Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Thursday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Drop, Bonds Rise Amid Stimulus Talks: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Pound Drops After Leaders Dinner Fails to Break Brexit Impasse

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Jobless Claims Jump More Than Forecast Amid New Shutdowns

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Inflation Measure Rose by More Than Forecast in November

[Reuters] U.S. Senate to vote on spending stopgap as COVID-19 aid debate continues

[CNBC] Covid live updates: U.S. records 3,100 new deaths, the highest single-day tally yet

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Lockdown in Los Angeles Has Rest of Country Wondering Who’s Next

[AP] Tensions rise over masks as virus grips smaller US cities

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Short Sellers Got Crushed in 2020 as Tesla, Moderna Soared

[Reuters] Airbnb prices shares above target in 2020's biggest U.S. IPO -source

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Yellen’s Crackdown on Leveraged Loan Excess Will Have to Wait

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] No-Deal Brexit More Likely After Dinner Fails: Brexit Update

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Chinese Firm’s $2.5 Billion Blow-Up Is Warning on Debt Risks

[Reuters] ECB gives euro zone another shot in the arm to fight pandemic

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Airbnb Reaches $47 Billion Value in Above-Range IPO

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Brazil Signals End to Low-Rate Pledge Amid Faster Inflation

[Reuters] China launches ‘gray-zone’ warfare to subdue Taiwan

[Bloomberg] Stimulus Talks Drag Without Pelosi, McConnell as Jobless Rise

[NYT] States Try to Rescue Small Businesses as U.S. Aid Is Snarled

[WSJ] Mortgage Originations Are on Pace for Best Year Ever

[FT] ECB launches fresh stimulus to boost Covid-hit eurozone economy

[FT] Chinese state investors sound alarm on cash crunch after defaults

[FT] South Korea threatens to jail short sellers under new rules

Wednesday Evening Links

[Reuters] Wall Street falls on stimulus stall, Facebook weighs

[Reuters] Analysis: Mitch McConnell stands in the way of Biden's economic recovery plans

[CNBC] Lawmakers continue to wrestle. Will the next Covid relief bill contain $600 or $1,200 stimulus checks?

[CNBC] Covid live updates: U.S. prepares to ship 2.9 million vaccine doses; Canada clears Pfizer vaccine

[USAT] 'Very inconsistent': 2 allergic reactions in the UK to COVID-19 vaccine puzzle researchers

[CNBC] FTC and states sue Facebook, could force Facebook to divest Instagram and WhatsApp

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Johnson and Von Der Leyen Seek Brexit Breakthrough at Dinner

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Gasoline Stockpiles Rise Most Since Dog Days of Market Crash

[Reuters] DoorDash valued at $68.4 billion in blockbuster market debut

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] DoorDash Trio Worth Up to $2.7 Billion Each as IPO Soars

[Reuters] Investors push back on blank-check company insiders' payout bonanza

[NYT] Pandemic Closures Devastate Restaurant Industry’s Middle Class

[WSJ] China Wants to Be the World’s Banker

Wednesday Afternoon Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Drop Amid Stimulus Gridlock, Tech Selloff: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Rises, Shrugging Off Largest U.S. Crude Build Since April

[CNBC] Covid relief talks hit another wall as Congress runs short on time to send help

[Reuters] McConnell says U.S. Congress still needs path forward on COVID-19 relief

[CNBC] Covid live updates: As U.S. cases surge, warnings emerge about the strain on hospitals and lab testing firms

[AP] AP-NORC poll: Only half in US want shots as vaccine nears

[CNBC] Mayo Clinic doctor studying Covid ‘long haulers’ says it might take them a year or more to recover

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] DoorDash Trio Worth Up to $2.7 Billion Each as IPO Soars