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Marketwatch reaction after easing inflation and FTX bankruptcy

U.S. stocks opened mixed on Friday after a blockbuster rally Thursday!

The benchmark S&P 500 was recently about flat. The blue-chip Dow industrials were roughly the same. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite dipped 0.1%.

Waning inflation boosted hopes that the Federal Reserve may ease its aggressive monetary policy campaign, sending stock indexes to their biggest one-day rallies since 2020

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LegalZoom.com:  raised its full-year outlook Thursday after reporting an increase in third-quarter sales.

Coinbase: The crypto exchange is laying off about 60 people in its recruiting and institutional-onboarding groups as turmoil continues to shake the cryptocurrency sector. Its shares nudged up 0.4% premarket.

LegalZoom: The online legal-services company’s shares soared 16% in premarket trading after it reported a narrower loss and higher sales for the recent quarter and lifted its outlook.

Toast: The developer of payments systems for restaurants raised its 2022 outlook and issued fourth-quarter guidance above analysts’ estimates. Its shares climbed 12% premarket.

Flower Foods: The bakery-products maker posted better-than-expected revenue but missed analysts’ estimates for profit in the third quarter. Its shares fell 3% premarket.

Poshmark: The online clothing retailer’s shares edged down 0.4% premarket after it reported a quarterly loss, though its revenue was up over the same period a year ago.

Duolingo: The language-learning platform reported a loss for the recent quarter, though its results beat Wall Street forecasts. Its shares added 0.2% premarket.

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