Trump: Some states may reopen tomorrow
President Trump says states will reopen at different times and argues sports will be enjoyed via television until coronavirus is completely gone.
Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.
Continue Reading Below
U.S. stock futures popped on Thursday as President Trump outlined the early-stage, phase approach as part of the “Opening Up America Again" coronavirus come back plan.
TRUMP UNVEILS CORONAVIRUS 'OPENING UP AMERICA AGAIN' PLAN
The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared over 700 points or 3 percent while the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite were rising by 2 percent plus each at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Also helping lift equities, positive news on Gilead Sciences and its drug remdesivir in its effectiveness for treating Covid-19 patients, as detailed by Statnews.com. Shares of Gilead rose over 10 percent in the extended session.
CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON FOX BUSINESS
The late-day gains Thursday build on what was a positive day for stocks in the regular session despite more grim unemployment numbers.
TRUMP CELEBRATES TRUCK DRIVERS AMID CORONAVIRUS CRISIS
The Labor Department reported initial jobless claims totaling 5.25 million for the week through April 11, worse than the 5.1 million that economists surveyed by Refinitiv were anticipating. The data raises the number of first-time filings due to disruptions from COVID-19, including stores closing and factories idling, to about 22 million.
|I:DJI||DOW JONES AVERAGES||23537.68||+33.33||+0.14%|
|I:COMP||NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX||8532.362524||+139.19||+1.66%|
Despite those figures, the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average rose nearly 33 points, or 0.12 percent, while the broader S&P 500 gained 0.57 percent and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite gained 1.66 percent led by big-cap tech names including Amazon, Netflix and Microsoft.
Source: Read Full Article