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The stock market’s ‘presidential predictor’ is forecasting a Biden victory

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MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE

The S&P 500 index on Friday closed below its July 31 finish, a move that turns the “Presidential Predictor” in favor of a victory by Democratic challenger Joe Biden over President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 election. See full story.

Dow sees worst week and worst month since March as COVID impact weighs, election looms

U.S. stocks ended the week lower Friday, with investors waving off strong quarterly results from tech heavyweights to focus on unease about the outlook amid a continued surge in COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and Europe. See full story.

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In a deeply-divided Senate, there’s a ray of hope for this big tax break for millions of families

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