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11:02 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Global deaths from COVID-19 top 2 million as U.S. suffers most weekly fatalities since start of the pandemic Weekly deaths exceed CDC’s estimate for flu-related deaths for entire 2019-2020 season The global case tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 93 million on Friday and the death toll climbed above 2 million, with the U.S. leading all nations by cases and fatalities.
11:09 a.m. Oct. 7, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 211,000 as doctors caution that Trump is entering a key phase in his diagnosis White House adviser Stephen Miller is latest to test positive for coronavirusThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 edged above 211,000 on Wednesday, as doctors and medical experts said President Donald Trump is entering a key phase in the illness which can take a turn for the worse seven to 10 days into the onset of symptoms.
8:01 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting another bullish reversal: S&P 500, Nasdaq rally from key support Focus: Japan’s stealth breakout attempt, Amazon narrowly holds key support, EWJ, AMZN, VFC, CROX, TMU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Monday, rising amid renewed vaccine optimism as well as merger and acquisition activity. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite are concurrently rising from major support closely matching the 50-day moving average. The tandem successful retests preserve a bullish intermediate-term bias.
8:13 a.m. Aug. 28, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bullish momentum persists: S&P 500, Nasdaq sustain key technical breakouts Focus: 10-year yield tags two-month high, Airlines clear key trendline, TNX, JETS, COUP, MDT, TNDMU.S. stocks are higher early Friday, rising after a solid batch of economic data and as markets continue to digest recently dovish Federal Reserve policy remarks. Against this backdrop, the big three U.S. benchmarks are vying to build on already-consequential week-to-date technical breakouts.
8:25 a.m. Aug. 27, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting the S&P 500’s persistently wild 2020 ride Focus: Technology sector scores massive single-day spike, Salesforce.com (+26%), Facebook (+8%), Netflix (+12%), Adobe (+9%) — in one dayU.S. stocks are higher early Thursday, rising amid market-friendly Federal Reserve policy language. In the process, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have extended decisive breaks to record territory — clearing the 20-day volatility bands — while the Dow industrials have concurrently spiked to six-month highs.
8:04 a.m. Aug. 19, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Nasdaq breaks to uncharted territory, S&P 500 (narrowly) nudges a record high Focus: Small- and mid-cap benchmarks assert holding pattern as August rotation persistsU.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising after a mixed batch of earnings reports, and ahead of the Federal Reserve’s meeting minutes, due out this afternoon. Against this backdrop, the Nasdaq Composite has extended a respectable break to record territory, while the S&P 500 has scratched out nominal record highs across consecutive sessions.
8:10 a.m. July 29, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend pauses: S&P 500 traverses the range Focus: Mid-year currency cross currents persist, UUP, FXE, FXY, PG, TGT, UALU.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising ahead of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy statement, due out this afternoon. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 remains range-bound, for now, though its intermediate-term path of least resistance continues to point higher.
2:05 a.m. July 24, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global COVID-19 cases top 15 million, U.S. cases pass 4 million, and California has more cases than New York Tesla surprises investors with an adjusted profit even after it was beset by pandemic-related stoppages at California plantThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 worldwide climbed above 15 million on Thursday and the U.S. case tally passed 4 million, as California’s case tally rose above early U.S. hot spot New York following a surge in new infections in recent weeks.
5:35 a.m. July 16, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Stick to Apple and Microsoft, at least for now, says this fund manager Critical information for the U.S. trading dayOur call of the day zeros on three big tech stocks that a Boston Private fund manager says are still delivering the goods for investors.
12:37 p.m. July 15, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Dow ends 228 points higher as vaccine optimism outshines rising coronavirus cases Apple shares eke out gain, after EU court battle win over $15 billion tax billU.S. stock indexes closed modestly higher on Wednesday, as investors focused on COVID-19 vaccine hopes and early signs of an economic upswing, rather than the toll of the pandemic.
11:25 a.m. July 8, 2020 - By William Watts
‘The idea sounds relatively ludicrous’...Why currency analysts don’t believe Trump administration will pursue a proposal to undermine Hong Kong dollar peg Plan runs risk of backfiring, economists sayA proposal reportedly under consideration by U.S. officials that would take aim at the Hong Kong dollar’s peg to the U.S. currency is being met with disbelief by economists and currency traders. Here’s why.
5:03 a.m. June 24, 2020 - By Mohamed A. El-Erian
U.S. political squabbling could doom the world to lower growth, wider inequality and dangerously distorted markets, says Mohamed El-Erian The world still looks to the U.S. to lead on the economy, but America is in no shape to driveThe most likely outcome is lower growth, worsening inequality, distorted markets, and rising financial risks. But this outcome is not preordained, says Mohamed El-Erian.
6:57 a.m. June 22, 2020 - By Peter Morici
U.S. should sanction Chinese banks for repression in China If Hong Kong is no longer free, then Washington should revoke its special privileges in trade and banking The Trump administration could accomplish real results by jointly sanctioning Hong Kong and Chinese banks to punish Beijing for its repression of its people..
7:55 p.m. June 18, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets mixed amid concern over coronavirus hotspots Stocks edge up in Tokyo, down in Hong KongAsian stock markets were mixed Friday after Wall Street closed little-changed amid as optimism about a possible global economic recovery was tempered by concern over rising coronavirus infections.
8:03 p.m. May 26, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets mixed as tensions flare in Hong Kong Hang Seng retreats as new laws debated; Nikkei recovers from early lossesMajor Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday as U.S.-Chinese tension over Hong Kong competed with optimism about recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
1:36 a.m. May 26, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
Why one strategist says these hard-hit stocks will rebound — even if there’s a second wave to the pandemicOne strategist says the economy is better prepared for a new wave of infections — and value stocks are near a point where they will lead the market.
2:40 a.m. May 15, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global death hits 300,000; poll finds most Americans disapprove of Trump’s handling of crisis Cisco says the pandemic is worse than the dot-com bust of 2000 and the 2008 crisis; Uber-Grubhub deal talks push aheadThe global death toll from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 edged closer to 300,000 on Thursday, as a new poll found the majority of Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic.
6:45 a.m. May 13, 2020 - By Chris Matthews
Investors should prepare for a U.S. ‘economic depression,’ warns Kyle Bass, but China’s fate could be even worse Hedge-fund manager predicts U.S. economy could contract upwards of 10%Kyle Bass made his name betting against the U.S. housing market more than a decade ago, and now he is predicting an economic contraction that could be more than three times as severe as that suffered during the Great Financial Crisis.
12:23 p.m. May 12, 2020 - By Chris Matthews
Dow books 450 point loss as stocks record biggest one-day slump since May 1 Nasdaq breaks six-day win streakU.S. stocks end sharply lower on Tuesday, erasing the previous day’s gains, as investors monitor tentative efforts to reopen the economy and weigh tensions between Washington and Beijing.
11:55 a.m. May 12, 2020 - By William Watts
Here’s what China’s coronavirus shutdown did to global supply chains China lost market share, likely accelerating a trend toward more diversified supply chains: New York Fed economistChina has lost market share when it comes to U.S. imports, possibly strengthening a trend that’s seen manufacturers move capacity back to the U.S. or ensure their supply chain is less dependent on a single country, according to a paper by a New York Federal Reserve economist.
10:52 a.m. May 11, 2020 - By Arvind Subramanian
The coronavirus is accelerating America’s decline The federal government’s response to the pandemic exposes incompetence and decay. The consequences will play out over years to come.The federal government’s response to the pandemic exposes incompetence and decay. The consequences will play out over years to come.
8:12 a.m. April 30, 2020 - By Daniel Gorfine
The U.S. needs these 4 upgrades to its digital infrastructure to effectively fight the coronavirus U.S. needs upgrade on four digital fronts: payments; currency; identity, and dataGlitches with coronavirus relief money expose flaws in technology, write Daniel Gorfine and Kabir Kumar.
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