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Trump Has Covid-19, Jobs Report, Amazon: 5 Things You Must Know

Here are five things you must know for Friday, Oct. 2:

1. — Stock Futures Slide After Trump Tests Positive for Covid-19

Stock futures declined sharply Friday and global stocks tumbled after President Donald Trump said early Friday that he tested positive for the coronavirus.

Contracts linked to the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 457 points, S&P 500 futures tumbled 58 points and Nasdaq futures were sliding 267 points.

Just before 1 a.m. ET, the president posted via Twitter that he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for the novel coronavirus, adding that the two “will get through this together.”

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