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MarketWatch MarketPulseJun 02, 2020
Dow futures climb Tuesday evening after stocks shook off civil unrest to end at a 3-month high as ADP jobs report looms
U.S. stock-index futures rose Tuesday evening, implying that the trend for Wall Street continues to be higher after the stock market closed at its highest level since early March. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were trading 102 points, or 0.4%, higher at 25,803, those for the S&P 500 index were gaining 0.3%, while Nasdaq-100 futures were advancing 26 points, or 0.3%, at 9.673.75, at last check. The gains come as unrelenting bullishness surrounding the prospects of business reopenings in the U.S. continue to buoy stocks, despite a wave of issues that should otherwise serve as impediments to a bullish uptrend. Those factors include, Chinese-U.S. tensions, seething civil unrest in America and a pandemic that remains a public-health problem throughout the world. In Tuesday's regular session, the Dow rose 267.63 points, or 1.1%, to end at 25,742.65, marking its highest close since March 6, according to Dow Jones Market Data. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 index rose 25.09 points, or 0.8%, closing at 3,080.82, its loftiest finish since March 4, and the Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 56.33 points, or 0.6%, to finish at 9,608.37, representing its best closing level since Feb. 20. On Wednesday, investors will get a fresh read of the impact of efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, with a report on private-sector employment likely to show that 8.663 million jobs were lost in May, according to Econoday, compared with Automatic Data Processing Inc.'s estimate in April for a loss of 20.236 million. Markets have shrugged off poor economic news and a wave of protests across U.S. cities sparked partly by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week, an unarmed black man who perished under the knee of a white police officer. Protests about social injustice in America has resulted in curfews imposed in a number of major cities, including New York, which has set a curfew from 8 p.m. Eastern to 5 a.m. In corporate news, shares of Zoom Video Communica

Reuters Company NewsJun 02, 2020
GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks set to gain as stimulus hopes support risk appetite
Asian stocks were poised to follow the global rally on Wednesday as hopes of more government stimulus bolstered riskier assets and overshadowed a host of other worries from the coronavirus to Hong Kong and growing U.S. civil unrest.

MarketWatchJun 02, 2020
Key Words: ‘At the end of the day, the market has no conscience.' CNBC's Jim Cramer: ‘Nobody is investing to make the world a better place'
The CNBC host and former hedge-fund manager recommends these ‘stay-at-home' stocks and warns of ‘huge second wave.'

MarketWatch MarketPulseJun 02, 2020
Microchip Technology stock rallies on hiked outlook
Microchip Technology Inc. shares rallied in the extended session Tuesday after the chip maker hiked its outlook given improvements to its supply chain. Microchip Technology shares surged 7.4% after hours, following a 1.2% rise to close the regular session at $96.84. The company said it expects adjusted first-quarter earnings of $1.35 to $1.53 a share on revenue of $1.25 billion to $1.33 billion. Analysts surveyed by FactSet are expecting earnings of $1.34 a share on revenue of $1.24 billion. Microchip Technology had previously forecast $1.25 to $1.45 a share on revenue of $1.19 billion to $1.3 billion. "With two months of the quarter behind us, our business is performing better than we expected during our May 7, 2020 earnings conference call," said Chief Executive Steve Sanghi in a statement. "COVID-19 related supply chain disruptions which were primarily in Malaysia and Philippines have eased. We have begun to make up for lost production and expect to continue to gain ground through the end of this quarter."

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MarketWatch MarketPulseJun 02, 2020
Stocks close higher as investors look past protests to eye U.S. reopening
U.S. stocks finished higher on Tuesday as investors found optimism in the easing of lockdown measures across the U.S., despite civil unrest that gripped the country. The S&P 500 rose 0.8% to end at around 3,081. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 268 points, or 1.1%, to finish near 25,743, based on preliminary numbers. The Nasdaq Composite closed 0.6% higher at around 9,608. The disconnect between the political instability wracking the U.S. and the ascendant momentum in Wall Street continued on Tuesday, as analysts suggest the protests are unlikely to have a dent on the U.S.'s expected rebound. They have also pointed to historical precedent of markets rallying during years of civil unrest.

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Reuters BusinessJun 02, 2020
Wall Street advances on signs of economic rebound
U.S. stocks posted modest gains on Tuesday as market participants looked past widespread social unrest and pandemic worries to focus instead on lifting lockdown restrictions and signs of economic recovery.

MarketWatch MarketPulseJun 02, 2020
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 6.3 million, 375,987 fatalities and Brazil sees another spike in cases
The global case tally for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed to 6.3 million on Monday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University. The death toll rose to 375,987. More than 2.7 million people have recovered. The U.S. has the highest case toll in the world at 1.8 million and the highest death toll at 105,147. Brazil has 526,447 cases and 29,937 fatalities, after another spike in infections overnight. Russia has 423,186 cases and 5,031 fatalities. The U.K. has 277,736 cases and 39,127 deaths, the highest death toll in Europe and second highest in the world after the U.S. Spain has 239,638 cases and 27,127 deaths, while Italy has 233,197 cases and 33,475 deaths. India, which passed France and Germany by cases on Monday, has 199,613 and 5,610 deaths. France has 189,348 cases and 28,836 deaths, while Germany has 183,771 cases and 8,557 deaths. Peru, Turkey, Iran, Chile, Mexico, Canada and Saudi Arabia are next, all ahead of China, where the illness was first reported late last year. China has 84,154 cases and 4,638 deaths.

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