NewsWatch: Dow pops higher to join tech-driven rally as investors await Powell, Mnuchin testimony on the coronavirus response

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U.S. stock benchmarks rise near midday Tuesday, as investors await a congressional hearing featuring Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that could provide more investor guidance about the government’s economic response to the rising numbers of coronavirus cases. See full story.

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