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Uber gobbles up US food-delivery platform Postmates
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Uber gobbles up US food-delivery platform Postmates

Shares in minicab firm Uber jumped by 4% after it acquired food-delivery platform Postmates for $2.65bn.
9 Jul 2020
Has the stockmarket bounce stalled?
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Has the stockmarket bounce stalled?

US stocks have come under renewed pressure as America suffers a second wave of Covid infections.
2 Jul 2020
The US stockmarket is a bubble. So is it time to sell?
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The US stockmarket is a bubble. So is it time to sell?

The US stockmarket is overvalued and there are many better opportunities elsewhere. So should you dump your US stocks and go after them? John Stepek e…
19 Jun 2020
The Fed will print whatever it takes – what does that mean for markets?
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The Fed will print whatever it takes – what does that mean for markets?

Jerome Powell, chair of the US Federal Reserve, has vowed to keep pumping money into the economy for as long as it takes to get America back on its fe…
11 Jun 2020
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US-China tension mounts
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US-China tension mounts

Could a resumption of the US-China trade war sink the stockmarket?
5 Jun 2020
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Trump takes on Twitter
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Trump takes on Twitter

Donald Trump's row with social-media giants is another sign that Big Tech may face a regulatory and political clampdown. Matthew Partridge reports
4 Jun 2020
Disease, rioting and mass unemployment – so why are markets soaring?
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Disease, rioting and mass unemployment – so why are markets soaring?

Despite some pretty strong headwinds in the last year, America’s S&P 500 stock index is close to all-time highs. John Stepek explains why markets seem…
4 Jun 2020

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Facebook: OOO and WFH
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Facebook: OOO and WFH

Facebook aims to get half of its staff working remotely in the next five to ten years.
28 May 2020
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The US Federal Reserve's backstop keeps the bond market afloat
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The US Federal Reserve's backstop keeps the bond market afloat

An announcement back in March from America's central bank, that it would buy corporate bonds, has given the corporate bond market a fillip even as com…
22 May 2020
US stocks should brace for bad news
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US stocks should brace for bad news

A growing number of American firms say that they will not reopen some of their factories, threatening employment, the economy and the stockmarket reco…
22 May 2020
Biotech firm's shares soar on hopes of a Covid-19 vaccine
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Biotech firm's shares soar on hopes of a Covid-19 vaccine

Shares in biotech firm Moderna have rocketed after an early-stage trial of a drug showed promise. But they could soon return to earth. Matthew Partrid…
21 May 2020
An investment trust to tap into the US market's galloping growth
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An investment trust to tap into the US market's galloping growth

This America-focused investment trust from Baillie Gifford allows investors to profit from rapid technological change, says Max King.
18 May 2020
Elon Musk mouths off again
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Elon Musk mouths off again

Tesla boss Elon Musk recently tweeted that the electric-car maker’s share price was “too high”. It promptly fell.
7 May 2020
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US carmakers branch out to combat coronavirus
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US carmakers branch out to combat coronavirus

The industry has been co-opted to help combat Covid-19 by producing ventilators while its core business collapses.
2 Apr 2020
Is the worst of the market rout over?
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Is the worst of the market rout over?

Have we seen the worst of the stockmarket crash or do equities have further to fall?
2 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: America's central bank "goes nuclear" as politicians act
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Coronavirus: America's central bank "goes nuclear" as politicians act

The US Federal Reserve, America's central bank, signalled that it would do practically anything to end the turbulence and help the American economy.
26 Mar 2020
Can JP Morgan do without Jamie Dimon?
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Can JP Morgan do without Jamie Dimon?

Jamie Dimon's health has sparked discussion about who could succeed him as CEO of JP Morgan.
19 Mar 2020
HP rallies the troops against a hostile takeover
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HP rallies the troops against a hostile takeover

HP, the PC and printer maker, is trying to fend off a hostile bid from its smaller rival Xerox. An eventual deal still looks likely.
27 Feb 2020
Apple’s coronavirus warning rattles markets
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Apple’s coronavirus warning rattles markets

Apple has warned that disruption in China caused by the coronavirus will hit first-quarter revenues.
20 Feb 2020
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Coronavirus scare obscures US profit picture
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Coronavirus scare obscures US profit picture

With the spread of the coronavirus occupying the news, investors may have missed some interesting developments in US corporate earnings
6 Feb 2020
US-China trade truce boosts stockmarkets – for now
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US-China trade truce boosts stockmarkets – for now

Markets brightened up after China agreed to import more from the US and America greed to lower some tariffs on Chinese goods. But the trade war is far…
27 Jan 2020
Plaid: Visa’s pricey bet on the future of finance
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Plaid: Visa’s pricey bet on the future of finance

Visa has paid $5.3bn for fintech start-up Plaid, following on from last year’s purchase of cross-border payments company Earthport.
16 Jan 2020