Businesses encourage the U.S. to trust the election process

Oct 29, 2020
Major business groups have penned a letter urging Americans to be patient as votes are counted.
Workers board up the entrance of an office building in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 28, 2020. Delayed election results could lead to damaged retail storefronts and other infrastructure if violence or protests break out.
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The presidency is not the stock market

Oct 23, 2020
But there are theories about that ...
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as a President Trump press conference plays above, March 12, 2020.
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What would delayed election results mean for the economy?

Oct 22, 2020
The results from the election could remain uncertain for weeks. "And uncertainty is generally really bad for economy activity," said Brookings' Wendy Edelberg.
Even with record-breaking early voting, it could take some time to know who won the presidential election this year.
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Why big banks are reporting better-than-expected earnings during the pandemic downturn

Oct 14, 2020
Quarterly earnings for big banks like Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase are beating expectations thanks to a soaring stock market.
Citigroup's net income of $3.2 billion, or $1.40 per share, topped analyst expectations for the third quarter.
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Harris' comments on decriminalizing marijuana propel cannabis stocks

Oct 9, 2020
Harris said a Biden administration would decriminalize marijuana and expunge the records of people convicted of marijuana-related offenses.
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Trump's positive COVID test adds more uncertainty to volatile markets

It comes after the first presidential debate and the uncertain fate of more coronavirus relief.
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Trump tests positive for coronavirus; stocks, oil prices sink

Oct 2, 2020
U.S. stock futures and Asian shares fell Friday after the president said he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive.
Trump tweeted news of his test results just hours after the White House announced that senior aide Hope Hicks had come down with the virus after traveling with the president several times this week.
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What's behind the stock market's strong third quarter?

The S&P 500 gained 8.5%, the Dow is up 7.5% and the Nasdaq is up 11% for the quarter.
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Why we use animals to describe what's going on with the stock market or economy

Oct 1, 2020
You may know bulls, bears or unicorns, but there are at least 130 others, too.
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Palantir, Asana both take unusual path to IPOs with direct listings

A direct listing is a quicker way to start selling shares to the public, but it can come with more risk.
Palantir, a data analytics company, and Asana, a corporate software company, are both taking their stock public through direct listings.
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