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Dow Reaches 30K; Watch How These Stocks Defied the Pandemic

The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a milestone of 30000. WSJ’s Jason Bellini explains how we got here and what the 30000 figure tells us about the state of the stock market. Photo: NYSE
updated24/11/2020 20:11

Fracking: The Unexpected Issue That Could Determine the 2020 Election

In the final weeks of the presidential campaign, the debate over fracking signals the potentially decisive role Pennsylvania voters on both sides of the issue could play on Election Day. Photo: Bloomberg News
updated29/10/2020 12:10

ESG Funds Are Under Scrutiny. Here’s Why

Investors propelled ESG funds to new heights in 2020, and federal agencies are watching. WSJ explains why regulators have ethical and sustainable investment funds under review. Photo Illustration: Alex Kuzoian
updated15/10/2020 14:10

South Korea’s Universal Basic Income Experiment to Boost the Economy

To stimulate its pandemic-hit economy, a province in South Korea has been experimenting with universal basic income programs by regularly giving out cash, no questions asked. Now, some politicians want to go national with the concept. Illustration: Crystal Tai/WSJ
updated09/10/2020 13:10

Wall Street Moves Into China, Despite Tech and Trade Battles

With tensions running high, Washington and Beijing have pushed to decouple technology and trade. But American financial firms including JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs are doubling down on investing in China and expanding headcount. Photo Composite: Crystal Tai
updated07/10/2020 12:10

Powell Warns of ‘Tragic’ Economic Risks if Recovery Isn’t Supported

Speaking virtually at the National Association for Business Economics annual meeting, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell warned of potentially “tragic” risks if Congress and the White House do too little to support the recovery. Photo: Toni L. Sandys/Reuters
updated06/10/2020 19:10

What September’s Jobs Report Tells Us Before the Election

The unemployment rate dropped to 7.9% in September, but job creation slowed to 661,000, compared with the 1.5 million jobs created in August. WSJ’s Sarah Chaney explains the significance of the latest jobs report ahead of the presidential election. Photo: Rogelio V. Solis/AP
updated02/10/2020 19:10

Tokyo Stock Exchange Trading Is Halted by System Glitch

Computers were turned off and tickers were blank as trading stopped due to a technical problem at the Tokyo Stock Exchange Thursday. WSJ’s Peter Landers reports on the unprecedented full-day shutdown at one of the world’s largest stock exchanges. Photo: Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images
updated01/10/2020 14:10

The Blank-Check Boom Poses Pitfalls for Investors

Private companies are flooding to Special Interest Acquisition Companies, or SPACs, to bypass the traditional IPO process and gain a public listing. WSJ explains why some critics say investing in these so-called blank-check companies isn’t worth the risk. Illustration: Zoë Soriano/WSJ
updated30/09/2020 13:09

What the Fed’s Shift in Monetary Policy Means for Interest Rates

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Thursday announced a major shift in how the central bank sets interest rates. WSJ’s Greg Ip explains the strategy behind the changes and what they mean for consumers. Photo: Erin Scott/Bloomberg
updated28/08/2020 2:08

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