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Dow Jones Industrial Average Drops 78 Points as Nasdaq Hits Record High. Time for Optimism?

Text size New month, same shtick from the stock market. What do I mean? Today was the first day of July, and also the first … Read more

Return of March panic is the biggest risk to the S&P 500 right now. Here’s the trigger

COVID-19 vaccine hopes and optimism ahead of jobs data is lifting stocks as a long July 4 holiday weekend awaits U.S. investors. But as cities … Read more

2.4 Million Jobs Were Added in June, ADP Report Says, Led by Small Businesses

Joe Raedle/Getty Images Text size U.S. businesses hired 2.4 million workers in June, according to private payroll processor ADP, a lower-than-expected result that shows it … Read more

China and Hong Kong jump more than 2% amid coronavirus vaccine hopes

Stocks in Asia Pacific rose on Thursday, following positive news overnight about the development of a potential coronavirus vaccine. The Hang Seng index in Hong … Read more

Microsoft Tried to Take on Amazon in Videogame Streaming. It Quickly Failed.

Jeenah Moon/Getty Images Text size After roughly three years and about $100 million, Microsoft abruptly said it was shutting down its videogame streaming service called … Read more

Fed warns stock market of a second recession if the coronavirus pandemic isn’t brought under control

The Federal Reserve is a lot more worried about the economy than the stock market or the president are. Officials and staff economists at the … Read more

Pfizer Offers Hope, and Details, on Potential Coronavirus Vaccine

Text size Drew Angerer/Getty Images Promising and detailed new data from the drug giant Pfizer and its German biotech partner BioNTech on an experimental Covid-19 … Read more