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By Geoffrey Smith 

Investing.com — U.S. inventory markets opened greater on Thursday, supported by one other blast of document earnings from Silicon Valley and additional indicators of a broader restoration within the financial system.

The U.S. financial system grew at an annualized charge of 6.4% within the first quarter of the 12 months, up from a charge of 4.3% three months earlier, as huge stimulus spending supported family consumption at a time when almost 20 million folks have been claiming advantages associated to unemployment.

The variety of jobless has come down because the finish of the primary quarter, and preliminary jobless claims inched right down to a brand new post-pandemic low of 553,000 final week, in line with the Labor Division.

By 9:35 AM ET (1435 GMT), the was up 163 factors, or 0.5%, at 33,984 factors.

The was up 0.7% and the was outperforming with a achieve of 0.9%, thanks largely to blowout earnings introduced late on Wednesday by Apple (NASDAQ:), Fb (NASDAQ:) and chipmaker Qualcomm (NASDAQ:).  

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