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9:27 a.m. Today - By Tonya Garcia
Black Friday 2020 will be a smaller event as retailers spread promotions across the holiday season The National Retail Federation forecasts holiday season retail sales growth of as much as 5.2%
9:26 a.m. Today - By Mark DeCambre
Dow up nearly 250 points as COVID vaccine hopes overshadow hospitalizationsU.S. stock indexes are modestly higher Monday afternoon, kicking off a holiday-shortened week, as a steady flow of updates on progress toward coronavirus vaccines and treatments creates a potential palisade against COVID-19.
8:54 a.m. Today - By Ciara Linnane
'Not only is this assignment physically taxing, but it may be emotionally taxing,’ says ad for morgue attendants in Texas ‘Our community has not taken the necessary measures to stop the spread of the virus,’ says county judgeEl Paso County in Texas published a grim ad late Thursday, calling for morgue attendants to carry out the task of dealing with its growing number of COVID-19 deaths.
8:19 a.m. Today - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. coronavirus case tally tops 12 million amid growing fears that Thanksgiving travel will spark another surge of infections ‘Four days before a holiday with potentially the most indoor and in-person gatherings of the year in the U.S., the virus is here and more prevalent than ever,’ says one analystThe global case tally for the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose to 58.8 million on Monday and the U.S. tally rose above 12 million, with new daily infections heading toward 200,0000 a day amid growing fears that Thanksgiving travel will spark another surge.
7:58 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
Barron’s Daily: Holiday Travel Season Is Starting. Will Thanksgiving Be the Next Superspreader Event? Oxford University and AstraZeneca announce vaccine efficacy of up to 90%, when the first Americans could get a coronavirus vaccine, Biden set to fill cabinet this week, and other news to start your day.
7:57 a.m. Today - By Andrew Keshner
‘Things are getting much worse’ Why the new surge in coronavirus cases could be so damaging to Americans’ finances, on top of their health More people were having trouble getting enough food on the table in early November compared to five weeks earlierMore people were having trouble getting enough food on the table in early November compared to five weeks earlier.
7:54 a.m. Today - By Davide Mamone
It’s 2:30 a.m. in Wyoming: ‘You’re holding a smartphone to let a husband say goodbye to his wife via FaceTime after 60 years of marriage’ Doctors and nurses in North Dakota and Wyoming tell MarketWatch what it's like on the front lines of COVID-19Doctors and nurses in North Dakota and Wyoming tell MarketWatch what it's like on the front lines of COVID-19.
7:39 a.m. Today - By Quentin Fottrell
COVID-19 spread when 5 million people left Wuhan for Chinese New Year, yet 50 million Americans will still travel for Thanksgiving ‘Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from getting sick,’ AAA said. Nearly 257,000 people have died in the U.S. from the coronavirus‘Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from getting sick,’ AAA said. Nearly 257,000 people have died in the U.S. from the coronavirus.
6:35 a.m. Today - MarketWatch.com
BlackRock upgrades U.S. stocks but calls for investors to adopt this 'nuanced' approachPositive vaccine developments are giving stocks a shot in the arm for the third straight Monday.
6:34 a.m. Today - By Tomi Kilgore
Airline stocks see broad gains after the busiest travel weekend in 8 monthsShares of air carriers were broadly higher Monday, following the busiest travel weekend in eight months and more good news on a potential COVID-19 vaccine.
6:22 a.m. Today - By Jacob Passy
How to shop safely this Black Friday with coronavirus cases on the riseAs COVID-19 cases increase across the country, many Americans are wondering how safe it is to shop in person this holiday season.
4:58 a.m. Today - By Tonya Garcia
Macy’s reimagined this year’s Thanksgiving Day parade, and one analyst says stores should also get a revampMacy’s stock surged 23% on the week as the department-store retailer heads into a most unusual holiday season.
4:40 a.m. Today - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Is COVID testing free? Where can I get a rapid test? Your complete guide to coronavirus testing The Thanksgiving and December holidays are driving a surge in coronavirus testing — and questions about testing, tooThe Thanksgiving and December holidays are driving a surge in coronavirus testing — and questions about testing, too
4:03 a.m. Today - By William Watts
Oil prices rise, remain buoyed by vaccine progressOil futures trade higher Monday, finding support as progress continues toward a COVID-19 vaccine.
3:57 a.m. Today - By Mark DeCambre
Treasury rates head higher amid COVID vaccine, treatment updatesU.S. government bonds see rates climb to start a holiday-shortened week, after the sharpest weekly yield drop for long-dated debt in months. Debt investors have been weighing the balance of risks of rising cases of COVID-19 cases and new social-distancing restrictions, against positive updates effective experimental cures and therapies for the deadly infection.
3:28 a.m. Today - By Lawrence G. McMillan
Another bullish factor for the S&P 500: strong seasonal trends come with Thanksgiving turkey Maintain a bullish stance unless the S&P 500 closes below 3,500 Maintain a bullish stance unless the S&P 500 closes below 3,500.
2:30 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
Does Black Friday Matter This Year for Retailers? Whatever Black Friday may bring, it seems likely that the biggest retailers will continue to do so through the holidays.
12:03 a.m. Today - By Hal M. Bundrick
The best Black Friday deals at Walmart this year Thanks to COVID, practical items like underwear are discountedLook for deals on bikes, big screen TVs, headphones, game consoles, controllers and a lot of the other fun stuff—mostly online.
12:01 a.m. Today - By Courtney Jespersen
What to buy and what to skip this Black Friday Your guide to getting bargains Nov. 27Though Black Friday still exists in 2020, it won’t be the same experience. Here’s a guide to getting the best bargains Nov. 27.
6:55 p.m. Nov. 22, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
L.A. shuts down in-person dining, Nevada restricts indoor gatherings as COVID cases soarLos Angeles County officials have announced new coronavirus-related restrictions that will prohibit in-person dining for at least three weeks as cases rise throughout the holiday season.
12:10 p.m. Nov. 22, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Many Americans still flying for Thanksgiving despite CDC pleas Millions of Americans bought tickets to fly somewhere for Thanksgiving before the nation's top public health agency pleaded with them not to travel for the holiday.
10:00 a.m. Nov. 22, 2020 - Barrons.com
Best Buy, Deere, Dell Technologies, Gap, and Other Stocks to Watch This Week The stock market is closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday. Retailers including Best Buy, Dollar Tree, and Gap report earnings. Plus, Federal Reserve minutes and economic data.
5:56 a.m. Nov. 22, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Daily COVID-19 deaths in U.S. hit highest level since MayThe surging coronavirus is taking an increasingly dire toll across the U.S. just as a vaccine appears close at hand, with the country now averaging over 1,300 COVID-19 deaths per day — the highest level since the calamitous spring in and around New York City.
1:45 a.m. Nov. 22, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
I am a white woman of privilege and a single mother. I need a ‘zinger’ to stop my sister-in-law telling me why I have it so good The Moneyist reveals his 5 golden rules for dealing with difficult peopleThe Moneyist reveals his 5 golden rules for dealing with difficult people.
10:21 a.m. Nov. 21, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Good news: Thanksgiving dinner is the cheapest it’s been in 10 years Buying turkey and the trimmings to feed 10 will cost less than $5 per plate, Farm Bureau saysBuying turkey and the trimmings to feed 10 will cost less than $5 per plate, Farm Bureau says.
6:32 a.m. Nov. 21, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. moves closer to 200,000 daily COVID cases; Birx and Fauci urge Americans to follow safety measures over Thanksgiving Fauci at press briefing: ‘If you’re fighting a battle, and the cavalry is on the way, you don’t stop shooting. You keep going until the cavalry gets here.’The global case tally for the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 57 million on Friday, and the U.S. moved closer to 200,000 cases in a day and set a fresh record for hospitalizations as the virus continues to infect people in every state and region.
3:45 a.m. Nov. 21, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
16 ways to throw together a smaller, no-fuss Thanksgiving dinner at the last minute The CDC says folks shouldn't travel for Thanksgiving. These places can deliver everything you need — contact-free, if you want.The CDC says folks shouldn't travel for Thanksgiving. These places can deliver everything you need — contact-free, if you want..
3:19 a.m. Nov. 21, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Thanksgiving could see almost half as many travelers, despite the lowest seasonal gas prices in 4 yearsTravel plans understandably have taken a hit from the economic restrictions to stem the spread of COVID-19, but as Thanksgiving approaches, experts estimate as much as a 45% drop in the number of holiday travelers compared to last year, even with Americans expected to pay the lowest gasoline prices for the season since 2016.
10:09 p.m. Nov. 20, 2020 - By Meera Jagannathan
10 ways you can help other people this Thanksgiving: 'There is always a need for food assistance'COVID-19 restrictions have left millions of people jobless and many children without subsidized school meals, heightening food insecurity.
3:57 p.m. Nov. 20, 2020 - Barrons.com
Wall Street Is Gorging on Hyper-Bullishness as Turkey Day Nears Exuberance erupts, even as insiders have become heavy sellers of shares.
12:47 p.m. Nov. 20, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
For New Yorkers, obstacles mix with opportunity in a COVID-derailed holiday seasonHoliday spirit could be hard to come in New York City this year, but it's also a rare opportunity for residents to enjoy their city in ways they couldn’t before.
12:36 p.m. Nov. 20, 2020 - Barrons.com
Amazon Edges in on Pharmacy Companies’ Turf Amazon Pharmacy’s plan to offer free two-day prescription delivery and other perks to Amazon Prime members won’t be much of a threat to CVS Health and Walgreens Boots Alliance.
11:44 a.m. Nov. 20, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
10-, 30-year Treasury yields post biggest weekly slip in months as stocks wobble on fiscal-relief worries Long-dated Treasury yields post steepest yield slide in months as concerns about a lack of fresh fiscal stimulus, rising COVID-19 cases and business restrictions gave rise to bond buying on Wall Street, sending prices higher and rates lower.
11:19 a.m. Nov. 20, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Autumn of Doom gets real in New COVID CityCompared to most places, New York is actually holding up fairly well as the long-anticipated fall surge finally arrives.
5:28 a.m. Nov. 20, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
European stocks rise as investors weigh up virus updatesEuropean stocks were poised for a 1.3% weekly gain on Friday, as investors absorbed mixed coronavirus news.
5:23 a.m. Nov. 20, 2020 - By Jillian Berman
Colleges are trying to prevent superspreader events as students head home for ThanksgivingA member of the Texas Emergency Management Advisory Group estimates that 2 in 15 students will be heading back to their town or city as asymptomatic carriers of the coronavirus.
5:01 a.m. Nov. 20, 2020 - By Jillian Berman
Smaller turkeys are flying off the shelves as Americans downsize Thanksgiving Demand for small birds runs counter to how turkeys have been bred for the past few decades. The average commercial bird is now 37.5 pounds.
4:44 a.m. Nov. 20, 2020 - By Meera Jagannathan
How to protect your mental health and fight ‘COVID fatigue’ this winter'Don’t let COVID fatigue trick you into taking risks you don’t want to take,' says one public health expert.
4:58 p.m. Nov. 19, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
California imposes overnight curfew to rein in coronavirusCalifornia is imposing an overnight curfew on most residents as the most populous state tries to head off a surge in coronavirus cases that it fears could tax its health care system, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday.
11:16 a.m. Nov. 19, 2020 - Barrons.com
Stocks Snap Their 2-Day Losing Streak Indexes rose modestly Thursday afternoon after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that stimulus talks were set to resume.
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