The stock market opened in the green Friday as investors continued to hope for a decision on the much-anticipated stimulus package to boost the U.S. economy struggling under the weight of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Dow Jones industrial average opened up 107 points, or nearly 0.4 percent. The S&P 500 opened up almost 19 points, or 0.5 percent, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite index opened up almost 84 points, or 0.7 percent.

U.S. stocks have had a volatile week of trading as President Trump has seesawed on the deadline for congressional stimulus aid for struggling Americans, airlines and small businesses coping with the pandemic’s financial fallout. But Friday’s opening bell signals that U.S. indexes are positioned for a second straight week of overall gains.

The Washington Post

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