Stock futures open slightly higher with some states’ reopenings under way

Stock futures opened slightly higher Monday evening after a choppy session during the regular trading day, as investors weighed a plethora of developments impacting the health, economic, corporate profitability and geopolitical implications of the coronavirus pandemic. June crude oil futures (CL=F) extended gains, after settling higher for a fourth straight session and above $20 per […]

The cost of reopening the economy, in lives

Relaxing business closures and stay-at-home rules could cost 13,000 lives in Texas and 12,000 lives in Georgia by September 1. But it will also preserve $3.4 billion in statewide income in Texas, and $1.7 billion in Georgia. New York’s tougher restrictions will save...