(CNBC) Stocks clawed back their earlier losses on Thursday after the World Health Organization quelled some of the fears around the deadly coronavirus.
The S&P 500 traded 0.1% higher while the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.2%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was traded just above breakeven after falling more than 200 points earlier in the day.
The WHO said it was a “bit too early to consider this event is a public health emergency of international concern.”
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