Stocks closed higher for a second straight day as investors are becoming more optimistic about congress coming to an agreement on the stimulus deal. In economic news, weekly jobless claims were 837,000 vs. an expected 840,000.
Dow Jones finished +35 at 27,816
S&P 500 finished +18 at 3,380
NASDAQ finished +159 at 11,326
The 10 Year Treasury closed even yielding 0.68%
Oil prices closed down $1.53 ending at $38.69 a barrel
Gold prices closed up $15.70 ending at $1,911 an ounce
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