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By Mike Murphy

U.S. stock index futures fell late Thursday, leaving Wall Street on track for another week of losses. As of 9 p.m. Eastern, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures /zigman2/quotes/210407078/delayed YM00 -0.33% were down more than 200 points, or 1%, while S&P 500 futures /zigman2/quotes/209948968/delayed ES00 -0.21% and Nasdaq-100 futures /zigman2/quotes/210219788/delayed NQ00 -0.18% slipped as well. Earlier, stocks gained in the regular session, with the Dow /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.58% closing up more than 2% as President Donald Trump hinted at imminent production curbs by feuding oil giants Saudi Arabia and Russia. But investors may be bracing for Friday's March jobs report, which is expected to be ugly though not fully indicative of the massive job losses caused by businesses shutting down due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, data showed that unemployment applications last week soared to a record 6.6 million.

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Stocks end lower as worst jobs report in 11 years shows coronavirus already hurting U.S. economy

/zigman2/quotes/210407078/delayed
US : U.S.: CBOT
$ 25,372.00
-85.00 -0.33%
Volume: 55,076
May 29, 2020 6:07a
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US : U.S.: CME
$ 3,031.75
-6.35 -0.21%
Volume: 280,159
May 29, 2020 6:07a
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US : U.S.: CME
$ 9,443.50
-16.75 -0.18%
Volume: 82,123
May 29, 2020 6:07a
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US : Dow Jones Global
25,400.64
-147.63 -0.58%
Volume: 378.40M
May 28, 2020 5:13p
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