The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stands in lower Manhattan on May 18, 2020 in New York City. Markets surged today as promising details of a potential COVID-19 vaccine were released and more European countries gradually re-opened after months of lockdown.
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Stocks futures opened higher in overnight trading Monday to begin a holiday-shortened week, as optimism about a potential coronavirus vaccine built.
Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped about 270 points. The S&P 500 futures rose 1.2% and the Nasdaq 100 futures climbed 1.1%. Trading volumes remained thin in overnight action. U.S. markets