S&P 500 inches toward record as investors eye earnings, Trump’s virus orders

Stocks rose Monday morning as market participants considered more earnings results and the potential for more virus-related stimulus measures. The S&P 500 rose to within 0.75{09c3c849cf64d23af04bfef51e68a1f749678453f0f72e4bb3c75fcb14e04d49} of its record closing high from February 19, as of Monday morning trading.

Investors digested a new slate of executive orders from President Donald