Here’s what we’re watching ahead of Thursday’s opening bell.
—U.S. stock futures edged higher ahead of data that will offer fresh cues on the pace of recovery in the labor market.
S&P 500 futures ticked 0.3% higher. Nasdaq-100 futures edged up 0.4%, indicating that technology stocks may recover some ground. The benchmark retreated almost 1.7% on Wednesday. Contracts tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average ticked up 0.2%. Read our full market wrap here.
What’s Coming Up
—Earnings are due Olive Garden-parent Darden Restaurants before the open. Blink Charging will update after the close
—U.S. jobless claims, due at 8:30 a.m. ET, are expected to fall to 735,000 in the week ended March 20 from 770,000 a week earlier.