PopMuse: Capital Markets http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2020 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Senate OKs tweaks to small-business lending program http://feeds.marketwatch.com/~r/marketwatch/bulletins/~3/l9TtMF437bQ/go http://feeds.marketwatch.com/~r/marketwatch/bulletins/~3/l9TtMF437bQ/go Wed, 03 Jun 2020 23:59:38 UTC MarketWatch.com - MarketWatch Breaking News Bulletins Senate OKs tweaks to small-business lending program http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ S&P 500 index futures and those for the broader market rise Wednesday evening after index notches best 50-day rally in history http://feeds.marketwatch.com/~r/marketwatch/marketpulse/~3/-KbpaJCJwsI/story.aspx http://feeds.marketwatch.com/~r/marketwatch/marketpulse/~3/-KbpaJCJwsI/story.aspx Wed, 03 Jun 2020 23:48:27 UTC MarketWatch.com - MarketPulse U.S. stock-index futures were rising Wednesday evening after the major equity benchmarks posted sharp gains in the regular session on continued hope that measures to limit the economic damage wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic will prove successful in the near term. The gains on Wednesday marked the S&P 500 index's best 50-day trading stretch, up 37.7%, ever, according to research analyst Ryan Detrick, LPL Financial analyst on Wednesday via Twitter, based on data tracking the predecessor of the S&P 500 going back to 1950. Such streaks also coincided with positive gains in the six-month and 12-month period, the analysts noted. Futures for the S&P 500 index Wednesday evening were up 7.55 points, or 0.2%, at 3,125, those for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up 103 points, or 0.4%, at 26,331, while the Nasdaq-100 futures were gaining 14.75 points, or 0.2%, at 9,699.50. Wednesday's regular trade concluded with the Dow advancing 527.24 points, or 2.1%, to close at 26,269.89, while the S&P 500 rose 42.05 points, or 1.4%, to end at 3,112.87, the highest finish for both benchmarks since March 4, according to Dow Jones Market Data. The Nasdaq Composite Index rose 74.54 points, or 0.8%, ending at 9,682.91, or 1.4% away from its all-time closing high of 9,817.18 in February. On Thursday, investors will be watching for a report on weekly jobless claims where at least 1.8 million workers probably applied in the week ended May 30, according to average economists' estimates polled by MarketWatch. Market participants, however, have been shaking off poor economic reports to focus on reopening efforts. Trillions of dollars in stimulus from the Federal Reserve and the government have also helped to stabilize the market's downturn. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. 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