U.S. stock index futures shot higher late Sunday, despite a record surge in coronavirus cases. As of 6:30 p.m., Dow Jones Industrial Average futures
YM00,
+0.41%

were up around 170 points, or 0.7%, while S&P 500 futures
ES00,
+0.38%

and Nasdaq-100 futures
NQ00,
+0.49%

rose about 0.6%. On Sunday, Florida reported a record 15,300 new cases in a day, as Disney World reopened in Orlando. Meanwhile in Houston, city leaders called on a return to a shutdown to slow the spread of COVID-19 as its hospitals neared capacity. Wall Street, though, has largely shaken off coronavirus worries, with two consecutive weeks of gains. Last week, the Dow
DJIA,
+1.43%

finished 1% higher, the S&P 500
SPX,
+1.04%

booked a gain of 1.8%, and the Nasdaq
COMP,
+0.66%

advanced 4%.



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