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U.S. markets to close on Wednesday in honor of George H.W. Bush

Major U.S. markets will be closed on Wednesday in honor of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush.

The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will both close on Wednesday in observance of the National Day of Mourning after Bush’s death Saturday at the age of 94.

Both the NYSE and Nasdaq will also observe a moment of silence at 9:20 a.m. ET on Monday.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday ordered the federal government to close on Wednesday out of respect for Bush.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will testify on Wednesday on the economic prospect before the congressional Joint Economic Committee. A spokesman for the committee did not respond immediately to questions on Saturday about whether the hearing would be re-scheduled.

 

Source: Reuters