NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures are moving higher before the arrival of a pair of economic reports that are expected to reveal U.S. economic growth and an improving employment landscape.
The uncertainty that has rattled markets for days also eased Thursday as allies of Syrian President Bashar Assad moved to block a rapid military strike in response to evidence of a chemical weapons attack.
Dow Jones industrial futures are up 24 points to 14,830. S&P futures have added 2.8 points to 1,635. Nasdaq futures are up 10 points to 3,078.25.
Economists expect the U.S. Commerce Department will revise second-quarter growth upward by to a 2.3 percent annual rate, based on stronger-than-expected trade data.
And most are expecting weekly jobs numbers to show the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits remained near five-year lows.
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A Buffalo city jail cell block attendant was arrested early Saturday morning on multiple animal cruelty charges.
An airman from Niagara Falls was away training for the Air Force for months. After being apart from his family, he decided to surprise them at Kelly’s Country Store in Grand Island.
Police say that with the assistance of local media, they were able to identify the person responsible.
Monday is being billed as a national "Day of Action" among teachers and community groups who are worried about the state of education.
Buffalo Bills Receiver Stevie Johnson kept himself busy during the recent bye week, by having some fun at a local Tim Hortons.
Whitehaven Road is closed in both directions from Baseline Road to Center Terrace because of the accident.