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7:54 am: Uber jumps on Postmates deal
Shares of ride hailing giant Uber rose 6.5% in premarket trading on Monday following multiple reports that Uber has agreed on a deal to buy food delivery service Postmates in a $2.65 billion stock deal. Earlier this year, Uber was in talks to buy Grubhub; however, the deal never materialized and Grubhub was purchased by Europe’s Just Eat Takeaway.com. —Fitzgerald
7:45 am: Stock futures jump
U.S. equity futures traded sharply higher on Monday, extending last week’s strong performance to start to second half of the year. Dow futures rose about 345 points, or 1.3% The move implied a higher open by about 400 points. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 futures were 1.1% higher. Stocks whose performance hinges on the reopening of the economy rose in premarket trading.
Stocks are coming off a strong start to the third quarter and second half of 2020. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 rose 3.3% and 4%, respectively, last week. The Nasdaq advanced 4.6% in the holiday-shortened week. — Fitzgerald
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