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Is the stock market closed today? For 4th of July, here’s everything investors need to know about trading hours and closures

Independence Day falls on Saturday this year, meaning that U.S. financial markets will be closed on Friday. 4 min ago

Goldman Sachs has done the math and a national mask mandate to halt the spread of coronavirus would have a big impact on the U.S. economy

Wearing a mask has become a uniquely hot-button issue in the U.S., which finds itself in the throes of viral pandemic that appears to be drifting out of control by the day. 7:44 a.m. Today

Here’s why U.S. struggles with the coronavirus could lead to Europe’s stock market taking the lead

A growing number of prominent Wall Street institutions are making the prediction that 2020 will be the year for Europe’s stock market to outshine its U.S. counterpart as the coronavirus takes diverging tracks in the two economic powerhouses. 6:46 a.m. Today

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Why Another Coronavirus Stimulus Package May Be Tough to Craft

Congress is eager to pass the next phase of coronavirus stimulus legislation, but the bipartisan spirit that was present months ago may be frayed as both parties weigh their differences. WSJ’s Gerald F. Seib explains. Photo: Eric Gay/Associated Press video content

5:30 a.m. Today
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Return of March panic is the biggest risk to the S&P 500 right now. Here’s the trigger

Our call of the day has charted out some highs and lows for the S&P 500 that investors need to watch out for in coming weeks and months. And here’s what could cause a trigger.

3:04 a.m. Today
U.S. stock futures little changed headed into holiday weekend

U.S. stock index futures were flat late Thursday, ahead of the Fourth of July holiday weekend. As of midnight Eastern, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were down about 20 points, or 0.1%, while S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq-100 futures were off fractionally. U.S. stock markets will be closed Friday for the Fourth of July. Earlier in the day, stocks finished a choppy trading session with slight gains, as rising coronavirus cases dampened enthusiasm after a positive jobs report. The Dow closed 92.39 points, or 0.4%, higher to finish at 25,827.36, while the S&P 500 index added 14.15 points, or 0.5%, to close at 3,130.01. The Nasdaq Composite Index gained 53 points, or 0.5%, close at 10,207.63, booking its second straight record close.

12:03 a.m. Today
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Dow books slight gain, Nasdaq ends at a record as rise in coronavirus cases caps rally on strong jobs report

U.S. stock indexes ended a choppy session Thursday with meager gains to close out a holiday-shortened week, as a record rise in new coronavirus cases in states like Florida helped to erode some of the optimism surrounding a stronger-than-expected monthly employment report for June.

5:18 p.m. July 2, 2020
Treasury yields edge lower as doubts of U.S. recovery creep up as coronavirus cases spike

Treasury yields retreat from their session highs Thursday, on haven buying spurred by fears that the U.S. could fail to bring the coronavirus under control and undermine labor gains seen in June’s job report.

4:47 p.m. July 2, 2020
Nasdaq closes at record for second straight session ahead of July 4th holiday

U.S. stocks clung to their gains at the end of Thursday after a stronger-than-expected employment report confirmed the labor market's rapid recovery at the end of the second-quarter. Wall Street will be shuttered on Friday in honor of the Independence Day holiday. The S&P 500 gained 0.5% to 3,130. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 92 points, or 0.4%, to end around 25,827, based on preliminary numbers. The Nasdaq Composite added 0.5% to 10,208, booking an all-time closing high for a second straight day. The U.S. added 4.8 million jobs in June compared with expectations for a rise of 3.7 million and the unemployment rate fell for the second straight month to 11.1%. Still, analysts worry the resurgence of new coronavirus cases across the U.S. could hold back further improvements in the broader U.S. economy.

4:07 p.m. July 2, 2020
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Commercial real estate ‘somehow has been skipped over,’ for COVID-19 aid. Here’s a plan to change that through equity investments

The federal government is being urged by a top real estate group to take an equity stake in U.S. commercial buildings over the next 12 month, through a facility designed to keep borrowers from defaulting during the pandemic and preventing property prices from a downward spiral.

3:26 p.m. July 2, 2020
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Oil climbs for a second session, settles at highest since March

Oil futures rise for a second session on Thursday, logging their highest finish since March, amid support from data showed the biggest weekly U.S. crude supply decline since 2019 and stronger-than-expected domestic job growth in June.

3:22 p.m. July 2, 2020

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