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April 4 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Thursday:

FUTURES RISE AHEAD OF JOBLESS DATA

U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday, signaling a rebound from the previous session's steep loss, as investors awaited a final read on the labor market ahead of the monthly jobs report on Friday.

S&P 500 futures rose 5.7 points . Dow Jones industrial average futures added 49 points and Nasdaq 100 futures rose 10 points.

** FACEBOOK INC, Wednesday close $26.25, up 1 pct premarket

The company is expected to showcase software on Thursday that places the No. 1 social network front-and-center on Android smartphones, as it looks for new ways to keep its billion users worldwide hooked on the service.   Continued...