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U.S. Stock Futures Edge Higher on Presidents Day Holiday


U.S. stock futures edged higher Monday, following the major indexes’ climb to close at record highs last week.
Futures tied to the S&P 500 rose 0.5%, signaling an extension of last week’s muted gains that sent the broad-market index to an all-time high Friday. Contracts linked to the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 0.6%. Markets in the U.S. are closed Monday for Presidents Day holiday.
Stocks have climbed this year as investors look ahead to additional stimulus spending and an economic recovery as vaccination programs are rolled out around the world. Democrats plan to proceed this week with work …

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