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Stocks Slip After Dow, S&P Hit Records

The Dow Jones Industrial Average pared losses, but finished lower a day after closing just shy of its 30000-point milestone on optimism about new Covid-19 vaccines.

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Stock Futures Rise on Vaccine Optimism

U.S. stock futures rose on optimism over potential Covid-19 vaccines, with the S&P 500 set to open higher after ending last week at a record level.

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Covid-19 Makes Foreign Policy the Oil Patch's First Biden Fear

The effects of Covid-19 mean that Joe Biden’s foreign policy, not domestic energy policy, might prove more impactful for U.S. energy companies in the near future.

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Disney's Stream Is Floating an Awfully Big Ship

In a year when theme park revenue slid 37% and movie division revenue fell 13%, total company revenue came down only 6%, helped by a booming reception for the company’s streaming services.

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With Ant IPO in Limbo, Funds Let Investors Cash Out

Funds that touted access to Ant’s blockbuster share sale will let investors cash out early, following a social-media outcry after the financial-technology giant’s listing was abruptly halted by Chinese regulators.

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Dow Surges to Intraday Record on Vaccine Results, Biden Win

U.S. stocks soared after Democrat Joe Biden’s electoral victory and a vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech proved better than expected at protecting people from Covid-19 in a pivotal study.

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Aerospace and Defense Stocks Have Struggled to Take Off. It Might Be Their Time.

Some analysts think military spending is likely to stay high in the coming years.

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A Still-Divided U.S. Makes Confronting China Harder

The result of the presidential election is still unclear, but divided government—and a persistent U.S. political divide—could complicate attempts to shore up America’s economic leverage with Beijing.

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Cold Weather Thaws Natural-Gas Prices

Winter’s approach and a lot of working from home have lifted natural-gas prices to more than double their summer lows.

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On Regulation, Elections Don't Change Everything

Regardless of the election outcome this week, some key decisions relevant to investors may be made by regulators who won’t change right away.

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