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“It looks like there is a really good chance to reach a deal on COVID aid, talks have reopened,” US President Donald Trump told Fox Business Network on Thursday.

Trump further noted that they are talking about a deal for airline and individual stimulus checks. “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to make a deal on COVID-19 aid,” Trump added reiterated that talks are starting to work out.

Market reaction

The S&P 500 futures edged slightly higher on these comments and was last seen gaining 0.62% on the day at 3,428.