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Futures edge higher after stocks notch 3-day win streak

2 days ago   |   By CNBC

Stock futures edged slightly higher in overnight trading after a rise in technology stocks boosted the Nasdaq Composite to its third-straight positive day on Thursday.
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Uber Freight just dropped $2.25 billion on a logistics tech acquisition that could finally make it profitable

Uber Freight just dropped $2.25 billion on a logistics tech acquisition that could finally make it profitable

2 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Uber Freight, the ride-hail giant's trucking division, announced Thursday it has acquired logistics technology company Transplace from TPG Capital for $2.25 billion.
The move represents a sizable investment in a unit that made up just 1.5% of Uber's bookings revenue for the first quarter of 2021, and could be what sets Uber Freight up to turn a profit in 2022, according to the company.
Uber Freight head Lior Ron told Insider the transaction marks a "massive commitment" from Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and the company's board of directors in the freight business, which...
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How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

2 days ago   |   By Chron

Major indexes edged higher on Wall Street after a day of muted trading, preserving their gains for the week. Even though most stocks in the S&P 500 fell, gains for several tech heavyweights, including Apple and Microsoft, pushed the benchmark index higher. The Nasdaq and Dow Jones Industrial Average also rose. Trading was subdued as investors reviewed the latest corporate earnings and a surprise increase in the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits.
On Thursday:
The S&P 500 rose 8.79 points, or 0.2%, to 4,367.48.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 25.35 points, or 0.1%...
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Tech stocks drive the market higher with mega-cap giants Apple and Amazon leading the way

2 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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US stocks traded higher on Thursday, driven by mega-cap tech giants Microsoft, Apple and Amazon. The gains came even as weekly jobless of 419,000 were higher than estimates of 350,000. The S&P 500 is now less than 1% below its record high of 4,393. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. US stocks edged higher on Thursday, driven by a more than 1% gain in mega-cap tech giants Microsoft , Apple , and Amazon. The gains helped send the S&P 500 to just 1% below its record high of 4,393, having recovered all of its losses from...
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Tech stocks drive the market higher with mega-cap giants Apple and Amazon leading the way

Tech stocks drive the market higher with mega-cap giants Apple and Amazon leading the way

2 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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US stocks traded higher on Thursday, driven by mega-cap tech giants Microsoft, Apple and Amazon.
The gains came even as weekly jobless of 419,000 were higher than estimates of 350,000.
The S&P 500 is now less than 1% below its record high of 4,393.
Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell .
US stocks edged higher on Thursday, driven by a more than 1% gain in mega-cap tech giants Microsoft , Apple , and Amazon. The gains helped send the S&P 500 to just 1% below its record high of 4,393, having recovered all of its losses from Monday's...
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