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Dow clears 35,000 milestone on Friday on sixth try

The sixth time is a charm for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, closing above 35,000 for the first time Friday, as stocks cap a buy-the-dip rebound...

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What will Apple say about the next iPhone at earnings time? Maybe more than usual

The pandemic may add a wrinkle to the guessing game that normally accompanies Apple Inc.'s June-quarter conference call.

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The Dow Just Hit 35,000. Why Monday’s Selloff Didn’t Prove Fatal.

Renewed Covid-19 fears were at least partially responsible for an early-week decline, but stocks were at record highs by the end of the week.

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Musk Tweets That Tesla Will Share Its Charging Network. Why That’s a Savvy Move.

Tesla’s CEO knows that the current battle isn’t between EV makers, it’s between EVs and gas-powered cars. Anything to help EV sales, helps the industry. Besides, charging won’t be free.

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Uber showed drivers lower fares than passengers, blames California law it supported

Uber Technologies Inc. acknowledged Friday it had been showing drivers lower fares than what riders actually paid, and promised to change the practice while saying it was all due to the new California law the company spent...

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After Years of Fires, PG&E Relents: It Will Bury Its Power Lines.

The cost will be steep, at $20 billion. But the utility’s lines are continuing to spark fires and drought conditions persist. The stock fell, but analysts think it’s a necessary step.

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Share Buybacks Are Back. 5 Stocks That Stand to Benefit.

Buyback announcements this year have already hit $431 billion, exceeding 2020’s $307 billion total. That number should continue to grow, and it could top the previous record of $1 trillion on a rolling 12-month basis.

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The Boom in Oil Stocks Could Be Over

After a decade of underperformance, energy stocks lit up the market this year. HSBC analyst Gordon Gray took “a fundamentally more pessimistic view of the integrated oil sector."

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Stocks Go From Wretched to Record in Topsy-Turvy Week

Cyclical shares slide in tandem with slipping bond yields, but then both make a comeback.

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Barron’s Roundtable: Sizing Up the Stocks

Letters to the editor responding to the 2021 Midyear Roundtable panelists’ stock picks, China’s faux capitalism, and the Rule of 20.

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Home Prices Are Spiking. How to Address the Housing Affordability Crisis.

The only way to solve the nation’s affordability crisis is to build more homes, writes Chuck Fowke. Here's how to make that happen.

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Tesla Earnings Are Coming. Only One Thing Matters.

Tesla second-quarter earnings will be very complicated. Figuring out if the stock will go up or down, however, shouldn't be.

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Why Plug Power Stock Went Nowhere After an Upbeat Call

Citigroup analyst P.J. Juvekar launched coverage of the hydrogen technology ompany Plug Power with a Buy rating and $35 price target.

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These 3 International Value Funds Will Shine in a Global Recovery

Finding the stocks that are cheap now but primed for a rebound, and avoiding those that are cheap for a reason, takes skill and experience. These active fund managers have both—and the track records to prove it.

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Airbnb’s Brian Chesky Sees a ‘Travel Rebound of the Century’

The CEO is undaunted by rising Covid cases.

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This Fund Delivers Big Gains Without Big Tech

Akre Focus, managed by John Neff and Chris Cerrone, is still in good hands after its legendary founder, Chuck Akre, stepped back. Why they like Moody’s, Constellation Software, KKR,and Brookfield Asset Managent.

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You Can Bank on Bank Stocks for Steady Dividends. Here Are 4 With Yields Above 3%

Not only did the banking sector emerge from the pandemic largely unscathed, but the largest banks also endured three stress tests in a 12-month window to prove their durability for capital returns. KeyCorp and Fifth Third ...

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Evoqua Stock Is a Bet on Clean Water

The water-treatment company has had its ups and down. But demand for clean water is rising, and there’s a scarcity of competitors. That combination should drive the stock.

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3 Electric Utility Stocks to Give Your Portfolio a Jolt

Regulated utilities can hold up relatively well if the economy falters, and some stack up better than others on growth. Duke Energy is one to consider.

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It’s a Good Time to Book Tripadvisor Shares

A new subscription service that offers discounted hotel rates could get the online travel company’s stock moving again.

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Rising Covid Cases Put the Recovery at Risk

Worries that the economic recovery could be derailed briefly rattled investors. The test will be if people’s behavior changes in the face of rising cases.

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Rent Prices Are About to Run Up, and Inflation Is About to Get Stickier

When the federal eviction moratorium expires at the end of July, it is likely to stoke rent inflation—which had been running hot before the pandemic.

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Florida Asks Supreme Court to Block CDC’s Covid Rules for Cruise Ships

The state argues that the regulations are too burdensome for the cruise industry.

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U.S. Drops Visa Fraud Cases Against Five Chinese Researchers

The Justice Department’s move marks a significant setback in its effort to stop alleged Chinese intelligence-gathering at U.S. universities.

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U.S. Women’s Soccer Equal Pay Appeal Focuses on Superior Performance

Players argue they shouldn’t have to win significantly more than U.S. men’s team to earn similar pay.

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Biden Campaigns in Virginia in Preview of Democrats’ 2022 Strategy

President Biden attends his first in-person campaign event since taking office, giving an early look at how Democrats plan to tackle the 2022 midterm elections.

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Alabama Governor Is Latest GOP Official to Urge Vaccinations

Republican Gov. Kay Ivey made an urgent plea for Alabama residents to get vaccinated to slow a surge in Covid-19 cases, as GOP officials step up calls for inoculations in the face of vaccine hesitancy among conservative vo...

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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s Swanky Home in Beverly Hills

The home is full of luxurious details and has its own ‘glam room.’

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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Sell Beverly Hills Home for $16.8 Million

The celebrity pair first listed the 8,500-square-foot property for $23.95 million last year, but recently cut the price to $17.7 million.

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Delta Variant and Vaccines: What to Know

Authorized vaccines effectively prevent serious illness and hospitalization, research shows.

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Progressive Gun-Control Crackup

Defense lawyers ask the Supreme Court to affirm gun rights.

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Taking the ‘Bi’ Out of Bipartisan

Are Republicans getting any policy victories from the infrastructure deal?

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Deb Haaland’s Oil and Gas Stall

The Interior Secretary ignores a federal judge on drilling leases.

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Congress Beats Up Charter Schools

A House spending bill cuts funding and adds new political strings.

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U.S. Buys 200 Million Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccines at Higher Price

The U.S. is paying about $24 a dose, according to Pfizer, up from the $19.50 that the government paid in its earlier deals. The deal brings the total purchased from the U.S. to 1 billion doses.

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Al Lord Profited When Tuition Rose. He Is Paying For It.

As chief executive of student-lending giant Sallie Mae, Al Lord helped drive up the costs of college. Now that he is footing tuition checks for his grandchildren, he said he has new sympathy for ordinary families.

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2022 EQS 580 4Matic: Mercedes’s Answer to the Tesla Model S

With the EQS, Daimler introduces the first of four Mercedes-EQ models that will share an all-new electric architecture. Should Elon Musk be worried? Dan Neil doesn’t think so.

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Texas Provides a Model for Conservative Healthcare Reform

Republicans passed a package of market-friendly laws to expand access and increase competition.

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The Tokyo Olympics’ Staggering Price Tag and Where It Stands in History

Mounting pandemic challenges pushed the cost of the Summer Games to an unprecedented high

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My Old Truck Spoke Louder Than Words

Keith Whitley was correct about the power of nonverbal communication.

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Why Space Tourism? Because It Operates Outside of NASA

But fans of space exploration know big government will likely always take the lead.