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Market darling and high-performance graphics chip pioneer NVidia $NVDA reports fiscal Q2 earnings after the market close on Thursday. Product lines include, data centers, artificial intelligence, digital currencies, machine learning and self-driving cars.

Iran is seeing the benefits from cutting it's crude oil prices to gain market share. Iranian crude exports to China may rise to the highest in 11 months in August two tanker sources told Reuters on Thursday. Iran crude and condensate exports to China are seen at 733,000 barrels per day (bpd) in August. This would be a 11 percent rise in crude volumes month-on-month.

July's U.S. jobs report added more non-farm jobs, 209,000 over the 180,000 expected the Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Friday. The unemployment rate is back at a 16-year low of 4.3%. Of note was hiring in the beleaguered manufacturing sector sector increased 16, 000.

Video game publisher Activision Blizzard $ATVI reported second quarter earnings Thursday which easily beat consensus estimates as MAU's soared. However the gaming company offered mixed guidance which saw the stock waddle.

Take-Two Interactive Software $TTWO delivered again, shares ripped higher over 11% after the video game publisher and distributor reported earnings and raised guidance. Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online again delivering.

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