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: Biden plans to distribute COVID-19 vaccine doses immediately

President-elect Joe Biden plans to distribute available doses of COVID-19 vaccines when he comes into office on Jan. 20, in the latest proposal made by government officials in the...

London Markets: Negative interest rates can provide ‘significant stimulus,’ Bank of England official says

Negative interest rates could provide significant stimulus, a Bank of England official said Monday amid speculation the U.K. central bank will move rates below zero as early as February. Silvana...

NewsWatch: ‘Big Short’ investor says his big Tesla short is getting ‘bigger and bigger’

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE Tesla short sellers, caught on the wrong end of a $38 billion hit in 2020, suffered "the largest yearly mark-to-market loss" Ihor Dusaniwsky of S3 Partners has...

: EasyJet lands $1.87 billion state-backed loan as it looks to ease COVID cash...

Budget airline easyJet EZJ, -1.91% secured a $1.87 billion loan on Monday as it looks to ease investor concerns about its balance sheet, which has been devastated by an...

Market Snapshot: Dow futures slide nearly 300 points, amid COVID resurgence

Stock-market futures on Monday pointed to a pullback from record levels set at the end of last week as investors weigh rising risks around a continued surge in COVID-19...

: Top health official warns ‘worst weeks of the pandemic’ ahead for England, as...

England’s chief medical officer, Prof. Chris Whitty, said on Monday that the country was facing a major health emergency unless people strictly abide by the lockdown rules set by...

Need to Know: Don’t fret, investors. Stock exuberance is here to stay, Credit Suisse...

After a volatile first week of 2021, the second week of the year looks set to start in a slightly calmer fashion. Having said that, markets are once again closely...

Metals Stocks: Gold prices wobble as dollar rises, but retreat in bitcoin, stocks limits...

Futures for gold were bouncing around on Monday as global stocks retrench and bitcoin, the biggest recent rival to gold, suffered a price correction after a massive rally above...

Key Words: ‘Prepare to lose all your money’ — regulator’s blunt warning on bitcoin...

The U.K.'s financial regulator on Monday issued a very blunt warning about the rise of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

Dispatches from a Pandemic: ‘I’m going to really miss that $100’: Washington, D.C. curfew...

Restaurants lost 372,000 jobs last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said.