Stocks soar on reopening optimism

U.S. equity markets surged to their best levels in months as states continued to reopen and as traders returned to the New York Stock Exchange for the first time since shutting down on March 23 to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Stocks rally as more states reopen economies

U.S. equity markets maintained gains Wednesday even though the Federal Reserve, in the April minutes, warned the coronavirus may carry 'considerable risk' for the U.S. economy.