By Steve Goldstein
It is a pretty quiet day on the economics front, highlighted by a Bank of Canada interest-rate decision and U.S. job openings data.
Former Vice President Joe Biden proposed a new offshoring tax penalty as well as a proposal to double the minimum tax on foreign earnings.
After the 4.1% nosedive for the Nasdaq Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP -0.71% and 2.8% tumble for the S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.54% , futures action /zigman2/quotes/208225921/composite SP -4.43% pointed to more of an upbeat start, particularly for the Nasdaq-100 /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP -0.71% .
Crude-oil futures rose, while gold fell.
The yield on the 10-year Treasury /zigman2/quotes/211347051/realtime BX:TMUBMUSD10Y -0.28% edged up to 0.69%.
Citi reports that the easing of social distancing in the global economy continued for two weeks since late August. Global mobility improved to -14.4% from -16.5%, and to -17.4% in the U.S. after hovering around -19% for two months.
The first 3,200-megapixel digital photo was taken — it would take 378 4K ultra-high-definition TV screens to display .
A compilation of love songs made by English singer Ed Sheeran at age 13 was sold at auction for £50,000 ($65,000).
Robot dogs joined a U.S. Air Force exercise , in a trial to see whether they can be added to “the kill chain.”
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