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Stock-index futures mixed as investors keep focus on coronavirus numbers

Stock-index futures point to a mixed start for Wall Street Monday, as the number of coronavirus cases and deaths continues to rise and investors brace for data in the week ahead expected to underline the economic toll of the pandemic. 7:15 a.m. Today

Investors consider the unanswerable question as futures drift lower: Dead-cat bounce or a market bottom?

On thing’s for certain: Last week’s volatile stock-market action was a dead-cat bounce. Or a clear bottom. Or something in between. Or none of the above. 6:34 p.m. March 29, 2020

U.S. stock-index futures pare decline after opening sharply lower

U.S. stock-index futures remained lower after kicking off trade with sharp losses Sunday night as the number of COVID-19 cases continued to rise over the weekend and investors braced for data in the coming week that's expected to underline the economic toll of the pandemic. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were off 245 points, or 1.1%, while S&P 500 futures were down 1.1% and Nasdaq-100 futures shed 1%. The U.S. now has the largest number of cases worldwide at 124,763, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering's Centers for Systems Science and Engineering. The U.S. death toll stands at 2,191. President Donald Trump, speaking Sunday evening at press briefing, said the death rate was likely to hit in two weeks and that the U.S. would be "well on its way to recovery" by early June. 6:19 p.m. March 29, 2020

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