Major stock indexes extended gains despite the worrying signs of a resurgence in COVID-19 cases.

The S&P 500 was up 0.9% at 3,081.61.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.2% to 25,649.30.

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The Nasdaq climbed 1.3% to 10,001.41.

The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond increased 3.1% to 0.656%.

The price of gold rose 1% to $1,799.

The price for a barrel of oil fell less than 0.1% to $39.68.


San Clemente-based CareTrust REIT Inc. (Nasdaq: CTRE), an owner of nursing homes and senior housing facilities, rose 3.7% to $17.80 per share for a market cap of $1.7 billion. The shares have risen 8% since last Wednesday.


Costa Mesa-based artificial intelligence company Veritone Inc. (Nasdaq: VERI) plunged 11.1% to $15.05 per share for a market cap of $411 million. Veritone said the day before it had been added as a member of the small-cap Russell 2000 Index and broad-market Russell 3000 Index. Analyst site questioned whether the company’s recent stock price rise could continue.