Stocks poised to open higher after Alcoa beats expectations

U.S. stocks are set to climb at the open Thursday morning, after aluminum giant Alcoa (AA) reported better-than-expected results late Wednesday. Investors hoped this was a sign of what's to come in the third quarter earnings season and that once again many companies will beat expectations when reporting earnings.

More here: Before the bell: Stock futures climb after surprising results from Alcoa
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