U.S. stocks finished mostly higher but lost momentum within Thursday’s final hour of trade after the Wall Street Journal reported that Pfizer Inc.
PFE,
-1.74%

expects to ship half of the COVID vaccines it originally planned for this year because of supply-chain problems, but still expects to roll out more than a billion doses in 2021. The Dow Jones Industrial Average
DJIA,
+0.28%

closed up 0.3% at around 29,969, but off its best levels Thursday at 30,110.88, pushing it below a closing record. The S&P 500 index
SPX,
-0.06%

finished 0.1% lower at 3,667, off its intraday high at 3,682.73, while the Nasdaq Composite Index [: COMP] rose 0.2% at 12,377, but well off its best level at 12,439.02. Markets had surged higher on Thursday U.S. stock indexes took a leg higher on the session after the U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said reaching a compromise on another coronavirus fiscal package was possible, as long as Democrats moved toward Republican positions, offering some hope of progress toward a fiscal pact for bullish investors.


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