Twitter, Blackstone, IAC: What to watch when the stock market opens today

we Stock futures rose After the Republicans offered a short time Debt Limit Extension, to help stave off immediate concerns about a possible government default. Here’s what to watch before Wednesday’s opening.

Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, California, July 19, 2021.


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  • private equity giant

    Black stone

    It rose by 3.3%. It said it would acquire a majority stake in outsourcing services provider VFS Global from EQT, another private equity investor.

  • Media conglomerate Barry Diller

    IAC / InteractiveCorp.

    It jumped 4.5% after reaching A $2.7 billion deal to buy Meredith, a magazine publisher with brands like People and InStyle.

  • Megacap tech companies gained a primary market as government bond yields fell.

    Amazon.comAnd

    Google Father

    the alphabet

    And

    Microsoft

    All added about 1%.

    nvidia

    rose 2%.

  • Profits due from

    Conagra BrandsAnd

    TilrayAnd

    Lamb Weston

    And

    Helen of Troy

    before the opening bell.

  • Levi Strauss

    4% advance. The denim company reported higher sales in the third quarter, which boosted profits.

  • vaccine maker

    modern

    It fell 1.7%, extending Wednesday’s slide for a second day. The stock has lost more than 20% of its value this month so far.

  • Oil stocks were followed by lower crude oil prices.

    Valero Energy

    down 2.4%,

    Occidental Petroleum

    decreased 2.3% and

    Diamondback Energy

    It fell 2%.

  • embracing

    Earnings will be reported after closing.

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