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In focus Thursday is the July employment report. Economists are expecting the economy added 185 million jobs.
Strong Asian and European manufacturing reports boost global stocks, and US markets seem set to follow.
The rally shows its strength by shrugging off weakness in Japan and worries about next week's Fed meeting. Exxon, Chevron and Whole Foods report results.
A bullish outlook and undervaluation make these 3 stocks ones to own.
Alcoa and Family Dollar to report earnings. Oil breaks above the $100 mark. Honda teams up with General Motors. Retail sector to report June chain store sales.
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