By Liz Moyer
Investing.com -- U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday as investors soaked in the Federal Reserve's outlook for interest rate hikes and turned their attention to Friday’s jobs report.
The Dow is now up for the third time in four days as investors try to shake off concerns about a looming recession. Friday’s jobs report for June is expected to shed more light on economic trends, expected to increase modestly though not by as much as the number of jobs added in May.
The minutes from the Federal Reserve’s June policy meeting shows the central bank is still on track to raise interest rates quickly, by a 0.5 to 0.75 percentage point, at the July meeting. That is because the Fed’s primary goal is still to bring inflation down.
GameStop Corp (NYSE: GME ) shares jumped 10% in early trading on Thursday after the company detailed its stock split, aiming for a 4-for-1 transaction later this summer.
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