Stocks rise as Trump tweets on stimulus keep market spinning

Oct 7, 2020
The president appeared to backtrack on his earlier decision to halt talks with Democrats over a new stimulus package.
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Who are the political candidates Wall Street gravitates to?

Aug 12, 2020
Sen. Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s vice-presidential running mate, is drawing support from many investors because they see her as the moderate choice.
Sen. Kamala Harris, Joe Biden's running mate, appears with him in Wilmington, Delaware. Harris is the first Black woman and first person of Indian descent to join a presidential ticket.
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Nasdaq CEO: "The plumbing of the markets are working very, very well"

Mar 19, 2020
Adena Friedman explains why markets should stay open, despite all the volatility.
Adena Friedman, president and CEO of Nasdaq, advocates keeping markets open during volatility.
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Let's take a deep breath

Mar 17, 2020
Why you shouldn't panic (and why that's easier said than done)
Financial markets plummeted Monday as the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak deepened.
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Making sense of Monday's market sell-off

Mar 10, 2020
If the S&P 500 falls an additional 1.4%, the bull market run will have officially ended.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 9, 2020 in New York City.
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Consumers are starting to worry about COVID-19's economic impact, survey finds

Feb 26, 2020
Consumer confidence has fallen back to approximately the level at the start of 2020.
A new consumer survey released Wednesday by Morning Consult finds that U.S. consumers are starting to take notice of COVID-19's economic impact.
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Iran tensions sent global markets into a frenzy. They were quick to rebound.

Jan 8, 2020
Is this cause for optimism? Not so fast, says one expert.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on January 08, 2020 in New York City.
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Hobby investments can't escape that darn global economy

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