Mayor of London Sadiq Khan at the London Stock Exchange on March 5. Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images

Global stocks rose Friday in response to stronger-than-expected U.S. job growth and news that President Trump has agreed to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. On tariffs, "markets largely brushed aside confirmation that Trump was going ahead with his plan," and are now looking at which countries will be exempted, per the AP.

Global markets (as of 9:31am ET):

  • Dow (U.S.): +0.71%
  • CAC 40 (France): +0.62%
  • DAX (Germany): +0.19%
  • FTSE 100 (U.K.): +0.21%
  • Nikkei 225 (Japan): +0.47%
  • SSE Composite (China): +0.57%
  • KOSPI (South Korea): +1.08%

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Politics: The swing states where the pandemic is raging — Pence no longer expected to attend Barrett confirmation vote after COVID exposure.
  2. Health: 13 states set single-day case records last week
  3. Business: Where stimulus is needed most.
  4. Education: The dangerous instability of school re-openings.
  5. States: Nearly two dozen Minnesota COVID cases traced to 3 Trump campaign events
  6. World: Restrictions grow across Europe.
  7. Media: Fox News president and several hosts advised to quarantine.

Republicans and Dems react to Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation

President Trump stands with Judge Amy Coney Barrett after she took the constitutional oath to serve as a Supreme Court justice during a White House ceremony Monday night .Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

President Trump said Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Senate confirmation to the Supreme Court and her subsequent taking of the constitutional oath Monday was a "momentous day," as she she vowed to serve "without any fear or favour."

  • But as Republicans applauded the third conservative justice in four years, many Democrats including Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) warned of consequences to the rush to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ahead of the Nov. 3 election, with progressives leading calls to expand the court.
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CRISPR pioneer: "Science is on the ballot" in 2020

Photo: "Axios on HBO"

In her three decades in science, Jennifer Doudna said she has seen a gradual erosion of trust in the profession, but the recent Nobel Prize winner told "Axios on HBO" that the institution itself has been under assault from the current administration.

  • "I think science is on the ballot," Doudna said in the interview.

Why it matters: That has manifested itself in everything from how the federal government approaches climate change to the pandemic.