Nasdaq ends at record as stocks rally after pickup in manufacturing activity to kick off August
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U.S. stocks rise Monday to kick off the first trading day of August as investors were heartened by upbeat manufacturing data, even as talks appeared stalled over another round of coronavirus stimulus. See full story (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/dow-sp-500-set-to-kick-off-august-trade-higher-as-tech-stocks-resume-rally-but-stalled-coronavirus-stimulus-talks-in-focus-2020-08-03).
Here's where things stand on the extra $600 a week in unemployment benefits that expired on Friday
Democrats are holding firm on the extra $600 a week unemployed Americans received through July 31 as part of the CARES Act. Republicans say the money is akin to paying Americans not to work. See full story (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-where-things-stand-on-the-extra-600-a-week-in-unemployment-benefits-that-expired-on-friday-11596482060).
One of the world's 'most livable' cities just went into full lockdown mode as coronavirus cases spike
Australia's second-biggest city faces strict lockdown measures for the next six weeks as the state of Victoria saw another record spike in coronavirus cases -- 671 in a single day. See full story (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/one-of-the-worlds-most-livable-cities-just-went-into-full-lockdown-mode-as-coronavirus-cases-spike-2020-08-02).
These boomers just made massive retirement mistakes -- don't be one of them
Having too much stock, no stock at all, or panic selling trips up near-retirees See full story (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/these-boomers-just-made-massive-retirement-mistakes-dont-be-one-of-them-2020-08-03).
Here's why Apple's stock split might not be so bullish for its shares
Stock splits are less common and have a weaker impact on share prices, writes Mark Hulbert. See full story (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-why-apples-stock-split-might-not-be-so-bullish-for-its-shares-2020-08-03).
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A new survey looks into a disconnect among human resource professionals, who are often the first hear reports of discrimination. See full story (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-people-who-handle-racial-discrimination-complaints-in-the-workplace-are-divided-on-how-big-of-a-problem-it-is-2020-08-03).
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