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U.S. Stocks Snap Winning Streak in Pre-Election Calm

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U.S. Stocks Snap Winning Streak in Pre-Election Calm

The S&P 500 ticked higher but still turned in a weekly loss, with investors remaining focused on stimulus negotiations and earnings.

Stocks Tend to Climb Regardless of Who Takes White House

For investors worried about how the stock market will fare in the event of a divided government or a sweep by either party in next month’s elections, history offers an important lesson.665

Israel, Sudan Agree to Normalize Ties in U.S.-Brokered Deal

The accord ends decades of hostility as one of Africa’s largest countries joins a broader diplomatic realignment in the Middle East.

McDonald’s Seeks Dismissal of Suit Filed by Black Former Franchisees

The burger chain asked a federal judge to dismiss a discrimination lawsuit accusing it of selling Black owners subpar stores and scrimping on support, saying it wasn’t in its interest to have franchisees fail.ELECTION 2020

Biden’s Debate Remarks Inject Energy, Climate Issues Into Race

The Democratic presidential nominee’s call to transition away from the oil industry added new issues into a campaign that for months has been dominated by the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout.

Yale Presses Its Money Managers on Diversity

The investment chief of the university’s $31.2 billion endowment sent a message this month to the firms that manage Yale’s money: They would be measured on their progress increasing their investment staffs’ diversity.435

Why Merck Is Playing Catch-Up in the Coronavirus Vaccine Chase

Why Merck Is Playing Catch-Up in the Coronavirus Vaccine Chase

Initial hesitation by senior executives about joining the global effort puts the company in an unusual spot: behind.45

CNN President Jeff Zucker Faces What Might Be His Last Lap

CNN President Jeff Zucker Faces What Might Be His Last Lap

Mr. Zucker, a polarizing figure who has overseen CNN for seven years, felt blindsided by a recent restructuring and has had friction with WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar. His contract is up and he hasn’t committed to stay.

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When Elections Are Transformative

The Trump-Biden contest evokes the bitter 1864 vote. Will it too prove to be a pivotal moment in the nation’s history?167

Big Ten Football Returns—as Virus Surges in the Midwest

The Big Ten finally kicks off its 2020 football season on Friday night—35 days after reversing course under heated criticism and presidential concern.34

20 Ways 2020 Changed How We Use Technology Forever

Our reliance on technology while isolated at home these past months—whether Zooming into weddings or FaceTiming with doctors—has permanently altered our relationship to gadgets.5

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Facebook Seeks Shutdown of Political Ad-Targeting Research Project

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Facebook Seeks Shutdown of Political Ad-Targeting Research Project

The company is demanding that a New York University research project cease collecting data about its political-ad-targeting practices, setting up a fight with academics seeking to study the platform without the company’s permission.13 minutes ago

Expensify CEO Urges Customers to Vote Against Trump

The move by the head of the expense-reporting software startup prompted a social-media debate over how political companies should be—and what it means for their business and workers.

How Peloton Plans to Keep Growing After the Pandemic Ends

The at-home exercise company got a big boost from the coronavirus lockdowns. CFO Jill Woodworth explains how Peloton plans to keep the momentum going.9

American Express Reports Higher Consumer Retail Spending

The credit-card company said consumer retail spending improved in the third quarter, but spending on travel and entertainment remained substantially lower.

Recovering Vehicle Production Lifts Demand at Car Suppliers

Third-quarter results from Autoliv, Cleveland-Cliffs and Gentex benefited from efforts by auto makers to make up for production lost during pandemic lockdowns and meet rising demand.WORLD

Young Nigerians Came to Protest Police Brutality. Then the Shooting Started.

Witnesses recounted how soldiers fired live rounds against peaceful protesters earlier this week, an incident that has deepened distrust between young Nigerians and the government.

U.S. Appeals for Calm in Conflict Between Armenia, Azerbaijan

The Trump administration appeals for a cessation of violence in a pair of high-stakes meetings with top officials from the two countries which are locked in a conflict over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabak.

U.S. Sanctions Russian Research Institution Linked to Cyberattacks

The Trump administration said the Russian government research institution was responsible for cyberattacks on the critical infrastructure of U.S. allies in the Middle East.U.S.Colorado Fire: Thousands Evacuated During State’s Worst Wildfire Season0:00 / 1:190:08

Colorado Fire: Thousands Evacuated During State's Worst Wildfire Season

Colorado Wildfires Span the Rockies, Forcing Thousands From Their Homes

Thousands of residents evacuated Northern Colorado under plumes of smoke and orange-and-red skies, fleeing two fires burning around the Rocky Mountain National Park that by Friday had capped one of the state’s worst-ever fire seasons.

Man Who Provided Guns in 2015 San Bernardino Killings Gets 20 Years

Enrique Marquez Jr. purchased two AR-15 style rifles that authorities say were later used by a San Bernardino County, Calif., employee, along with his wife, to kill 14 people at a government building.

Trump Administration Races to Meet Border-Wall Goal

Building a border wall was one of President Trump’s signature policies. His administration is constructing new sections of wall as quickly as it can to try to meet his goal of building 450 miles by the end of this year.182

Tight Iowa Race Takes Center Stage in Fight for Senate Control

It has been 36 years since Iowans last unseated an incumbent senator. Now the Hawkeye State’s Sen. Joni Ernst is one of the most endangered Republicans running for re-election.79LIFE & ARTS

Tales That Go Bump in the Night

From Homer to Edgar Allan Poe, ghost stories have given us a chilling good time.

The Woman Behind a Hit Videogame

The executive producer of “Valorant,” Anna Donlon, had to keep developers, engineers and designers in sync, on track and under budget.FILM REVIEW

‘Rebecca’: Off the Road to Manderley

In Netflix’s elaborate remake of a Hitchcock classic, dramatic losses far outweigh the glittering gains.4

Fall Fashion Trends in Strange Times—Can You Garden in Opera Gloves?

One writer tests four fall runway looks—including a fringe skirt and giant puff sleeves—to learn which, if any, might actually make sense for our new socially distant lives.VIDEOOn the Mexico Border, Trump Administration Rushes to Build New Wall0:00 / 1:560:12

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Trump and Biden Face Off Over Covid, Vaccines in Final Debate

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Low-Wage Workers Suffer as Second Stimulus Check Prospects Dim

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E-Commerce Marketing Tech Firm Rokt Raises $80 Million

IPG Names Philippe Krakowsky as CEO

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Tech Volunteers Head to the Polls to Support Glitch-Free Voting

Google Lawsuit Could Alter Business Calculations in Enterprise Tech Market

For Hitachi Vantara CIO, Boosting Engagement Takes Center Role

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Covid-19 Vaccine Makers to Face Challenges When Recognizing Revenue

Nasdaq Promotes Chief Accountant to CFO

U.K. Regulator Urges Improved Disclosure on Liquidity Risk, Revenue

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Goldman Promises Greater Scrutiny of Senior Execs Following 1MDB Settlement

Goldman to Recoup, Cut Executives’ Pay After 1MDB Fines

SEC Whistleblower Program Awards Tipster a Record $114 Million

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China’s Import Surge Drives Optimism in Dry-Bulk Shipping Demand

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Pfizer Sets Up Its ‘Biggest Ever’ Vaccination Distribution Campaign

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MARKETWATCH

Fracking and the ‘Green New Deal’: Here’s where Trump and Biden stand on climate change

White House, Pelosi keep hope alive publicly on fiscal stimulus as time runs out

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