Stocks poised for a higher start after Ford's surprise profit, ahead of data

U.S. stocks were poised to rise at the open Thursday morning after Ford reported a surprise profit and as mergers-and-acquisition activity returned. Another fresh wave of earnings releases awaits investors today, as well as data on jobless claims and home sales.

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Markets

DJIA 21,703.75 29.24 0.13%
NASDAQ 6,213.13 -3.40 -0.05%
S&P 500 2,428.37 2.82 0.12%
NIKKEI 225 19,393.13 -77.28 -0.40%
HANG SENG 27,154.68 107.11 0.40%
DAX 12,065.99 -99.20 -0.82%
USD (per EUR) 1.18 0.01 0.50%
USD (per CHF) 0.96 0.00 -0.34%
JPY (per USD) 108.93 -0.38 -0.35%
GBP (per USD) 1.29 0.00 0.21%

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