Dow futures slightly higher on Biden's Inauguration Day
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The stock market is indicated slightly higher Wednesday as investors digest a clutch of quarterly, corporate results and prepare for the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th U.S. president. See full story (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/dow-futures-rise-tepidly-on-bidens-inauguration-day-11611146421).
Trump pardons former adviser Steve Bannon, 142 others -- but not himself
In his final hours in office, President Donald Trump granted pardons and commuted sentences for 143 people early Wednesday, including a pre-emptive pardon to former White House strategist Steve Bannon. Trump did not pre-emptively pardon himself or his family members. See full story (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-pardons-former-adviser-steve-bannon-report-11611120256).
Yellen confirmation hearing shows real fight will be over taxes
Janet Yellen's confirmation hearing showed that Republicans are mainly focused on protecting their 2017 tax cuts. See full story (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/yellen-confirmation-hearing-shows-real-fight-will-be-over-taxes-11611089342).
Sensing a shifting tide with Biden tackling climate change, this major business lobby gets on board
The nation's arguably leading pro-business lobby sees the incoming Biden administration's pledge for climate-change action --- including rejoining the Paris Accord that President Trump abandoned --- as a can't-miss chance to influence "market-based" policy on greenhouse gas emissions and more. See full story (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sensing-a-shifting-tide-with-biden-tackling-climate-change-this-major-business-lobby-gets-on-board-11611094468).
Netflix removes one long-standing cloud for investors
Netflix Inc. had a couple of surprises in its record-breaking fourth quarter, including one that removed a long-hovering cloud for investors. See full story (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/netflix-removes-one-long-standing-cloud-for-investors-11611109969).
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'Right now, the smartest thing we can do is go big,' Janet Yellen said Tuesday. See full story (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/bidens-stimulus-checks-and-tax-credits-would-send-a-windfall-to-americas-poorest-families-heres-exactly-how-much-11611099387).
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