Daily Newsletter: U.S. Stock Futures Trading Slightly Higher On Hopes For Stimulus Deal, Despite Initial Jobless Claims Surging to Highest In 4 Months

Daily Newsletter: U.S. Stock  Futures Trading Slightly Higher On Hopes For Stimulus Deal, Despite Initial Jobless Claims Surging to Highest In 4 Months

Top News Today:

1. U.S. Stock Futures Trading Slightly Higher On Hopes For Stimulus Deal, Despite Initial Jobless Claims Surging to Highest In 4 Months.

2. Initial Jobless Claims for Dec 11 885K vs 800K Est; Prior 853K; Continuing Claims for Dec 4 5.508M vs 5.598M Est; Prior 5.757M

3. US Nov Housing Starts +1.2% To 1.547M; Consensus -0.7%; Building Permits +6.2% To 1.639M Rate In Nov

4. Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine US Supply Could Rise 40% As FDA Clears Use Of Extra Doses In Vials

5. Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine Faces U.S. FDA Expert Panel Review