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

NASDAQ 6,862.32 -12.76 -0.19%
S&P 500 2,664.11 4.12 0.15%
DJIA 24,504.80 118.77 0.49%
NIKKEI 225 22,758.07 -108.10 -0.47%
HANG SENG 29,222.10 428.22 1.49%
DAX 13,162.34 -21.19 -0.16%
USD (per EUR) 1.17 0.00 0.00%
USD (per CHF) 0.99 0.00 0.04%
JPY (per USD) 113.34 -0.20 -0.17%
GBP (per USD) 1.34 0.00 0.31%

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