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Stock Markets Latest News: Futures Rise in Wake of Payrolls, Ahead of Earnings

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July 08, 2013 AT 10:54 AM
Stock index futures rose, putting the S&P 500 on track for its third straight advance in the wake of recent better-than-expected payrolls reports and ahead of the start of earnings season after the close. The benchmark S&P index rose 1 percent in the prior trading session on the strength of the jobs report. Dow component Alcoa Inc kicked off earnings season after the close.