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Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
DJIA Dow Jones Industrial Average 35061.55 238.20 0.68%
COMP NASDAQ Composite Index 14836.99 152.39 1.04%
SPX S&P 500 Index 4411.79 44.31 1.01%
RUT Russell 2000 Index 2209.65 10.17 0.46%
TMUBMUSD10Y U.S. 10 Year Treasury Note 1.28 -0.004

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From Bookseller to Blue Origin: A Look Back at the Career of Jeff Bezos

Amazon founder and former CEO Jeff Bezos successfully completed the first manned mission of Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft. In this video, WSJ looks back at the remarkable career of the world’s richest man. Photo: Jo...

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Here’s where JPMorgan is seeing stock bargains, as the bank lifts its end-year S&P 500 target to 4,600

Monday's rout has been followed by a small bounce, but no doubt nerves have been rattled. JPMorgan sees plenty of beaten-down stocks ripe for the picking.

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Robinhood asking for $35 billion valuation in its IPO: Here are the 5 most eye-popping disclosures from the filing

Despite wildly aggressive growth targets, crazy doge exposure and a plethora of lawsuits, Robinhood thinks it's worth more than Nasdaq.

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Oil drops under $70; U.S. prices post biggest one-day loss since September on COVID spread, OPEC+ deal

Sunday saw OPEC+ finally agree to a production deal, plus increases in baselines for several countries, but concerns over the spread of the COVID delta variant cloud the demand outlook. Oil futures on Monday mark their big...

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What to Know When Picking a Stock

According to a recent Charles Schwab survey, 15% of all U.S. stock market investors said they first began investing in 2020. Picking a stock, however, may not be as easy as it sounds. WSJ's Aaron Back explains the factors ...

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Why Democrats Are Using Budget Reconciliation to Pass Biden's Agenda

Budget reconciliation may offer Democrats a way to sidestep some partisan gridlock and advance President Biden’s policy objectives. WSJ explains how the process works and why divisions in the party could scuttle the proces...

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OPEC+ agrees to boost oil production, ending standoff between Saudi Arabia and UAE

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies, including Russia, agree Sunday to further relax output curbs.

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Does the bond market have it wrong about inflation?

Beneath the surface of a relatively sanguine U.S. government-bond market is an undercurrent of worry.

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Why this Man Group managing director doesn’t ‘share the market’s confidence’ on inflation

The market appears to have accepted the Federal Reserve’s narrative that rising inflation will be temporary, but Man Group’s Peter van Dooijeweert is less sure.

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Two Infrastructure Bills Come Into Focus, but Challenges Remain

The $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package and the $3.5 trillion Democratic healthcare and antipoverty plan will face obstacles as they make their way through Congress in tandem. WSJ’s Gerald F. Seib explains. Photo...

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Electronic trading in U.S. corporate bonds is finally taking off. But it’s still early days, says this investor

Growth in electronic trading in the U.S. $10.7 trillion corporate bond market now outpaces the expansion seen in Europe, according to a new Coalition Greenwich report.

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‘Earnings are better, valuations are cheaper.’ Here are 18 small-cap stock ideas from Jefferies

Investors have started to sour on the vaccine and postelection bets and small-cap stocks are taking it on the chin. Our call of the day says consider these higher quality, cheap names.

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Bank of America’s Karen Fang says ‘business as usual is not OK’ for finance, the planet or social justice

Karen Fang’s ascent at Bank of America Corp. puts her at center stage as the lending giant mobilizes some $1.5 trillion over the next decade to help address society’s social, racial and environmental reckonings.

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The Western Drought Is Wringing U.S. Farmers Dry

Droughts are part of a natural cycle of water. But the drought currently gripping the Western U.S. has climate scientists concerned that the cycle may be shifting. This has major implications for farmers and the communitie...

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Get ready for peak earnings growth as second-quarter results kick off this week

After setting the tone for the past 15 months, earnings at the big U.S. public banks are expected to surge about 204% in the second quarter from the doldrums of a year ago, according to BofA Global analysts.

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Didi’s Rough Ride: Why Beijing Is Looking to Rein In Its Tech Giants

After Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi made its Wall Street debut, Beijing said it plans to tighten rules for homegrown companies looking to raise money overseas. WSJ’s Yoko Kubota takes a Didi ride to explain what the cra...

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Here’s what could turn a ‘breather’ for stocks into a bigger correction

Chip stocks are where investors are going to get their answers on stock direction these days, says our call of the day.

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How the EV Industry Is Trying to Fix Its Charging Bottleneck

Electric-vehicle entrepreneurs are working on the industry’s biggest bottleneck: charging infrastructure. Companies are building more chargers, but it may not be enough to make EVs work for people who can’t plug in at home...

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OPEC+ calls off output talks again Monday, leading crude oil prices to surge

Oil prices rose on Monday, driven higher after the OPEC+ group of producers again called off talks on output levels, failing in its third attempt to resolve a deadlock on increasing production, and leaving the oil market f...

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China expands probe of U.S.-listed companies after similar move against Didi

The latest action targets two truck-hailing apps operated by Full Truck Alliance Co. and an online recruiting app owned by Kanzhun Ltd. BZ Both companies went public in the U.S. in June.