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Feb. 22, 2020, 5:00 p.m. EST

Why the coronavirus outbreak is delivering a fresh dose of recession fear to the stock market

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A more apropos adage for today’s market bears may be that when an outbreak of coronavirus grinds the world’s second-largest economy to a halt, the rest of the world catches a recession. See full story.

Berkshire Hathaway posts $29.2 billion quarterly earnings and holds $128 billion in cash as of Dec. 31

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.‘s earnings surged last year due to unrealized investment gains, but the conglomerate’s cash pile totaled $128 billion as of Dec. 31, the company said Saturday, slightly down from $128.2 billion at the end of the third quarter. See full story.

Domino’s Pizza is doing so well it’s making analysts nervous

Domino’s Pizza reported better-than-expected results, which sent shares surging 28% for the week. See full story.

Here’s everything coming to Netflix in March 2020 — and what’s leaving

Get ready for some more international hits, including ‘Elite’; the return of ‘Ozark’ and Mark Wahlberg as ‘Spenser’ See full story.

Wall Street has boosted 2020 estimates for these S&P 500 companies the most

Looking at these stocks may help you spot trends as well as possible bargains or recovery plays. See full story.


Unemployment is at a 50-year low, but nearly a quarter of student loans with U.S. government guarantees are qualifying for income-based repayment plans to help stave off borrower defaults. See full story.

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