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Dow tops 30,000 for first time as stocks extend rally on COVID vaccine optimism

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Stocks rise Tuesday, with the Dow surpassing the 30,000 landmark as a roadblock to a smooth transition to a Biden administration was removed and investors continue to cheer progress toward a COVID-19 vaccine. See full story.

Trump administration gives Biden approval to begin official transition process

Emily Murphy, director of the General Services Administration, informed President-elect Joe Biden late Monday that she was ready to begin the formal transition process, the first move by the Trump administration acknowledging Biden's election victory. See full story.

Biden has the power to make the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau more aggressive — he has President Trump to thank

Analysts expect the CFPB under Biden to follow the model pursued under former President Obama and former CFPB head Richard Cordray in terms of calling out predatory practices and assessing hefty penalties. See full story.

'Not only is this assignment physically taxing, but it may be emotionally taxing,’ says ad for morgue attendants in Texas

El Paso County in Texas published a grim ad late Thursday, calling for morgue attendants to carry out the task of dealing with its growing number of COVID-19 deaths. See full story.

Elon Musk is now world’s second-richest person, as net worth has grown more than $100 billion this year

The Bloomberg Billionaires Index on Monday ranked the Tesla Inc. chief executive -- with a $127.9 billion fortune -- above Bill Gates -- at $127.7 billion -- for the first time. See full story.

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‘Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t need two headless chickens fighting over the soul of the nation’ See full story.

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