Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Thursday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise as Congress Certifies Biden’s Presidency

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Extend Gains as Investors Focus on Stimulus: Markets Wrap

[MarketWatch] U.S. trade deficit widens 8% in November

[Reuters] U.S. weekly jobless claims unexpectedly fall

[AP] A moment in America, unimaginable but perhaps inevitable

[Reuters] Two top White House officials resign after Capitol violence, more on the way: sources

[Reuters] U.S. considering adding Alibaba, Tencent to China stock ban - sources

[Reuters] China says U.S. will pay 'heavy price' for interference

[CNBC] Covid live updates: WHO warns of ‘tipping point;’ U.S. hospitalizations top 132,000

[CNBC] A record number of people died from Covid the last two days in America as rioters stormed U.S. Capitol

[Reuters] China reports most COVID cases in five months as Hebei infections rise

[Reuters] Plan for Tokyo state of emergency moves forward as COVID-19 cases surge

[Reuters] Natural disasters cause $210 billion in damage in 2020, insurer says

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Quant Funds Dump Treasury Longs and Look for Trigger to Short

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] The Everything Rally Defies Washington Mayhem After Deadly Clash

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Crypto Market Value Tops $1 Trillion as Bitcoin Breaches $37,000

[Bloomberg] U.S. Trade Gap Widened to Second-Biggest on Record in November

[Bloomberg] Global Food Prices at Six-Year High Are Set to Keep On Climbing

[FT] What Yellen’s career tells us her views on fiscal policy

[FT] Assault on US Capitol deepens Republican divide

[FT] Chinese officials and media mock storming of Capitol Hill

Wednesday Evening Links

[Reuters] Pro-Trump protesters swarm Capitol amid challenge to his election loss

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Trump Deploys Guard After Inciting Mob, Urges Crowd to Disperse

[CNBC] Congress evacuated as pro-Trump rioters storm Capitol, halting declaration of Biden victory

[Reuters] Treasuries - Yields soar in wake of Georgia election, 10-year tops 1%

[Reuters] Dow, S&P 500 close higher, but pro-Trump protests weigh on gains

[Reuters] Fed says bond-buying changes hinge on 'qualitative' call on economy

[CBS] Cuomo calls new coronavirus strain "highly problematic": "It could be a game changer"

[Bloomberg] DC Police Chief Says Protesters Deployed ‘Chemical Irritants on Police’ to Gain Access to U.S. Capitol

[NYT] Fed Officials Fretted Over Virus Surge at December Meeting

[WSJ] A Single Day Shakes Two Presidencies, Two Parties and One Nation to the Core

[WSJ] Fed Saw Bond-Buying Program Providing ‘Very Significant’ Support

[WSJ] What the Georgia Election Means for Markets

[WSJ] Highly Contagious Covid-19 Strain Threatens New York Hospitals, Gov. Cuomo Says

[FT] Western democracies stunned by images from Washington

[FT] Beijing blocks WHO’s Covid investigation team

Wednesday Afternoon Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] S&P 500 Rallies Toward Record as Small Caps Surge: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Georgia results could pave way for quick additional U.S. pandemic support

[Reuters] U.S. Sen. Schumer says Democratic Senate to make $2,000 stimulus payment top priority

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] What Biden Gets With Slimmest Possible U.S. Senate Control

[Yahoo Finance] A bond market 'taper tantrum' lurks after Georgia Senate runoff results loom: expert

[CNBC] Covid live updates: Senate Democrats eye stimulus-check boost; CVS says vaccines could soon be at pharmacies