NewsWatch: This ‘Nasdaq whale’ may have helped trigger the stock-market’s brutal rout

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The trigger for a seismic stock-market slump Thursday and Friday that has erased weeks of gains for a frothy U.S. stock market, may have been embattled investment firm SoftBank, according to a report by Financial Times (paywall). See full story.

European stocks rise, diverging from U.S. tech fears

European stocks advanced on Monday, diverging from the U.S. after a rough week in markets. See full story.

S&P 500 adds three companies not named Tesla — ‘a bit of a shocker,’ analyst says

Three new names will be added to the S&P 500 index this month, but none of them are Tesla Inc. See full story.

Trump appears to call for harassment of Steve Jobs’s widow in wake of contentious Atlantic article

Laurene Powell Jobs’s Emerson Collective owns a majority stake in the Atlantic magazine. See full story.

The pandemic has brought the personal computer back to life, with help from Zoom

The personal computer, given up for dead by many consumers when smartphones became the device of choice at home, has had a huge revival, thanks to the pandemic, and to Zoom Video. See full story.

MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE

As of Labor Day, India’s confirmed cases of coronavirus has surpassed Brazil, but the U.S. still has the highest number of cases and one of the highest fatality rates in the world. See full story.

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