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Inside the Market

Before the bell: Stock futures jump on strong U.S. jobs data

The Before the Bell report is constantly updated to reflect the latest news developments and market moves in the premarket. Check back later for updates.

One word hangs over global stocks on Friday: Payrolls. Markets are trying to navigate an economy that is steadily improving, but one in which improvement brings an end to extraordinary stimulus from the U.S. Federal Reserve – and no economic indicator carries as much weight as the official jobs numbers from the Labor Department.