US stocks rose on Monday as investors looked to major earnings on deck this week and awaited the release of the GOP’s coronavirus stimulus plan.
Gold jumped to a record high, driven by an uptick in new coronavirus cases that have added to economic uncertainty.
Shares of Moderna surged after the company said it received an additional $472 million in funding for its COVID-19 vaccine.
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US stocks rose on Monday as investors looked to major earnings set to be released this week and awaited the release of the GOP’s coronavirus stimulus plan.

Gold surged to an all-time high as increasing coronavirus cases added to economic uncertainty in the US and around the world. Silver also surged more than 7%.

This week, several companies — including the tech giants Apple, Amazon, and Alphabet, as well as McDonald’s, Pfizer, and AMD — are set to report earnings. Shares of Amazon gained 1.54% Monday, while Apple and Alphabet rose 2.37% and 1.21%, respectively.

Here’s where US indexes stood at the 4:00 p.m. ET market close on Monday:

S&P 500: 3,239.51, up 0.74%
Dow Jones industrial average: 26,586.15, up 0.44% (116.12 points points)
Nasdaq composite: 10,677.68, up 1.86%

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Investors are also closely watching developments related to the GOP’s coronavirus stimulus plan, set to be introduced on Monday. Over the weekend, the extra $600 weekly unemployment benefit expired, leaving millions of unemployed Americans without the additional money.

On Sunday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he saw no reason …read more

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