Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 9, 2020.
Bryan R. Smith | Reuters
U.S. stock index futures were modestly higher in Thursday early morning trading after the Dow on Wednesday posted its best day in months as investors await updates on the ongoing fiscal stimulus discussions.
Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 139 points. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures also traded in positive territory.
The major averages rose sharply on Wednesday after President Donald Trump tweeted support for aid to airlines and other stimulus measures, stoking hopes that a smaller aid package could be passed by lawmakers.
The Dow Jones…