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9/17, 10:23 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US mostly higher premarket on pandemic news

Equities on Wall Street traded mostly higher in the premarket session on Friday, as investors looked at how the latest pandemic news influenced the markets. United States President Joe Biden blamed some GOP governors for endangering public health, as he noted that the pandemic has been the cause of some of the supply chain issues in the country.

Meanwhile, cities across the US have continued implementing local vaccine mandates, with Seattle becoming the latest to require vaccination certificates for entering indoor venues. Lastly, the AUKUS deal is still in the headlines with the US reaffirming its commitment to Australia and the White House rebuffing earlier reports, saying that France knew about the deal in advance.

The Nasdaq 100 stood flat at 4:21 am ET. Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 registered gains a minute later at 4:22 am ET, rising 0.10% and 0.06% respectively. The euro increased 0.12% when compared to the dollar trading for $1.17787 at 4:23 am ET.

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