By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch
Juneteenth was June 19, 1865, when slaves in Galveston, Texas, were set free, more than two years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation took effect on Jan. 1, 1863. It is also known as Freedom Day and is an official holiday in Texas.
• Julian Agyeman and Kofi Boone point out that black people in the U.S. own less land than they did 100 years ago and suggest what may be done about it.
• Anne Price looks at structural racism and a possible economic solution.
• Andrew Keshner identifies three ways the tax code amplifies the racial wealth gap.
• Jillian Berman explains the connection between the current racial wealth gap and the 1921 massacre in Tulsa, Okla., that destroyed a prosperous black business district and left up to 300 people dead.
• Amazon.com /zigman2/quotes/210331248/composite AMZN -0.04% CEO Jeff Bezos urged employees to cancel meetings on June 19 and learn about structural racism instead.
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The first 100 days of the COVID-19 pandemic
It has now been 100 days since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on March 11.
• Quentin Fottrell lists five mistakes that created a tremendous public-health crisis.
• Jaimy Lee explains what we now know and still don’t know about the coronavirus.
• Here’s a by-the-numbers look at how people and businesses have been affected by COVID-19.
• This coronavirus recovery tracker has the latest data as the U.S. economy reopens.
• Here are lists of the best and worst performing stocks of the pandemic.
The Wirecard scandal — where’s the €2 billion?
This week another big corporate financial scandal (following Luckin Coffee’s accounting ‘misconduct’) hit home, as Wirecard /zigman2/quotes/202757021/delayed XE:WDI -8.33% CEO Markus Bruan resigned a day after the German payments processor said nearly €2 billion of its cash was missing.
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More places where you might live when you retire
Following last week’s look at possible retirement destinations for a man on a fixed budget who wants to be close to nature, Silvia Ascarelli helps a reader who wants to move to a rural area with four seasons and away from New York state.
A big bullish sign for the stock market
Mark Hulbert explains how the “single greatest predictor” of stock-market performance is pointing to a broad, long-term bull market in the U.S.
Father’s Day advice for men
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Suze Orman’s advice on IRAs may not be right for you
Suze Orman says everyone should opt for a Roth IRA instead of a traditional IRA. Here’s why her advice may not be best for your particular set of circumstances.
A COVID-19 vaccine before November is possible — here’s what that would mean for investors
Michael Brush says the real stock-market winners following the quick approval of a vaccine wouldn’t be the companies developing the vaccines, because investors have already jumped on then. Here are his expected stock-market winners after a vaccine is approved.
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A big tech stock to buy, and one not to buy
Charles Lemonides of ValueWorks recommends a big tech stock that hasn’t rallied along with the sector this year and names a competitor investors should avoid.
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