Thursday, February 4, 2021

Friday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Rise as Jobs Report Bolsters Stimulus Bets: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Dollar set for best week in three months as pandemic recoveries diverge

[Reuters] Oil hits highest in a year on growth hopes, OPEC+ cuts

[CNBC] Payrolls barely grow to start 2021 even as the unemployment rate fell to 6.3%

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] House to Vote on Budget After Passage in Senate: Stimulus Update

[CNBC] Senate approves budget resolution as Democrats rush to pass Covid relief bill

[CNBC] New Covid strains ‘may even escape the immune response,’ says Biden Covid advisor

[CNBC] GameStop mania may not have been the retail trader rebellion it was perceived to be, data shows

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Junk Buyers Desperate for Debt Are Pressing Companies to Borrow

[Reuters] Japan's December household spending falls as recovery stalls

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Kuaishou Nearly Triples In Biggest Technology IPO Since Uber

[Reuters] U.S. warship sails near Chinese-controlled S.China Sea islands

[Reuters] Turkish minister says U.S. behind 2016 failed coup - Hurriyet

[Reuters] Indian protests against agriculture reforms attract new supporters

[NYT] A Bigger Risk Than GameStop? Beware the Ponzi Scheme Next Door

[WSJ] Senate Moves Forward With Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Covid-19 Relief Plan

[WSJ] Ford Expected to Slash Vehicle Production Over Chip Shortage

[WSJ] Led by ‘Mr. SPAC,’ Credit Suisse Cashes In on Blank-Check Spree

[FT] Money pours into US loan funds as growth and inflation expectations rise