Dow Jones, S&P 500 climb 2% as Fed, other policymakers take further steps

Topics Dow Jones | Coronavirus | S&P 500

The S&P 500 was up more than 2% in afternoon trading on Thursday after policymakers around the world took further emergency actions to try to help financial markets and stave off a deep and lasting coronavirus-driven recession. The Federal Reserve opened swap lines with central banks in nine new countries to ensure the world's dollar-dependent financial system continued to function.

  It was the latest in a host of steps taken by the U.S. central bank over the last two weeks, including cutting borrowing costs to near.....

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