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Capitol Report: Trump eyes executive orders after stalemate on coronavirus relief but doesn’t pull trigger

Capitol Report: Trump eyes executive orders after stalemate on coronavirus relief but doesn’t pull trigger

President Donald Trump on Friday evening signaled he is close to issuing executive orders to make an end run around a stalled stimulus package with Congressional Democrats but stopped short… Read more »

Therese Poletti's Tech Tales: CEO who made one of Silicon Valley’s worst acquisitions wants in on record-breaking blank-check boom

Therese Poletti's Tech Tales: CEO who made one of Silicon Valley’s worst acquisitions wants in on record-breaking blank-check boom

The blank-check bonanza has already reached mind-boggling heights, but now we seem to have jumped the shark. A preliminary prospectus was filed last week by a company called Burgundy Technology… Read more »

In One Chart: Feeling lax about masks? Think again. Here’s how many lives could be saved if every American wore a mask

In One Chart: Feeling lax about masks? Think again. Here’s how many lives could be saved if every American wore a mask

As people get used to living with coronavirus, social distancing and mask protocols are also easing. America’s COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. could reach nearly 300,000 by Dec. 1,… Read more »

CityWatch: New York schools get green light for in-person learning—raising myriad questions

CityWatch: New York schools get green light for in-person learning—raising myriad questions

New York state schools have the green light to reopen for in-person learning in September with social distancing and health screenings, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday—a decision that immediately raised… Read more »

The Tell: Stock-market bull, who called rally off March lows, now says S&P 500 overvalued by 5% to 10%

The Tell: Stock-market bull, who called rally off March lows, now says S&P 500 overvalued by 5% to 10%

Too far, too fast? Barry Bannister, head of institutional equity strategy at Stifel, called for stocks to bounce back aggressively just before the S&P 500 SPX, +0.06% notched its March… Read more »

Politicians have supported heavily armed law-enforcement task forces, as seen in Portland, for years — with underwhelming outcomes for the vast expense

Politicians have supported heavily armed law-enforcement task forces, as seen in Portland, for years — with underwhelming outcomes for the vast expense

Many Americans have been shocked by scenes out of Portland, Ore., where federal agents dressed in military-style combat gear clashed with protesters. Oregon’s governor, Portland’s mayor and a raft of… Read more »

NewsWatch: Stock-market expert sees a ‘monstrous’ rally taking hold next week, if one recent trend holds

NewsWatch: Stock-market expert sees a ‘monstrous’ rally taking hold next week, if one recent trend holds

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE The best start to an August for the stock market in years might get even better, as soon as next week, if the forecast from Thomas Lee,… Read more »

: Stimulus talks appear to end with a whimper, not a bang

: Stimulus talks appear to end with a whimper, not a bang

Ultimately, $2 trillion was too big of a chasm to bridge. Democratic congressional leaders and Trump administration negotiators emerged from their last-ditch coronavirus aid bargaining meeting Friday empty-handed and ready… Read more »

Capitol Report: Meadows, Mnuchin say they are recommending Trump issue executive orders soon after stalemate on coronavirus relief package

Capitol Report: Meadows, Mnuchin say they are recommending Trump issue executive orders soon after stalemate on coronavirus relief package

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin signaled on Friday afternoon that President Donald Trump could issue executive orders shortly that aim to provide some… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Dow, S&P 500 finish higher even as pandemic aid talks break down in DC without a deal

Market Snapshot: Dow, S&P 500 finish higher even as pandemic aid talks break down in DC without a deal

Major U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Friday, capping off another week of sharp gains, despite Washington’s failure to produce a last-minute coronavirus aid package before Congress takes a summer… Read more »

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