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US jobs data may still boost markets this week

That is, if there are no Q3 earnings surprises that could prove that US economic acceleration is illusory

ALUMINIUM STRIKES BACK: Slabs of aluminium sit on the production floor of Alcoa's Davenport Works facility in Riverdale, Iowa. Analysts say that the glut in the material is finally clearing up, making Alcoa more significant again.

LAST week, a booming jobs report saved the US stock market from a major decline and the rebound could continue this week as long as there are no nasty surprises from corporate earnings, the retail sector, or Hong Kong.

US employers added almost 250,000 workers in September, and the