Stock market live Monday: Dow ekes out gain, Tesla drops in S&P debut, travel shares fall

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U.S. equities opened lower on Monday amid investor fear about a new viral Covid strain in the U.K., but strength in Nike and bank stocks helped the Dow turn positive during afternoon trading. Meanwhile, shares of Tesla slid on the heels of the company joining the S&P 500.

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Correction: An earlier headline misstated the status of the Covid relief package. As of Monday morning, it faced votes in Congress.