Sen. David Perdue quarantines after contact with someone infected with Covid, days before Georgia runoff – CNBC

Sen. David Perdue of Georgia entered quarantine after contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19, his campaign said Thursday, less than a week before the Republican's runoff election against…

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Stocks 2020: First A Stunning Crash, Then A Boom, Creating Centibillionaires – NPR

Yvette Arrington with the New York Stock Exchange trading floor operations watches the market slide on March 9 as coronavirus fears grip the financial markets. Richard Drew/AP hide caption toggle…

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The stock market is ending 2020 at record highs, even as the virus surges and millions go hungry – The Washington Post

Wall Street’s resurgence has been fueled by the largest federal government stimulus ever, historic support from the Federal Reserve and optimism about how quickly the economy is likely to bounce…

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Five (somewhat) upbeat predictions for 2021 – The Washington Post

By summer, however, as shutdowns will have ended, more than 100 million Americans will have been vaccinated, and another government rescue package will have been approved (see below). At that…

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California has identified first case of new Covid strain found in UK, Newsom says – CNBC

In this June 30, 2020, file photo, Gov. Gavin Newsom removes his face mask before giving an update during a visit to Pittsburg, Calif.Rich Pedroncelli | APCalifornia health officials have…

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UK approves Oxford/AstraZeneca’s cheap, easy-to-store Covid-19 vaccine – Vox.com

The United Kingdom on Wednesday authorized its second Covid-19 vaccine for distribution. Developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca, the newly approved vaccine costs less and is easier to…

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Stocks Give Up Gains After Record-Setting Rally – The Wall Street Journal

By Anna Hirtenstein Close Anna Hirtenstein and Gunjan Banerji Close Gunjan Banerji Updated Dec. 29, 2020 4:55 pm ET U.S. stocks slipped Tuesday, halting a recent rally that has sent…

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