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U.S. stock indexes try to extend record run-up in first full day of Biden presidency

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U.S. stock benchmarks see gains firm up Thursday morning, after a patch of weakness near the open, as investors ponder President Biden's prospects for combating the COVID-19 pandemic and boosting economic recovery with his legislative agenda. See full story.

Biden signs flurry of orders to tackle pandemic that has now cost more than 406,000 American lives

The global case tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 edged closer to 97 million on Thursday with the U.S. accounting for 24 million of those cases, as President Joe Biden wasted no time in implementing his plan to address a crisis that has caused the loss of more than 406,000 American lives. See full story.

Jobless claims drop to still-high 900,000 in last full week of Trump presidency

The number of Americans who applied for jobless benefits fell in the last full week of Donald Trump's presidency, but layoffs were still running at the highest level in months after a record coronavirus surge. See full story.

If you support green energy, you should buy utilities and oil stocks — here’s why

Some ESG investors say divestiture doesn't get companies to change. See full story.

8 memorable moments from Joe Biden’s inauguration

President Biden was sworn in alongside star performances from Lady Gaga, J-Lo and poet Amanda Gorman See full story.


‘We are hurting and need this money.’ See full story.

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