Stocks Rise After Dow’s Best Day in 87 Years

Stocks advanced Wednesday as investors held onto initial optimism about an estimated $2 trillion U.S. stimulus package mitigating the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 735 points, or 3.6%. The S&P 500 gained 2% and the Nasdaq Composite added 1.6%.

Earlier, in pre-market futures trading,…

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