Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Wednesday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Slip While Dollar Strengthens: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Dollar Climbs; Europe Stocks Fluctuate: Markets Wrap

[CNBC] U.S. consumer prices increase in December

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Fed Talk of Taper Rekindles Specter of Wrenching 2013 Tantrum

[CNBC] Mortgage refinance demand spikes 20% as borrowers fear missing out on record-low rates

[CNBC] Covid live updates: China’s vaccine is just 50% effective; scammers offer vaccine doses for bitcoin

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Germany Curbs Entry; More Nations See U.K. Variant: Virus Update

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Trump Team’s Final Act on Fannie-Freddie Leaves Fates to Biden

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Italy Coalition Risks Collapse, Threatening Virus Battle

[AP] Japan widens virus emergency to 7 more areas as cases surge

[CNBC] Brazil researchers now say China’s Sinovac vaccine is 50% effective — lower than announced earlier

[CNBC] Asia credit roars into new year as wall of debt looms

[Bloomberg] Biden Aims for Deal With Republicans on Covid Relief Package

[Bloomberg] China Tightens Oversight of Consumer Finance Firms With Scoring

[WSJ] SPAC Mania Gives Early Investors Steady Returns With Little Risk

[FT] US Treasuries dance to different tune as fiscal policy takes precedence

[FT] FBI races to track insurrectionists before Joe Biden’s inauguration

[FT] More infectious coronavirus variants will emerge, disease expert predicts

[FT] Vanguard’s assets hit record $7tn

Tuesday Evening Links

[CNBC] Stock futures little changed as Wall Street awaits clarity from Washington

[Reuters] S&P 500 ends with slightest gain as small caps favored

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Gold Snaps Slump as Gains in the Dollar, Treasury Yields Recede

[Reuters] Dollar edges lower as recent rally falters

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Extends Gains on Expectations for Shrinking U.S. Supplies

[Reuters] In rare joint message, top U.S. military leaders condemn Capitol riot

[Reuters] Online misinformation that led to Capitol siege is 'radicalization,' say researchers

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Biden Poised to Pick Wall Street Critic Gary Gensler to Lead SEC

[CNBC] Covid live updates: U.S. lowers age for vaccine eligibility, reroutes doses to states giving out more shots

[AP] As pandemic worsens, most US states resist restrictions

[MSN] Surge in U.S. Home Prices Eases in Sign Pandemic Rally May Cool

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Two Fed Officials Push Back on Talking Bond Taper Any Time Soon

[EUReporter] Italy's PM Conte battles on as Renzi eyes exit

[AP] Tech giants banished Trump. Now things get complicated

Tuesday Afternoon Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Stock Futures Churn Higher as Dollar Steadies: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Dollar edges lower as recent rally runs out of steam

[USAT] 'It's what we feared:' Hospitals from Georgia to California face surging COVID-19 cases, staff shortages and rising deaths

[Reuters] U.S. labor market losing speed as COVID-19 spirals out of control

[AP] COVID fears grow in Capitol as three lawmakers test positive

[CNBC] Fed’s Esther George cautions that inflation could rise faster than expected

[Reuters] Trump says Big Tech is dividing the country, after his supporters attack Congress

[Reuters] FBI, before U.S. Capitol siege, warned extremists readying 'war': Washington Post

[Reuters] KC Fed's George: Vaccine delays among most substantial risks to U.S. recovery

[Reuters] Analysis: The trillion dollar weapon in the U.S.-China tech stock war

[Reuters] Factbox - U.S. companies suspend political donations after Capitol attack

[Reuters] Italy's PM Conte battles on as Renzi eyes exit

[Reuters] Pompeo says Iran gives al Qaeda new 'home base,' analysts skeptical

[Bloomberg] Wall Street Visionaries Provide Chilling Views on Next Big Risk

[Bloomberg] ‘Extraordinarily Expensive’: Muni-Bond Valuations at Record High

[Bloomberg] San Francisco Office Vacancy Rate Eclipses Financial-Crisis High