Futures jump as retail sales surge, jobless claims fall

FILE PHOTO: American flags hang from the facade of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) building after the start of Thursday’s trading session in Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo

(Reuters) – U.S. stocks futures added to their gains on Thursday as data showed retail sales rebounded sharply in March, while jobless claims fell to 576,000 last week.

At 8:34 a.m. ET, Dow e-minis were up 188 points, or 0.56%, S&P 500 e-minis were up 27 points, or 0.66%, and Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 138.5 points, or 1%.

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