Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Wednesday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Climb With Europe; Dollar Dips: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Trump threatens to not sign COVID-19 bill, wants bigger stimulus checks

[AP] Trump threatens to torpedo COVID relief with new demands

[Reuters] Weekly jobless claims rise less than expected, but hold above 800,000

[CNBC] Homebuyer demand for mortgages eases to end a record-breaking 2020

[CNBC] Covid live updates: U.S. orders 100 million more Pfizer vaccine doses, signs deal for Merck’s Covid treatment

[Reuters] U.S. under siege from COVID-19 as hospitals overwhelmed before holidays

[CNBC] Nearly 4 in 10 Americans do not want to take the Covid vaccine.

[Reuters] As mutated variant spreads, PM Johnson mulls stricter lockdown

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] No End in Sight for Blank-Check Companies After Year of the SPAC

[Reuters] Global cargo logjam deepens, delaying goods bound for retailers, automakers

[Bloomberg] How China Lost Patience With Jack Ma, Its Loudest Billionaire

[WSJ] States Impose Strictest Covid-19 Lockdowns Since Spring

[WSJ] U.S. Household Spending Drops for First Time in Seven Months

[WSJ] Private-Debt Funds Withstand Covid-19, but Bigger Test Comes Next Year

[FT] Private equity dealmaking defies pandemic to hit post-crisis high

[FT] Companies dump US office space at rapid rate

Tuesday Evening Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Stock Futures Slip on Possible Stimulus Delay: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Asian shares set for mixed open on resurgent virus worries

[CNBC] Trump calls Covid relief bill unsuitable and demands Congress add bigger stimulus payments

[Fox] Trump threatens to veto massive COVID bill, demands Congress make this big change

[Reuters] Trump signs stopgap funding bill; Congress awaits his approval of $892 billion COVID aid

[Bloomberg] More Than 670,000 Californians Face a Christmas Eve in the Dark

[WSJ] Trump Asks Congress to Amend Covid-19 Package, Boost Direct Payments

[FT] Money market funds need reform to prevent runs, US regulators say

Tuesday Afternoon Links

[Reuters] S&P 500 ends lower as new COVID storm clouds overshadow stimulus passage

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Extend Slide Amid Lingering Virus Concern: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] New Virus Strain Could Be in U.S.; Fauci Gets Shot: Virus Update

[CNBC] Covid live updates: France to reopen borders to UK travelers, CDC says new Covid strain could be in U.S.

[Reuters] U.S. Treasury-led report calls for overhaul of money market funds

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] New York City’s Budget Faces $2 Billion Risks, State Comptroller Says

[Bloomberg] It’s Been 1,246 Days Since Vanguard’s Global ETF Had an Outflow

[WSJ] New Coronavirus Strain Splits Scientists, as U.K. and Others Act to Curb Spread