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US futures edge higher

New York - US stock index futures edged higher on Thursday, ahead of a flurry of economic data and the start of the meeting of top central bankers and economists in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

The US bourse is set to open higher as European leaders get ready to meet. Credit: REUTERS

Investors will peruse officials' remarks for clues on the timing of an interest rate hike.

Expectations call for claims to fall to 300,000 from the 311,000 claims in the prior week.

The Thomson Reuters estimate calls for a 55.7 reading versus the prior 55.8 reading in July.

Dow Jones industrial average e-mini futures rose 33 points and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures added 4 points.

The bank is expected to pay more than $16.5 billion to end investigations into mortgage securities the bank and its units sold ahead of the financial crisis, in a deal that could be announced as early as Thursday, a person familiar with the matter said.

Its shares dipped 0.3 percent to $35 in premarket trading.

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