Investor Alert

May 24, 2020, 11:30 p.m. EDT

U.S. stock futures up slightly amid growing tensions with China

U.S. stock index futures made slight gains late Sunday amid rising tensions between the U.S. and China. As of 11:30 p.m. Eastern, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures (CBT:YM00) , were up 70 points, or 0.3%, while S&P 500 futures (CME:ES00) and Nasdaq-100 futures (CME:NQ00) tracked similarly. U.S. equity markets are closed Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. Stocks were little changed on Friday but for the week, the Dow (DOW:DJIA) climbed 3.3%, the S&P 500 (S&P:SPX) advanced 3.2% and the Nasdaq Composite (AMERICAN:COMP) rose 3.4%. Traders are keeping an eye on how the U.S. and other global economies are faring as businesses gradually reopen from coronavirus-related shutdowns. But new tensions between the U.S. and China have risen, with a top White House aide saying Sunday that the U.S. may sanction China if a bill limiting Hong Kong's autonomy is approved.

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