US STOCKS-Futures edge higher ahead of bank earnings; Twitter jumps on Musk’s takeover offer
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US STOCKS-Futures edge higher ahead of bank earnings; Twitter jumps on Musk’s takeover offer

(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window) April 14 (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures ticked higher on Thursday, ahead of first-quarter earnings from a slew of Wall Street lenders on the last day of a holiday-shortened week, while Twitter shares jumped after Elon Musk’s takeover offer.

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday
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How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Wednesday after the latest report of surging prices appeared to keep the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates later this year. The S&P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq rose. Technology stocks led the market higher. Inflation jumped 7% last month, its fastest year-over-year pace in nearly four decades, but in line with economists’ forecasts. Fed Chair Jerome Powell told Congress Tuesday the Fed stands ready to raise rates to fight inflation.