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How is this for a historical comparison — interest rates are at a 5,000-year low. See full story.
Dow under pressure as month ends, as Amazon’s stock slump fuels tech retreat
U.S. stocks on Friday head modestly lower on the last day of trading for the month, with technology stocks set to register the sharpest declines after disappointing results from Amazon.com. See full story.
Pfizer says immunity can drop to 83% within four months in people who got its COVID-19 shot, further bolstering the company case for a booster
The effectiveness of Pfizer’s COVID-19 shot can drop to 83.7% within four to six months after getting the second dose of its vaccine. This is the latest indication that vaccine-induced immunity to the virus can wane and some kind of boost may be necessary in the future. See full story.
Big Tech is headed for its biggest year yet, and it isn’t even close
If government regulators around the world thought Big Tech was too big last year, 2021 has not changed their mind. See full story.
Bipartisan infrastructure deal still faces long, uncertain road
While a bipartisan infrastructure plan is advancing in the Senate, analysts are warning that it remains on a bumpy road, with plenty of political maneuvering still ahead. See full story.
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‘Had I received $10,000 out during his original refinancing eight years ago, that money would have grown either in savings or in the stock market.’ See full story.