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Market Extra: A popular stock-market indicator flashes red as Dow soars to records Friday

12/04/2020

An often-cited measure of stock valuations, popularized by Warren Buffett, is affirming a growing fear on Wall Street: equity prices are richer than their fundamental underpinnings.

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Coronavirus Update: CDC forecasts up to 19,500 deaths from COVID-19 in week ending Dec. 26

12/04/2020

The U.S. set yet another record for new cases and fatalities in a single day from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 and the nation’s leading public health agency said there could be up to 19,500 deaths in the week ended Dec. 26.

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: ‘This COVID situation has really widened my eyes about capitalism’: Students locked into ‘unforgiving’ rents amid college confusion

12/04/2020

Some students struggle to break leases and experts anticipate a more tenant-friendly market in the future.

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Election: Georgia’s runoffs on your mind? Here’s what you need to know.

12/04/2020

Here is all you need to know about the Georgia, where the outcome of the crucial U.S. Senate runoff elections is anyone's guess.

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Joe Biden wants 100 days of mask wearing to protect against COVID-19 — here’s how they help save lives

12/04/2020

‘Modeling suggests that near universal masking could prevent 180,000 COVID-19 deaths,’ one expert told MarketWatch.

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The Ratings Game: GE stock rises toward 9-month high as BofA analyst gets a little more bullish

12/04/2020

Shares of General Electric Co. rose Friday toward a nine-month high, after BofA Securities analyst lifted his stock price target by 18%, amid a more upbeat outlook on the industrial conglomerate's health care business as COVID-19 cases rise globally.

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Brett Arends's ROI: Want to fix Social Security? Here’s a genius idea

12/04/2020

Here's a plan everyone can get behind

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Dispatches from a Pandemic: This is why I volunteered for the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine trial, and am still cheering for the underdog

12/04/2020

'No, I never considered it was risky, and no, of course, I’m not getting paid. I just received my second shot a few days ago,' writes Pierre Briançon of volunteering for a vaccine trial in London.

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: France threatens to veto a U.K.-EU Brexit deal it wouldn’t like — here’s why it’s unlikely to come to this

12/04/2020

European Union and U.K. negotiators are still hard at work, with just a few days left to strike a deal.

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Market Snapshot: Dow jumps to record as fiscal relief hope overshadows cooler-than-expected jobs data

12/04/2020

U.S. stock indexes trade at records after a report on employment showed fewer jobs were created in November than had been estimated by economists, perhaps bolstering the case for further fiscal stimulus from Congress.

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