US STOCKS-S&P 500 set for second straight weekly gain on stimulus hopes

By Devik Jain

Oct 9 (Reuters)Wall Street’s main indexes were set to rise on Friday, setting up the S&P 500 and the Dow for their second straight weekly gain on hopes of more fiscal aid and growing expectations of a Democratic victory in next month’s presidential election.

After stalling talks on a comprehensive aid package earlier this week, U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called for a “skinny” relief bill that would include elements such as direct payments and a bailout to the struggling airline sector.

Shares of JetBlue Airways Corp JBLU.O, Delta Air Lines Inc DAL.N, American Airlines Group Inc AAL.O and United Airlines Holdings Inc UAL.O edged higher in premarket trading.

“The market is continuing to rise on hopes of some sort of a conclusion (on stimulus), not only to the airlines, but to the rest of the country,” said

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