(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Thursday as investors counted on more pandemic relief and speedy vaccine rollouts under the new Biden administration to aid the economic recovery while awaiting a reading on weekly jobless claims.
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Wall Street’s main indexes ended at record highs in the previous session, when Biden took office, with the S&P 500 clocking in a 14% rise since the Nov. 3 presidential election.
At 06:43 a.m. EST, Dow E-minis were up 43 points, or 0.14%, S&P 500 E-minis were up 6.75 points, or 0.18%.
(Corrects paragraph 10 to show Deutsche Bank raised its price target on Ford’s stock on Wednesday, not Thursday.
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