Sunday, December 20, 2020

Monday's News Links

[Reuters] Stocks tumble on fears over new coronavirus strain

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Slump on Virus Curbs; Bonds Rally: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Pound Plummets as Virus Threatens U.K.’s Supply Chains With EU

[Reuters] World closes borders to Britain as new coronavirus strain breeds panic

[CNBC] Covid live updates: Experts expect vaccines to combat new UK strain as shippers prepare to move Pfizer, Moderna drugs at same time;

[Reuters] After months of delay, Congress to vote on massive coronavirus aid package

[AP] Congress seals agreement on $900 billion COVID relief bill

[Reuters] What's in the $900 billion U.S. COVID-19 aid package?

[Reuters] China's stunning export comeback has factories scrambling for workers

[Reuters] Japan's record $1 trillion budget highlights COVID-19 challenge to growth, debt

[WSJ] Small Businesses, Hit Hard by Pandemic, Are Being Starved of Credit

[WSJ] SolarWinds Hack Victims: From Tech Companies to a Hospital and University

[WSJ] Countries Ban Travel From U.K. in Race to Block New Covid-19 Strain

[WSJ] U.K. Braces for Possible Shortages of Some Foods as France Closes Border to Trade Over New Covid Strain

[FT] US options traders bet Wall Street stocks will build on record highs

Sunday Evening Links

[CNBC] Stock futures flat as lawmakers reach last-minute stimulus deal

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Dollar Rises, Stocks Slip; Virus Curbs Hit Pound: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] McConnell says deal reached on $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stimulus Compromise Doesn’t Resolve Fed Emergency Powers Debate

[Reuters] Biden chief of staff says hack response will go beyond 'just sanctions'

[CNBC] Covid live updates: House passes one-day funding measure to avoid government shutdown

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Yellen Pressed to Back Strong Dollar in Reversing Trump-Era Tone

[Reuters] UK PM Johnson to chair emergency response meeting on COVID travel, freight

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Europe Moves to Isolate U.K. as Mutant Virus Ruins Christmas

[Reuters] Flights cancelled, holidays in disarray as Sydney battles pre-Christmas COVID-19 outbreak

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Desperate Need for Yield Pushes Investors Into Frontier Markets

[NYT] Stimulus Deal Provides Economic Relief, for Now