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Bank employees could get COVID vaccinations before most Americans

Lenders, bank tellers and traders in Wall Street could receive a Covid-19 vaccine before those aged above 65 and adults with medical issues

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A popular stock-market indicator flashes red as Dow soars to records Friday

An often-cited measure of stock valuations, popularized by Warren Buffett, is affirming a growing fear on Wall Street: equity prices are richer tha...

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Bahrain becomes second country to grant the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine emergency-use ization

Island kingdom's announcement late Friday made it second to the U.K., which granted emergency ization on Wednesday, in permitting the vaccine's use.

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The Technology Behind Plant-Based Meat Substitutes Is Just Getting Started, Nestle CEO Says

Mark Schneider has encouraged Nestlé’s shift toward higher-margin products and e-commerce, leaving the company better positioned to adapt to consumer habits changed by the pandemic

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7 Bank Stocks That Could Thrive in the Biden Era

Commerce Street Capital’s Dory Wiley acknowledges that the market found comfort in the naming of Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary, but still favors some regional banks over the big banks.

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The Renminbi Will Replace the U.S. Dollar as the World’s Reserve Currency, Gavekal’s CEO Says

Louis-Vincent Gave is a go-to source for institutional investors trying to interpret global macro risks such as the financial implications of China’s rise

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How the Covid Crisis Could Turn Into Another Financial Crisis

Economist Stephanie Kelton discusses how the pandemic is creating an opportunity to address structural deficiencies in the way society has organized health care, global supply chains, the distribution of income, and more.

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Jim Rogers Sees Perilous Times Ahead. Why Government Debt Could Crush the U.S.

Former Barron’s Roundtable member Jim Rogers is an investor and co-founder of the Quantum Fund with George Soros

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How to Invest in the Recoveries of the World’s Hardest Hit Countries

Jens Nordvig is the founder of Exante Data, whose focus on data helped the firm see just how big a problem Covid-19 would be—and how to navigate it

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Why Bitcoin Is the Best Investment Opportunity Post-Pandemic

Historian Niall Ferguson is a prolific , creator of the TV series ‘The Ascent of Money,’ and founder of Greenmantle, a macroeconomic and geopolitical advisory firm

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The Biggest Challenges — and Opportunities — Facing the World Post-Pandemic

Stephanie Kelton, Richard Thaler, Jim Rogers, and others weigh in on the ideas and issues that will shape the future.

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Howard Marks Outlines Investment Opportunities, Risks

Howard Marks is co-chairman of Oaktree Capital Management, which focuses on strategies that include distressed assets and high-yield debt. His regular memos to Oaktree clients are read widely on Wall Street and beyond.

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‘Within Two Years, Things Will Be Back to Normal.’ But the Recovery Will Be Uneven.

Marc Lasry is chairman and CEO of Avenue Capital Group, which specializes in distressed-debt investments, and is a co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks

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Why the Coronavirus Pandemic Wasn’t a Black Swan Event

Historian Adam Tooze argues that there is a huge disproportion between the scale of the pandemic problem and what we spend to resolve it

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The Biggest Investment Opportunity for Americans Is China, Bridgewater’s Karen Karniol-Tambour Says

Karen Karniol-Tambour is director of investment research at Bridgewater Associates, the worlds’ largest hedge fund. Ray Dalio, her boss, once likened her to a “vacuum cleaner of learning.”

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Overconfidence Could Be Investors’ Biggest Mistake, Richard Thaler Says

Nobel Prize-winning behavioral economist Richard Thaler is a co-founder of Fuller & Thaler, an asset manager that looks for bargains created when investors over- and under-react

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Climate Change Is the Biggest Investment Opportunity Post-Covid

Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss is founder and CEO of RockCreek, which manages $15 billion on behalf of pensions, endowments, and foundations, with a focus on multi-asset, sustainable, and emerging-markets strategies

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The Case for Investing in Ford Motor

Also, letters on digital currency, Tesla, the FSOC and climate change, and bullish baby boomers

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Think November’s Jobs Report Was Disappointing? Wait Until December

Next month’s payroll data could be even softer than November’s underwhelming figures. Plus, investment-newsletter commentary on Chinese bond defaults, undervalued stocks, and Tesla’s impact on the S&P 500.

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Optimism About Toll Brothers and Zoom Video

Excerpts of Wall Street reports on Toll Brothers, Zoom Video Communications, Wells Fargo, Kohl’s, Interactive Brokers Group, and FLIR Systems.

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BioLife Solutions, Nikola See Activist Action

Casdin Capital lifted its stake in the hypothermic-storage firm BioLife. Nimbus Holdings cut it investment in Nikola, a maker of alternative-fuel-powered vehicles.

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Stocks Hit New Highs as Reopening Euphoria Rages On. Can It Last?

All four major U.S. stock indexes rose to record highs on Friday, the first time that’s happened since November 2018. Even Bitcoin got in on the action, hitting a new all-time high of $19,920 on Tuesday.

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Barnes & Noble’s New Boss Tries to Save the Chain—and Traditional Bookselling

CEO James Daunt, having already fixed a big U.K. book chain, has laid off once-powerful managers, overturned relationships with publishers and renovated stores in favor of a more local approach, including a focus on the sm...

by Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg
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How Our Food Vocabulary Reflects the Evolution of Taste

The words we use to praise and insult dishes have changed dramatically over time.

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How Some Black Startup Founders Are Thriving in a Pandemic Year

An unexpected side-effect of lockdowns: It can be easier to get a meeting with a venture capitalist. For minority founders in tech, that’s made a big difference as Silicon Valley reckons with race issues.

by Christopher Mims
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Abu Dhabi’s $230 Billion Man Bet the World Would Overcome Covid-19

Khaldoon al-Mubarak made an assessment in March that this challenging year would bring new opportunities to lessen his 澳门拉斯维加斯app下载homeland’s dependence on oil. He spent billions backing up that belief.

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Bain’s Manny Maceda Doesn’t Just Give Advice. He Seeks It, Too.

Meet the ‘extremely honest’ mentors who shaped this top consultant’s perspective and spurred his career success.

by Joann S. Lublin
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Sanford Health Deal Collapses After CEO’s Exit

The proposed merger of Utah’s largest hospital system with Midwestern giant Sanford Health has collapsed, the latest deal to fall apart in the consolidating sector.

by Melanie Evans
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Trump Campaign Suffers Fresh Legal Defeats

A flurry of court rulings and legal action across six battleground states came Friday as federal deadlines loomed for final results.

by Deanna Paul
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Federal Student-Loan Borrowers Get Another Month’s Reprieve

Millions of borrowers won’t have to start repaying their student loans until February.

by Josh Mitchell

Corrections & Amplifications

Corrections & Amplifications for the edition of Dec. 5-6, 2020.

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Federal Judge Orders Government to Fully Restore DACA

For the first time since September 2017, new applicants who weren’t previously eligible may now apply for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects immigrants living in the U.S. since childhood wit...

by Michelle Hackman
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Bribery-for-Pardon Investigation Involved Prominent Washington Lawyer

A California billionaire enlisted the help of Washington lawyer Abbe Lowell to push White House officials to recommend a pardon for a friend, according to documents reviewed by the Journal.

by Aruna Viswanatha
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Chinese Professor Pleads Guilty in Huawei Theft Case

Bo Mao, accused of stealing technology for the Chinese technology giant, pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents.

by Aruna Viswanatha
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Chance the Rapper Sued by Former Manager

Pat Corcoran has filed suit against the rapper alleging he is owed millions in management commissions and unreimbursed expenses.

by Neil Shah
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Supreme Court Agrees to Consider Medicaid Work Requirements

Lower courts have blocked a Trump administration program allowing states to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients, which stripped health insurance from recipients who didn’t file paperwork demonstrating they were...

by Jess Bravin
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Payrolls Take a Covid Break

Job growth slowed but much of the recovery remains strong.

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Pennsylvania Vetoes Help for Business

The legislation offered liability protections for good-faith actors.

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Saudi Arabia, Qatar Near Deal to End Gulf Dispute

Rival Gulf nations have reached a tentative deal to end a yearslong feud that has fractured the Middle East, paving the way for broader regional talks, U.S. and Gulf officials said Friday.

by Dion Nissenbaum
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Now Who’s Contesting Elections?

The Democratic House could overturn results in Iowa and New York.

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Activision Blizzard Sues Netflix for Allegedly Poaching Its Former Finance Chief

The videogame publishing company said Netflix illegally recruited Spencer Neumann in late 2018, prompting a contract breach that disrupted business operations.

by Sarah E. Needleman