Following the market opening Friday, the Dow traded up 0.84% to 36,429.04 while the NASDAQ rose 0.68% to 16,049.24. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.74% to 4,714.85.
The U.S. has the highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the world, reporting a total of 47,187,250 cases with around 772,310 deaths. India confirmed a total of at least 34,332,400 cases and 459,870 deaths, while Brazil reported over 21,849,130 COVID-19 cases with 608,710 deaths. In total, there were at least 249,461,040 cases of COVID-19 worldwide with more than 5,047,620 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
Leading and Lagging Sectors
In trading on Friday, health care shares fell 0.8%.
The US economy added 531,000 jobs…