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Thu May 2, 2013 9:27am EDT
 
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May 2 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Thursday:

WALL STREET SET TO OPEN SLIGHTLY HIGHER ON DATA, ECB CUT

Wall Street was set to open slightly higher Thursday as an interest rate cut from the European Central Bank and better-than-expected weekly jobless claims data in the U.S. boosted investors' appetite for risky assets. S&P 500 futures rose 0.35 percent, Dow Jones futures gained 0.27 percent Nasdaq 100 futures rose 0.3 percent.

** GENERAL MOTORS CO, Wednesday close $30.18, up 4 pct premarket

The U.S. automaker posted stronger-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday as it kept a tight grip on costs in its North American and European businesses.

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