Companies Say They Care About the Climate. Their Actions Fall Short.

Many big businesses have not set targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Others have weak goals.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #blackrock-inc, #boards-of-directors, #brazil, #carbon-dioxide, #carbon-disclosure-project-cdp, #cargill-inc, #corporations, #electric-light-and-power, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #google-inc, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #institutional-shareholder-services-inc, #levi-straussco, #microsoft-corp, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states

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How Options Trading Could Be Fueling a Stock Market Bubble

A swell of individual investors are betting that stocks will go up. That enthusiasm is having a growing influence over the regular stock market itself.

#computers-and-the-internet, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stock-options-and-purchase-plans, #stocks-and-bonds

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How to Invest in a Pandemic, Political Crisis and Possible Bubble

Despite awful obstacles, the stock market has performed remarkably well. But is it setting itself up for a fall?

#asset-allocation-personal-finances, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #presidential-transition-us, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds

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The Markets’ Splendid Disregard for the Chaos in Washington

The bull market has withstood pandemic, recession, political crisis and a mob attack on Congress. But it’s not immortal.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #senate, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Tesla Says It Hit Goal of Delivering 500,000 Cars in 2020

The milestone seemed unreachable just three years ago and comes as Tesla has seen a string of profitable quarters and a buoyant stock.

#electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #musk-elon, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #tesla-motors-inc

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Market Edges Toward Euphoria, Despite Pandemic’s Toll

Investors of all stripes piled into stocks this year, creating levels of froth reminiscent of the dot-com boom. Analysts say there’s room to go higher, but some worry about a bubble.

#airbnb, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doordash-mobile-app, #etsy-inc, #federal-reserve-system, #initial-public-offerings, #palantir-technologies, #robinhood-financial-llc, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stimulus-economic, #stocks-and-bonds

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Clueless About 2020, Wall Street Forecasters Are at It Again for 2021

Despite a horrendous record in forecasting, Wall Street is making bullish predictions for the stock market next year. Ignore them but invest anyway, our columnist says.

#bespoke-investment-group, #forecasts, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds

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Tesla, Profitable at Last, Bulls Its Way Into the S&P 500

The electric-car maker will be the biggest addition in the history of the benchmark index. Will that settle down its swings?

#corporations, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #musk-elon, #records-and-achievements, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc

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Etsy Was a Twee Culture Punchline. Now It’s a Wall Street Darling.

Shares of Etsy, the online marketplace, are up 250 percent this year, a rise fueled by skyrocketing pandemic mask sales and a push by investors to run its business better.

#amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporate-social-responsibility, #dickerson-chad, #e-commerce, #etsy-inc, #handicrafts, #silverman-joshua-g, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #workplace-environment

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Markets Throw a Welcome Party of Sorts for Biden

Wall Street notched records, as relief settled in that the election is over and Janet Yellen will be the Treasury secretary in the next administration.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #treasury-department, #trump-donald-j, #yellen-janet-l

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Stock Market Hits Record on Biden Win and Vaccine Hopes

Money poured into equity markets after Joseph R. Biden Jr. was declared president-elect and Pfizer and BioNTech announced that their vaccine candidate was highly effective.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy, #vaccination-and-immunization

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A Collective Sigh of Relief Pushes the Stock Market Up

News of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine progress, and Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory, gave investors reason to cheer.

#boeing-company, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dow-jones-stock-average, #etsy-inc, #kimco-realty-corporation, #live-nation-entertainment-inc, #pfizer-inc, #shopify-inc, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #vornado-realty-trust, #wynn-resorts-ltd

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While the Pandemic Wrecked Some Businesses, Others Did Fine. Even Great.

Third-quarter financial results suggest that strong companies have gotten stronger and that some others are in dire straits.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #recession-and-depression, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stimulus-economic, #stocks-and-bonds, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states-economy

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Stocks Suffer Worst Weekly Decline Since March

The latest sell-off has come as a second wave of cases forced more lockdowns in Europe, threatening the economic recovery and spooking investors around the world.

#dow-jones-stock-average, #nasdaq-composite-index, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

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For Long-Term Investors, Small Things Like Presidential Elections Don’t Matter

There is heartbreak almost everywhere you look, our columnist says, but the stock market usually rises anyway.

#amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporate-taxes, #democratic-party, #dimensional-fund-advisors, #exxon-mobil-corp, #federal-taxes-us, #high-net-worth-individuals, #infrastructure-public-works, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #presidential-election-of-2020, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #republican-party, #sp-dow-jones-indices, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How to Hold Onto Your Money, Wherever the Market Takes You

Crises abound, yet stocks have generated strong returns. Investors had better be ready for anything.

#exchange-traded-funds, #income, #interest-rates, #money-market-accounts, #mutual-funds, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds

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Finding the Right Path in an Up-and-Down Market

Does the latest twist herald the end of a bull run or the beginning of a shift toward long-neglected niches?

#american-express-company, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #blackrock-inc, #chegg-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #credit-and-debt, #federal-reserve-system, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #inflation-economics, #intercontinental-exchange-inc, #interest-rates, #lazard-llc, #leuthold-group, #medtronic-inc, #nasdaq-composite-index, #netflix-inc, #recession-and-depression, #roku, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stimulus-economic, #stocks-and-bonds, #trump-donald-j, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vanguard-group-inc

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Wait, Wall Street Is Pro-Biden Now?

Investors are warming to the possibility of a “blue wave” as Joseph R. Biden Jr. rises in the polls and the chances of a contested election diminish.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #powell-jerome-h, #presidential-election-of-2020, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stimulus-economic, #stocks-and-bonds, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy

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As the Election Looms, Investors See Uncertainty. They Don’t Like It.

The stock market has been on a tear for much of 2020, but there is now more volatility as investors worry about the outcome of the presidential vote.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2020, #senate, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Wall Street Has Its Worst Day in Months

The S&P 500 dropped 3.5 percent on Thursday, the biggest single-day fall since June 11, as big tech companies weighed on it heavily.

#alphabet-inc, #amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #google-inc, #microsoft-corp, #nasdaq-composite-index, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

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Big Tech’s Domination of Business Reaches New Heights

As the economy contracts and many companies struggle to survive, the biggest tech companies are amassing wealth and influence in ways unseen in decades.

#alphabet-inc, #amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #e-commerce, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #microsoft-corp, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

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S&P 500 at Record as Stock Market Defies Economic Devastation

Investors have cast the nearly relentless drumbeat of bad news aside to focus on any signs that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic might be over.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #dow-jones-stock-average, #federal-reserve-system, #microsoft-corp, #recession-and-depression, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

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European Markets Offering an Alternative to the S&P 500

European stocks have been unloved by investors for years. Now, as the euro soars, they offer an alternative to the S&P 500.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #currency, #euro-currency, #europe, #futures-and-options-trading, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #stoxx-600, #united-states, #us-dollar-currency

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Can These Markets Be Trusted?

After a calamitous drop in March, the stock market has had a ferocious rally, despite a cascade of awful news. How can investors cope?

#mutual-funds, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds

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Stocks Generate Big Gains and Bigger Questions

A powerful rally during drastically deteriorating economic conditions has left the market richly valued and facing great uncertainty.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #brazil, #citigroup-inc, #cnbc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #credit-and-debt, #europe, #federal-reserve-system, #house-of-representatives, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #japan, #latin-america, #morningstar-inc, #personal-finances, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #quarantines, #recession-and-depression, #second-quarter-2020, #senate, #shutdowns-institutional, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #university-of-california-los-angeles

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Stock Markets Rise After Getting a Push in Asia: Live Updates

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

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The Mystery of High Stock Prices

Why is the market doing so well when the economy is doing so poorly?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-reserve-system, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

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Stock Markets Edge Lower: Live Business Updates

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

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Live Stock Market Tracker: Mnuchin and Powell Talk Fed Response

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

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Stock Markets Whipsaw as Investors Watch Outbreaks

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

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Live Stock Market Tracker: Fed’s Dividend Cap Hits Banks

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

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The Market Partied Like It Was 1932

A remarkable snapback rally, after a deep coronavirus-induced plunge, took stocks into rare and, in some ways, troubling territory.

#automobile-renting-and-leasing, #bespoke-investment-group, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #federal-reserve-system, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #great-depression-1930s, #impeachment, #inflation-economics, #quarantines, #recession-and-depression, #securities-and-exchange-commission, #solomon-david-m, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #unemployment, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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Live Stock Market Updates During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

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Stock Markets Drift Lower as New Infections Rise: Live Updates

Live Stock Market News During the Coronavirus Pandemic

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #united-states-economy

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Wall Street Set to Rally: Live Market Updates

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

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Stock Markets Jump Globally After Wall Street’s Rally: Live Updates

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #united-states-economy

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Live Market Tracker: Stocks Wobble as New Outbreaks Emerge

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #united-states-economy

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Stock Markets Tumble as New Outbreaks Loom: Live Updates

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #united-states-economy

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Trading Sportsbooks for Brokerages, Bored Bettors Wager on Stocks

When Russian table tennis or Korean baseball won’t scratch the itch, some are trying their hand at trading equities. It’s enough to move the market, analysts say.

#barstool-sports-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #draftkings-inc, #gambling, #portnoy-dave-1977, #robinhood-financial-llc, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds

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Investors, No Longer in Denial About Grim Outlook, Drive Market Down

Investors are finally catching up to the fact the U.S. economy is not recovering anytime soon, and shares tumbled nearly 6 percent.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dow-jones-stock-average, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

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Live Stock Market Tracker and Economy Updates

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

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Jobless Claims in the U.S. Set to Rise

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

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Stock Markets Brace for a Forecast From the Fed

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #united-states-economy

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Stock Markets in Europe Fall. Wall Street May Follow.

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

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Despite Recession, Stock Markets Turn Positive for the Year

The S&P 500 climbed back above where it began the year on the same day that economists said the United States fell into a recession in February.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nasdaq-composite-index, #recession-and-depression, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

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What to Expect from the May Jobs Report: Live Updates

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

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Unemployment Claims Show Further Economic Strain: Live Updates

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

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Unemployment Data Expected to Show Further Losses

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

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Live Stock Market Tracker and Updates

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #united-states-economy

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Stock Markets Rise Despite U.S. Violence: Live Updates

The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

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