US stocks rose at the opening bell in New York on Thursday, as stimulus hopes continue to dominate the market.
Meanwhile, the Labor Department’s report on jobless claims showed a slight improvement in first-time claims, but a significant one million drop in continued jobless claims.
Here’s where things opened:
- The Dow rose 0.4%, or 103 points.
- The S&P 500 opened 0.5% higher.
- The Nasdaq Composite climbed 0.7%.