Stock market live Thursday: Dow slips, energy stocks pop as Brent tops $50, Airbnb doubles in debut

This is a markets live blog for CNBC PRO subscribers that will be updated throughout the day.

Stocks were mostly flat on Thursday, following a decline in the previous session led by tech shares. Traders kept an eye on Washington as lawmakers try to reach a deal on additional fiscal stimulus. Meanwhile, Pfizer continued to roll out its vaccine in the U.K., and Canada recently cleared it for use. Jobless claims rose more than expected, creating investor uncertainty about the economy while Covid-19 cases surge in the U.S.

For continuous real-time insight on the market see below.