Dow briefly loses grip on 28,000, erases early 200-point gain to turn negative early Thursday as financials weigh.

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average momentarily traded in negative territory Thursday morning as the blue-chip benchmark appeared to lose steam in early trade. The Dow was off by less than 0.1% at 27,762, weighed predominantly by a slump in shares of financials including Goldman Sachs and Travelers Cos. . Investors have been reacting to the vagaries of discussions between Democrats and Republicans on further stimulus talks, holding out hope that fresh support could give the market and the economy a bump higher. Meanwhile, shares of Chevron Corp. were weighing on the Dow as well.
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