Nvidia, AstraZeneca, Starbucks, Macy’s: 5 Things You Must Know

Nvidia, AstraZeneca, Starbucks, Macy’s: 5 Things You Must Know

Here are five things you must know for Thursday, Nov. 19:

1. — Stock Futures Fall on Worries Over Fallout From Covid Restrictions

Stock futures declined Thursday as optimism over a possible coronavirus vaccine was overshadowed by worries that tighter restrictions to control the spread of the virus will lead to further economic damage.

Contracts linked to the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 37 points, S&P 500 futures declined 2 points and Nasdaq futures were down 26 points.

Stocks ended lower Wednesday as the gains that came from Pfizer’s  (PFE) – Get Report more promising vaccine data were erased after New York City moved to close public schools again as virus transmission in the nation’s largest school system spiked.

The Dow fell 345 points, or 1.16%, to close at 29,438, the S&P 500 finished down 1.16% and the Nasdaq declined 0.8%.

Deaths in the U.S. from Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, have surpassed 250,000, the most in the world, according to Johns Hopkins University. Experts have predicted the country could soon be reporting 2,000 deaths a day or more, matching or exceeding the spring peak, and that 100,000 to 200,000 more Americans could die in the coming months, The New York Times said in a report.


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