5 things to know before the stock market opens on Thursday

1. Market near record highs
In Thursday’s session, the S&P 500 will attempt to reclaim its record high hit before the coronavirus pandemic. The broad market index climbed 1.4% on Wednesday for its best day since July 6 and turned in its eighth positive day in nine. It briefly surpassed its record closing high of 3,386.15 within the last trading hour on Wednesday. The S&P 500 has rebounded 54% from its March bottom, now sitting just 0.39% below its intraday all-time high of 3,393.52 from…

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