Thursday, December 31, 2020

Friday's News Links

[Reuters] U.S. stocks in 2020: a year for the history books

[CNBC] Politics will be front and center as a catalyst in the first week of the new year

[AP] Shutdown, impeachment, virus: Chaotic Congress winds down

[Reuters] Biden's Treasury nominee Yellen discloses paid speaking gigs for financial firms

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] NYSE to Delist Chinese Telco Giants on U.S. Executive Order

[CNBC] U.S. airline 2020 losses expected to top $35 billion in dismal Covid pandemic

[Reuters] China December new home prices slow, private survey shows

[Bloomberg] Britain Leaps Into Unknown With Split From EU at Critical Moment

[Bloomberg] Bezos, Musk Smash Records as World’s Richest Added $1.8 Trillion

[WSJ] Yellen Earned Millions in Speaking Fees After Leaving Fed, Disclosures Show

[WSJ] Stocks Surge in Crazy Year for Financial Markets

Thursday Evening Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] S&P 500 Rallies to Close the Year at Record High: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Wall Street closes out wild pandemic year with Dow, S&P at records

[Reuters] More weakness seen as dollar posts worst year since 2017

[Reuters] Oil edges higher, but posts 20% annual drop in tumultuous 2020

[CNBC] Covid live updates: Hospital worker spoils 500 vaccine doses on purpose, airlines ban 1,400 mask-rule breakers

[Reuters] SPACtacular: Blank-check firms hit the jackpot in 2020

[Reuters] Iran's foreign minister says Trump trying to fabricate pretext to attack Iran

[Bloomberg] N.Y. and California End Year Shattering Records: Virus Update