Trader Michael Urkonis works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, January 28, 2020.
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U.S. stock futures opened flat on Sunday night after President Donald Trump signed several executive orders aimed at extending coronavirus relief.
Those orders continue the distribution of expanded unemployment benefits, defer student loan payments through 2020, extend a federal moratorium on evictions and provide a payroll tax holiday. However, the unemployment benefit will be continued at a reduced rate of $400 per week. Originally, the benefit provided workers impacted by the pandemic with $600 per week.
Trump’s moves come