U.S. stock higher in pre-market trading for,Dec 25.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 12,701.80 up with +0.40% percent or +50.50 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 30,099.50 up with +0.22% percent or +65.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,692.88 up with +0.31% percent or +11.38 point.

Friday’s Factors and Events

The United States will begin requiring people flying in from the U.K. to test negative for Covid-19 no more than 72 hours before departure, the CDC said in a late Thursday statement.

The announcement comes after the U.K. earlier this week said it identified a new strain of Covid-19 that appears to spread more quickly. The CDC said President Donald Trump will sign the order on Friday, Christmas Day, and the measure will go into effect starting Monday.

Thursday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 12,771.11 with a loss of – percent or  -36.80 point.the Dow is trading at 30,129.831 up with +percent or +114.32 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,690.01 with + percent or +2.75 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 2,003.95 with a loss of -0.16% percent or -3.15 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,121.51 with a loss of – percent or  ?0.23 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,315.36 up with + percent or +3.47 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,694.81 up with + percent or  +5.51 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,694.81 up with +percent or +5.51 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 2,098.73 up with +or +6.26 point.