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How the stock market has performed during past viral outbreaks, as epidemic locks down 16 Chinese cities

U.S. equity markets have experienced downbeat trade this past week as investors keep one eye trained on a deadly flu outbreak in China. 7:25 p.m. Today

Bill Gates says he’s happy to pay $20 billion in taxes, but Warren’s plan will make him ‘do a little math on what I have left over’

Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, waded deep in to the hotly debated topic of taxing the wealthy to redistribute money to the have-nots — a contentious issue that Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been at the forefront of as she bids to become the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee. 7:04 p.m. Today

One of the most successful stock-market investors says these 3 events ‘would definitely trigger a bear market’

Stanley Druckenmiller, one of Wall Street’s most successful investors, acknowledges that the markets are riding high and that investors may be able to finally breathe in the short term after a number of shocks, but says investors should be wary of three events that could knock assets into a bear market. 7:03 p.m. Today

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The stock market will ‘breathe a sigh of relief’ if President Trump is re-elected in 2020, says billionaire Howard Marks

Howard Marks, co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management, who has made billions investing in distressed debt, says that a 2020 election victory likely would be a major relief for Wall Street investors.

7:03 p.m. Today
Treasury yields sink to October low after new coronavirus case in U.S.

Treasury yields slump on Friday after another case of the coronavirus was reported in the U.S., raising worries that the pathogen may have a bigger domestic impact than initially thought.

3:44 p.m. Today
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Oil ends sharply lower as worries rise over virus outbreak

Oil futures end sharply lower Friday, dragged down as worries about the spread of the coronavirus added to concerns about potential oversupply in the market.

3:38 p.m. Today
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Apple shares are bound for $400, says analyst who helped spark Tesla rally this week

Investors are overlooking all the positives about Apple right now, says Wedbush analyst Dan Ives who has lifted his price target to $400.

9:31 a.m. Today
How PMIs Signal Early Warnings for the Economy

In 2018 and 2019 during the U.S.-China trade war, investors and policy makers embraced global manufacturing PMIs as a leading barometer of economic health. WSJ explains how purchasing managers can offer an early look at the direction of the economy. video content

5:30 a.m. Today
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Stocks claw back losses to end mixed amid earnings deluge and China’s efforts to contain viral outbreak

U.S. stocks ended mixed Thursday, recovering from early losses, as investors digested earnings reports and took heart from a World Health Organization decision to refrain from declaring China’s coronavirus outbreak a global emergency.

4:28 p.m. Jan. 23, 2020
2-year Treasury yield edges down to more than three-month low as virus jitters stir up haven demand

U.S. Treasury yields are falling on Thursday as the discovery of coronavirus victims in previously unaffected countries rattles investors.

3:56 p.m. Jan. 23, 2020
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Gold ends at a more than 2-week high as spread of China flu fuels haven demand for the metal

Gold futures post their first gain in three sessions to settle their highest in over two weeks Thursday, as the spread of the coronavirus in Asia feeds risk-off sentiment among traders, pressuring global stock markets and boosting haven demand for the precious metal.

2:12 p.m. Jan. 23, 2020

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