US markets open higher as Dow gains 280 points

Monday, 13. September 2021 15:30

Shares in the United States started the week with gains, with the Dow Jones jumping 280 points. The Biden administration is set to announce new COVID-19 measures "especially on the global front." Meanwhile, Democrats continue to struggle to get enough votes together for the $3.5 trillion spending package.

The Dow Jones soared 0.66% or 280 points at 9:30 am ET, with Chevron Corp. adding 1.69%. A minute later, the Nasdaq 100 was up by 0.72%, led by Applied Materials, which increased by 2.46%. The S&P 500 gained 0.77% as EOG Resources Inc. soared 4.62%.

The euro traded 0.14% lower compared to the dollar and sold for 1.17935 at 9:32 am ET.

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