Stock futures climb as traders weigh rising coronavirus cases, stimulus talks


U.S. stock futures advanced early Monday as investors hoped for a stimulus deal from Washington, although a rising number of Covid-19 cases dampened sentiment.

Futures contracts tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 200 points, indicating a more than 100-point gain at the open. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures also traded in positive territory.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office said Saturday evening that she is giving the Trump administration 48 hours to reach…


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