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Market Snapshot: Stocks end lower after weak economic data; Nasdaq snaps 8-day winning streak

Stock-index futures edged higher Thursday following news reports that U.S. and Chinese negotiators were beginning to outline a deal to end a long-running trade spat.

How are the major benchmarks performing?

Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average YMH9, -0.10% rose 27 points, or 0.1%, to 25,991, while S&P 500 futures ESH9, -0.13% gained 2 points, or 0.1%, to 2,789. Nasdaq-100 NQH9, -0.08% rose 15 points, or 0.2%, to 7,088.25.

Wall Street ended Wednesday with gains after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s January meeting showed policy makers divided over what would justify future rate increases.

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