US futures mark time ahead of US jobs report

US futures mark time ahead of US jobs report

US stock futures dipped slightly Friday after a strong rally, with all eyes on the crucial monthly US jobs report that could shift the needle on timing of interest-rate cuts. S&P 500 (^GSPC) futures were off 0.1% on the heels of notching another record close, while Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) futures slid roughly 0.4%….

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Health care, education come out ahead in ‘measured’ 2024 Alberta budget

Health care, education come out ahead in ‘measured’ 2024 Alberta budget

Health care and education came out ahead Thursday in a generally restrained Alberta provincial budget forecasting a paper-thin surplus that could easily go up in smoke. “It is a solid budget based on measured choices,” Finance Minister Nate Horner told reporters. Horner followed instructions from Premier Danielle Smith in delivering the 2024-25 budget, keeping spending increases below…

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