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Employment Figures Drive Up US Markets

U.S. markets traded higher across the board on the back of a spectacular employment report, recovering all the losses sustained after the surprise Brexit vote. In June, 287,000 jobs were created, which was significantly above consensus estimates and the strongest gain since October. As a result, shares rallied amid optimism in the economy, with financial and consumer stocks leading the way. The S&P 500 traded above record levels intraday, with 497 out of 500 stocks in the...

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