While Trump delayed the signing of the bill for days, it still comes in time to avoid a government shutdown and expands pandemic unemployment help, which millions of Americans need to make ends meet. But because of the signing delay, many already enrolled in certain government programs will likely not receive a payment in this last week of the year.
Here's how things looked at the opening:
- The Dow opened up 0.6%, or 176 points.
- The S&P 500 rose 0.7%.
- The Nasdaq Composite opened up 0.9%.
Remember: This week is another shortened trading week due to the New Year’s holiday on Friday.