In New York, equities strengthened as vaccination against the coronavirus progressed well and fewer new unemployment claims were filed than expected.
Of the stock indices, the Dow Jones rose 0.6 percent. The broader S&P 500 rose 0.5 percent and the Nasdaq, known for its technology stocks, rose 0.1 percent.
President of the United States Joe Biden told about the new goal of one hundred days. He said the goal is to inject 200 million vaccines during his first 100 days as president. The previous target was 100 million vaccines achieved in 58 days.
A total of 130 million vaccines have been given in the United States.
Automaker Ford has announced that all its cars sold in Europe by 2030 will be electric cars. By 2026, a hybrid or electric version of all models will be available in addition to the internal combustion engine version.
Ford’s share strengthened by 1.3 percent.
Sportswear manufacturer Nike was criticized in the Chinese media. Nike is concerned about forced labor in Xinjian and has stated that it will not buy products made in the area at all. Nike’s share fell 3.4 percent.
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