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The economy is changing so fast. It’s hard to keep up. Get the latest on what’s happening in the economy right now with three-times-a day briefings from Marketplace. More than just the numbers, Marketplace brings you highlights from the most important stories about money, business and the economy. Have a minute? We’ll get you what you need. Get the Marketplace Minute, now.

Episode Date
Facebook oversight panel to review Trump suspension - Morning Briefing - Marketplace Minute - January 22, 2021
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The quasi-independent panel will have final say on whether the former president can return to Facebook; in setback for social media platform Parler, judge denies request for immediate return online; Google says it might turn off search in Australia
Jan 22, 2021
OSHA to enforce COVID-19 safety guidelines - Closing Bell - Marketplace Minute - January 21, 2021
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Stocks close mixed; unemployment claims fall slightly; Maersk loses shipping containers
Jan 21, 2021
Weekly jobless claims total 900,000 - Midday - Marketplace Minute - January 21, 2021
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Initial claims for unemployment benefits declined slightly from the week prior; President Biden allows agencies to use Defense Production Act for COVID response; poet Amanda Gorman becomes bestselling author - Midday - Marketplace Minute - January 21, 2021
Jan 21, 2021
Biden orders extensions of eviction and student loan repayment moratoriums - Morning Briefing - Marketplace Minute - January 21, 2021
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Rental eviction moratorium is extended at least through March; among other actions, Biden pauses ANWR drilling, cancels Keystone XL and fires National Labor Relations Board general counsel
Jan 21, 2021
SBA approves 60,000 new PPP loans - Closing Bell - Marketplace Minute - January 20, 2021
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Stocks rise, President Biden extends student loan payment freeze - Marketplace Minute - January 20, 2021
Jan 20, 2021
Wall Street opens near records - Midday - Marketplace Minute - January 20, 2021
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Amid transition of power, investors signal optimism; Yellen tells senators to “act big” on pandemic relief spending; Netflix stock soars after positive earnings report - Midday - Marketplace Minute - January 20, 2021
Jan 20, 2021
PPP loans target smaller borrowers - Morning Briefing - Marketplace Minute - January 20, 2021
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New round of PPP loans going to more small businesses in first week; Biden considering creation of antitrust czar, Reuters reports; official White House Twitter accounts set to switch to new administration
Jan 20, 2021
Big banks had a mostly successful year - Closing Bell - Marketplace Minute - January 19, 2021
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Stocks rise; Goldman Sachs profit doubles; Netflix adds subscribers - Closing Bell - Marketplace Minute - January 19, 2021
Jan 19, 2021
Janet Yellen calls for more fiscal aid for U.S. economy - Midday - Marketplace Minute - January 19, 2021
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Senate confirmation hearing held for treasury secretary nominee; Microsoft invests in GM’s Cruise autonomous vehicle startup; Parler partially back online - Midday - Marketplace Minute - January 19, 2021
Jan 19, 2021
Biden nominates financial regulators to key posts - Morning Briefing - Marketplace Minute - January 19, 2021
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Rohit Chopra, Gary Gensler are seen as tough on the financial industry; Canada scrambling to save Keystone XL pipeline; Stellantis makes stock market debut
Jan 19, 2021
Big banks report profits - January 15, 2021
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Stocks close lower; retail sales fall; JP Morgan reports record quarterly profit - January 15, 2021
Jan 15, 2021
Retail sales decline 0.7% in December - Midday - Marketplace Minute - January 15, 2021
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Retail sales declined the last three months of 2020; banks report better-than-expected quarterly earnings; automakers temporarily idle plants due to chip shortage
Jan 15, 2021
Biden unveils $1.9 trillion pandemic relief proposal - Morning Briefing - Marketplace Minute - January 15, 2021
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Key elements include extending unemployment aid, speeding up vaccinations; some companies offering stipends for workers to get vaccinated; major airlines bar checked firearms on flights to D.C.
Jan 15, 2021
Job market continues to struggle - Closing Bell - January 14, 2021
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Jobless claims are highest since August; mortgage rates tick up slightly; Delta posts annual loss - January 14, 2021
Jan 14, 2021
Labor Department: 965,000 new jobless claims last week - Midday - Marketplace Minute - January 14, 2021
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Weekly initial unemployment claims were higher than forecast; Biden to unveil additional stimulus; U.S. bans cotton from China’s Xinjiang region - Midday - Marketplace Minute - January 14, 2021
Jan 14, 2021
Watchdog says millions at stake in corporate cutoff of political donations - Morning Briefing - Marketplace Minute - January 14, 2021
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Report: $170 million donated to members of Congress who objected to Electoral College results; FAA tightens unruly passenger enforcement; Flo Health settles allegations of sharing user data without permission
Jan 14, 2021
Inflation at lowest level since 2020 - Closing Bell
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Gas prices rose in December; Fed says some sectors are recovering; Target says sales jumped at year-end.Marketplace Minute - January 13, 2021
Jan 13, 2021
New York City takes steps to terminate contracts with the Trump Organization - Midday - Marketplace Minute - January 13, 2021
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The city is trying to end agreements for operation of a Central Park carousel, plus skating rinks and a golf course. - Midday - Marketplace Minute - January 13, 2021
Jan 13, 2021
More corporations halt political donations after violence at Capitol - Morning Briefing - Marketplace Minute - January 13, 2021
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Walmart and Disney are the latest firms to announce a break in donations
Jan 13, 2021
Small business optimism falls - Closing Bell - Marketplace Minute - January 12, 2021
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Businesses are pessimistic about sales and expansion; layoffs rise in November - Marketplace Minute - January 12, 2021
Jan 12, 2021
New guidelines from the Trump administration on who gets the COVID vaccine - Midday - Marketplace Minute - January 12, 2021
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The administration is recommending that everyone over age 65 get vaccinated. - Midday - Marketplace Minute - January 12, 2021
Jan 12, 2021
More Twitter fallout from attack on Capitol - Morning Briefing - Marketplace Minute - January 12, 2021
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Twitter says it will suspend more than 70,000 accounts
Jan 12, 2021
Second Paycheck Protection Program opens - Closing Bell Marketplace Minute January 11, 2021
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Marketplace Minute - January 11, 2021
Jan 11, 2021
Tech stocks fall after President Trump is banned - Midday - Marketplace Minute - January 11, 2021
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Facebook and Twitter banned the president to prevent additional posts from Trump that could incite more violence. - Midday - Marketplace Minute - January 11, 2021
Jan 11, 2021
Major U.S. corporations suspend political donations - Morning Briefing - Marketplace Minute - January 11, 2021
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JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup are among those pausing donations after last week’s violence at the Capitol.
Jan 11, 2021
Economy lost jobs for the first time since April - Closing Bell - Marketplace Minute - January 8, 2021
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Job losses highest at restaurant and bars; consumer borrowing ticks up’ GM changes logo
Jan 08, 2021
Economy shed jobs in December - Midday - Marketplace Minute - January 8, 2021
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December saw net job loss of 140,000; Tesla stock surges on cheaper SUV model; Hyundai confirms early talks with Apple - Midday - Marketplace Minute - January 8, 2021
Jan 08, 2021
Aftermath of Capitol riot: firings, online account bans - Morning Briefing - Marketplace Minute - January 8, 2021
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Shopify is latest to shut down Trump’s online accounts; some lose jobs after being identified at Capitol riot; Simon & Schuster drops Sen. Josh Hawley’s book
Jan 08, 2021
Jobless claims hold steady - Closing Bell - Marketplace Minute - January 7, 2021
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New claims are first since federal topup kicked in; trade deficit widens
Jan 07, 2021
Investors maintain optimism, despite Capitol chaos - Midday - Marketplace Minute - January 7, 2021
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Markets on Wall Street and overseas rise after Biden win officially certified by Congress; weekly jobless claims dip slightly to 787,000; IRS says some Americans will get $600 stimulus payments as part of tax refunds, due to time constraints and errors - Midday - Marketplace Minute - January 7, 2021
Jan 07, 2021
Corporate America denounces mayhem at the Capitol - Morning Briefing - Marketplace Minute - January 7, 2021
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Head of powerful manufacturers’ group suggests invoking 25th Amendment; market reaction is muted, as investors look ahead
Jan 07, 2021
Early numbers indicate fewer jobs in December - Closing Bell - Marketplace Minute - January 6, 2021
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Stocks close mixed; 10-year yield rises; Neil Young sells music rights - Closing Bell - Marketplace Minute - January 6, 2021
Jan 06, 2021
Private employers shed jobs in December - Midday - Marketplace Minute - January 6, 2021
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For first time since April, private payrolls show net job loss; Trump administration opens oil drilling bidding in Alaska wildlife refuge; Neil Young sells 50% stake in song catalog - Midday - Marketplace Minute - January 6, 2021
Jan 06, 2021
The Georgia election is moving markets - Morning Briefing - Marketplace Minute - January 6, 2021
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Investors reacting to increasing likelihood of more Big Tech regulation and more government bond debt; President Trump issues new Chinese app bans; confusion at NYSE over fate of Chinese telecom listings
Jan 06, 2021
World Bank downgrades economic projections - Closing Bell - Marketplace Minute - January 5, 2021
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Stocks close higher; automakers report full-year sales slump - Closing Bell - Marketplace Minute - January 5, 2021
Jan 05, 2021
U.S. manufacturing activity picks up in December - Midday - Marketplace Minute - January 5, 2021
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The increased factory activity is sign of strong demand; cryptocurrency trading volumes hit all-time high; Bentley sales spike in 2020 - Midday - Marketplace Minute - January 5, 2021
Jan 05, 2021
Market volatility returns amid tight Senate runoff elections - Morning Briefing - Marketplace Minute - January 5, 2021
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Overseas markets are mixed after Wall Street sell-off; drugmakers raise prices for 2021; NYSE reverses plan to delist Chinese telecoms
Jan 05, 2021
December manufacturing activity picks up - Closing Bell - Marketplace Minute - January 4, 2021
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Stocks close down; JP Morgan shutters healthcare venture with Amazon and Berkshire Hathaway - Closing Bell - Marketplace Minute - January 4, 2021
Jan 04, 2021
Google workers say they want to unionize - Midday - Marketplace Minute - January 4, 2021
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Communications Workers of America claims more than 200 workers have signed on; Moderna ups forecast for vaccine production; billionaires became $1.8 trillion richer in 2020, Bloomberg finds - Midday - Marketplace Minute - January 4, 2021
Jan 04, 2021
PSA-Fiat Chrysler merger faces shareholder vote - Morning Briefing - Marketplace Minute - January 4, 2021
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Post-merger job cuts are expected; aviation reinsurance rates rise; Quibi in talks to sell content to Roku, WSJ reports
Jan 04, 2021
Stocks defied the global pandemic - Closing Bell - Marketplace Minute - December 31, 2020
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All three indices rise over the year; unemployment claims drop; US widens tariffs on EU imports - Closing Bell - Marketplace Minute - December 31, 2020
Dec 31, 2020
Jobless claims fall for the second week in a row - Midday - Marketplace Minute - December 31, 2020
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New state unemployment claims fell to 787,000; S&P 500 dividend payments hit new record; U.S. dollar down more than 7% in 2020 - Midday - Marketplace Minute - December 31, 2020
Dec 31, 2020
No quick vote in Senate on $2,000 stimulus checks - Morning Briefing - Marketplace Minute - December 31, 2020
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Senate unlikely to consider larger stimulus payments; gas prices rise as more Americans take to the roads; Apple removes 39,000 games from China app store
Dec 31, 2020
Treasury kicks off relief payments - Closing Bell - Marketplace Minute - December 30, 2020
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Paper checks mailed today; France resumes digital services tax; FCC announces new robocall rules
Dec 30, 2020
China-E.U. leaders reach business investment deal - Midday - Marketplace Minute - December 30, 2020
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If ratified, the agreement would give the E.U. more access to China’s economy; Bitcoin’s value touches new high; Intel facing pressure from activist hedge fund
Dec 30, 2020
AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine gets first approval - Morning Briefing - Marketplace Minute - December 30, 2020
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The vaccine is cheaper and easier to transport; Treasury Department starts sending out $600 stimulus payments; Apple loses copyright lawsuit against startup Corellium
Dec 30, 2020
McConnell blocks vote on bigger checks - Closing Bell - Marketplace Minute - December 29, 2020
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Senate could take up larger relief checks at a later date; stocks fall
Dec 29, 2020
Home prices rose in October at fastest pace in six years - Midday - Marketplace Minute - December 29, 2020
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Demand for homes is outpacing supply; a fifth COVID-19 vaccine candidate enters late-stage human trials in U.S.; American Airlines resumes domestic flights on 737 Max
Dec 29, 2020
Pandemic aid delay could take weeks - December 29, 2020
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Federal unemployment aid could take two to three weeks to restart; markets cheer developments in Washington; FAA sets new drone rules
Dec 29, 2020
House Democrats press for $2,000 relief checks - Closing Bell - Marketplace Minute - December 28, 2020
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Stocks close up after relief bill; ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ sets pandemic box office record
Dec 28, 2020
Markets rise after pandemic relief bill signed - Midday - Marketplace Minute - December 28, 2020
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S&P 500 is on track for big annual gain; Advisor says Biden to invoke Defense Production Act for pandemic response; EPA set to finalize airplane emissions standards
Dec 28, 2020
House to vote on $2000 stimulus checks - Morning Briefing - Marketplace Minute - December 28, 2020
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Most Republican lawmakers oppose larger stimulus payments; COVID-19 relief package creates first federal rental assistance program; markets offer muted response to pandemic aid
Dec 28, 2020
Mortgage rates hit new lows - Closing Bell
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UK and EU ink trade deal; mortgage rates hit new low; 1.2 million people fly ahead of holiday weekend
Dec 24, 2020
Brexit trade deal reached - MM Midday - Marketplace Minute - December 24, 2020
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Deal means Britain will make orderly exit from E.U. common market; House GOP blocks fast-track approval of $2000 stimulus checks; California grants its first permit for self-driving cars
Dec 24, 2020
Markets await possible Brexit deal - Morning Briefing - Marketplace Minute - December 24, 2020
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Negotiators are said to be putting finishing touches on E.U.-U.K. trade deal; federal judge blocks Medicare drug price rule change; American Airlines recalling furloughed workers
Dec 24, 2020
Household spending falls
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Fall in spending is first in seven months; income drops; jobless claims fall
Dec 23, 2020
Labor Department: 803,000 new jobless claims last week - Midday - Marketplace Minute - December 23, 2020
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The weekly jobless number was lower than expected, but still elevated; consumer spending declines in November; Democratic leaders support Trump call for $2,000 stimulus checks
Dec 23, 2020
President Trump demands more stimulus - Morning Briefing - Marketplace Minute - December 23, 2020
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Trump’s comments put fate of $900 billion pandemic relief package into question; U.S. and Pfizer negotiating for more vaccine doses
Dec 23, 2020
DOJ sues Walmart over opioid crisis - Closing Bell - Marketplace Minute - December 22, 2020
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Walmart defends pharmacists; consumer confidence falls - Closing Bell - Marketplace Minute - December 22, 2020
Dec 22, 2020
Consumer confidence declines sharply in December - Midday - December 22, 2020
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The consumer confidence index reflects pandemic-related pessimism; existing home sales decline in November; Apple shares rise on promise of vehicle development; MGM, home of “James Bond,” reportedly exploring sale
Dec 22, 2020
Congress boosts FAA, curbs surprise medical bills
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Just-passed spending bills include language to increase FAA oversight, and are aimed at ending surprise medical billing; Tesla stock falls 6.5% on its first day in S&P 500
Dec 22, 2020
Stocks close mixed on Monday - Marketplace Minute - December 21, 2020
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Marketplace Minute - December 21, 2020
Dec 21, 2020
Markets tumble on fears of more infectious coronavirus strain
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U.K. lockdown and travel bans sent European markets reeling; major airline stocks fell on the fresh pandemic fears; IBM acquires cloud computing startup Nordcloud
Dec 21, 2020
Congress to vote on pandemic relief deal
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The $900 billion deal extends federal unemployment benefits; European stocks down on news of U.K. lockdown, new virus strain; Tesla poised to debut on S&P 500
Dec 21, 2020
Stocks close lower Friday - Marketplace Minute - December 18, 2020
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Personal income drops in every state; business earnings rise; Sony offers refunds for Cyberpunk 2077
Dec 18, 2020
The head of the FDA says it’ll move quickly to authorize the Moderna coronavirus vaccine Marketplace Minute - December 18, 2020
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Once that happens, Moderna is expected to start shipping nearly 6 million doses.
Dec 18, 2020
Doses of a second coronavirus vaccine may soon be headed to U.S. hospitals - Marketplace Minute - December 18, 2020
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The Food and Drug Administration could approve Moderna’s vaccine by late today
Dec 18, 2020
Stocks close up on Thursday Marketplace Minute - December 17, 2020
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Unemployment claims rise; Robinhood settles with SEC, teens are using less tobacco
Dec 17, 2020
New claims for state unemployment benefits rise to the highest level in three months Marketplace Minute - December 17, 2020
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Initial claims jumped to 885,000 last week, more than economists expected.
Dec 17, 2020
A few sticking points are keeping Congress from reaching a deal on a coronavirus relief package - Marketplace Minute - December 17, 2020
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Negotiations are expected to continue today. Lawmakers are closing in on a deal that includes $600 stimulus checks for most Americans
Dec 17, 2020
Stocks close mixed on Wednesday - Marketplace Minute - December 16, 2020
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Retail spending drops in November; checking account balances are falling; Bitcoin tops $20,000 - Marketplace Minute - December 16, 2020
Dec 16, 2020
A new COVID relief package could be announced as soon as today
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It would avoid the most controversial proposals that negotiators couldn’t agree on.
Dec 16, 2020
Congressional leaders say they’re making progress on another COVID relief package
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They’re negotiating the terms of a relief bill that would be attached to a spending bill Congress must pass by Friday to keep the government from running out of money
Dec 16, 2020
A solidly “up” day on Wall Street.
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Investors were cheered by apparent momentum for a bipartisan COVID relief bill passing Congress before year-end.
Dec 15, 2020
Another coronavirus vaccine appears poised for approval
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The Food and Drug Administration issued a report today saying Moderna Inc.’s vaccine is 94.1% effective at preventing COVID-19.
Dec 15, 2020
It’s make or break time for coronavirus relief
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We’ll hear from congressional leaders today on any progress they’re making toward a relief package. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer each have press conferences scheduled.
Dec 15, 2020
Stocks close mixed - December 14, 2020
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Fed says household spending could rise; DOJ settles with UAW on corruption prove
Dec 14, 2020
Pfizer says it’s trying to get the U.S. more coronavirus vaccine
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Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said today that the U.S. government wants 100 million more doses in the second quarter of next year.
Dec 14, 2020
The coronavirus vaccine rollout begins
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Trucks full of the new vaccine pulled out of Pfizer’s plants yesterday morning. The vaccine was put on FedEx and UPS planes, which brought it to distribution hubs in Tennessee and Kentucky
Dec 14, 2020
U.S. officials: Pfizer vaccine approval imminent
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Azar: U.S. vaccinations could begin next week; producer price index little changed in November; consumer sentiment improves; key Brexit deadline nears
Dec 11, 2020
Pandemic relief talks hit a roadblock
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell casts doubt on bipartisan deal; Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline vaccine suffers setback; Airbnb stock poised for modest pullback after big debut
Dec 11, 2020
Marketplace Minute - December 11, 2020
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Marketplace Minute - December 11, 2020
Dec 11, 2020
Weekly jobless claims rise sharply
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Initial state claims rose to 853,000 last week; Uber wants early vaccine access for drivers; European Central Bank pumps up pandemic response
Dec 10, 2020
Lawmakers buy more time to reach pandemic relief deal
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A one-week funding bill extends deadline for a deal; Airbnb set for IPO; GE settles SEC probe for $200 million
Dec 10, 2020
Stocks finish Thursday mixed
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New unemployment claims rise; Airbnb stock starts trading
Dec 10, 2020
Stocks close lower
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FTC and state AGs launch Facebook antitrust suit; DoorDash stock starts trading.
Dec 09, 2020
Biden expected to name Vilsack as agriculture secretary
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Vilsack was agriculture secretary during Obama administration; Fannie, Freddie case heads to Supreme Court; trial starts over Citigroup erroneous payment
Dec 09, 2020
White House offers new pandemic relief proposal
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White House suggests $600 one-time stimulus payments, but no supplemental unemployment aid; Australian legislators debate online news law; DoorDash set to make stock market debut at $102 a share
Dec 09, 2020
Stocks close higher on December 8, 2020
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Productivity rises; McDonald’s ends happy meal subsidy
Dec 08, 2020
FDA moves closer to approving Pfizer’s COVID vaccine
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Analysis finds vaccine is protective against COVID-19; millions of smart devices are vulnerable to hacking, U.S. agency warns; American Airlines expands COVID testing to all domestic flight destinations
Dec 08, 2020
Lawmakers to pass government funding extension
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Negotiations continue over pandemic relief; Uber selling off key autonomous vehicle unit; second federal judge blocks TikTok ban
Dec 08, 2020
Stocks close mixed
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Consumer debt growth slows; AirBNB boosts pricing ahead of IPO; Bob Dylan sells publishing rights
Dec 07, 2020
Biggest U.S. lender weighs in on pandemic aid
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JPMorgan Chase report offers policy recommendations; China’s global trade surplus grows in November; Bob Dylan’s entire music catalog sold
Dec 07, 2020
Congress nearing another pandemic aid deal
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Bipartisan agreement on $300 weekly supplemental jobless benefits; Capital One bars buy-now-pay-later transactions; Airbnb to raise IPO valuation
Dec 07, 2020
Stocks close higher after jobs report
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Job growth slows in November; trade deficit widens; Cadillac dealers bail on electric vehicles
Dec 04, 2020
Jobs recovery slows in November
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Economy added only 245,000 jobs; trade deficit grew to $63 billion in October; Warner Bros. to debut 2021 films online in U.S.
Dec 04, 2020
Support growing for additional pandemic aid
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$900 billion bipartisan compromise bill prompts renewed calls for additional pandemic relief; OPEC agrees to modest output gains; Pfizer says supply chain issues slowed vaccine production
Dec 04, 2020
Stocks close mixed Thursday
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Jobless claims fall slightly; Kroger says sales growth is slowing
Dec 03, 2020
712,000 new state jobless claims filed last week
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Labor Department’s numbers show employers are still slashing jobs; Congress clears bill to increase regulatory scrutiny of Chinese companies; Chevron cutting costs amid oil price collapse
Dec 03, 2020
A new push for another round of pandemic aid
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Biden, Democratic leaders encourage new bipartisan effort; latest aid proposal would send $300 per week in supplemental jobless aid; Fed’s Beige Book shows November declines in economic optimism
Dec 03, 2020
Stocks close mixed
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Early jobs estimates fall short; FedEx buys e-commerce shipping rival
Dec 02, 2020
ADP’s November jobs report misses expectations
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Private employers hired 307,000 workers in November; Philadelphia Reserve president predicts economic growth will moderate; Biden tells The New York Times no immediate changes to China tariffs
Dec 02, 2020
U.K. first to approve Pfizer’s COVID vaccine
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U.K. to begin distributing the vaccine next week; Salesforce to buy Slack for $27.7 billion; Trump threatens veto of defense spending bill unless Section 230 protections axed; American corporations urge U.S. to rejoin Paris climate agreement 
Dec 02, 2020
Stocks close higher
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New relief package in the works; NASDAQ proposes board diversity requirements
Dec 01, 2020
Wall Street opens higher on slate of positive news
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Vaccine shipments and strong China growth fueled investor optimism; Cyber Monday broke online sales record; Nasdaq wants to enforce a diversity requirement
Dec 01, 2020
Powell, Mnuchin to testify at Senate hearing
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The Fed chair and treasury secretary will discuss economic recovery; Tesla to join S&P 500 in one step, not two; Biden to introduce economic advisers
Dec 01, 2020
Stocks close lower
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President-elect announces economic team; accountability office finds flaws in unemployment data
Nov 30, 2020
Moderna applies for U.S. approval for Covid-19 vaccine
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The drugmaker is the second to seek U.S. regulatory approval; Biden to announce key economic nominees; S&P Global to purchase IHS Markit for $44 billion
Nov 30, 2020
Black Friday during pandemic brings mixed results
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Shoppers stayed away from brick-and-mortar stores, but online sales increased; Trump administration to ban U.S. investment in more Chinese companies, Reuters says; Brexit nears final deadline
Nov 30, 2020
Stocks on the Upswing
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Stocks, Shopping, AirTravel, Lobsters
Nov 27, 2020
AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine may get additional trial
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The vaccine has faced questions over its trial results; officials to test flights from U.S. to Rome without quarantine; EU lifts tariffs on Maine lobster
Nov 27, 2020
Stocks close mixed ahead of trading holiday
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Several government relief programs are set to expire by the end of the year
Nov 25, 2020
Jobless claims rise for the second week in a row
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Weekly state unemployment claims totaled 778,000 last week; ViacomCBS sells Simon & Schuster to rival publishing house Penguin Random House; farming equipment maker John Deere beats earnings estimates
Nov 25, 2020
Regulators consider allowing gig workers to be paid in stocks
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SEC’s pilot program would test idea of partial pay through equity; OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty; Boeing’s 737 Max nears clearance in Europe
Nov 25, 2020
Stocks close higher as Dow hits milestone
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Dow crosses 30,000 mark for the first time; McCormick will add Cholula to its hot sauce portfolio
Nov 24, 2020
Consumer confidence drops in November
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The closely-watched index fell more than five points; Tesla’s valuation breaches $500 billion; Best Buy signals uncertainty about holiday shopping period
Nov 24, 2020
Global indices rise on positive transition and vaccine news
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Investors reacting to AstraZeneca’s vaccine trial results, and White House cooperation with Biden transition; Yellen reportedly is Biden’s pick for Treasury Secretary; GM backs out of vehicle emissions lawsuit
Nov 24, 2020
Stocks start shortened week higher
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Biden picks Janet Yellen for Treasury; business activity picks up; new COVID-19 restrictions to take effect
Nov 23, 2020
Air travel picks up for holiday, despite COVID warnings
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Millions passed through airports over the weekend; Las Vegas casinos under tightening COVID restrictions; Guitar Center files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Nov 23, 2020
AstraZeneca says COVID vaccine up to 90% effective
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The British drugmaker pledges to sell the vaccine without profit; U.S. regulator says COVID vaccinations could start as early as next month; G-20 leaders pledge vaccine cooperation
Nov 23, 2020
Stocks close lower to end week
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Treasury Secretary to let Fed programs expire; sporting goods are still selling
Nov 20, 2020
Mnuchin says returned Fed money should go to more stimulus
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The Treasury secretary is pushing back on criticism for ending several Fed emergency lending programs; Pfizer applies for COVID vaccine authorization; Trump, China’s Xi meet in APEC summit
Nov 20, 2020
Mnuchin to end funding for key Fed lending programs
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Treasury Secretary says the programs are no longer needed, but central bank disagrees; feds, states nearing a Facebook antitrust lawsuit; United, American end international flight change fees 
Nov 20, 2020
Stocks close higher while unemployment claims rise
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Businesses face new restrictions; housing market hits new highs; Buzzfeed to buy HuffPost
Nov 19, 2020
Weekly jobless claims rise to 742,000
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The unexpected increase was the first in five weeks; initial results show AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine builds immunity in elderly; Macy’s predicts weak holiday shopping season
Nov 19, 2020
Obama memoir sells 890,000 copies in 24 hours
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“A Promised Land” sets modern-day record for presidential memoirs; APEC leaders sound optimism over incoming Biden administration; U.S. airlines renew calls for more aid
Nov 19, 2020
Stocks close lower Wednesday
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Home Depot says sales rise; 12 million will lose benefits after Christmas
Nov 18, 2020
Boeing 737 Max cleared to fly again
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FAA lifted the plane’s grounding after two years of review; Pfizer gathers final safety data for COVID vaccine; home construction rises 4.9% in October
Nov 18, 2020
U.S. approves first at-home COVID test
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The test comes from a Silicon Valley startup; Shelton’s Fed nomination stalls in Senate; Dolly Parton helped fund Moderna vaccine research; FAA expected to clear Boeing’s 737 Max
Nov 18, 2020
Stocks close lower as consumer spending slows
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Retail spending slows; credit card balances fall; Walmart posts sales gains
Nov 17, 2020
Retail sales slow in October
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Retail sales grew 0.3%, below expectations; Walmart profits surge 56% in latest quarter; Amazon gets into prescription drug business 
Nov 17, 2020
Twitter, Facebook CEOs testify at Senate hearing, again
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Senators are expected to grill Zuckerberg and Dorsey on misinformation handling; Pfizer testing vaccine delivery in four U.S. states; Tesla to join S&P 500
Nov 17, 2020
More positive vaccine news drives stocks to record high
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Moderna is the latest drug-maker to tout the effectiveness of its covid-19 vaccine, in late-stage trials.
Nov 16, 2020
Moderna says vaccine 94.5% effective in early results
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Drugmaker Moderna says initial trials show highly effective vaccine; markets rise on positive vaccine news; Biden to speak about rebuilding the economy
Nov 16, 2020
Asia-Pacific countries sign a major China-backed trade deal
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The deal excludes the U.S.; China says economy gaining steam; global markets rise following trade deal
Nov 16, 2020
Stocks finish higher after volatile week
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Stocks rise for the week; Doordash reveals strong revenue gains
Nov 13, 2020
SEC charges former Wells Fargo execs
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The charges stem from Wells Fargo’s fake accounts scandal; producer prices rise 0.3% in October; DoorDash discloses IPO filing
Nov 13, 2020
The world’s top central bankers sound warnings
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Vaccine hopes won’t be enough to prop up economies, bankers warn; home prices rise in all parts of the country; U.S. sets new budget deficit records
Nov 13, 2020
Stocks close down as COVID-19 cases rise
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Commerce Department halts TikTok shutdown; JetBlue plans to reopen seats
Nov 12, 2020
709,000 new jobless claims filed last week
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Weekly job losses slow to their lowest rate since March; consumer prices remain steady in October; 165 companies complain about Google’s search practices 
Nov 12, 2020
TikTok owner asks U.S. appeals court to intervene
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Trump’s divestiture order is scheduled to take effect today; questions raised over Trump legal fight fundraising; American Airlines restarts flights to China
Nov 12, 2020
Stocks close mixed as tech shares rally
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Singles’ Day sets records; Facebook and Google extend ad ban
Nov 11, 2020
Tech stocks rally at market open
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Tech-heavy Nasdaq opened higher; BMW to debut all-electric SUV in 2022; Alibaba rakes in more than $70B in sales on China’s Singles’ Day
Nov 11, 2020
Biden transition advisers include execs from Big Tech and unions
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Also among list of advisers are tech industry critics and banking executives; Senate Republicans unveil mostly bipartisan spending bill; Honda promises next level of driving autonomy within months
Nov 11, 2020
Tech stocks drag down NASDAQ for second day
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Stocks close mixed; Spotify buys podcast ad business; Apple unveils computers with in-house chips
Nov 10, 2020
EU files antitrust case against Amazon
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Europe’s antitrust regulator says the online retailer unfairly uses data; BioNTech says new vaccine will be priced below market rates; Supreme court hears arguments in case challenging Obamacare
Nov 10, 2020
EU imposes $4 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods
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The retaliatory tariffs go into effect Tuesday; markets more subdued after vaccine news rally; J.C. Penney to emerge from bankruptcy with new owners
Nov 10, 2020
Stocks mostly close higher on vaccine news
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Dow and S&P see sharp gains; Pfizer looks toward regulatory approval
Nov 09, 2020
Stocks surge on positive vaccine news
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Pfizer, BioNTech say their COVID-19 vaccine is more than 90% effective; stocks soar on vaccine news, election results; Biden to convene COVID-19 task force 
Nov 09, 2020
Markets rally post U.S. election
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Global indices rallied; President-elect Biden to meet with COVID task force; Virgin Hyperloop completes first passenger ride
Nov 09, 2020
People have been borrowing more lately
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Stocks close mixed; unemployment rate ticks down; Hershey sales rise
Nov 06, 2020
The jobless rate drops to 6.9% in October, but growth slows
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Job growth slowed to 638,000; Arizona voters approve new tax to pay for education; Hershey beats earnings estimates partly on sales of baking goods
Nov 06, 2020
Global markets mixed after gains earlier in the week
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Wall Street futures point down, a day after stock rally; social media platforms take action against baseless voter fraud claims; Washington state Supreme Court rules farmworkers should get overtime
Nov 06, 2020
DOJ sues to block Visa’s fintech acquisition
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Stocks close higher; Fed keeps rates unchanged
Nov 05, 2020
751,000 new jobless claims filed last week
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Jobless claims dropped slightly, but remained high; markets up on assumption of divided election result; Airbnb planning IPO debut
Nov 05, 2020
Investors buy into growing possibility of divided U.S. government
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Stocks and futures were up around the globe; McConnell says Senate to focus on pandemic relief; Nintendo earnings soar 
Nov 05, 2020
Stocks rise as vote count continues
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Indices post strong gains despite ongoing tally; Uber and Lyft score victory in California
Nov 04, 2020
Investors rebalancing amid uncertain election outcome
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Wall Street indexes head higher; investors rebalance on potential of various election outcomes; online bettors bet on Biden victory; Twitter, Facebook label Trump’s misleading election posts
Nov 04, 2020
Volatility in global markets amid U.S. election uncertainty
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Global markets mixed morning after U.S. election ends; voters approve drug legalization measures in various states; California voters approve employee exemption for Lyft, Uber; Florida voters approve $15 minimum wage
Nov 04, 2020
World’s biggest IPO is put on hold
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Stocks rise; authorities halt Ant Financial IPO; AMC and Universal will sell movies online
Nov 03, 2020
Investors signal optimism as U.S. election draws to close
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Markets rallied around the world; Ant Group IPO suspended; oil giant Saudi Aramco third quarter net profit drops 44.6%
Nov 03, 2020
Major indices rise around globe ahead of U.S. election
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In Europe, Asia, U.S., indices are pointing up; Florida voting on $15 minimum wage; Walmart gets rid of inventory-tracking robots
Nov 03, 2020
Friendly’s files for bankruptcy protection
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Stocks close up; Manufacturing grows; Clorox reports stronger sales
Nov 02, 2020
Volatility remains in pre-election markets
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Wall Street stocks up after last week’s losses; much of Europe going back into lockdown; Friendly’s restaurant chain files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy 
Nov 02, 2020
Two shopping mall operators file for bankruptcy protection
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Mall operators are restructuring amid plummeting business; oil prices down amid uncertainty, new European lockdowns; Obamacare open enrollment begins
Nov 02, 2020
Fed broadens Main Street lending program...again
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Stocks close lower; consumer spending rises; Fed lowers minimum loan size
Oct 30, 2020
Consumer spending rose 1.4% in September
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Consumers’ income rose 0.9% in September; Exxon Mobil posts quarterly loss, announces steep cuts; Starbucks upbeat about 2021 sales
Oct 30, 2020
Mixed earnings results from Big Tech
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Apple, Twitter disappoint in quarterly results reporting; Walmart removes firearms displays as precaution; Netflix hikes subscription prices
Oct 30, 2020
Oil prices are still pressuring producers
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Stocks rise, GDP shows some signs of recovery, brewers report sales gains
Oct 29, 2020
U.S. sees record GDP growth July through September
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GDP increases at 33.1% annualized rate; 751,000 new state jobless claims last week; Disneyland Paris closing again
Oct 29, 2020
Feds warn hospitals of ransomware risk
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A hacking group could be planning massive attacks, authorities say; Remdesivir sales total $873 million in third quarter; J.C. Penney expects to emerge from bankruptcy by holidays
Oct 29, 2020
Stocks fall again amid rising COVID-19 cases
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UPS deliveries rise; Boeing plans job cuts
Oct 28, 2020
Investors send stocks lower on pandemic concerns
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Markets volatile around the world amid rising coronavirus infections; Big Tech CEOs caution Congress over Section 230 changes; Boeing to cut 30,000 jobs
Oct 28, 2020
Big Tech CEOs to appear at Senate hearing
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Hearing expected to focus on Section 230 protections; EPA approves dicamba weedkillers; T-Mobile launches streaming TV service
Oct 28, 2020
Confidence stalls, manufacturing rises.
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A mixed bag of economic data and stock performance. 
Oct 27, 2020
Consumer confidence slips in October
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Consumers surveyed were more pessimistic about jobs; durable goods orders rise in September; Shopify is teaming up with TikTok; Waymo and Daimler to develop autonomous semi-truck
Oct 27, 2020
Market volatility increases ahead of U.S. election
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Wall Street’s ‘fear gauge’ rose sharply yesterday; AstraZeneca vaccine shows promising trial results; Las Vegas’ Venetian and Palazzo casinos exploring sale
Oct 27, 2020
Stocks plummet as COVID-19 cases rise
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Dunkin parent in talks to go private; new home sales dip slightly
Oct 26, 2020
Hopes fade for pandemic relief before election
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Pelosi says she’s awaiting White House response to latest demands; Wall Street opens lower amid rising coronavirus infections; Hasbro reports jump in board game sales 
Oct 26, 2020
Markets head lower amid rising coronavirus cases
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Investors react to rising coronavirus cases and election uncertainty; Pelosi waiting for White House response in relief negotiations; Facebook making election violence contingency plans, Wall Street Journal reports
Oct 26, 2020
Business activity picks up
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Stocks close mixed; most states are seeing economic growth
Oct 23, 2020
No new progress reported in pandemic relief talks
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Prospects of a relief deal before election growing dim; California appeals court rules Lyft, Uber drivers should be employees; American Express profit slumps
Oct 23, 2020
Walmart suing feds over opioid case
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Pre-emptive suit seeks to head off government civil action; 30-year mortgage rates hit new low; Gap to largely exit malls
Oct 23, 2020
Existing home sales rise again
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Stocks rise; unemployment claims fall slightly; UPS to boost employees’ rainy day funds
Oct 22, 2020
Weekly jobless claims decline to 787,000
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Still elevated, initial claims declined unexpectedly last week; Southwest and American Airlines post steep quarterly losses; AT&T’s revenue declines amid cinema closures
Oct 22, 2020
Pandemic relief deal delayed again, possibly until after election
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The White House and Democrats are scheduled to talk again today; Quibi plans to shut down; Tesla reports profit for fifth straight quarter
Oct 22, 2020
PayPal brings cryptocurrencies to the platform
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Stocks drop, Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to criminal charges; Quibi reportedly shutting down
Oct 21, 2020
Pandemic relief talks entering ‘new phase’
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White House signals progress in talks for more pandemic aid; Purdue Pharma to plead guilty to criminal charges, The AP reports; PayPal to allow cryptocurrency use
Oct 21, 2020
Legal experts weigh in on Google antitrust case
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Google lawsuit similar to Microsoft case, experts say; negotiations continue over pandemic relief, despite missed deadline; Netflix short of subscriber growth forecast 
Oct 21, 2020
Household cleaning products fly off the shelves
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Stocks rise; DOJ launches antitrust suit against Google; airline fares drop
Oct 20, 2020
U.S. files antitrust lawsuit against Google
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The lawsuit is focused on Google’s search dominance; housing starts increase in September by 1.9%; Brexit talks at standstill
Oct 20, 2020
Pandemic relief talks reach deadline day
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Tuesday is the self-imposed deadline to reach a deal before the election; Wisconsin says Foxconn not living up to promises; NASA awards Nokia contract for wireless network on the moon 
Oct 20, 2020
A big country’s economy is growing. It’s not ours.
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Stocks fall; China says GDP is rising; ConocoPhillips expands into Permian Basin
Oct 19, 2020
CVS Health to hire 15,000 workers
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The pharmacy giant expects a pandemic surge; investors await Netflix results; ConocoPhillips makes major shale acquisition
Oct 19, 2020
Pandemic relief talks get Tuesday deadline
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Pelosi says deal needed Tuesday to pass bill before election; China’s economy grows 4.9% in last quarter; American Airlines says Boeing 737 MAX jets could return to sky before end of year
Oct 19, 2020
Retail sales rise...as industrial production falls
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Stocks close up; new Congressional report says the Treasury Department instructed banks to favor existing customers
Oct 16, 2020
Retail sales rise 1.9% in September
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Consumers spent more on cars, clothing and dining out; the consumer sentiment index inches up in October; Pfizer says vaccine may be ready before end of year
Oct 16, 2020
Senate has competing pandemic relief plans
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Majority Leader McConnell says Senate prefers smaller spending bill; Democratic senators question Amazon’s worker treatment; judge skeptical of government over WeChat ban
Oct 16, 2020
Stocks fall as new unemployment claims rise
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Rise in claims provides more evidence of a stagnant recovery; college attendance drops
Oct 15, 2020
Weekly jobless claims rise
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898,000 people filed for state unemployment aid last week; Mnuchin says talks on more pandemic relief to continue; overseas markets decline on dimming stimulus hopes
Oct 15, 2020
Hopes fading for more pandemic relief before election
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Mnuchin says deal before election would be difficult; investors growing pessimistic about more U.S. pandemic relief; IMF expects record global debt due to pandemic response
Oct 15, 2020
Trading desks drive Goldman earnings
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Stocks fall; more banks report earnings; Pilgrim’s Pride announces plea deal over price fixing
Oct 14, 2020
More bank earnings paint mixed picture
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Goldman Sachs shined, while others struggled; YouTube pledges to remove vaccine misinformation; “simple” Twitter hack shows vulnerabilities, probe concludes
Oct 14, 2020
EU wins right to impose $4 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods
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The latest twist is in a long-running dispute over aircraft manufacturer subsidies; Pilgrim’s Pride agrees to $110 million fine to settle price-fixing probe; Delta posts $5.4 billion loss in third quarter
Oct 14, 2020
Banks think they have enough reserves set aside
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Stocks fall; banks report earnings; Maersk announces job cuts
Oct 13, 2020
Climb in consumer prices slows to a crawl
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The consumer price index rose 0.2% in September; bank earnings beat expectations; Chevy Bolt fires under scrutiny 
Oct 13, 2020
Another large-scale coronavirus vaccine trial hits pause
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Johnson & Johnson temporarily pauses trial after unexplained illness; China’s exports accelerate in September; Disney reorganizes to elevate streaming services 
Oct 13, 2020
Big retails kick off holiday sales events
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Stocks close higher; big week for bank earnings; Nobel Prize in Economics Sciences awarded
Oct 12, 2020
Reports: Major hacking network may have targeted U.S. election
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Microsoft says hackers were installing malware on government computers; two Americans win economics Nobel; new global tax policy proposed for Big Tech
Oct 12, 2020
White House calls for limited pandemic aid, amid impasse
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Bipartisan opposition to latest White House offer; Gulf of Mexico oil production ramping back up; Mallinckrodt, opioid drug manufacturer, files for bankruptcy
Oct 12, 2020
Looks like relief aid is back on the menu
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Talks resume on broad relief package; time is tight before the election.
Oct 09, 2020
Investors cheer hopeful signs in U.S. stimulus talks
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Stocks were up around the world; Nobel Peace Prize awarded to U.N. World Food Programme; WarnerMedia planning job cuts, WSJ says
Oct 09, 2020
Hurricane Delta shutters Gulf of Mexico oil production
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92% of the Gulf’s offshore oil production was offline; Facebook, Twitter stop accounts allegedly tied to illegitimate influence campaigns; federal budget deficit grows to $3.1 trillion
Oct 09, 2020
Congressional battle over relief aid continues
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House Democrats push for broad relief package; unemployment claims tick down slightly; McDonalds sees sales gains.
Oct 08, 2020
Weekly jobless claims signal a slowing recovery
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840,000 people filed new state unemployment claims; OPEC sees oil demand plateauing in 2030; Bank of America to offer small loans to customers
Oct 08, 2020
Pandemic relief talks turn to airlines
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Airlines are asking for an additional $25 billion; World Bank forecasts 100 million more in extreme poverty; Facebook adopts new election rules
Oct 08, 2020
President Trump calls for limited relief aid
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Negotiations over relief package are still off; stocks rise; credit card balances fall
Oct 07, 2020
White House wants piecemeal pandemic aid
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White House chief of staff says comprehensive aid package unlikely; Gulf of Mexico offshore oil production halting ahead of another hurricane; investors await details of the Fed’s new inflation policy
Oct 07, 2020
Markets head higher despite end of pandemic relief talks
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Markets appeared to shrug off Trump’s decision; Big Tech criticizes House antitrust report; Supreme Court to hear arguments in Google-Oracle copyright fight 
Oct 07, 2020
President Trump calls off relief aid until after election
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Stocks fall after announcement; trade gap widens in August
Oct 06, 2020
U.S. trade deficit soars in August
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The U.S. trade deficit grew to a 14-year high; pandemic’s impact on world trade less than initially feared; business jet clients mostly undeterred
Oct 06, 2020
Congress antitrust report on Big Tech expected this week
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Report a ‘call to break up’ tech giants, Republican lawmaker says; Southwest asks workers for voluntary pay cuts; K-pop group BTS’ management company shares lackluster on conscription worries 
Oct 06, 2020
Regal Cinemas shuts down locations
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Stocks rise; services sector grew last month; theater chain says it has no movies to show
Oct 05, 2020
White House signals desire for coronavirus relief deal
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White House chief of staff says coronavirus relief deal possible; drug industry deal would be worth $13 billion; Europe growth slows after rising infections
Oct 05, 2020
Stocks rise on news Trump health improving
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Stock futures are pointing up on Wall Street; Cineworld to shut Regal Cinemas in U.S.; Pope Francis calls for economic change
Oct 05, 2020
As the pandemic continues, women are leaving the workforce
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Job market shows a stagnating recovery; women face long-term employment challenges
Oct 02, 2020
Markets lower after Trump tests positive for coronavirus
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Wall Street and European stocks were down on the news; talks for more coronavirus relief yield no deal, yet; U.S. employment growth slows further
Oct 02, 2020
President Trump’s early-morning tweet announcing that he has coronavirus leaves a lot of questions unanswered
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Traders react to the uncertainty caused by President Trump’s positive COVID test
Oct 02, 2020
Pickup sales are on the rise
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Stocks rise; incomes drop as enhanced unemployment benefits expire; GM says pickup sales are up
Oct 01, 2020
837,000 initial jobless claims filed last week
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State unemployment claims declined 4% from prior week; talks continue on another round of pandemic relief; Trump administration proposes more airline aid
Oct 01, 2020
Airline job cuts begin
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United, American say they’ll begin furloughs; House postpones vote on latest coronavirus relief bill; trading halted on Tokyo stock exchange
Oct 01, 2020
Disney announces theme park layoffs
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Stocks close up; PPP forgiveness will start soon; SEC awards whistleblowers
Sep 30, 2020
Private employers step up hiring in September
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Companies added 750,000 jobs; airline workers brace for layoffs without more aid; Mnuchin urges airlines to wait
Sep 30, 2020
Markets mixed after first U.S. presidential debate
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Markets around the globe are reacting to the first debate; more coronavirus relief talks planned; Disney to lay off 28,000 workers
Sep 30, 2020
Hot sauce sales are up
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Stocks close lower; retail bankruptcies rise
Sep 29, 2020
Consumer confidence shoots up in September
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Consumer confidence improves to highest level since March; July’s 4.8% increase in home prices is higher than expected; Target takes aim at Amazon’s Prime Day
Sep 29, 2020
House Democrats offer $2.2 trillion relief bill
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The latest offer from Dems aims to restart stalled COVID relief talks; bipartisan bill expected to address airplane safety; hospital operator Universal Health Services hit by suspected ransomware attack
Sep 29, 2020
United Airlines pilots cut deal to avoid furloughs
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Stocks close higher Monday; Amazon announces Prime Day
Sep 28, 2020
President Trump still won’t say how much he paid in taxes
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The president responds to a New York Times report that says he only paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017.
Sep 28, 2020
A last-minute reprieve for TikTok
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A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from banning the video app from U.S. app stores.
Sep 28, 2020
Stocks close higher after a volatile week
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Stocks were mixed over the week; durable goods orders rise.
Sep 25, 2020
Durable goods orders are slowing down
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The Census Bureau reported this morning that orders for durable goods in August increased just four-tenths of a percent.
Sep 25, 2020
Initial jobless claims come in higher than expected
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The Labor Department reported today that 870,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits for the first time last week, about 20,000 more than expected.
Sep 25, 2020
United announces rapid COVID-19 tests
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Stocks close up; unemployment claims stay high; new home sales surge.
Sep 24, 2020
Initial jobless claims come in higher than expected.
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The Labor Department reported today that 870,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits for the first time last week, about 20,000 more than expected.
Sep 24, 2020
Johnson & Johnson starts a final-stage drug trial of a new COVID-19 vaccine
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The company plans to enroll up to 60,000 volunteers across three continents.
Sep 24, 2020
Stocks fall sharply Wednesday
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Manufacturing grows slowly in September; CA announces all-EV mandate by 2035
Sep 23, 2020
Another indicator suggests the economic recovery is slowing
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IHS Markit says growth has slowed in service industries; investors jeer Tesla’s ‘battery day’ announcement; Wells Fargo CEO apologizes for comments over diversifying hiring
Sep 23, 2020
House passes bipartisan stopgap budget deal
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The measure funds the federal government through Dec. 11; House passes ban on Chinese imports made with suspected forced labor; big tech stocks rally again
Sep 23, 2020
The housing market is still hot
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Stocks close up; existing home sales jump again; Walmart ends one-way shopping
Sep 22, 2020
Fed Chair testifies on Capitol Hill
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Powell, Mnuchin to testify on economic measures; existing home sales and prices rise in August; Ralph Lauren plans job cuts
Sep 22, 2020
Chinese newspaper calls TikTok deal “unfair”
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TikTok-Oracle-Walmart deal remains in limbo; Quibi exploring options, report says; Asian markets lower after Wall Street tumble; Fed Chair Powell heads to Capitol Hill
Sep 22, 2020
Microsoft bets big on video games
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Microsoft will buy Bethesda Softworks; stocks fall; CBO projects budget deficit will double US economy by 2050
Sep 21, 2020
TikTok saga continues
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Trump says U.S. TikTok must be controlled by American firms; stocks down on pandemic aid concerns; Nikola founder steps down
Sep 21, 2020
Reports: global banks moved funds despite suspicions
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Shares of some major banks decline sharply; China’s ByteDance says it still owns TikTok in U.S.; judge blocks WeChat ban 
Sep 21, 2020
Stocks End the Week on the Downside
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9/18/2020  Beras/MM Closing Bell/Karr  Episode Title: Stocks End the Week on the Downside Episode Summary: Stocks,   GONG: :02 I’m Erika Beras with the Marketplace Minute. STORY 1 Stocks Ended the Week on the Downside The Dow was down nearly a percent.  The S&P and the NASDAQ were both down more than a percent. All three indexes were down for the week.  STORY 2 The Trump Administration will begin barring downloads and use of the apps TikTok and WeChat on Sunday.  U.S. officials say this is because of national security concerns - the apps are Chinese owned.   TikTok has 50 million daily active users in the U.S.  STORY 3 The U.S. Agriculture Department released details of a second round of Covid-19 aid for farmers, which will pay up to $14 billion dollars to producers of corn, soybeans, wheat, livestock, dairy and tobacco.  This follows a 19 billion dollar relief program in April. Less than 10 billion of that has been paid out to date.  STORY 4 Americans showed a bit more optimism in the latest survey of consumer sentiment from the University of Michigan...the index rose about five points.  CLOSE I’m Erika Beras with the Marketplace Minute.
Sep 18, 2020
WeChat, TikTok bans headed for reality
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WeChat ban, TikTok partial ban to take effect Sunday; current account deficit soars 50%; consumer sentiment improves 
Sep 18, 2020
Trump offers $13 billion in more aid to farmers
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Trump announces additional aid at Wisconsin campaign rally; The Fed plans second round of bank tests; oil prices rise
Sep 18, 2020
Stocks slide, NYC schools delay reopening
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Stocks, Schools, Unemployment, Airlines 
Sep 17, 2020
860,000 jobless claims last week
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Weekly jobless claims stuck at elevated levels; airline CEOs in Washington to press case for more aid; stocks slide on disappointing jobs news
Sep 17, 2020
Global stocks down after Fed announcement
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The Fed signaled no new actions to prop up economy; Gulf of Mexico oil production resumes; Raytheon cutting 15,000 jobs
Sep 17, 2020
Stocks Close Up
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Stocks, Fed, Spending, NY Furloughs
Sep 16, 2020
Trump administration releases vaccine distribution plan
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Vaccines will be free, according to federal plan; House report faults Boeing, FAA over 737 Max safety failures; retail sales slow in August
Sep 16, 2020
WTO rules against Trump’s China tariffs
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The World Trade Organization says tariffs on Chinese goods are illegal; Senators grill Google over online ad business; Fed’s policy statement due out today 
Sep 16, 2020
Kraft Heinz slices up its cheese business
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Stocks close up; DOJ investigates electric-truck startup; Molson Coors partners with Yuengling
Sep 15, 2020
Manufacturing, inflation indicators rise
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Manufacturing output increases in August; import prices also rise; Facebook buys REI’s HQ
Sep 15, 2020
Fed begins key meeting after inflation target change
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Investors watching for hints on Fed action over new policy; Daimler agrees to $2.2 billion diesel settlement; Apple expected to unveil new watches and iPads 
Sep 15, 2020
Treasury Department will review TikTok-Oracle deal
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Stocks close up; Verizon buys TracFone; Delta uses loyalty program as loan collateral
Sep 14, 2020
World oil demand down more than previously thought
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OPEC says oil demand will not fully recover next year; Airbus warns of more jobs cuts; Amazon goes on another hiring spree
Sep 14, 2020
Reports: Oracle wins bid for TikTok
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TikTok will not sell, but will partner with Oracle, according to reports; Nvidia to purchase Arm for $40 billion; oil prices rise ahead of Tropical Storm Sally
Sep 14, 2020
Stocks end the week down
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NASDAQ posts worst week since March; deficit climbs above $3 trillion; used car prices rise
Sep 11, 2020
We’re paying more for used cars and trucks
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The federal government released August inflation figures today.
Sep 11, 2020
Charges in attempts to steal pandemic relief loan money
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The Justice Department charges 57 people with attempted theft
Sep 11, 2020
Citigroup names first woman to lead bank
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Stocks fall; Citi names first woman CEO; unemployment claims stay steady
Sep 10, 2020
Another 884,000 people filed for unemployment last week
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Almost 30 million Americans are now unemployed.
Sep 10, 2020
Investors brace for more volatility
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Tech stocks recovered yesterday
Sep 10, 2020
Stocks close up after three-day decline
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Job openings rise; LVMH abandons bid for Tiffany; imports surge
Sep 09, 2020
US stocks open higher
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The Dow, NASDAQ and S&P 500 were all up, after three days of sharp selling.
Sep 09, 2020
AstraZeneca pauses its coronavirus vaccine trials
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The pause is due to an unexplained illness in a study participant
Sep 09, 2020
Stock slide continues
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GM announces electric pickup partnership; Tesla doesn’t join the S&P 500
Sep 08, 2020
Stocks fall at market open
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The Dow, S&P 50 and NASDAQ all opened lower today.
Sep 08, 2020
Traders return from a long Labor Day weekend today
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They’re watching for any signs of a stock market rally
Sep 08, 2020
Stocks fall again Friday
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Jobs report comes in stronger than expected; trading platforms suffer outages
Sep 04, 2020
Unemployment rate falls to 8.4% in August
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While the unemployment rate fell, the rate of job growth slowed; stocks were buoyed by the jobs report; world’s first electric hydrofoil speedboat makes debut
Sep 04, 2020
Stock futures point up following sell-off
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Dow and S&P 500 set for modest gains; Apple delays privacy feature; Google antitrust lawsuit is near, Reuters reports
Sep 04, 2020
Stocks fall sharply Thursday
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Labor Department shifts unemployment calculations; Facebook plans election ad restrictions
Sep 03, 2020
Weekly jobless claims decline to 880,000
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Initial claims were at their lowest last week since the pandemic hit; GM and Honda deepen alliance; Campbell Soup expects demand to slow
Sep 03, 2020
Fed survey finds pessimism
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The Fed’s Beige Book finds pandemic malaise; SEC investigating Robinhood, report says; McDonald’s files trademark complaint over “Big Jack”
Sep 03, 2020
US debt will be bigger than US GDP
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CBO debt projections are highest since WWII; stocks close up; Macy’s says sales are down but improving
Sep 02, 2020
August private payrolls weaker than expected
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ADP shows fewer new jobs than expected; Ford to cut 1,400 jobs; Macy’s sales losses less than feared
Sep 02, 2020
CDC empowered to halt some evictions
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CDC could help some renters amid pandemic aid impasse; Unilever to end fossil fuel use in cleaning products; Lego sales increase
Sep 02, 2020
It’s a recession, but manufacturing is doing well.
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Stocks close higher; manufacturing index rises for fourth straight month; Black ex-franchise owners sue McDonalds for discrimination
Sep 01, 2020
Manufacturing sector sees gains in August
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Manufacturing jobs did not follow, despite gains in factory activity; McDonald’s lawsuit accuses chain of racial bias; Walmart unveils new subscription plan
Sep 01, 2020
Stocks notch record gains
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The S&P 500 index had a great August; Delta, American also drop change fees; Apple preparing 5G iPhones
Sep 01, 2020
Big companies are trying to lure consumers
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Stocks close mixed; United ends change fees; Chase and Mastercard launch new rewards card
Aug 31, 2020
S&P 500 headed for big finish
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August was a great month for the key stock index; TikTok suitors’ shares down; “Tenet” film debuts strong overseas
Aug 31, 2020
Trump administration releases payroll tax holiday guidance
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Business group says questions remain over payroll tax holiday; Chinese government issues new rules during TikTok sale talks; United Airlines permanently waives change fees 
Aug 31, 2020
Layoffs continue throughout the US
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Stocks end the week higher; consumer spending rises; MGM Resorts announces layoffs
Aug 28, 2020
Consumer spending rebound slows in July
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Consumer spending grew 1.9% in July, after a higher June jump; Abbott shares buoyed by $750 million test deal; S&P 500 hits another record high
Aug 28, 2020
Capital One cuts credit limits
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The card issuer cut limits for some customers; United warns of pilot job cuts; Musk: Tesla factory targeted in attempted cyberattack 
Aug 28, 2020
The Fed isn’t so worried about inflation
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Stocks closed mixed; Fed announces major policy shift; jobless claims remain high
Aug 27, 2020
The Fed changes inflation target
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The Fed will now tolerate higher inflation to spur job growth; weekly jobless claims top 1 million again; second-quarter GDP contraction revised to 31.7%
Aug 27, 2020
TikTok CEO resigns amid political pressure
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TikTok is suing the Trump Administration over proposed ban; FDA approves $5 rapid COVID-19 test; investors await Powell speech
Aug 27, 2020
Sporting goods are selling well these days
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Durable goods rise again in July; Apple iOS update could impact Facebook’s ad business
Aug 26, 2020
Durable goods up 11.2% in July
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Transportation led gains in durable goods; mortgage applications soar; data company Palantir to go public
Aug 26, 2020
Investors await Fed summit
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Fed chair may signal change on inflation policy; Teva indicted on price-fixing charges; Gulf oil production shuts down ahead of Hurricane Laura 
Aug 26, 2020
The Dow is making some big changes
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Stocks closed mix; Dow switch reflects a focus on tech; American Airlines plans layoffs
Aug 25, 2020
Consumer confidence drops in August
103
Consumer confidence falls for second month; home prices and sales rise; Alphabet launches insurance subsidiary 
Aug 25, 2020
U.S. judge’s ruling won’t restore Fortnite, for now
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Apple blocked from unplugging Epic’s Unreal Engine; Officials reaffirm U.S.-China trade deal; changes coming to Dow index
Aug 25, 2020
Coronavirus has kept inflation in check
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Aug 24, 2020
Economists see risk of double-dip recession
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Survey finds one-in-four chance of another dip; Facebook pays French back taxes; stocks surge on additional COVID treatment
Aug 24, 2020
Microsoft joins Epic Games-Apple battle
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Microsoft says Epic fight could hurt its video game business; global markets rally on blood plasma treatment approval; Gulf storms threaten oil rigs
Aug 24, 2020
Stocks end the week higher
104
Housing market shows strong demand; delinquency rate rises
Aug 21, 2020
Serious mortgage delinquencies rise sharply
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Numbers of mortgages 90+ days overdue is at a 10-year high; home sales skyrocket in July; Facebook supports data portability 
Aug 21, 2020
Appeals court stays Uber, Lyft order
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The ride-hailing companies can operate as usual for now; federal prosecutors charge ex-Uber security chief; Facebook’s Zuckerberg testifies in antitrust probe
Aug 21, 2020
Job market weakness could continue for years
103
Stocks close up; unemployment claims rise after weeks of declines
Aug 20, 2020
Initial jobless claims are back on the rise
104
Claims rose to 1.1 million after dropping a week earlier; American Airlines warns of canceled flights; Airbnb bans house parties
Aug 20, 2020
Markets down after Fed outlook
104
The Fed’s cautious outlook dampens investor optimism; Apple’s valuation hits $2 trillion; Airbnb preps for IPO
Aug 20, 2020
Hotels are in big trouble
100
Stocks close down; Target sales jump; hotel delinquencies rise
Aug 19, 2020
Target’s quarterly sales soar
104
Target’s online sales tripled; Lowe’s reports 34% sales growth; Citigroup sues to recover erroneous payments
Aug 19, 2020
Pandemic relief talks remain stalled
104
A smaller deal might be possible, Reuters reports; U.S.-China trade talks on hold; S&P hits record high
Aug 19, 2020
Home Depot sales jump
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Stocks closed mixed; housing starts rise in July; USPS postpones operational changes
Aug 18, 2020
Housing starts grow 23.4% in July
103
Housing construction saw a boom in July; Walmart sales soar; Home Depot boosted by DIYers 
Aug 18, 2020
Trump’s unemployment aid plan gets tepid reception
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Report: just 18 states plan to sign up for Trump’s unemployment aid plan; Battle between Epic Games and Apple heats up; Oracle said to be interested in TikTok
Aug 18, 2020
Mortgage delinquencies are on the rise
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Stocks close mixed; delinquencies jump as homebuilders are optimistic
Aug 17, 2020
Homebuilder optimism at record high
103
Homebuilders are optimistic about single-family home market; Chinese firm is barred from using U.S. tech for chips; Domino’s hiring 20,000 U.S. workers
Aug 17, 2020
IRS gives some parents more stimulus
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Parents have more time to claim dependents; Google opposes proposed Australian regulation to pay for news
Aug 17, 2020
Retail sales and manufacturing rise
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People spent more on electronics; businesses pay off bank debt; stocks close mixed
Aug 14, 2020
Retail spending up in July, but slowing
103
U.S. consumers kept spending, despite pandemic’s resurgence; productivity rises as working hours drop; Google won’t respond to Hong Kong authorities
Aug 14, 2020
Economists weigh in on additional pandemic relief
105
White House economists say pandemic relief worked; Survey: Economists support $600 weekly unemployment aid; Fortnite maker sues Apple, Google 
Aug 14, 2020
City leaders are losing tax revenue
102
Stocks close mixed; unemployment claims drop; Apple drops Fortnite from App Store
Aug 13, 2020
Initial weekly jobless claims fall below 1 million
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Claims are below 1 million for first time since mid-March; Uber, Lyft say they may suspend California operations; AMC offers 15-cent movie tickets
Aug 13, 2020
U.S. budget deficit hits record
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Federal deficit is at $2.8 trillion; business group says “uncertainty” surrounds payroll tax deferment; San Francisco DA demands DoorDash workers be classified as employees
Aug 13, 2020
S&P 500 rises to near record
102
Stocks rise; consumer prices pick up; Stein Mart files for bankruptcy protection
Aug 12, 2020
Pandemic relief deal remains elusive
103
Mnuchin says no deal is possible; consumer prices rise in July; Tesla splits its stock
Aug 12, 2020
Mortgage delinquencies on the rise
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Delinquency rate doubled in May; Android devices will send earthquake alerts; Moderna is latest with vaccine deal
Aug 12, 2020
Wholesale prices rise in July
104
Stocks drop; energy prices lead gains; Microsoft delays Halo release
Aug 11, 2020
Analysts say Trump relief plan not enough
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Economists: Trump actions provide fraction of needed aid; producer price index rises in July; China auto sales increase
Aug 11, 2020
Governors call for pandemic relief bill
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State governors say Trump plan too costly; Pentagon to auction spectrum for 5G; TSA: more passengers at airports
Aug 11, 2020
Job openings rise in June
103
Stocks close mixed; budget deficit shrinks on extended tax deadline
Aug 10, 2020
White House: relief bill compromise possible
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Trump says Pelosi, Schumer want to meet; June job openings reached 5.9 million; McDonald’s sues former CEO
Aug 10, 2020
Markets mixed after Trump orders
104
Investors assessing effects of relief orders; profit plunges at world’s largest oil producer; mall owner profits forecast down
Aug 10, 2020
Stocks Close Up: August 7, 2020
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Stocks, Tariffs, Jobs, USPS
Aug 07, 2020
U.S. gains 1.8 million jobs in July
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Pace of hiring slowed last month; study says millions of Americans at risk of losing homes; Pfizer, Gilead to jointly manufacture remdesivir 
Aug 07, 2020
Small Business relief ends Saturday
104
PPP deadline approaching; pandemic relief talks make little progress; Chinese exports grow 
Aug 07, 2020
Stocks Close Up: August 6, 2020
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Stocks, NRA, Unemployment, A Decline in Household Debt
Aug 06, 2020
Jobless claims down slightly, still historic levels
104
Jobless claims remained above 1 million; MetLife projects 200,000 COVID-19 deaths; ViacomCBS gains streaming subscribers
Aug 06, 2020
Pandemic relief talks make little new progress
105
White House threatens executive action if talks fail; Republican Senators back more airline aid; Toyota global sales cut in half
Aug 06, 2020
Stocks Close Up: August 5, 2020
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Stocks, Gold, Wayfair, Checkpoints
Aug 05, 2020
U.S. trade deficit shrinks
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U.S. trade deficit declines 7.5% in June; private payroll growth slows; Johnson & Johnson strikes COVID-19 vaccine deal
Aug 05, 2020
More progress in coronavirus relief talks
104
Negotiators aim for a deal on coronavirus relief by end of week; gold hits new record; U.S. reportedly seeks billions from opioid maker Purdue Pharma
Aug 05, 2020
Stocks Close Up: August 4. 2020
105
Stocks, Kodak, National Parks, Booking.com 
Aug 04, 2020
Factory orders rise in June
105
Factory orders were up 6.2% in June; E.U. regulators probe Google-FitBit deal; Clorox Wipes in short supply; Radio City Christmas show canceled
Aug 04, 2020
Minor progress in relief bill negotiations
104
Impasse remains over extending $600-per-week benefits; BP shares rise on future plans; FAA calls for Boeing 737 Max design changes
Aug 04, 2020
Stocks Close Up: August 3, 2020
105
Stocks, Manufacturing Numbers, ADT and Google and Tyson CEO.
Aug 03, 2020
Dallas Fed president weighs in on unemployment aid
105
Robert Kaplan says $600 a week helped economy; manufacturing, construction spending grow; Google buys stake in ADT
Aug 03, 2020
No deal yet on more pandemic aid
104
White House, Democrats at odds over unemployment aid; Lord & Taylor, Men’s Wearhouse file for bankruptcy; Microsoft in talks for TikTok
Aug 03, 2020
Consumer spending rises in June
105
Savings rate dips but remains high; stocks close up
Jul 31, 2020
Consumer spending on the mend
105
Consumer spending rebounds in June; wage growth slows; U.S. awards $2.1 billion for a potential COVID-19 vaccine 
Jul 31, 2020
Big Tech reports big profits
104
Amazon, Apple and Facebook post sales growth; Twitter says hackers called employees; Australia demands Google, Facebook pay for news
Jul 31, 2020
Stocks closed mixed after GDP drop
104
Consumer spending drove growth numbers; Procter & Gamble sees gains
Jul 30, 2020
GDP contracts by a historic 32.9%
105
Second-quarter U.S. GDP dropped at an unprecedented rate; Initial jobless claims at 1.4 million; Comcast posts broadband gains
Jul 30, 2020
Historic economic contraction forecast
104
U.S. GDP expected to drop by one-third in second quarter; Airbus cuts production; Shopify and Samsung see growth
Jul 30, 2020
Fed chair says politicians need to act
104
Stocks close up; Fed leaves rates unchanged; GM posts loss
Jul 29, 2020
Boeing slashing production
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Boeing lost $2.4 billion last quarter; GM losses top $800 million; Amazon’s Bezos makes first congressional appearance
Jul 29, 2020
Tech CEOs to testify before Congress
105
Big Tech CEOs to appear at an antitrust hearing; SBA inspector general warns of potential fraud; Universal, AMC reach deal on releasing films
Jul 29, 2020
Consumers are getting gloomier
104
Stocks fall; Fed expands relief programs; Harley-Davidson reports loss
Jul 28, 2020
Consumer confidence declines
104
Consumer confidence weakened in July; corporate earnings show losses; global air travel forecast darkens
Jul 28, 2020
Lawmakers negotiate next pandemic relief
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Democrats criticize GOP plan; two Republicans oppose Trump’s Fed nominee; Fed officials meet 
Jul 28, 2020
Google says work from home for another year
103
Stocks close higher; gold prices rise
Jul 27, 2020
U.S. starts first large-scale vaccine test
104
Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine is first to enter final trials; durable goods orders rise in June; Facebook delays earnings for congressional hearing
Jul 27, 2020
GOP to unveil aid plan
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GOP leaders to unveil latest pandemic aid plan; Gold prices hit record high; Banking regulator eases hiring rules
Jul 27, 2020
New home sales jump
104
Stocks end the week down; American Express sees less business travel
Jul 24, 2020
New home sales hit the roof in June
105
New home sales are up almost 14% from May; American Express profits take a big hit; Disney cancels the planned August release of the movie Mulan. 
Jul 24, 2020
China orders U.S. to close consulate
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China says Washington has 72 hours to close its consulate in Chengdu; coronavirus relief bill delayed; Intel reports earnings.
Jul 24, 2020
Jobless claims rise
102
Uptick ends a months-long streak of declines; stocks fall
Jul 23, 2020
Initial jobless claims are up again
104
Another 1.4 million people applied for unemployment benefits for the first time; Republicans appear to have a relief package deal; Twitter revenue falls.
Jul 23, 2020
We could see another coronavirus relief bill today
104
Senate Republicans could unveil their latest coronavirus relief package as soon as today; and the former chief executive of Wirecard is arrested again.
Jul 23, 2020
Housing is the economy’s bright spot
103
Existing home sales rise in June; stocks close mixed; Tesla reports profit
Jul 22, 2020
U.S. to buy 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses
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The federal government agrees to buy 100 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine later this year; China vows retaliation for the closure of its Houston consulate; existing home sales shot up last month.
Jul 22, 2020
U.S. accuses Chinese hackers of spying on American companies
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The Justice Department says two Chinese hackers stole trade secrets and intellectual property; the Senate Banking Committee approves controversial Federal Reserve nominee Judy Shelton; Microsoft reports fiscal fourth-quarter earnings
Jul 22, 2020
Congress and the White House meet on relief aid
102
Coca-Cola revenue falls; Walmart will close on Thanksgiving
Jul 21, 2020
Florida teachers sue over school re-openings
105
The teachers say it’s not safe to reopen Florida schools now; LinkedIn lays off employees; Coca-Cola earnings fall.
Jul 21, 2020
Discussions today on a new coronavirus relief bill
105
Trump administration officials scheduled to meet today with congressional Democrats; the EU agrees on a new coronavirus aid package; eBay acquires part of a Norwegian company.
Jul 21, 2020
Chevron buys Noble Energy
104
Stocks rise; oil deal is first since pandemic started; egg demand jumps
Jul 20, 2020
Senate rolling out another coronavirus relief bill
105
Senate Republicans are expected to roll out another coronavirus relief package this week; workers in more than 25 U.S. cities are expected to participate in a “Strike for Black Lives” today; Halliburton reports second-quarter earnings.
Jul 20, 2020
Congress debates more coronavirus aid
104
The big question: will Congress renew the $600-per-week unemployment subsidy?
Jul 20, 2020
Home construction rises in June
103
Stocks close mixed; consumer sentiment falls
Jul 17, 2020
New home construction accelerates
104
Housing starts jump 17.3% in June; consumer sentiment sours; L.L. Bean branches out
Jul 17, 2020
Netflix reports pandemic growth
104
Netflix added 10 million subscribers; British Airways retires iconic 747s; United reaches furlough deal with pilots
Jul 17, 2020
Retail sales jump...but will it last?
59
Stocks close down; mortgage rates fall to historic lows
Jul 16, 2020
Retail sales rose in June
105
7.5% increase in retail sales; 1.3 million new jobless claims; Bank of America profits plunge
Jul 16, 2020
Chinese economy enters recovery
104
Chinese economy grew 3.2%; American Airlines sends furlough notices; unemployed Americans spent more, study finds
Jul 16, 2020
Manufacturing jumps in June
102
Apple wins EU court case, auto manufacturing picks up, Walmart mandates mask wearing.
Jul 15, 2020
A big ruling in favor of Apple
105
Apple wins big in European court; OPEC considers oil supply increases; NBC Universal’s Peacock streaming service launches
Jul 15, 2020
Investors optimistic over vaccine trial result
104
Optimism over vaccine trial fuels stocks; policymakers cautious about economic outlook; Trump to ease environmental rules for infrastructure regulations.
Jul 15, 2020
Big banks are worried about the future
104
Stocks close up; banks set aside loan loss reserves; prices rise
Jul 14, 2020
Banks report pandemic effects
105
Three major banks set aside $25 billion for potential defaults; retail prices increase in June; Delta scales back flights.
Jul 14, 2020
Record 5.4 million Americans are newly uninsured
104
Record job losses have led to record health insurance loss; U.K. authorities to reject Chinese 5G provider; “smart” grocery carts are coming.
Jul 14, 2020
Budget deficit balloons in June
105
Stocks rise on Monday; Tesla could join the S&P 500
Jul 13, 2020
U.S., China engage in tit-for-tat sanctions
105
China sanctions U.S. senators, congressman; U.S. fast-tracks two more COVID-19 vaccine candidates; PepsiCo reports strong earnings.
Jul 13, 2020
Corporate earnings to show pandemic impact
104
A host of earnings and economic data to come; oil supply cuts to ease; Bill Gates’ vaccine warning.
Jul 13, 2020
A strong week for Wall Street
104
Stocks rally . . . COVID-19 cases soar . . . and producer prices fall on weak consumer demand. 
Jul 10, 2020
Producer prices weaken in June
105
Producer prices unexpectedly fall; Twitter’s Dorsey funds universal income experiment; oil demand weakens.
Jul 10, 2020
Biden unveils “Buy American” economic plan
104
Biden’s economic recovery plan emphasizes manufacturing, tech; global oil industry recovering slowly; Disney World reopens.
Jul 10, 2020
New jobless claims top 1 million for 16th week
104
A mixed day for stocks; federal pandemic payments may be extended; and United warns of furloughs in the fall
Jul 09, 2020
1.3 million unemployment claims
105
New unemployment claims remain high; United Airlines prepares job cuts; Wells Fargo donates to small businesses.
Jul 09, 2020
United Airlines prepares job cuts
104
United sends furlough notices; Fed chiefs warn of economic stall; Musk forecasts autonomous cars. 
Jul 09, 2020
Brooks Brothers files for bankruptcy
102
Storied chain has faced declining suit sales and the COVID-19 pandemic; stocks close up
Jul 08, 2020
Supreme Court upholds birth control religious exemption
105
Supreme Court rules employers can deny birth control coverage on religious and moral grounds; report says Facebook has not done enough to protect users; Londoners get Uber Boat.
Jul 08, 2020
Global unemployment takes big hit
104
Report suggests grim jobs outlook; profits for COVID-19 disinformation sites; Facebook meeting disappoints boycott organizers
Jul 08, 2020
Stocks drop Tuesday
105
Job openings increase in May; all 50 states see declines in Q1 GDP
Jul 07, 2020
U.S. strikes new deals for potential COVID-19 vaccine
105
U.S. government is backing two potential vaccines; more airlines file to get rescue loans; economists call for more cash payments.
Jul 07, 2020
Biggest PPP loan recipients revealed
104
Some aid recipients were well-connected; McConnell signals another relief bill coming.
Jul 07, 2020
Stocks rise as service sector grows
104
Service-sector index increases in June; corporate borrowing falls; Treasury releases PPP data
Jul 06, 2020
Uber gets takeout
104
Uber-Postmates deal worth $2.6 billion; services sector sees growth; global investors signal optimism. 
Jul 06, 2020
Buffett bets big on natural gas
104
A $10 billion natural gas deal; Ford sells more SUVs in China; global markets rally on optimism.
Jul 06, 2020
Stocks close higher on jobs numbers
105
Unemployment ticks down; trade deficit widens
Jul 02, 2020
June added 4.8 million jobs
105
Record job growth in June; Tesla beats sales expectations; airlines get rescue loans.
Jul 02, 2020
June jobs report due
104
Record job growth expected in June; Fed considering interest rate assurances; tech CEOs heading to Congress.
Jul 02, 2020
Big automakers report second quarter sales
103
Automakers report over 30 percent sales drops in Q2; private sector employment increases; trucking giant gets a bailout
Jul 01, 2020
Promising early vaccine trial results
105
Pfizer vaccine trial shows promising results; private employment improves in June; grim global tourism forecast.
Jul 01, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program deadline passes
104
PPP loans deadline passes; Facebook ad boycott starts; the USMCA takes effect.
Jul 01, 2020
Stocks rise in the second quarter
105
Stocks close higher, Netflix moves cash to Black-owned banks
Jun 30, 2020
Consumer confidence improves