1. Inventory futures combined after Wednesday’s tech inventory bounce
U.S. stock futures were mixed Thursday morning, at some point after a tech-led bounce clawed again a number of the carnage of the earlier three periods. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained practically 440 factors, or 1.6%, on Wednesday, however remained practically 5.5.% away from February’s document highs.
The S&P 500 jumped 2%, however nonetheless 5% under final week’s document highs. The Nasdaq soared 2.7%, although it remained over 7% under final week’s document highs. All three benchmarks completed off their highs after fast dips proper earlier than Wednesday’s shut.
Shares of Apple, a Dow inventory and a significant power within the S&P 500 and Nasdaq, have been regular within the premarket after leaping nearly 4% on Wednesday. Nevertheless, Apple was nonetheless off about 14% from final week’s document highs.
2. New weekly jobless claims underneath 1 million once more
A whole lot of jobless individuals wait exterior the Kentucky Profession Heart for assist with their unemployment claims on June 19 in Frankfort, Kentucky.
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The federal government stated Thursday morning there have been 884,000 new filings for unemployment benefits for the week ending Sept. 5, increased than estimates of 850,000 and equal to the revised preliminary jobless claims quantity within the prior week, which ushered in a change in methodology from the Labor Division to deal with seasonal components. Distinctive circumstances related to the coronavirus probably brought on claims totals to be overstated through the pandemic.
Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is “optimistic” that Republicans would ship robust assist for the GOP’s $500 billion slimmed-down Covid-19 rescue package in Thursday’s procedural vote. Democrats stated the GOP invoice is much too small and leaves out vital priorities, together with funding for state and native governments and extra beneficiant jobless advantages. Either side have been in a stalemate over easy methods to craft additional pandemic stimulus.
3. Woodward’s guide reveals Trump downplayed coronavirus risk
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks on judicial appointments throughout a short look within the Diplomatic Room on the White Home in Washington, September 9, 2020.
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President Donald Trump stated he needed to publicly downplay the specter of the coronavirus whilst his advisors warned him concerning the risks of the illness, according to Bob Woodward’s forthcoming second book on the Trump presidency, “Rage.” CNN revealed audio of the journalist’s March 19 interview with the president for the guide. Trump is heard saying, “I needed to all the time play it down. I nonetheless like taking part in it down as a result of I do not need to create a panic.”
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden blasted Trump after the Woodward revelations. “It is past despicable. It is a dereliction of responsibility. It’s a disgrace,” the previous vice chairman stated Wednesday at a marketing campaign occasion in Michigan. Trump, who plans to go to swing state Michigan on Thursday, addressed the guide Wednesday at a White Home occasion, saying, “You can’t present a way of panic or you are going to have greater issues than you ever had earlier than.”
4. Empty rental residences in Manhattan surge throughout pandemic
With the Empire State Constructing within the background, condo buildings stand within the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan in New York Metropolis.
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The variety of empty rental residences in Manhattan practically tripled in contrast with final 12 months, as extra New Yorkers fled town through the pandemic. There have been more than 15,000 empty rental apartments in Manhattan in August, in accordance with a report from property firm Douglas Elliman and actual property consultancy Miller Samuel. Nevertheless, median rental costs solely fell 4% in August, not sufficient to to lure new renters again to town. The typical rental worth for a two-bedroom in Manhattan remains to be $4,756 a month.
5. Kansas Metropolis Chiefs open NFL’s socially distanced season
Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs appears to be like to cross towards the San Francisco 49ers in Tremendous Bowl LIV at Arduous Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida.
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The Tremendous Bowl champion Kansas Metropolis Chiefs will open the NFL’s season towards the Houston Texans on Thursday earlier than a crowd of simply 17,000 socially distanced hometown followers. That is about 22% of Arrowhead Stadium’s capability attributable to coronavirus security precautions. One other change, ushered in by the nationwide push for racial justice following the Could 25 police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, headdresses and face paint are being banned. NFL groups with Native American names are going through elevated scrutiny after the Washington Soccer Crew dropped the Redskins moniker.
— The Related Press contributed to this report.