Dow turns slightly positive Thursday afternoon amid report of resumption of coronavirus relief talks

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U.S. stock benchmarks Thursday afternoon turned positive on the session, trading near near their best levels of the day after reports surfaced indicating talks on Congress about a coronavirus aid package to help American businesses and workers might be back on. CNBC reported that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, agreed to resume negotiations with Democrats over a potential aid package as cases surge around the country, Sen. Chuck Schumer, was quoted as saying. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was trading up 0.2% at 29,487, the S&P 500 index was trading 0.4% higher at 3,580, while the Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 0.9%, adding to its gains. Stalled talks on additional fiscal aid have been one of the market’s most significant headwinds as the viral outbreak sees a new phase, experts say.
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