
China leads the U.S. by one Monday in the Olympics medal count, 61 to 60. Chinese athletes have won 30 gold medals; U.S. athletes have won 28. -- Written by Joseph Woelfel >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Joseph Woelfel >To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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