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7 stock picks for a volatile market from a manager who ‘finds innovation all over the place’

The Buffalo Discovery Fund’s Dave Carlsen on seven stock picks, from video-game makers to water-purification companies.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York provides a daily update on the COVID-19 pandemic — watch live video stream here

Along with daily news briefings by President Donald Trump and the White House coronavirus task force, daily updates from top governors, notably Andrew Cuomo of New York, Gavin Newsom of California and J.B. Pritzker of Illi...

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Stocks Could Gain 15% in the Next Year, Experts Say

Our latest Big Money Poll finds U.S. money managers anxious about stocks as the coronavirus spreads. But they see the market and economy rebooting in 2021.

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Welcome back, cubicles? Longtime Silicon Valley CEO says coronavirus could kill the open office

Nothing will be the same whenever corporate America goes back to the office, and one casualty could be the open office, said longtime tech chief executive Carol Bartz

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Companies reveal their plans for what work will look like when America returns to the office

MarketWatch spoke to companies across the country in different industries to gauge their back-to-work plans, and what they shared provides a glimpse into significantly different work and commerce environments.

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These 2 maps sum up what your coronavirus purchases say about how you vote

If you stockpiled toilet paper, you’re probably a Democrat.

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Neiman Marcus is likely just the start: Analysts expect 100,000 stores to close by 2025

UBS analysts think permanent store closures will jump as the coronavirus pandemic speeds e-commerce adoption.

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S&P 500 companies spent $7 trillion on buybacks and dividends and ‘been rewarded’ by coronavirus bailouts, says Social Capital CEO

Chamath Palihapitiya, chief executive of venture-capital firm Social Capital LP, argued during an interview on CNBC’s “Fast Money Halftime Report” that stock repurchases by corporations are a bad use of funds and have left...

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Here are the public companies that got coronavirus aid meant for small businesses

More than 100 publicly traded companies have received coronavirus aid meant for small businesses, spurring the Trump administration to make an effort to get some of the money back.

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Coronavirus pandemic could set back the global battle against malaria by decades, WHO warns

The WHO is now warning that the battle against malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, where it already kills hundreds of thousands of people a year, could be set back by 20 years as countries focus energy and resources on containi...

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Kim Jong Un in ‘vegetative state,’ Japanese media report says

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is in a “vegetative state” after he underwent heart surgery earlier this month, a Japanese magazine says.

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Home Buyers Are Looking for Price Cuts. Realtors Say Sellers Aren’t Budging.

The dissonance between homebuyer and seller expectations is not necessarily surprising.

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Time to Chow Down on Restaurant Stocks? The Risks May Be Too Great.

Expectations that business will bounce back by 2021 appear wildly optimistic. And when restaurants do reopen, it is likely that the dining experience will be very different.

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Pandemic gives megaphone to the oft-maligned New York accent

With New York City at the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. and its native-born among those offering crucial information to the nation in televised briefings, the New York accent has stepped up to the mic —...

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Here’s everything coming to Netflix in May 2020 — and what’s leaving

A new Steve Carell comedy, and dramas from Ryan Murphy and Damien Chazelle are coming soon

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Here’s everything coming to Hulu in May 2020, and what’s leaving

‘Ramy’ returns for another season, a new series from the ‘Rick and Morty’ team and a Catherine the Great comedy on tap

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Here’s everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in May 2020

A new season — and a new star — for ‘Homecoming,’ a new sitcom from Greg Daniels and SXSW Film Festival selections are on tap

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Coronavirus shakes the conceit of ‘American exceptionalism’

What if the real “invisible enemy” is the enemy from within — America’s very institutions?

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3 million Americans are skipping mortgage payments, but Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will cut mortgage servicers a break

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be allowed to purchase home loans in forbearance.

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These beaten-down stocks should be big gainers, but investors aren’t in a bargain-hunting mood

Value strategy continues to lag in a market where earnings growth is scarce, writes Mark Hulbert.

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Treasury Distributed $12.4 Billion in Airline Payroll Grants This Week

The Treasury Department has distributed $12.4 billion in federal aid to passenger airlines since Monday, roughly half the amount Congress authorized to help the industry avoid layoffs over the coming months.

Boeing Walks Away From Embraer Deal

The U.S. aerospace giant said the companies failed to agree to final terms by the initial termination date and opted to walk away from two planned joint ventures announced in 2018.

Trump, Putin Statement Stirs Concern Among Some

President Trump issued a symbolic joint statement with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a move that has stirred debate within the Trump administration and spawned concern among some lawmakers on Capitol Hill, according...

In Belarus, Everyday Life Is Much the Same as Coronavirus Spreads

President Alexander Lukashenko has little truck with those who say the virus is a public health risk, joining other outliers such as Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro in shunning lockdown measures

When Will What Happens in Vegas Return to Las Vegas?

The tourism mecca’s path toward reopening its glitzy casinos and resorts is far from certain.

Canada’s Deadliest Rampage Upends Life in Rural Nova Scotia

A 14-hour shooting spree left shoreline communities grieving and cast a shadow across a region where residents had long assumed they were secure.

Cherry Trees Blossom on Schedule in Closed Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The garden’s Sakura Matsuri festival was canceled, one more event called off because of the coronavirus pandemic. But the cherry trees went ahead and bloomed.

How to Practice Social Distancing as the Coronavirus Spreads

Covid-19 has upended daily life. Here’s a guide to your most pressing questions.

All Your Coronavirus Travel Questions Answered

A Q&A for anyone confused about traveling right now: How to stay healthy, how to get a refund when you cancel a trip, and when it might be safe to travel again

What to Know About the New Coronavirus

Concern is high about the deadly virus behind a fast-growing global outbreak. Here is what health officials know so far.

One New York Special-Needs School Is Ahead of the Curve With Remote Learning

A teacher at a Staten Island public school for students with special needs says the transition to remote learning spurred by the coronavirus has been almost seamless, thanks to careful execution and strong parental involve...

For Amazon, Pandemic Isn’t All Prime Time

The e-commerce giant’s market value has surged—a sign that investors are ignoring potential problems.

Inside the Remote NFL Draft with the Top Prospects

Chase Young and Jeff Okudah, the second and third overall picks, explain the bizarre last month leading up to their selections in the draft.

Coronavirus-Related Challenges Mount for the U.S.; Global Death Toll Nears 200,000

The U.S. debate over coronavirus relief shifted its focus to aid for states and cities and one projection said lockdowns would bring about a severe economic downturn, as the global death toll neared 200,000.

Americans Forced Into 1980 Olympics Boycott Aim to Connect With Current Athletes

Edwin Moses wants young athletes to know that there is a group of Olympians that you may not be aware of that suffered through, not just a postponement but a total cancellation of the Olympics.

The People Getting Their Steps as They Shelter in Place

With coronavirus limiting how much people get outside, data shows fewer walkers hitting 10,000 steps a day. Here’s how to hit modified fitness milestones under trying conditions.

The Soundtrack of the Coronavirus Pandemic? Oldies.

With millions stuck at home due to coronavirus shelter-in-place orders and searching for entertainment, data suggest that new releases by major pop artists are drawing fewer listeners than normal.

Global Trade’s Little-Known Comfort Blanket Slips

Cargo ports are thinning out as the coronavirus pummels global trade. Banks and insurance companies say trade could be squeezed even more if a key financial product used to facilitate it isn’t restored to health.

Night Spots Come Back to Life Online

From New York to Houston, nightlife venues shut down by coronavirus restrictions are making the leap to the virtual universe.

What Negative Prices Tell Us About the Future

Negative oil prices are merely the weirdest illustration of the destruction of demand in the economy—and fit with two longstanding negative prices in Europe, for money and for electricity.