Stocks rose on Friday morning, adding to Thursday's gains, amid cautious optimism about an eventual fiscal stimulus deal in Washington. The positive sentiment also reflected diminishing prospects for a contested presidential election, as Joe Biden continued to widen his lead in both national and swing state polls. The Dow rose 0.4%, the S&P 0.6%, and the Nasdaq 1.0%. Crude oil fell slightly to about $41 per barrel, while gold rose $39 to $1934 per ounce.
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