Deserted Times Square

The normally-busy Times Square is almost deserted as New Yorkers stay in their homes

Top US share indexes have jumped for a third day in a row as investors hope a giant government relief package will blunt the economic blow from the coronavirus.

The Dow Jones and S&P 500 both climbed more than 6%, capping their best three-day streaks since the Great Depression.

The Nasdaq ended higher for a second day, up 5.6%.

The rise came despite data showing a record 3.28 million Americans filed for unemployment last week.

Firms in line for aid, including Boeing, helped drive the gains.

Weeks of losses

Shares in the aerospace giant jumped nearly 14% on Thursday. The company – which was in dire straits prior to the coronavirus closures, due to two fatal crashes – has seen its share price nearly double since the start…

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