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5 Things You Must Know Before the Market Opens Monday

1. -- U.S. stock futures were rising on Monday, July 10, while most major global stock markets posted increases after Wall Street rallied on Friday, July 7, following stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were slightly higher Monday while Nasdaq futures pointed to a gain at the open of trading of almost 0.4%. Tech shares rallied on Friday, lifting the Nasdaq by more than 1%.

The U.S. economy added 222,000 jobs in June, according to the latest report from the Department of Labor. Job increases were largely driven by hiring growth in the health care, financial services, and restaurant industries. Economists expected just 177,000 new positions.

The economic calendar in the U.S. on Monday is bare, but investors will be looking to testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen before U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday, July 12, and Thursday, July 13.

2. -- Amazon.com Inc.'s ( AMZN) Prime Day kicks off at 9 p.m. ET on Monday and runs...


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