wiar 08-10-20

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Aug 10 (Monday) YRI Morning Briefing PDF Daily Markets Markets Stock futures slip after Trump signs orders extending coronavirus relief | C The trouble with TINA – America’s stockmarkets are flying high. Its companies still aren’t | E To Some Investors, 10-Year Treasury Note Isn’t What It Was | W Dollar tries to keep rally alive in a short market | R Oil giants’ production cuts come to 1 million bpd as they post massive writedowns | R Central banks Fed’s Evans says another coronavirus aid package ‘incredibly important’: interview | R US Job Numbers Look Deceptively Good Amid Pandemic Aid Bill Impasse  | BR Millennials Slammed by Second Financial Crisis Fall Even Further Behind | W China China remains a ‘bright spark,’ says real estate developer CapitaLand | C US policies & politics Trump signs executive order on coronavirus relief | C Trump’s Stimulus Orders Set Off Squabble | W $400 Per Week Unemployment Extension: Governors Cuomo, Whitmer, DeWine Respond | B Pelosi, Mnuchin open door to narrower COVID-19 aid through 2020 | R Why you might not see a payroll tax cut, even as Trump demands it | C Kodak pharma deal held up over reported questions about stock move | C Geopolitics & trade Tech, Financial Firms Eye Ways to Save TikTok’s U.S. Operations From Ban | W Life Without TikTok? U.S. Marketers Contemplate Their Options | W Industries & companies Aerospace: FAA Employees Say in Survey That Agency Is Too Cozy With Boeing  | BR Defense: Elon Musk’s SpaceX Advances Goal of Becoming Trusted, Long-Term Military Launch Provider | W Energy: First Solar Stock Is a Buy After Earnings. Hear’s Why | BR Energy: BP’s green energy targets will be tough to meet | R FAANGs: TikTok Isn’t the First—or Last—App Instagram Copies | W FAANGs: Apple Stock Is Worth Nearly $2 Trillion. Should You Buy It?  | BR Financials: Companies Want Access to Your Medical Files to Speed Up Life Insurance Purchases | W Pharma: Biogen Stock Jumps as Alzheimer’s Drug Takes Another Step Toward Approval  | BR Retail: Amazon and Mall Operator Look at Turning Sears, J.C. Penney Stores Into Fulfillment Centers | W Virus Bill Gates Says U.S. Coronavirus Testing Has ‘Mind-Blowing’ Problems | B Latest Research Points to Children Carrying, Transmitting Coronavirus | W U.S. Coronavirus Cases Surpass Five Million | W A bigger dose – The world is spending nowhere near enough on a coronavirus vaccine | E Cybersecurity China targeting U.S. election infrastructure with cyberattacks, says O’Brien | R Corporate finance Worth an arm and a leg – Nvidia tries to get its hands on Arm | E Offbeat The absent student – Covid-19 will be painful for universities, but also bring change | E That Shooting Star You See in the Sky May Well Be a Satellite | W Everyone Is a Live-Streamer in Covid-19 Era | W

wiar 08-08-20

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Aug 08 (Saturday) YRI Morning Briefing PDF Daily Markets Markets U.S. Stocks Edge Up at End of Big Week | W Markets could be challenged by Washington stimulus talks and China tensions | C Corporate Bond Investors Still Wary of Coronavirus Volatility | W Central banks Fed’s Powell continued regular meetings with Treasury’s Mnuchin in June | R More businesses will tap Fed loan program if economy worsens, Rosengren says | R US I U.S. Added 1.8 Million Jobs in July | N ‘Very fragile’ jobs recovery will now depend on how safe people feel | C Covid-19 Pandemic Triggers Wave of Long-Term Unemployment | W U.S. earnings recovery may be faster than in previous crises | R Buffett’s Berkshire expected to post a quarterly earnings surge as market comeback boosts portfolio | C US II Zillow: We’re at the beginning of a ‘great reshuffling’ to space | C Calculating America’s eviction crisis: Up to 40 million people are at risk of being kicked out of their homes | MW In New York, a city of renters, landlords struggle amid coronavirus | CS Monitor Beyond Coronavirus Stimulus Act Relief, Struggling Homeowners Have Mortgage Payment Options | W China China Becomes a Refuge for U.S. Companies After Overcoming Covid-19 | W US policies White House rejects Democrats’ offer for $2 trillion stimulus price tag | NN Next coronavirus aid package probably won’t become reality this month after better-than-expected July jobs report, analyst says | MW Geopolitics & trade I Canada to impose tariffs on $2.7 billion in U.S. goods after Trump reignites trade feud | C U.S. Sanctions Chinese Officials Over Hong Kong Policy—Including Carrie Lam | W U.S. intel: Russia trying to hurt Biden, but China, Iran don’t want Trump | C Geopolitics & trade II U.S. Broadens Attack on Chinese Internet Giants With WeChat Order | W Targeting WeChat, Trump Takes Aim at China’s Bridge to the World | N Buying TikTok Is One Challenge for Microsoft. Making It Work Is Another. | W Industries & companies Autos: Auto-Lending Binge Threatens to Unwind When Stimulus Measures Ease | W FAANGs: Coronavirus Hobbled Amazon. How the Tech Giant Rebounded for Its Best Earnings Ever. | W Financials: Goldman Sachs Restates Earnings After $3.9 Billion Malaysia Settlement | W Shipping: UPS Plans Hefty Holiday Fees Amid Coronavirus-Related Shipment Surge | W Virus I Fact Check: Will there be a coronavirus vaccine by November? It’s Possible. | NN Coronavirus vaccine: Dr. Fauci says chance of it being highly effective is not great | C Hawaii reinstates coronavirus restrictions: ‘There’s no question that the virus is surging’ | C Virus II All New York schools meet state standard to open for in-person classes, Governor Cuomo says | R Open the schools — or kiss the economy goodbye | P St. Louis Cardinals Cancel Game After More Positive Tests | B Cybersecurity U.S. Government Contractor Embedded Software in Apps to Track Phones | W Offbeat This High-Design Personal Submarine Is The Must-Have Accessory For Summer | F Bill Gates: Climate crisis looms and it could be worse than the coronavirus | MW Cushman & Wakefield CEO on remote work after the coronavirus | C

wiar 08-07-20

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Aug 07 (Friday) YRI Morning Briefing PDF Daily Markets Markets Goldman Says Covid-19 Vaccine Approval Could Upend Markets | B Amazon and Tesla Take Off as Small Investors Embrace Fractional-Share Trading | W Asia Has a Wild Tech Rally of Its Own | W Central banks Fed’s Brainard lays out central bank’s instant payment framework | R Fed’s Kaplan says small businesses need more financial help | R US I Economists predict U.S. added 1.7 million jobs in July, but admit it’s largely a guess. Here’s what worries them | MW U.S. Jobless Claims Fell to 1.2 Million in Latest Week | W In California, 57% filing for unemployment lost their jobs again | C The Underemployment Crisis | Atlantic The Workforce Is About to Change Dramatically | Atlantic US II More signs point to U.S. economic recovery losing momentum | R Mortgage rates hit another record low, but homes still less affordable | C More Farmers Declare Bankruptcy Despite Record Levels of Federal Aid | W US politics Coronavirus stimulus updates: McConnell, Pelosi expect deal, but gap remains | C Liability Shield Is a Stumbling Block as Lawmakers Debate Relief | N Trump Campaign Raises $165 Million in July, $25 Million More Than Biden’s | W Facebook, Twitter Take Down Video of Trump Saying Children ‘Almost Immune’ From Covid-19 | W Some foreign workers were sent stimulus checks in error | C Geopolitics & trade Trump to Sign Executive Order to Boost U.S. Production of Essential Medicine | W Hong Kong Is Losing Its Charm for Expats as China Tightens the Screws | W Industries & companies Airlines: Delta Bets on Clean Jets to Grab Market Share, Pare Cash Burn | B Autos: GM’s push to compete with Tesla begins with Cadillac Lyriq crossover debut Thursday | C Consumer: Nintendo’s Pandemic Bonanza: a Billion-Dollar Profit | W FAANGs: Coronavirus Hobbled Amazon. How the Tech Giant Rebounded for Its Best Earnings Ever. | W FAANGs: Facebook rallies more than 5% following launch of TikTok competitor Instagram Reels | C Healthcare: Bausch Health to Spin Off Eye-Care Business | W Materials: Glencore Scraps Dividend, Posts Loss as Coronavirus Saps Demand | W Media: $30 to watch ‘Mulan’ on Disney+ is either outrageous or an amazing deal, depending on who you ask | MW Media: ‘Mulan’ went to Disney+ out of necessity, won’t become the norm | C Pharma: Fortunes Won and Lost Trading in Kodak Stock: Inside a Wild Week | W Virus U.S. Daily Coronavirus Case Count Stays Well Below Recent Highs | W Early Coronavirus Vaccine Supplies Likely Won’t Be Enough for Everyone at High Risk | W Trump says it’s possible U.S. could have coronavirus vaccine before 2020 election | C Use of facemasks during the COVID-19 pandemic | Lancet US State Department lifts global ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory | NN Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive for coronavirus ahead of Trump visit | C Cybersecurity Banking Regulator Fines Capital One $80 Million Over 2019 Hack | W Corporate finance Amazon, Apple, Google emails: Most revealing antitrust finds | C Offbeat Watch out, FIRE fans: New reports say retiring early can give you Alzheimer’s | MW

wiar 08-06-20

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Aug 06 (Thursday) YRI Morning Briefing PDF Daily Markets Markets Stock market today: S&P 500 closes higher for a fourth day, now just 2% from its February record as Disney rallies | C Stocks Rise on Hopes for New Coronavirus-Relief Package | W OPEC Middle East Oil Flows Edge Higher on Easing of Output Cuts | B Central banks The ballooning money supply may be the key to unlocking inflation in the U.S. | C Fed policymakers say pickup in infections slowing U.S. economic recovery | R US ADP private payroll growth at 167,000 in July, well below expectations | C 4 million older workers will be pushed out of the workforce by October | MW Businesses Thought They Were Covered for the Pandemic. Insurers Say No. | N Why Your House Could Be Your Best Performing Asset Class | W Grocery prices have increased since the beginning of the pandemic| NN US policies & politics Stimulus Package Latest: Democrats Demand More White House Concessions | B Coronavirus stimulus bill updates: White House increases unemployment offer | C Coronavirus stimulus: Romney, Collins, McSally unveil unemployment bill | C Lapse in Extra Unemployment Benefits to Hurt U.S. Recovery, Economists Say | W Joe Biden Won’t Travel to Milwaukee for Democratic National Convention | W Japan Coronavirus Leads Japan to Lock Borders, Shutting Out Foreign Workers | N Industries & companies Aerospace: Boeing Gains After CFO Downplays Need for Additional Liquidity | B Airlines: Coronavirus Has Upended Everything Airlines Know About Pricing | W Airlines: Coronavirus: Republican senators push for $25 billion in additional airline job aid as virus continues to hit demand | C Biotech: With Biotech Stocks, Investors Love the Thrill of the Chase | W Media: Disney shakes up streaming approach after losing nearly $5 billion due to pandemic | MW Media: Disney streaming subscribers shows massive growth | C Media: ‘Harry Potter’ Bolts HBO Max for Peacock | W Media: Roku: TV ad spend won’t recover until ‘well into 2021’ | C Retail: Wayfair Posts Profit as Online Pandemic Shoppers Spend on Their Homes | W Tech: Samsung Unveils Flagship Galaxy Note 20 With $1,000 Price Tag | W Geopolitics & trade How the U.S. Ceded Control of Drug Supplies to China | W Opinion | Is Microsoft Sure It Wants to Buy TikTok? | N Instagram’s Short-Video Feature Reels Debuts in U.S. as Threats to TikTok Mount | W Virus Fauci expects tens of millions of coronavirus vaccine doses at start of 2021 | R New York City to enforce traveler quarantine with COVID-19 checkpoints | R California Bungles Its Fight Against Covid | W Florida’s Elder-Care Facilities Buckle as Covid-19 Deaths Climb | W First U.S. app using Apple-Google coronavirus notification technology | C Corporate finance Tech IPOs brush aside 2020 election concerns, coronavirus | C Teladoc acquires Livongo, creates $37 billion health-tech company | C Quicken Loans Parent Expected to Price IPO at $18 | W J.C. Penney lenders seek higher bids for bankrupt retailer, report says | C Offbeat Beirut blast damage is in the ‘billions,’ central bank to offer interest-free loans | C Beirut Explosion: Probe Focuses on Why Tons of Explosives Were Stored at Port | W

wiar 08-05-20

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Aug 05 (Wednesday) YRI Morning Briefing PDF Daily Markets Markets Stock futures flat as investors await stimulus bill | C Interest Rates Are Low, but Loans Are Harder to Get. Here’s Why. | N Central banks The Fed is expected to make a major commitment to ramping up inflation soon | C US Motor vehicles power U.S. factory orders in June | R Many parents may have to stop working entirely if schools don’t reopen, Goldman Sachs says | NN US politics Coronavirus stimulus bill updates: Democrats report progress, McConnell would support deal | C Geopolitics & trade China pursues economic self-reliance as external risks grow: advisers | R China, U.S. to review trade deal, air other grievances on August 15: sources | R Microsoft CEO Nadella Wades Into U.S.-China Tensions in TikTok Pursuit | W Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to Visit Taiwan | W Industries & companies Autos: Cramer: The electric vehicle bubble, minus Tesla, has ‘started to burst’ | C Pharma: Exclusive: U.S. pursues nearly $13 billion of claims in Purdue Pharma opioid probes, sources say | R Media: Disney Earnings Report Reveals Rare Loss | W Media: Coronavirus shut down theme parks, costing Disney $3.5 billion | C Media: Disney’s ‘Mulan’ coming to Disney+ in September for $29.99 | C Virus Novavax Covid-19 Vaccine Produces Positive Results in First-Stage Study | W Coronavirus vaccine: Novavax generates promising immune response in early stage trial | C Coronavirus pandemic lowered emergency room visits: why? | C How to Think Like an Epidemiologist | N Corporate finance Google’s $2.1 Billion Fitbit Deal Faces Troubles in Europe, Australia | W Virgin Atlantic Files for Bankruptcy Protection in the U.S. | W Technology For Robots, It’s a Time to Shine (and Maybe Disinfect) | N Cybersecurity NSA Warns Cellphone Location Data Could Pose National-Security Threat | W Offbeat Beirut explosion: Massive blast at port rocks Lebanese capital | C Kodak reportedly under SEC investigation over disclosure of U.S. drug producing deal | C

wiar 08-04-20

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Aug 04 (Tuesday) YRI Morning Briefing PDF Daily Markets Markets U.S. Stocks Climb to Start the Month | W Central banks Covid Supercharges Federal Reserve as Backup Lender to the World | W Global Global Factories Increase Production but Overseas Demand Remains Soft | W US Nearly half of workers believe temporary layoff will become permanent | C US policies & politics Coronavirus stimulus updates: Relief bill talks hinge on unemployment insurance | C Is $600 unemployment boost a disincentive to work? No, economists say | C Trump Says He May Act to Stop Evictions as Virus Aid Talks Stall | B How Trump could force a payroll tax cut without waiting for Congress | C 2020 election: Trump continues to lose ground as nation grapples with coronavirus | NN Geopolitics & trade Trump: U.S. should get ‘substantial portion’ of TikTok operations sale price | R Microsoft’s Talks to Buy TikTok’s U.S. Operations Raise Ire in China | W TikTokers Can’t Quit TikTok. That’s Why It’s at the Center of a Global Business Battle. | W Industries & companies Airlines: Airlines, unions push for billions in additional federal aid to save airline jobs as loom | C Autos: GM Tries to Revive Legal Battle With Fiat Chrysler | W Autos: Used-Car Dealers Really, Really Want to Buy Your Vehicle | W FAANGs: Apple Faces $1.4 Billion Lawsuit in China in Siri Patent Fight | W Retail: Bankruptcies Rip Through U.S. Mall Tenants With No End in Sight | B Virus I Fauci says states seeing surge in COVID-19 cases should reconsider some lockdown measures | R Coronavirus: Fauci starting to see ‘insidious’ rise in rate of positive cases | C Trump attacks Dr. Birx after she said U.S. reached ‘new phase’ in coronavirus fight | C Fauci says there’s ‘a degree’ the coronavirus is spreading through air particles | C Virus II One of the world’s ‘most livable’ cities just went into full lockdown mode as coronavirus cases spike | MW 260 employees in Georgia school district have tested positive for Covid-19 or been exposed | NN Teachers protest across U.S. over re-opening schools in pandemic | R Virus III Critically ill COVID-19 patients make quick recovery with treatment RLF-100 | P Next big COVID-19 treatment may be manufactured antibodies | R Rival drugmakers launch joint trial of medicines for COVID-19 | R Eli Lilly starts late-stage study of COVID-19 drug in nursing homes | R Opinion | A Coronavirus Vaccine Is Coming. Just Don’t Call It ‘Warp Speed.’ | N FDA’s Shifting Standards for Chinese Face Masks Fuel Confusion | W Corporate finance Google to Invest $450 Million in ADT to Boost Smart-Home Security Offerings | W With pandemic, retail bankruptcies approach highest number in a decade | C Offbeat I Tried to Live Without the Tech Giants. It Was Impossible. | N US firearms purchases skyrocket during pandemic, according to FBI records | NN Elon Musk rebukes cronyism in stimulus funding. Will it be permanent? | WP

wiar 08-03-20

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Aug 03 (Monday) YRI Morning Briefing PDF Daily Markets Markets U.S. stock futures slip as earnings season, stimulus talks continue | C Behind the Vast Market Rally: A Tumbling Dollar | W Gold Surges to Record as Week Opens With Spot Price Near $2,000 | B Oil edges lower on oversupply concerns as OPEC+ set to raise output | R Central banks Fed’s Kashkari suggests 4-6 week shutdown; says U.S. Congress can spend big on coronavirus relief | R Fed Weighs Abandoning Pre-Emptive Rate Moves to Curb Inflation | W US U.S. companies leap over low profit hurdle in coronavirus-hit quarter | R Consumers, Flush With Stimulus Money, Shun Credit-Card Debt | W America’s Saw Mills Didn’t See This Building Boom Coming | W Retail rents plummet across New York City, a warning for other areas | C Homicide Spike Hits Most Large U.S. Cities | W US policies & politics White House says not optimistic on near-term deal for coronavirus relief bill | R White House, Dems still agree on checks but disagree on unemployment | C Trump Plans ‘Emergency’ to Stay in Office, Top Democrat James Clyburn Says | B Eastman Kodak’s top executive reportedly got Trump deal windfall on an ‘understanding’ | C Japan Japan’s Economy Shrinks at Same Pace in Q1 as Capex Holds Up | B Geopolitics & trade U.S.-China Tensions, National Security and Spying Claims: What We Know | B Microsoft Says It Remains Committed to Reaching TikTok Deal | W Exclusive: Trump to give TikTok’s Chinese owner 45 days to reach deal to sell – sources | R Corporate finance Marathon Petroleum to Sell Gas-Station Chain to 7-Eleven Owners for $21 Billion | W Siemens Healthineers to Buy Varian Medical for $16.4 Billion | W Prescription Drug Marketplace GoodRx Files for IPO, Reuters Says | B Luxury Department Store Lord & Taylor Files for Bankruptcy | W Virus I Dr. Birx warns U.S. in new phase of coronavirus pandemic with ‘extraordinarily widespread’ cases | C Coronavirus Cases Rise in Europe as Youth Hit Beaches and Bars | W Tenth House Lawmaker Tests Positive for Covid-19 | W Virus II Do some people have protection against the coronavirus? | NN Some (Modest) Good News on Covid-19: Doctors Are Getting Better at Treating It | W Nation’s testing czar: It’s ‘time to move on’ from talk about hydroxychloroquine | C Virus III Covid-19 test delays create health nightmare as schools try to reopen | C ‘New Normal’ Emerges for Companies Navigating Covid-19 Pandemic | W Hospitals tracking Covid-19 with badge sensors, SwipeSense technology | C Offbeat SpaceX Capsule and NASA Crew Make Historic Splashdown | W How Do Global Supply Chains Work?: Keith Oliver Has Fears for Consumers | B Affluent travelers eagerly try to make their vacations happen | C

wiar 08-01-20

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Aug 01 (Saturday) YRI Morning Briefing PDF Daily Markets Markets Stocks Close Higher Amid Rally in Tech Shares | W Global Calculated Risk: Comparing US, EU and China GDP US Consumer Spending Rose 5.6% in June | W Off the Charts – The Big Picture Europe Europe Plunges Into Recession as Economy Suffers Record Contraction | W China China’s Manufacturing Recovery Picks Up the Pace | W US policies The $600 unemployment benefit is officially going to expire, but one state is considering reinstating it | MW Jobless Aid Expires as Talks Continue on Coronavirus Package | W US politics Trump Campaign Pauses Advertising for Strategy Review | W Biden’s running-mate search is getting ‘outsized attention’ and could even shake the stock market — here’s how | MW Joe Biden narrows down his VP list, with Karen Bass emerging as one of several key contenders | NN Geopolitics & trade Japan Edges Toward Military Pre-Emptive Strike Option | W Containing China Starts With Fixing Alliances, Biden Adviser Tony Blinken Says | B Citing Coronavirus, Hong Kong Postpones Legislative Elections for a Year | W White House to force China’s ByteDance to separate from TikTok in U.S.: sources | R Industries & companies Airlines: United adds some international flights for September, but remains cautious | C Energy: Big Oil Companies Lose Billions, Prepare for Prolonged Pandemic | W Financials: Coronavirus Is the Crisis Some Bank Investors Have Been Waiting For | W Financials: Wells Fargo Sold Assets to Stay Under Fed Asset Cap as Markets Lurched | W Pharma: Merck aims to start ‘large pivotal’ studies on coronavirus treatment in September | C Retail: At Home CEO: We could grow to more than 600 stores, as sales soar | C Tech: Tech competitors are ‘blown away’ by House antitrust CEO hearing | C Virus I Coronavirus: World Health Organization reports largest ever single-day increase in cases across globe | C Opinion | Scared That Covid-19 Immunity Won’t Last? Don’t Be | N Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline Ink Coronavirus Vaccine Deal With U.S. | W Large U.S. COVID-19 vaccine trials will exclude pregnant women for now | R Early coronavirus drug trials tested vaccines mostly on White people; next phase aims for diversity | C Virus II Coronavirus: House report accuses Trump administration of ‘waste, fraud or abuse’ in U.S. ventilator contract | C Trump planning for U.S. rollout of coronavirus vaccine falling short, officials warn | R Top HHS official denies report that national coronavirus testing plan was scrapped to hurt blue states | C Dr. Fauci: Coronavirus is so contagious, it won’t likely ever disappear | C Virus III NIH Awards Grants to Medical Companies to Boost Coronavirus Test Production | W Wear Your Mask. Please. No, Not on Your Chin. | N Fauci resists Republican effort to turn testimony against protesters | R Coronavirus: CDC warns of ‘significant public health consequences’ if schools don’t reopen | C Corporate finance Microsoft in Talks to Acquire TikTok, as U.S. Considers Banning the App | W Bankrupt Pier 1 becomes a walking zombie | NN Cybersecurity Three People Charged in Twitter Hack | W Florida teenager charged with hacking Twitter accounts of Obama, Musk among others | R Twitter hack: 17-year-old accused of masterminding Bitcoin scam | C Offbeat Florida declares emergency on Atlantic coast as Hurricane Isaias approaches | R SpaceX won the race against Boeing to send NASA astronauts to space | C

wiar 07-31-20

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Jul 31 (Friday) YRI Morning Briefing PDF Daily Markets Markets Stocks Close Lower on Dour Economic Data | W Credit U.S., European Yields Drop on Record Economic Downturns | W A $158 Billion CLO Bet Is Putting the Insurance Industry at Risk | B Central banks The Fed treats investors like ‘foolish children’ by propping up stocks despite ‘dreadful fundamentals,’ hedge-fund Klarman says | MW US US GDP 2Q 2020: Shrinks 32.9% Record Pace Since at Least 1940s | B U.S. Economy Contracted at Record Rate Last Quarter; Jobless Claims Rise to 1.43 Million | W U.S. Economy’s Rebound Looks Shakier After Worst Quarter Yet | B The persistently weak jobs market is worrying economists, who say a recovery could take years | C The worst might be over for the economy, but the future’s not so bright, either | C The pandemic may cause 40 million Americans to lose their homes | C China China Tries Its Favorite Economic Cure: More Construction | N Europe Germany’s Economy Suffers Biggest Contraction on Record, but Green Shoots Emerge | W US politics McConnell Moves to Force Debate on Stopgap for Jobless Benefits | B Trump floats election delay, congressional Republicans reject idea | R Can Congress Delay the Election Date as Trump Floated? How Would It Work? | B Families File First Wave of Covid-19 Lawsuits Against Companies Over Worker Deaths | W Tax hike on California millionaires would create 54% tax rate | C Geopolitics & trade Pompeo Warns New Measures Planned for China Over Human Rights | W Report Sheds Light on China’s Use of Military-Linked Researchers | W Industries & companies Autos: Auto Giants Swing to Loss Amid Coronavirus-Driven Downturn | W Autos: Ford (F) earnings Q2 2020 | C Consumer: Procter & Gamble Posts Biggest Yearly Sales Gain Since 2006 | W Consumer: Kraft Heinz Earnings Hit by Write-Downs | W Consumer: Coca-Cola to enter hard seltzer market through Topo Chico brand | C FAANGs: Amazon (AMZN) earnings Q2 2020 | C FAANGs: Facebook (FB) earnings Q2 2020 | C FAANGs: Alphabet (GOOGL) earnings Q2 2020 | C FAANGs: Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Google on Capitol Hill: Top CEO moments | C Pharma: Drugmakers Race to Build Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Chains | W Pharma: Kodak options are exploding but the action paints a bearish picture | C Shipping: UPS Rides E-commerce Surge to 21% Jump in Package Volumes | W Virus I U.S. COVID-19 outbreak picks up in Midwest as summer travel spreads virus | R U.S. officials see ‘signs of progress’ in Sun Belt coronavirus outbreaks, deaths remain high | C Dr. Osterholm: Americans will be living with the coronavirus for decades | MW Virus II Dr. Fauci recommends wearing goggles to prevent catching the coronavirus | MW Why some people who haven’t had Covid-19 might already have some immunity | NN Virus III Reopening Schools Try to Decide When They Should Close Again Due to Coronavirus Cases | W Herman Cain, former GOP presidential candidate, dies after battle with coronavirus | C Cybersecurity Exclusive: Chinese-backed hackers targeted COVID-19 vaccine firm Moderna | R Offbeat Mystery Seeds Spread Around the World | W

wiar 07-30-20

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Jul 30 (Thursday) YRI Morning Briefing PDF Daily Markets Markets Stock market today: Dow rises more than 100 points after Fed keeps rates unchanged, tech leads | C U.S. Stocks Climb As Fed Reiterates Support | W Central banks Fed decision: Interest rates held steady, economic growth is ‘well below’ pre-pandemic level | C Fed chief says coronavirus surge slowing U.S. economic recovery | R US U.S. renters owe $21.5 billion in back rent; Republicans offer no eviction relief | R In play for suburban votes, Trump rescinds Obama-era fair housing rule | R U.S., Oregon agree to phase out federal agents from Portland | R US policies & politics Coronavirus stimulus updates: GOP and Democrats negotiate relief bill | C Republicans Say $600 Unemployment Benefits Discourage People From Working. Economists Disagree. | W Unemployment wouldn’t replace 70% of wages for many under HEALS Act | C House passes over $60 billion bailout for child care industry | C Democrats Reject Trump’s Push for Short-Term Coronavirus Aid Deal | W Biden allies move to stop Kamala Harris from becoming vice president | C Industries & companies Airlines: Boeing Plans Deeper Job, Production Cuts | W Industrials: GE Hit by Steep Decline in Jet-Engine Business | W Media: Theaters About to Get More Hooked on Blockbusters | W Pharma: Investors, Don’t Look Away From This Kodak Moment | W Shipping: Coronavirus Shifts Pricing Power to UPS and FedEx, and They Are Using It | W Tech: Tech CEOs testify before House Antitrust Subcommittee: Recap | C Tech: Qualcomm Inks Licensing Deal With Huawei Despite U.S.-China Tensions | W Tech: Shopify’s Revenue Nearly Doubles as Covid-19 Pushes Shopping Online | W Virus US coronavirus: Nation could see deaths in the ‘multiple hundreds of thousands,’ group says | NN Trump says U.S. is sending Texas 500 cases of remdesivir as coronavirus deaths hit record | C FDA Nears Decision Authorizing Covid-19 Treatment With Convalescent Plasma | W Quest says FDA cleared new ‘lab method’ that will cut coronavirus testing delays | C Russia Seeks to Register First Covid-19 Vaccine in August | W Cybersecurity China Hacked Vatican Ahead of Negotiations, U.S. Cybersecurity Firm Says | W Offbeat ‘Brushers’ Come Into Focus as Officials Test Packages of Mysterious Seeds | W