Strong U.S. jobs data lifts futures from trade-related dip

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(Reuters) – Stronger-than-expected U.S. job growth data in June helped Wall Street open flat on Friday, providing some relief to investors concerned about trade wars after the United States and China slapped tariffs on each other’s goods worth $34 billion.

The fell 4.27 points, or 0.02 percent, at the open to 24,352.47. The opened higher by 1.07 points, or 0.04 percent, at 2,737.68. The gained 9.50 points, or 0.13 percent, to 7,595.93 at the opening bell.

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