Monday, December 7, 2020

Tuesday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Drop as Virus Cases Rise: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Stocks take a breather, Brexit weighs down sterling

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] McConnell Refuses to Endorse Bipartisan Stimulus, Risking Deal

[Reuters] U.S. Congress to vote on stopgap funding bill as COVID-19 aid talks continue

[AP] US regulators post positive review of Pfizer vaccine data

[CNBC] Covid live updates: 200,000 Americans test positive each day as the national case tally nears 15 million

[Reuters] Californians endure another lockdown as COVID-19 patients overwhelm hospitals

[CNN] California hospital beds are filling up and doctors and nurses are just worn out

[AP] Feds passed up chance to lock in more Pfizer vaccine doses

[Reuters] Japan unveils $708 billion in fresh stimulus with eye on post-COVID growth

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Global Investors Keep Pouring Money Into Asia’s Red Hot Markets

[Reuters] Hong Kong arrests eight more activists as crackdown on opposition shows no sign of let-up

[Reuters] Taiwan says faces daily threat as U.S. notifies of new arms sale

[Bloomberg] China’s Financial Markets Start to Price In Deleveraging

[Bloomberg] China Is Close to First Consumer Price Deflation Since 2009

[Bloomberg] Devastated by Covid, Latin America Is Now Unprepared for Vaccine

[WSJ] China’s Riskier Companies Pay Up to Raise Bond Financing

[WSJ] Chinese Household Debt Surges Through the Pandemic

[FT] Soaring eurozone government debt reignites call for cancellation

[FT] Brazil’s borrowing binge gives investors the jitters

Monday Evening Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Asian Stocks Slip on U.S. Retreat; Oil Declines: Markets Wrap 

[Reuters] Nasdaq closes at record high as growth names get a lift

[Reuters] Congress faces Christmas showdown with Trump over tech and defense bill

[Reuters] U.S. Congress eyes short-term funding measure as COVID-19, omnibus talks continue

[AP] Virus talks drag on liability as Congress preps stopgap aid

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] California Utility Cuts Power as Strong Winds Pummel State

[WSJ] Demand for Corporate Bonds Drives Inflation-Adjusted Yields to Zero

[FT] China curtails overseas lending in face of geopolitical backlash

Monday Afternoon Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Drop Amid Wait for Stimulus, Brexit Concern: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Nasdaq hits record high as big tech leads; energy stocks battered

[CNBC] Congress looks for last-minute Covid stimulus deal as benefits cliff looms

[Reuters] U.S. Congress eyes stopgap funding as COVID-19 relief, spending talks continue

[CNBC] Covid deaths and cases to set U.S. records this week as officials weigh stay-at-home orders

[CNBC] Covid live updates: U.S. to hit new records as officials weigh restrictions; LA suspends in-person learning

[CNBC] Cuomo says New York could cut indoor dining, warns of shutdowns if hospitals are overwhelmed

[Reuters] U.S. slaps sanctions on 14 Chinese officials over Hong Kong crackdown

[AP] Millions of Hungry Americans Turn to Food Banks for 1st Times

[Bloomberg] Mortgage Industry Soars to Record With $4.4 Trillion in Loans