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Stock-market expert sees a ‘monstrous rally’ on tap next week, if 1 recent trend holds

The best start to an August for the stock market in years might get even better, as soon as next week, if the forecast from Thomas Lee, founder of ...

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Profit up 87% at Buffett’s Berkshire, but coronvirus slows businesses

Warren Buffett’s company reported an 87% jump in its second-quarter profit as the paper value of its investment portfolio increased with the stock ...


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Health care will cost this much in retirement — but probably even more

And with COVID lurking, here’s one employer benefit you should absolutely review

by Alessandra Malito

President Donald Trump to hold 3:30 p.m. ET news conference Saturday in Bedminster, N.J. after coronavirus talks flounder

President Donald Trump was set to hold a news conference on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., following a week of failed talks to hash out a deal to provide additional stimulus to out...

by Mark DeCambre
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The Paycheck Protection Program Ends Tonight

More than $120 billion is left in its coffers.

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How much more will you get if you delay Social Security until age 70?

The calculations quickly get complicated

by Mark Hulbert
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My retirement income is just $16,600 a year, but I want to retire in a beach town ‘where the sky is blue and the water warm’ — where should I go?

3 spots to consider

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Gold will top $3,000, says this firm, one of the first to call the gold bull market of the 20th century

A decades-old financial-services firm with a long history in making the right calls on gold says it's got at least 60% upside from here.

by Andrea Riquier
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Borrowers are still having their paychecks seized over defaulted student loans, even though the CARES Act was supposed to stop wage garnishment, lawsuit says

The CARES Act was supposed to halt wage garnishment for defaulted student-loan borrowers, but a lawsuit says it's still happening.

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Republican satisfaction with the state of America has plummeted

Overall American satisfaction is the lowest it’s been in almost a decade, Gallup reports

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I want to retire in Texas and near freshwater on $4,000 a month — where should I go?

Here are three suggestions that fit the bill.

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Why this unusual recession hammered Coke, but not Pepsi

A couple of things have become clear about the COVID-19 recssion: A V-shaped recovery was unlikely, and different industries had widely divergent experiences of the pandemic.

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How acquiring TikTok could hurt Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. has a chance to scoop up the hottest craze in social media at a potentially attractive price, but analysts think a TikTok deal threatens the simple yet successful story that has pushed Microsoft’s valuation...

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Should you volunteer for a COVID-19 vaccine trial? Who qualifies, and what are the side effects?

Clinical trials of vaccines are being developed by several companies. Here’s who they’re looking for, and what’s involved.

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These money and investing tips aim to keep your investment portfolio grounded in reality

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

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The market is underpricing the possibility of a vaccine, Goldman Sachs strategists say

The market is underpricing the possibility of a coronavirus vaccine, according to Goldman Sachs strategists.

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Stock Investors’ Best Hedges: Gold and TIPS

The two assets should supplant bonds as inflationary pressures eventually ramp up, argues a Bridgewater Associates’ Bob Prince.

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Walt Disney and the End of Moviegoing

Mulan is coming to Disney+, and how we watch movies might be changing forever. That’s bad news for companies like AMC Entertainment Holdings. Plus, why Apple looks primed for a pullback.

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Gold. Nasdaq. Apple. They All Hit New Highs. This Could Be Why.

The disconnect between the market and the economy continues apace. Could the culprit be negative real interest rates?

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Apple at $2 Trillion Can Still Add Up

Apple has rallied 55% this year, adding nearly $700 billion in market value—the equivalent of adding Cisco Systems, Oracle,, and Zoom Video, with room to spare.

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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Shows Strong Investment Gains

Share buybacks totaled a record $5.1 billion for the quarter.

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2020 Election: How to Prepare Your Portfolio

Here’s what three potential election outcomes could mean for stocks, industry sectors, and the U.S. economy

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Protesters, Tear Gas Converge in Lebanese Capital

Beirut was the scene of large demonstrations on Saturday following Tuesday’s devastating explosion.

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While Covid-19 Donations Soar, Other Charities See a Big Hit to Funds

Canceled galas, auctions and fundraisers undermine giving; “we’re not in position to survive another couple of years of this,” says the director of a nonprofit.

by Betsy Morris
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U.S. Covid-19 Cases Near Five Million

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. closed in on five million as lawmakers continued to wrangle over a new aid package for struggling Americans.

by Nicole Friedman
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The Mid-American Becomes First Top-Tier Conference to Cancel Football in Fall

The Mid-American Conference won’t play sports including football this fall because of health concerns posed by the coronavirus pandemic, becoming the first league in the top-tier Football Bowl Subdivision to punt on sports.

by Laine Higgins
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NAACP Wades Into Fight Over Purdue Pharma’s Role in Opioid Crisis

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is asking for a seat at the table in the Purdue Pharma LP’s bankruptcy case to make sure communities of color get a fair share of billions of dollars in drug-c...

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Mass Protests Erupt in Beirut Over Deadly Explosion

Lebanese security forces fired tear gas at protesters as thousands converged on central Beirut demanding revenge for a deadly explosion they blame on their own government.

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Game Isn’t Over for Pinball Machines After New York Arcade Closes

Modern Pinball has found a second life, with many of its machines now housed in the basements and living rooms of its most loyal customers.

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Nursing 澳门拉斯维加斯app下载home Deaths Are Rising Again, Federal Data Show

After dropping in June, Covid-19 deaths in nursing 澳门拉斯维加斯app下载homes have begun to rise again, fueled by increases in states including Texas and Florida that saw coronavirus surges in the broader population, according to new federal d...

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Brazil Faces Somber Covid-19 Milestone at 100,000 Deaths

The new coronavirus has spread beyond Brazil’s megacities, tearing through smaller towns and rural areas as the country’s president says stricter public-health rules would do too much economic harm.

by Luciana Magalhaes
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Lawmakers’ Efforts to Restart PPP Stalled by Broader Fight

The deadline for small businesses to apply for forgivable loans from the Paycheck Protection Program is Saturday, but bipartisan efforts to extend the program have been hampered by the slow pace of talks.

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Beirut Explosion: What Happened in Lebanon and Everything Else You Need to Know

At least 154 people were killed and thousands injured in a massive explosion at the port in Beirut. Here is what we know so far.

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Teachers’ Back-to-School List: Masks, Face Shields, Scrubs

Many states and districts say they will provide protective equipment as U.S. schools reopen, but some teachers are anxious about when the gear will arrive and what it will be.

by Kate King
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What We Know About Trump’s Proposed Stimulus Executive Orders

President Trump said he planned to circumvent Congress and use executive actions if a deal couldn’t be reached on a new round of coronavirus aid.

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Alabama Isn’t Giving Up on Playing Football This Fall

Alabama, like most of college football, is still in game-on mode for fall.

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What Is the Economic VIX?

In Translation: Stocks tend to do well during times of extreme economic volatility.

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Berkshire’s Profit Jumps as Market Rebound Boosts Results

Warren Buffett’s conglomerate said its second-quarter earnings surged 86%, as a rebound in the stock market offset a profit decline in the company’s operations and a large write-down for Precision Castparts.

by Geoffrey Rogow
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Qualcomm Lobbies U.S. to Sell Chips for Huawei 5G Phones

Wading into the technology battle between Washington and Beijing, the smartphone chip maker warns of potentially losing billions of dollars in sales because of export limits.

by Asa Fitch
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As Inventories Swell, Companies Turn to Novel Strategies to Get Through Coronavirus Crisis

Tactics being employed include tapping firms that specialize in buying and holding inventory for other businesses, as well as more traditional measures such as borrowing against inventory to stay afloat.

by Julie Steinberg
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All Agnès, All in One Place

The titanic filmmaker Agnès Varda, who treated features, documentaries and shorts with equal regard, has her complete oeuvre collected into a handsome set from Criterion.

by David Mermelstein
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‘Welcome to Hard Times’ by Charley Crockett Review: A Rogue Spirit’s Tales of Trouble

The Texas-born singer-songwriter delivers a sometimes bluntly cynical album that evokes honky tonk, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll.

by Barry Mazor