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Dow Jones Industrial Average rises 236 points
Microsoft and Apple jump
Eli Lilly trial and strong manufacturing data also lift market
Eli Lilly announced the start of a phase 3 trial of LY-CoV555, an experimental coronavirus antibody treatment that may prevent the virus from spreading among U.S. nursing home staffers and residents. The stock gained 1.70%. Stocks got a boost from better-than-expected manufacturing data. The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing PMI rose to 54.2 in July, topping a Dow Jones estimate of 53.8.
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