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Stocks Climb to Close Best Week in Three Months

U.S. stocks edged higher, giving the S&P 500 its biggest weekly advance in three months as investors welcomed signs pointing to a decisive result in next month’s presidential election.

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Will This Bubble Go K-Pop?

Big Hit Entertainment, the music label that represents the Korean boy band BTS, was expected by some to see record demand from individual investors in its IPO, but demand failed to match that for game developer Kakao Games.

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Sugar Touches Seven-Month High

Sugar prices hit their highest level since early March on Tuesday, lifted by supply disruptions. But a new wave of lockdowns and elevated production from heavyweight Brazil threaten to dull the sugar high.

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The Stock Market's Leaders Appear Most Vulnerable to Biden's Tax Plan

Major U.S. technology sectors could take a disproportionate hit to earnings from Joe Biden’s tax proposals, analysts say.

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Investors Can Take Refuge From Election Volatility

As the presidential campaign heightens anxiety among stock investors, the retail and housing sectors are seen as offering a degree of protection.

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Athene, MassMutual Made Over $3 Billion Takeover Offer to American Equity

A pair of insurance companies made a bid for American Equity Investment Life Holding last month, in a bet that the small Iowa insurer’s retirement-income products will continue to be popular with conservative savers.

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Silver Lake Launches New 25-Year Investment Strategy Backed by Mubadala

Abu Dhabi sovereign-wealth fund Mubadala Investment Co. is making an investment in Silver Lake and contributing $2 billion to help the technology-focused private-equity firm launch a new long-term strategy, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Devon Energy, WPX to Merge in All-Stock Deal

The shale drillers are combining in an all-stock merger of equals, creating an entity with a combined market value of about $6 billion. The move could help them weather the prolonged slump in oil demand amid the Covid-19 pandemic

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Inflation Is Already Here—For the Stuff You Actually Want to Buy

Prices are rising for things people need in the pandemic, even if the overall inflation number remains subdued

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CarMax Only Looks Like a Lemon

The used-car retailer is clearly hyper-aware of budding online competitors such as Carvana; so are its investors.

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