Thursday, December 17, 2020

Friday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Steady After S&P Record; Dollar Rebounds: Markets Wrap

[AP] Global stock markets edge up on US stimulus hopes

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Near Highest Level Since February With Bumper Rally Pausing

[Reuters] U.S. current account widens sharply in third quarter

[Reuters] U.S. Congress scrambles to agree on COVID-19 relief deal as shutdown deadline looms

[CNBC] Covid live updates: Pence receives vaccine on live TV; J&J enrolls participants for late-stage trials

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Hackers Tied to Russia Hit Nuclear Agency; Microsoft Is Exposed

[Reuters] Microsoft says it found malicious software in its systems

[CNBC] Russian hack against the U.S. government ‘will take years to overcome,’ former national intelligence official says

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Blacklists More Than 60 Chinese Firms, Including SMIC

[Reuters] Exclusive-U.S. to blacklist dozens of Chinese firms including SMIC, sources say

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Biden’s Plans for Recovery Face Corporate America Debt Problem

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Pandemic Is Starting to Hit North American Meat Plants Again

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.K. Warns Brexit Talks ‘Blocked’ as Time to Reach Deal Runs Out

[Reuters] Japan's consumer prices fall at fastest pace in decade, stoke deflation fears

[Bloomberg] Government Faces Risk of Weekend Shutdown, GOP Senator Says

[WSJ] Hack Suggests New Scope, Sophistication for Cyberattacks

[WSJ] How Covid-19 Has Reshaped the Economy’s Balance Sheet

Thursday Evening Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Dollar Slips, Stocks Gain as Stimulus Talks Go On: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Wall Street ends at record highs as investors eye fiscal stimulus

[Reuters] U.S. Republicans seek firm end to Fed's coronavirus loans, complicating aid talks

[NPR] U.S. Cyber Agency: Computer Hack Poses 'Grave Risk'

[Politico] Nuclear weapons agency breached amid massive cyber onslaught

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Hackers Tied to Russia Hit U.S. Nuclear Agency, Three States

[CNN] The suspected Russian hack of the US government, explained

[Reuters] As pandemic rages across U.S., Congress scrambles to reach relief deal

[NPR] California Activates 'Mass Fatality' Program As State Sets New Virus Records

[KABC] CA COVID update: ICU capacity drops to 0% in Southern California as state reports 379 new deaths, shattering record

[Reuters] Fed's Main Street lending sees record volume in closing days

[Reuters] U.S. stock funds shed $5 billion in week -Lipper

[NYT] I Was the Homeland Security Adviser to Trump. We’re Being Hacked.

[WSJ] Hijacking the Fed to Bail Out States

Thursday Afternoon News Links

[Reuters] S&P 500, Nasdaq at record highs as stimulus bets offset higher jobless claims

[Reuters] Oil prices rise, touch 9-month high on U.S. stimulus progress

[CNBC] Covid live updates: Congress closes in on relief bill; 46,000 businesses slash 401(k) funding

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Sees ‘Grave Risk’ as Scope of Russia-Linked Hacking Widens

[Reuters] As coronavirus aid talks drag on, U.S. Congress prepares stopgap vote to avoid shutdown

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] New York’s Plummeting Real Estate Sales Cost City $1.2 Billion

[CNBC] Home-flipping profits are the highest in 20 years, but fewer are doing it

[WSJ] Risky Loans Secure Private-Equity Payouts Despite Downturn

[FT] US cyber hack poses ‘grave risk’ to critical infrastructure