U.S. stock futures were under pressure after President Donald Trump issued executive orders on two Chinese tech firms, and investors braced for the July jobs report.
"It's not like we can just avoid a deal and say it doesn't matter. And that's what I'm getting concerned about," CNBC's Jim Cramer said Thursday.
Democrats and the White House have struggled to strike a deal to boost an economy and health-care system damaged by the pandemic.
U.S. equity futures were lower Thursday ahead of the release of weekly jobless claims data.
President Donald Trump is expected to hold a press briefing on Wednesday as Republicans and Democrats find more common ground on the next coronavirus relief package.
Democrats and the White House are struggling to reach a coronavirus stimulus deal, but they seem to be moving closer on unemployment insurance.
Negotiators said they made progress but remain far from a coronavirus stimulus deal, which Mitch McConnell said he is prepared to support.
Dow futures were indicating an opening decline of around 90 points as coronavirus relief talks persist, Disney set to report earnings after the bell.
Pelosi, Schumer, Mnuchin and Meadows met Monday and cited progress toward a coronavirus relief bill but no agreement yet.
The top Democrats in Congress are not close to a deal with the White House to pump more money into the U.S. economy to ease the coronavirus' heavy toll, both sides said on Saturday.
Key unemployment benefits are expiring after Friday as Congress makes little progress toward a deal on another coronavirus relief bill.
The GOP and Democrats are far apart on a coronavirus relief bill as the White House suggests a short-term unemployment insurance extension.
McConnell said he would not bring up a coronavirus relief bill in the Senate that does not include liability protections.
Republicans released their coronavirus stimulus plan, the HEALS Act, but now they need to find a consensus with Democrats Pelosi and Schumer.
Recent data from the National Federation of Independent Business finds the majority of members surveyed have now used their entire PPP loan, with the remaining 29% not far behind.
"They have to die, because the consumer is moving into a different direction," Kevin O'Leary told CNBC.
Dow futures were higher Monday as White House officials signal what Republicans are willing to accept in a new coronavirus relief bill.
China's industrial profits for June soared 11.5% year-on-year, according to the country's National Bureau of Statistics.
"We've moved quickly before and I see no reason why we can't move quickly again," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.
"There's a $1,200 check coming, that's going to be part of the new package," Kudlow said in an interview on CNN.