Stock futures fall as traders weigh stimulus prospects and increasing Covid-19 cases


Traders work on the floor of the NYSE in New York.


Stock futures fell on Monday night as traders kept an eye on negotiations for additional fiscal stimulus while the U.S. coronavirus caseload continues to rise.

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures dipped 101 points, or 0.3%. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures also lost 0.3%.

Republican and Democratic leaders said Monday that Congress is trying to extend government funding for an additional week to try and strike a deal on new Covid-19 aid. The news came after a bipartisan group of senators unveiled a $908 billion stimulus proposal last week.

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