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President Biden puts forth virus strategy, requires mask use to travel

WASHINGTON — As the U.S. enters “what may well be the toughest and deadliest period of the virus,” President Joe Biden is putting forth a national COVID-19 strategy to ramp up vaccinations and testing, reopen schools and businesses and increase the use of masks —...

Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 96.9 million; Biden to sign 10 executive orders to bolster pandemic management

The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 96.9 million on Thursday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose above 2.07 million. The U.S. has the highest case tally in the...

U.S. stocks roar higher, set fresh records on Inauguration Day

U.S. stocks were sharply higher Wednesday morning, with both the S&P500 and Nasdaq posting new intraday records, amid a parade of corporate earnings results and ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th U.S. president. How are stock benchmarks performing?...

Live updates: DC on lockdown, country on edge before Biden’s inauguration

The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden will take place in a Washington on edge, after the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol unleashed a wave of fear and unmatched security concerns. And law enforcement officials are contending not only with the potential for...

Mega Millions jackpot now $970M; Powerball up to $730M

DES MOINES, Iowa — Lottery players will have another shot at the third-largest jackpot in U.S. history after Tuesday night's drawing didn't turn up a winner.  The Mega Millions top prize climbed to an estimated $970 million, the biggest jackpot in more than two years....
President Biden puts forth virus strategy, requires mask use to travel

President Biden puts forth virus strategy, requires mask use to travel

WASHINGTON — As the U.S. enters “what may well be the toughest and deadliest period of the virus,” President Joe Biden is putting forth a national COVID-19 strategy to ramp up vaccinations and testing, reopen schools and businesses and increase the use of masks —...

U.S. stocks roar higher, set fresh records on Inauguration Day

U.S. stocks roar higher, set fresh records on Inauguration Day

U.S. stocks were sharply higher Wednesday morning, with both the S&P500 and Nasdaq posting new intraday records, amid a parade of corporate earnings results and ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th U.S. president. How are stock benchmarks performing?...

Mega Millions jackpot now $970M; Powerball up to $730M

Mega Millions jackpot now $970M; Powerball up to $730M

DES MOINES, Iowa — Lottery players will have another shot at the third-largest jackpot in U.S. history after Tuesday night's drawing didn't turn up a winner.  The Mega Millions top prize climbed to an estimated $970 million, the biggest jackpot in more than two years....

Trump follows tradition, leaves note for Biden

Trump follows tradition, leaves note for Biden

President Donald Trump has followed at least one presidential tradition. The White House says the Republican president left behind a note for his successor, Democrat Joe Biden. Deputy press secretary Judd Deere declined to reveal what Trump wrote to Biden or to...

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President Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others in late night flurry of pardons

CNN — President Donald Trump pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon as part of a flurry of clemency action in the final hours of his White House term that benefited more than 140 people, including rap performers, ex-members of Congress and other allies of him...

Netflix tops 200 million subscribers with year-end flourish, stock jumps 10%

Netflix Inc. topped 200 million streaming subscribers for the first time at the end of 2020, as sign-ups surged yet again despite higher prices in the U.S. and Canada. On Tuesday afternoon, Netflix NFLX, +0.76% reported 8.5 million net new subscribers in its fourth...

President-elect Biden to propose 8-year citizenship path for immigrants

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. without legal status, a massive reversal from...

2 Guard members removed from Biden inauguration due to fringe militia group ties, official says

WASHINGTON — Two U.S. Army National Guard members are being removed from the security mission to secure Joe Biden's presidential inauguration. A U.S. Army official and a senior U.S. intelligence official say the two National Guard members have been found to have ties...

The Stock Market Can’t Get Much Better From Here. Why a Correction Could Be Coming

The stock market could experience a correction soon. Prices already reflect a wallop of government spending and central-bank aid that can’t get much larger from here, Bank of America warns. Other market watchers are downbeat as well. The S&P 500 entered Friday up...

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....

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President-elect Biden to propose 8-year citizenship path for immigrants

President-elect Biden to propose 8-year citizenship path for immigrants

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. without legal status, a massive reversal from...

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...

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...

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