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Stocks Tick Down After S&P 500 Record

Investors are looking to a volley of blue-chip earnings this week after sending major indexes to all-time highs on Friday.

The Earnings Season Is Great. Investors Are Already Looking Past It.

It is shaping up to be a stellar earnings season for stocks, particularly cyclical ones like banks and retailers. The problem is that the market may already be moving on.

Dogecoin Traders Whip Up 'Doge Day' Frenzy in Push Toward $1

An ad campaign by Conagra's Slim Jim beef jerky snacks set off a trading fervor aimed at pushing meme cryptocurrency dogecoin toward $1 by Tuesday.

Libor-Replacement Competitor Gains Strength From New Offerings

Ameribor poses a challenge to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate, preferred by many Wall Street banks and regulators.

Foreign Buying of Chinese Government Bonds Stalls

A huge run-up in foreign holdings of Chinese government bonds has stalled, with international investors hitting pause on their purchases as China's interest-rate advantage over the U.S. has shrunk.

Anti-Money-Laundering Prosecution Deals Setbacks to European Banks

Failures to police money laundering procedures hit two major banks in Europe, dealing a further setback to a region that has struggled to stop financial institutions from serving as conduits for illicit transactions.

U.S. Sanctions Squeeze Russia's Bonds

Washington's diplomatic campaign in response to alleged cyberattacks and election interference is raising borrowing costs for the Russian government.

More Than a Quarter of Americans Fully Vaccinated

More than a quarter of the U.S. population has now been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and half of adults have received at least one shot, but the average number of newly reported cases each day remains high.

Post Covid-19, Don't Forget About Healthcare Stocks

The industry should be in a strong position long after the worst of the pandemic is over.

Chinese Asset Manager's Bonds Recover After Selloff

A steep selloff affecting tens of billions of dollars of offshore debt from China Huarong Asset Management has partially reversed, after comments from the banking regulator helped reassure investors.


  (END) Dow Jones Newswires
  04-19-21 1115ET
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