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    The Dow Jones Industrial Average has experienced a series of falls over the past week amid coronavirus concerns and failed OPEC deal talks.

    The Dow Jones index has gained 5.7% or 1,150 points on Tuesday as the markets reacted to the White House plan to bolster the economy to counter the impact of the new coronavirus.

    Other indices also advanced with the S&P 500 rising by 6.9% and the Nasdaq Composite Index climbing 7.1 %.

    The Trump administration is reportedly seeking to ask Congress to approve a massive economic stimulus package of around $850 billion to help the nation's economy recover from damages caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

    The US markets have suffered losses and halts of trading in the past week amid fears prompted by the coronavirus outbreak.

    Wall Street tumbled about 11 percent in Monday’s early trade on fears of a recession despite the central bank executing on Sunday an emergency rate cut - its second in two weeks - of one point and allocating $700 million for bond-buying to support financial markets.

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