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Stocks and Markets in the News | U.S. Futures Indications at Open August 2, 2012

By Barbara Kollmeyer , MarketWatch  MADRID (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock market futures edged higher on Thursday, but caution remained as investors waited to see if the European Central Bank will make good on recent pledges to do its part to help support the beleaguered euro.  Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJU2 +0.43%  rose 59 points to 12,980, while those for Standard & Poor’s 500 index SPU2 +0.44%  rose 5.9 points to 1,376.30. Those for the Nasdaq-100 index NDU2 +0.48%  added 11.5 points to 2,636.50.  U.S. stocks fell Wednesday after the Federal Reserve held steady