Stock market rises in early trading as US awaits jobs report
The stock market is rising in early trading Monday on hopes for new measures to deal with the eurozone debt crisis. But investors on the stock market are awaiting a critical US jobs report, to be released Friday.
U.S. stock futures are edging up on optimism about recently announced measures in Europe to stave off a debt crisis and hopes that interest rates there will be cut this week. But the gains are being tempered with more evidence of a slowdown in China.
Investors are also awaiting the U.S. jobs report set to be released Friday.
China's manufacturing grew at the slowest pace in seven months in June, according to a survey released over the weekend. That could signal limited power in Beijing to forestall a more rapid decline for the world's second largest economy.