Stocks opened with gains Thursday amid rollercoaster negotiations between the Trump administration and House Democrats on a coronavirus aid package with less than four weeks until Election Day.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed with a gain of 122 points, rising 0.4 percent after the market opened Thursday. The S&P 500 index rose 0.8 percent, and the Nasdaq composite rose 0.5 percent.
Thursday’s gains came after the stock market rallied Wednesday despite mixed messages from President Trump
Trump told Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo
“I shut down talks two days ago because they weren’t working out. Now they’re starting to work out,” Trump said in an interview with Fox Business Network.
“We’re talking about airlines, and we’re talking about a bigger deal than airlines,” he said.
While Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
Updated 4:22 p.m.