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What’s happening: Drugmaker AstraZeneca announced on Monday that its investigational Covid-19 vaccine is highly effective in large-scale trials – the latest of several vaccine trials to show promising results this month. US stocks rose early in the session, with the S&P 500 rising 0.5% for the last time. Last week, the S&P 500 and the …

There is enormous uncertainty in the stock market as investors enter one of the biggest weeks in recent history. Tomorrow’s presidential election won’t just determine who sits in the White House. The results in Congress could also have a major impact on fiscal stimulus measures as the coronavirus threatens to shut down the economy again. …