The “Fearless Girl” statue outside the New York Stock Exchange was sporting a surgical mask on Thursday. US stocks were swerving between gains and losses in early trading on Wall Street but the moves were more subdued than the wild swings that have dominated recent sessions. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: US stocks edge up as governments scramble to contain virus and its economic fallout

  • Following Wednesday’s massive sell-off, markets closed slightly up, with the Dow closing over the 20,000-point mark again
  • In an early sign of the outbreak’s economic impact in the US, workers filing first-time jobless claims surged to their highest numbers in 2½ years
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
The “Fearless Girl” statue outside the New York Stock Exchange was sporting a surgical mask on Thursday. US stocks were swerving between gains and losses in early trading on Wall Street but the moves were more subdued than the wild swings that have dominated recent sessions. Photo: AP
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