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1:49 p.m. March 4, 2021 - By William Watts
Stock-market crash? No, but rising bond yields are sparking a nerve-racking rotation below the surfaceDespite the hashtags, the stock market is far from “crash” territory, as anyone with a working memory of last year's pandemic-inspired selloff would recall. But a rotation away from the market's recent leaders does appear to be under way.
1:10 p.m. March 4, 2021 - By Joy Wiltermuth
5 reasons why negative repo rates are different than the last overnight-funding crisisRates to borrowers in the overnight U.S. Treasury market went negative heading into Thursday, a situation BofA Global analysts were predicting would happen "by May,” without tweaks from the central bank.
1:01 p.m. Feb. 13, 2021 - Barrons.com
The Pandemic Could Be ‘Effectively’ Over by April, According to J.P. Morgan That’s a much faster timeline than the market and most economists are working with.
4:11 a.m. Feb. 3, 2021 - Barrons.com
The U.S. Scrambles to Overcome Its Vaccine Shortage The Biden administration told states Tuesday that they will receive larger vaccine shipments in the coming weeks
3:16 a.m. Feb. 3, 2021 - Barrons.com
What Jeff Bezos Achieved as Amazon CEO AWS Chief Andy Jassy named new Amazon CEO, Trump and Democrats make opposing arguments on impeachment, Democrats set stage to move forward on stimulus package, and other news to start your day.
5:48 a.m. Feb. 2, 2021 - By Sunny Oh
Vaccine rollout issues points to 'bumpier' path to normal, unnerving stock-market bullsThe naysayers warn recent delays and shortages in vaccine deliveries have started to gnaw away at the stock market's confidence that the U.S. economy will recover quickly this year when immunity to the coronavirus begins to build up in the population.
4:46 a.m. Feb. 2, 2021 - Barrons.com
Moderna Wants to Put More Vaccine in Each Vial as Supply Challenge Changes The biotech wants to put 15 doses of its vaccine into each vial, rather than 10, as the pinch point in the distribution process has moved away from administering injections.
3:04 a.m. Feb. 2, 2021 - Barrons.com
The GameStop Trade Is Over Robinhood raises fresh cash, Alphabet, Amazon.com to report earnings, U.S. funds at-home Covid-19 testing, and other news to start your day.
11:27 a.m. Jan. 26, 2021 - Barrons.com
U.S. Stocks Close Down Slightly on Big Day for Earnings The global challenge of Covid-19 vaccinations, including the supply of vaccines in Europe, is also hitting markets.
8:55 a.m. Jan. 26, 2021 - Barrons.com
Polaris Is Surprisingly Upbeat on 2021. It’s a Good Sign for These Stocks. The stock is rising because investors believe interest in the great outdoors is a sustainable trend, and because Polaris is transforming itself into an electric vehicle player.
6:28 a.m. Jan. 26, 2021 - Barrons.com
Expect Treasury Yields to Start Climbing Again Soon, BCA Says Why long-term Treasury yields have paused their four-month climb—and why the break may not last long.
9:21 p.m. Jan. 25, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
EU puts pressure on AstraZeneca over vaccine delaysHealth Commissioner Stella Kyriakides said the EU, already facing heavy criticism for a slow vaccine rollout around its 27 nations, “will take any action required to protect its citizens and its rights."
1:00 a.m. Jan. 19, 2021 - Barrons.com
Netflix Reports Earnings Tuesday. Here’s What to Expect. Netflix has projected December quarter revenue of $6.6 billion, per-share profits of $1.35 and net new subscriber additions of 6 million, up from just 2.2 million in the September quarter.
10:53 a.m. Jan. 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
Buy Disney Over Netflix to Play Subscription Video Market, Citi Says Analyst Jason Bazinet says price increases are likely to increase the volatility of Netflix shares.
5:35 a.m. Jan. 14, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
Mortgage rates surge higher as COVID-19 vaccines and stimulus roll outThe prospect of additional financial support for Americans could cause mortgage rates to move higher in the coming weeks.
5:03 a.m. Dec. 26, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
What could rattle markets in 2021, even as vaccines are rolling outAs a brutal year draws to a close, Wall Street is optimistic about 2021 as the first round of COVID-19 inoculations take place, even though plenty still could go awry.
11:09 a.m. Dec. 20, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Moderna starts shipping its COVID-19 vaccine in U.S.Initial shipments of the second COVID-19 vaccine authorized in the U.S. left a distribution center Sunday, a desperately needed boost as the nation works to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control.
8:37 a.m. Dec. 19, 2020 - By William Watts
How a weaker dollar could help fuel a commodities boom in 2021Long-suffering commodity markets may have turned a corner after a pandemic-induced collapse in 2020. What happens next may depend on the fate of the U.S. dollar.
6:53 a.m. Dec. 14, 2020 - Barrons.com
DoorDash Slides on Downgrade as Vaccine Is Launched D.A. Davidson analyst Tom White was the first to downgrade the food-delivery stock. The company is the opposite of a reopening play.
5:00 a.m. Dec. 13, 2020 - Barrons.com
Soaring IPOs Can’t Lift the Market. Why That’s Good News. An IPO frenzy is under way—rekindling memories of the tech bubble and the stock market tumble that followed.
10:36 a.m. Dec. 9, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
The U.S. is getting closer to COVID-19 vaccine distribution, but only about half of Americans say they're ready to get the shotsAs states frantically prepare to begin months of vaccinations that could end the pandemic, a new poll finds only about half of Americans are ready to roll up their sleeves when their turn comes.
10:46 a.m. Dec. 8, 2020 - Barrons.com
Stitch Fix Stock Soars 40% as Growth Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels The online subscription-based apparel company issued an earnings report on Monday that not only beat Street estimates, but seemed to mark a turning point in its story.
5:32 a.m. Dec. 5, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
As U.S. stock markets grow pricey by some measures, are European equities worth a bet?With a number of indicators signaling that U.S. equity market valuations are getting rich, Europe may begin start to look more enticing.
11:58 p.m. Dec. 2, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Social Security Chief Andrew Saul is fixing the way the agency assists older AmericansIn recent years, the Social Security Administration had a pretty lousy — and worsening — reputation for customer services. Then Andrew Saul was sworn in.
12:43 p.m. Nov. 24, 2020 - By Karen Hube
Future Returns: Investing in Travel and EntertainmentWith the industry battered by Covid, is now a good time to buy stock in cruise lines, restaurants chains and other leisure stocks?
10:56 a.m. Nov. 14, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
'Million MAGA March' to protest election appears to draw thousands, includes visit by Trump motorcade Fervent supporters of President Donald Trump rallied in Washington on Saturday behind his spurious claim of a stolen election and swarmed his motorcade when he detoured for a drive-by on his way to play golf.
12:42 p.m. Nov. 13, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
New York City closes in on 3% COVID positivity rate—but how is that number calculated?The answer is more than a little technical, but it all comes down to where the data is coming from and how it’s processed.
9:24 a.m. Oct. 19, 2020 - By Meera Jagannathan
Early voting is underway — 7 tips for making sure your ballot gets countedOne key point: If you are standing in line when the polls close, you are still entitled to vote.
7:27 a.m. Oct. 9, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Thousands of potential Florida voters won't get to register before the election because of a computer meltdownA federal judge has denied a motion to extend voter registration in Florida even though a computer meltdown on the final day of registration might have prevented thousands of potential voters from taking part in November’s presidential election.
8:17 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - By Jillian Berman
How COVID-19 protocol at University of Illinois reduced infections after a recent spikeThe University of Illinois created its own test for the coronavirus, and students at high risk of exposure are now being tested three times a week.
5:56 a.m. Sept. 29, 2020 - Barrons.com
Polaris Deal Shows Electric Vehicles Are Taking Over The agreement highlights not only EVs’ growing popularity, but the difficulty of rolling out the technology.
8:20 a.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - Barrons.com
Twitter Spikes on Analyst Upgrade Twitter stock has rallied to its highest level in more than two years.
4:08 a.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - By Emily Bary
Twitter stock gains after Pivotal Research upgradeShares of Twitter Inc. are up about 2% in premarket trading Wednesday after Pivotal Research Group analyst Michael Levine upgraded the stock to buy from hold with a target price of $59.75. "Investors will admittedly need to underwrite a high multiple with a company that has had some historical executional hiccups," Levine wrote. "We believe it will be warranted if the ship is moving in the right direction as we suspect." He is upbeat about the company's potential to capitalize on the Olympics next year, as well as the possibility of some real momentum with Twitter's direct-response ad offerings. "While we still have some question marks about the [direct-response] business, we see signs of life," he wrote. "Additionally, we think sentiment is by far the most negative in our coverage and as a result, the rubber band for stock out-performance the greatest." Shares have added 35% over the past three months as the S&P 500 has risen about 6%.
1:13 a.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Analysts worry Ginsburg replacement fight will take congressional eyes off the pandemic-relief ballSome analysts worry a Senate procedural brawl over naming and confirming a replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the U.S. Supreme Court will take lawmakers' attention away from already dicey fights over keeping the government open and approving more coronavirus aid.
6:46 a.m. Aug. 27, 2020 - By Geoff Nudelman
Good Company: Seed and the New Approach to Digestive HealthThe synbiotic company aims to bring transparency and progressive science to a wholly unregulated category
4:35 p.m. July 31, 2020 - Barrons.com
Why This Rally Still Has Room to Run Companies are crushing overly bearish estimates. That should be good news, but investors aren’t buying it.
5:40 p.m. July 6, 2020 - Associated Press
MLB releases pandemic-shortened schedule, but testing snags raise concerns 60-game season to start July 23; players criticize slow coronavirus-test resultsMajor League Baseball released its pandemic-shortened schedule Monday, featuring a tantalizing season opener between the New York Yankees and World Series champion Washington Nationals, even as some teams were still bogged down by coronavirus concerns.
1:15 a.m. July 3, 2020 - Barrons.com
How Zoom Is Moving Past the ‘Zoombombing’ Debacle Zoom has become a household name in less than six months as more Americans tap it for virtual meetings, happy hours, and online classes.
9:38 a.m. June 25, 2020 - By Andrea Riquier
Investors are making big ‘BETZ’ on this online sports and gaming ETF Yes, some interest might be from bored quarantiners, but probably not all of itBig money is flowing into a new exchange-traded fund that tracks the sports betting and online gambling industries, even as professional competition remains closed.
5:20 a.m. June 25, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. durable-goods orders rebound 15.8% in May, but manufacturers face long struggle Automakers get more orders, Boeing sees fewer cancellationsOrders for durable goods such as new cars and trucks surged in May after historic declines in the early spring when the U.S. was locked down, but manufacturers are likely to struggle to make a more rapid recovery amid a fresh outbreak of the coronavirus and a depressed global economy.
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