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Stocks end slightly lower as investors await Biden stimulus plan

Stocks gave up early gains to end slightly lower Thursday as investors awaited the rollout of President-elect Joe Biden's plan for another large-scale round of federal spending to tide over an economy suffering from a renewed surge in COVID-19 cases. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished with a loss of around 69 points, or 0.2%, near 30,992, according to preliminary figures, while the S&P 500 gave up 14 points, or 0.4%, ending near 3,796. The Nasdaq Composite closed near 13,113, off around 16 points, or 0.1%. Biden is expected Thursday evening to unveil a spending plan that could approach $2 trillion, according to news reports, including another round of checks directly to households. Ahead of Thursday's opening bell, data showed a larger-than-expected jump in first-time jobless claims.

4:05 p.m. Jan. 14, 2021
Zoom Video prices $1.75 billion secondary offering at 5% discount

Zoom Video Communications Inc. announced late Tuesday that it has priced its 5.1 million-plus-share secondary offering at $340 a share, roughly a 5% discount on the stock's trading range Tuesday. It anticipates gross proceeds of $1.75 billion from the offering, which is anticipated to close on or about Friday, Jan. 15. J.P. Morgan is the sole book-running manager for the offering and has been granted a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 735,000-plus shares. Zoom shares, widely considered a prime beneficiary of the work- and learn-from-home response to the coronavirus pandemic, have surged nearly 390% in the past year.

9:48 p.m. Jan. 12, 2021
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C /zigman2/quotes/207741460/composite 64.23 -4.78 -6.93%
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Here's what Biden's clean-energy plan means for the solar industry

To meet Biden's clean-energy goal, the U.S. solar industry needs to generate 100 gigawatts annually, which can power at least 10 million homes. Here's President-elect Biden's plan to address climate change. video content

7:00 a.m. Jan. 14, 2021
What investors should know about the cannabis market in 2021

Al Harrington, former NBA player and CEO of cannabis company Viola Brands, discusses the outlook for the marijuana industry. video content

10:01 a.m. Jan. 8, 2021
How Biden's higher ed plan could affect $1.7 trillion in student loans

More than 44 million students have student loan debt. Here's President-elect Joe Biden's plan to address the student loan debt crisis. video content

7:00 a.m. Jan. 8, 2021
American colleges are facing a $130 billion crisis

The pandemic has forced colleges and universities across the U.S. to slash their budgets significantly. Here's what it can mean for higher education in the long-term. video content

7:00 a.m. Dec. 30, 2020

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Energy Sector SPDR /zigman2/quotes/206420077/composite 42.75 -1.73 -3.89%
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This chart shows how U.S. corporate debt ratings are set for a comeback next year

The gloom surrounding the health and indebtedness of U.S. corporations, resulting from the coronavirus pandemic's hit to the economy, is set to reverse next year if credit ratings agencies prove correct.

12:04 p.m. Dec. 30, 2020
Kushner’s company seeks to raise $100 million by selling bonds in Israel

The deal would be Kushner Cos.’ first capital raise on the Israeli bond market, as well as the largest unsecured capital raise by the family-controlled business that owns billions of dollars worth of apartments, office buildings and other commercial property in the U.S.

7:20 p.m. Dec. 29, 2020
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2 yr Treasury /zigman2/quotes/211347045/realtime 0.14 +0.0081 +6.28%
5 yr Treasury /zigman2/quotes/211347048/realtime 0.47 +0.02 +3.95%
10 yr Treasury /zigman2/quotes/211347051/realtime 1.11 +0.02 +1.88%
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Asian markets gain on high hopes ahead of Biden’s inauguration

Shares advanced in Asia on Tuesday as the coming changing of the guard in the U.S. raised hopes for more support for the economy and more aggressive measures to fight the pandemic.

11:33 p.m. Jan. 18, 2021
Stocks rise in Hong Kong, Shanghai on China’s economic growth; other Asian markets retreat

Shares fell Monday across most of Asia following a retreat on Wall Street, but benchmarks in Hong Kong and Shanghai rose after data showed the Chinese economy grew a solid 2.3% in 2020.

11:21 p.m. Jan. 17, 2021
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Yellen says smartest thing to do now is ‘act big’ to help struggling Americans

Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden's pick for Treasury secretary, said the smartest thing to do is to 'act big' to help struggling Americans

6:47 p.m. Jan. 18, 2021
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