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Why August in a pandemic is a time for vigilance for stock market investors

August has tended to be more prone to unexpected turbulence than its traditional reputation as a period in which traders and investors laze about b...

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SpaceX capsule with NASA crew caps historic flight with successful splashdown

Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their capsule parachuting into the Gulf of Mexico to close o...

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Though weakened, Tropical Storm Isaias still lashes Florida’s east coast

Bands of heavy rain from Isaias lashed Florida’s east coast Sunday while officials dealing with surging cases of the coronavirus kept a close watch on the weakened tropical storm.

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NASA Astronauts Land in SpaceX Capsule Near Florida

NASA Astronauts aboard SpaceX’s “Dragon Capsule” returned from the International Space Station in a splashdown landing in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo by NASA/AFP

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Disney+ was the only plus for Disney as coronavirus slammed other businesses

Perhaps no company faces a greater existential financial crisis in the age of COVID-19 than Walt Disney Co., a legendary company built on social interaction that may find its newest business offers the most immediate relie...

by Jon Swartz
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After Big Tech helped earnings look better, here comes Disney and Uber

Big Tech made corporate finance during the COVID-19 pandemic look a bit better, but we are still headed for the worst earnings season in more than a decade as the Walt Disney Co. prepares to discuss its financial performan...

by Emily Bary
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Another Win for Elon Musk: SpaceX Returns Bob and Doug to Earth

The 64-day mission that took two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station and back is complete. It’s a huge win for NASA, SpaceX, the space industry, and even for Tesla.

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Disney, T-Mobile, CVS, Activision Blizzard, and Other Stocks to Watch This Week

Second-quarter earnings season continues with results from Disney, T-Mobile, Fox, ViacomCBS, and Clorox. Video-game makers Take-Two and Activision Blizzard also report. Plus, July jobs data.

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Treasury Secretary Warns of TikTok Security Risk

Here’s what you need to know about the impact of Covid-19 to navigate the markets today.

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Caterpillar’s stock swings lower as downbeat dealer inventory outlook, retail sales data follow earnings beat

Shares of Caterpillar Inc. fell on Friday, reversing early gains following the construction and mining equipment maker’s post-earnings conference call with analysts, in which the company provided a downbeat outlook with re...

by Tomi Kilgore
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Why are ‘Karens’ so angry?

Some people say memes of white women confronting Black people provide a handle on behaviors born of entitlement and privilege, while others point to misogyny and economic disenfranchisement. What’s behind their rage?

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I told my unemployed tenant about jobs. He said they don’t pay enough, and sits at 澳门拉斯维加斯app下载home smoking weed. Now he wants a discount. What do I do?

‘Part of me doesn’t want to give him a discount since I work so hard and long hours, and he just hangs around being picky about work. Is that wrong of me?’

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Clashing with Democrats, Republicans want to raise standard of proof on COVID-related lawsuits against companies

The HEALS Act’s proposed liability shield would let consumers and employees successfully sue for COVID-19 exposure only if they can prove ‘gross negligence’ or ‘willful misconduct.’

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Did the extra $600 unemployment benefit stop people from job hunting? These Yale economists say they finally have an answer

Members of the Trump administration have argued that the extra $600 in unemployment benefits Americans are getting creates a disincentive to search for a new job.

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Did you start a side gig during the COVID-19 pandemic? Think carefully before answering these IRS questions

The IRS will want to know whether your sideline activity is a hobby or a business.

by Bill Bischoff
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Dr. Fauci tells MarketWatch: I would not get on a plane or eat inside a restaurant

The veteran epidemiologist reveals his one big lesson from the COVID-19 pandemic — and why he won’t fly or eat out.

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These money and investing tips can keep you in the loop because your portfolio doesn’t take a vacation

These money and investing stories were popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.

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‘Wrong!’ Trump and Fauci clash over the resurgence of COVID-19 cases, U.S. economy — and hydroxychloroquine

Anthony Fauci said the U.S. made mistakes in efforts stop the transmission of coronavirus, but President Trump gave another reason for the rise in cases.

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Should I tell my sister that her husband, a notorious spender, has a secret credit card?

‘My niece told me that her dad, my brother-in-law, has a secret credit card that my sister doesn’t know about.’

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My boyfriend is buying a house and does not want me to have equity. I’m moving in with him and selling my 澳门拉斯维加斯app下载home — what should I do with the proceeds?

‘I don’t want to help pay the mortgage if I’m not receiving equity. I’m more than happy to pay for other things.’

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GE Competitor Siemens Healthineers Makes Blockbuster Acquisition

Siemens Healthineers is buying Varian Medical Systems in a $16 billion merger, marrying health-care diagnostics with therapies.

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Why Nikola Decided to Merge With a SPAC. And Why More Such Deals Are Coming.

For a number of companies, lower dilution and better terms offer an attractive alternative to the traditional IPO.

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Isaias Lashes Coronavirus-Hit Florida

Isaias weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm but could trigger a storm surge and flash flooding in parts of the state.

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With No Federal Agents on Streets, Portland Protests Turn Largely Peaceful

Protests in Portland, Ore., have been largely peaceful since Thursday, the first night without federal law enforcement visible after the Trump administration and Oregon’s governor unveiled an agreement for federal agents t...

by Alicia A. Caldwell
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Florida Lifts Watch as Isaias Is Downgraded to Tropical Storm

Florida officials lifted a storm watch for the state’s eastern coastline on Sunday as Isaias weakened to a tropical storm, but millions of residents lost power as strong rains and gusty winds affected the area.

by Ben Chapman
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Judicial Political Mischief Averted

A Codes of Conduct committee withdraws its ban on judges joining the Federalist Society.

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The China Vise Tightens on Hong Kong

Elections are cancelled, protesters are arrested, and a professor is fired.

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Economists vs. Common Sense

If you pay people not to work, fewer will work. Except at Yale, it seems.

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SpaceX Capsule and NASA Crew Make Historic Splashdown

Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in a retro-style splashdown, their capsule parachuting into the Gulf of Mexico to close out an unprecedented test flight by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company.

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How Trump Can Deliver Tax Relief Without Congress

Suspend collection of the payroll levy using the same ity that extended the filing deadline to July.

by Stephen Moore
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Want Schools to Open? Get Serious About Outbreaks

The spring decision to open inessential businesses came at the expense of fall classrooms.

by Scott Gottlieb
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Madison Warned About ‘Sanctuary’ States

He foretold their interest in ‘exaggerating their inhabitants’ to ‘swell’ their numbers in Congress.

by David B. Rivkin Jr.
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A Latin Leader Copes With Covid-19

Uruguayan President Lacalle Pou envisions a recovery based on greater freedom.

by Mary Anastasia O’Grady
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The Physics of a Political Crack-Up

Democracy, like a suspension bridge, needs weight to give it stability. We’ve lost it.

by Andy Kessler
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‘The New Corner Office’ Review: Remote Control

When your 澳门拉斯维加斯app下载home doubles as your office, work can bleed into what should be personal time. The trick is in establishing effective routines.

by Belinda Lanks
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Changes Coming to Baseball’s Health Protocols After Coronavirus Outbreaks

With a coronavirus outbreak on one team and cases now growing on another, Major League Baseball is tightening its safety protocols on the fly in hope of completing this tumultuous, pandemic-shortened season.

by Jared Diamond
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Homicide Spike Hits Most Large U.S. Cities

A Wall Street Journal analysis shows double-digit increases in 36 of the 50 biggest cities amid the pandemic, affecting Democratic and Republican administrations alike.

by Jon Hilsenrath
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Economy Week Ahead: Factories, Trade and Jobs

The U.S. jobs report for July will cap a full week of data that should shed light on the global pace of recovery from the recession triggered by Covid-19.

by WSJ staff
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U.S. Coronavirus Cases Rose to Monthly Record in July

The death toll passed 154,000 nationwide, with more than 1,100 new fatalities, making Saturday the fifth straight day when deaths surpassed 1,000.

by Ben Chapman
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The Economy That Obama Handed Trump

Despite the stimulus and assurances of a peak unemployment rate of no more than 8%, unemployment continued to rise in 2009 until it reached 10% in the fall. It turned out the shovels weren’t ready. Unemployment then stayed...

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Expect Little From Trump’s Drug-Price Move

Your editorial board should rest assured that President Trump’s four executive orders issued July 24 will do little to change the status quo when it comes to drug pricing in the U.S.

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Let CDC Do Its First Job Without More Bureaucracy

Rather than create a new service with overlapping responsibilities, we should make sure that our existing federal agency with this responsibility—which has a budget of over $7 billion a year—does the job that it’s supposed...