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California becomes first state to top 3 million coronavirus infections

California on Monday became the first state to record more than 3 million known coronavirus infections. The grim milestone, as tallied by Johns Hopkins University, wasn’t entirely unexpected in a state with 40 million residents — but its speed is stunning. The state...

Trouble at home may change President-elect Biden’s hand in Iran nuke talks

A lot of the characters are the same for President-elect Joe Biden but the scene is far starker as he reassembles a team of veteran negotiators to get back into the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. President Donald Trump worked to upend the multinational deal to contain...

A new COVID-19 challenge: Mutations rise along with cases

The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it is that a variant that can elude current tests, treatments and vaccines could emerge. The...

Bank of America’s stock slips after profit beat expectations but revenue falls shy

Shares of Bank of America Corp. BAC, -2.88% slipped 0.2% in premarket trading Tuesday, erasing earlier gains, after the bank reported a fourth-quarter profit that beat expectations but revenue that fell short, as global markets revenue rose less than forecast. Net...

Stock-market bulls are fooling themselves over the risk of a bear market while the economy keeps growing

There’s another trigger for big declines in the stock market CHAPEL HILL, N.C.–The next bear market on Wall Street could very well take place even without a recession. That would come as a surprise to investors who believe bear markets are caused by economic weakness....
California becomes first state to top 3 million coronavirus infections

California becomes first state to top 3 million coronavirus infections

California on Monday became the first state to record more than 3 million known coronavirus infections. The grim milestone, as tallied by Johns Hopkins University, wasn’t entirely unexpected in a state with 40 million residents — but its speed is stunning. The state...

A new COVID-19 challenge: Mutations rise along with cases

A new COVID-19 challenge: Mutations rise along with cases

The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it is that a variant that can elude current tests, treatments and vaccines could emerge. The...

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My parent had early-onset Alzheimer’s, and I’m afraid I will get it too. How do I split my estate between my girlfriend and daughter?

This letter writer asks: ‘Is it wrong to leave funds passed down from generation to generation solely for my daughter, and leave other funds to my new wife?’ Sender Writes: Dear Boston Made, I’m considering proposing to a long-time girlfriend, but unsure how to handle...

Tesla to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 27

Tesla Inc. TSLA, -2.23% said Thursday it will report fourth-quarter and full-year earnings after market close on Jan. 27. A live question-and-answer webcast will follow at 6:30 p.m. Eastern, the electric-vehicle maker said. Shares of Tesla edged higher Thursday,...

What President-elect Biden can and can’t get from an evenly divided Senate

So what does a 50-50 Senate get President-elect Joe Biden? Washington has barely had time to process the implications of Democratic control after two Georgia runoff elections that are delivering the Senate to Democrats. Hours after the races were decided, a mob of...

FBI vetting National Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack at inauguration

U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the...

Tesla’s new $950 stock price target at Wedbush is the highest on Wall Street, but the analyst still won’t say buy

Analyst Dan Ives also boosted his ‘bull case’ target to $1,250, but kept the neutral rating he’s had on Tesla for nearly 2 years Tesla Inc. got a another bullish endorsement Friday from Wedbush’s prolific analyst Dan Ives, who raised his stock price target by 33%, but...

The first S&P 500 sell signals are now in place

The stock market, as measured by the S&P 500 index, continues to roar ahead. The S&P SPX, -0.72% chart remains bullish, as its momentum is upward, and there are several established support levels below current prices. However, sell signals and overbought...

Moderna and SpaceX highlighted by a fast-growing U.S. fund traded in London

Baillie Gifford U.S. Growth Trust devoted much of its half-yearly report to talking up the prospects of biotech Moderna and rocket launcher SpaceX, two of its investments that helped lift its net asset value during the time frame. The fund USA, +2.15%, a component of...

Biden Is Planning a Blitz of Executive Orders as Soon as He Takes Office

Here’s what you need to know to navigate the markets today. President-elect Joe Biden is planning a flurry of executive orders after his inauguration to roll back some of the most contested policies of the Trump administration, incoming chief of staff Ron Klain said....

Biden To Quickly Sign Orders Mandating Masks, Reversing Trump Travel Ban And More

For more than a year and a half, President-elect Joe Biden campaigned promising to undo several Trump administration policies on Day 1 of his presidency, and now his team is filling in the details of that and more as he prepares to take office. Biden's incoming chief...

Biden to prioritize legal status for millions of immigrants

SAN DIEGO — President-elect Joe Biden's decision to immediately ask Congress to offer legal status to an estimated 11 million people in the country has surprised advocates given how the issue has long divided Democrats and Republicans, even within their own parties....

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Tesla to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 27

Tesla to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 27

Tesla Inc. TSLA, -2.23% said Thursday it will report fourth-quarter and full-year earnings after market close on Jan. 27. A live question-and-answer webcast will follow at 6:30 p.m. Eastern, the electric-vehicle maker said. Shares of Tesla edged higher Thursday,...

The first S&P 500 sell signals are now in place

The first S&P 500 sell signals are now in place

The stock market, as measured by the S&P 500 index, continues to roar ahead. The S&P SPX, -0.72% chart remains bullish, as its momentum is upward, and there are several established support levels below current prices. However, sell signals and overbought...

Biden to prioritize legal status for millions of immigrants

Biden to prioritize legal status for millions of immigrants

SAN DIEGO — President-elect Joe Biden's decision to immediately ask Congress to offer legal status to an estimated 11 million people in the country has surprised advocates given how the issue has long divided Democrats and Republicans, even within their own parties....

Staying Healthy With Your Dog During Quarantine, 5 Tips

Staying Healthy With Your Dog During Quarantine, 5 Tips

Most of us probably spent most of 2020 at home in quarantine. Being home all day can be challenging, but if you have a dog, the situation can be even harder. Not only do you have to look out for yourself, but the well-being of your pet as well. You may be concerned...

Tips to Find the Best Dog Food

Tips to Find the Best Dog Food

Do you want to make sure your dog has the best food and gets the proper nutrition for their breed or age? Proper nutrition is a basic need for people and dogs. Ensuring your dog has food that provides the right nutrition is essential to keep them healthy. Today, you...

National Guard troops flooding in as Washington locks down

National Guard troops flooding in as Washington locks down

All through downtown Washington, the primary sound for several blocks was the beeping of forklifts unloading more fencing. There were no cars or scooters and seemingly no tourists Wednesday, just the occasional jogger and multiple construction crews at work. The U.S....

5,074 COVID-19 cases, 75 additional deaths reported in Massachusetts

5,074 COVID-19 cases, 75 additional deaths reported in Massachusetts

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported an additional 5,074 confirmed COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the statewide total to 438,371 since the start of the pandemic. State health officials also added 75 new confirmed COVID-19-related deaths to...

Gov. Charlie Baker vetoes sweeping climate change bill

Gov. Charlie Baker vetoes sweeping climate change bill

BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker vetoed a sweeping climate change bill Thursday, just days after top Democratic lawmakers on Beacon Hill vowed to immediately refile and pass it again if the Republican refused to sign the legislation. The bill had been approved earlier this...

Expanded COVID-19 vaccine rollout in US spawns a new set of problems

Expanded COVID-19 vaccine rollout in US spawns a new set of problems

The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots. Mississippi's Health Department stopped taking new appointments the...

JPMorgan Strategists Boost Exposure to Commodities, Cut Bonds

JPMorgan Strategists Boost Exposure to Commodities, Cut Bonds

Investors should boost their commodity positions, go further underweight bonds and maintain a pro-risk exposure to equities, according to strategists at JPMorgan Chase & Co. A team including Marko Kolanovic, Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou and John Normand raised the...

Biden to Propose $1.9 Trillion Covid-19 Package

Biden to Propose $1.9 Trillion Covid-19 Package

President-elect Joe Biden will call for a $1.9 trillion plan to help Americans weather the economic shock of the coronavirus pandemic and pump more money into testing and vaccine distribution, according to senior incoming Biden administration officials. Mr....

McConnell Holds Trump’s Fate as Impeachment Heads to Senate

McConnell Holds Trump’s Fate as Impeachment Heads to Senate

President Donald Trump’s unprecedented second impeachment heads to the Senate, where his fate rests with Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who now has more leverage than ever over the president in his final week in office. McConnell told Republican colleagues in a...

Massachusetts COVID-19 death toll surpasses 13,000 with 86 new deaths

Massachusetts COVID-19 death toll surpasses 13,000 with 86 new deaths

Boston – The COVID-19 death toll in Massachusetts has surpassed 13,000, according to Wednesday's report from the state's Department of Public Health. The DPH reported an additional 86 confirmed COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the statewide total to 13,082 since the...

N.Y. Lowers Vaccine Age to 65; Shots at Citi Field: Virus Update

N.Y. Lowers Vaccine Age to 65; Shots at Citi Field: Virus Update

The Trump administration is urging states to expand access to vaccines, including making them available to anyone over 65. New York state lowered its vaccine age from 75 to 65 following the change in guidance. New York City will use Citi Field, home of the Mets...

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