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Nifty ends above 8,800 amid consolidation; US jobs data eyed

Auto stocks were among the top gainers amid robust August sales led by Maruti Suzuki

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BenchmarkshareindicesfirmedupinthelatterhalfofthetradingsessiontoendhigherwithautosharesgainingthemostonthebackofencouragingsalesgrowthinAugust.However,furtherupsidesremainedcappedafterexpectationsofarobustUSjobsdata,dueforreleaselatertoday,wouldraisetheprospectsofaratehikebytheUSFederalReserve. Further,investorsrefrainedfromextendingpositionsinthewakeofanextendedweekendholiday.MarketswillremainclosedfortradingonMonday,September5,onaccountofGaneshChaturthi. TheS&PBSESensexendedup109points ...