Dow trades lower Thursday as lack of fiscal stimulus, renewed coronavirus lockdowns spur selling


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U.S. stocks decline, but trade off the worst levels of the session, midday Thursday, setting the stage for a third day of weakness for equities. See full story.

U.S. jobless claims climb 53,000 to 7-week high of 898,000, point to more labor-market woes

The number of Americans who applied for jobless benefits in early October shot up to the highest level in seven weeks and pointed to an erosion in the U.S. labor market, though ongoing strains in California’s unemployment system has made it harder to know for sure. Initial jobless claims filed through state programs jumped by 53,000 to 898,000. See full story.

Fastly saga may be warning investors to pick future winning stocks wisely, says strategist

Our call of the day from JonesTrading’s Michael O’Rourke says there is no middle ground in this market right now and cloud-software group Fastly may offer a cautionary tale for investors. See full story.

Here are five stocks to own for the 5G network buildout

Apple is making 5G phones, underscoring expectations for a vast increase in broadband demand. See full story.

After uproar, Twitter explains why New York Post story on Hunter Biden was blocked

Hours after blocking a New York Post article from being shared in tweets and direct messages, raising an outcry from many, Twitter Inc. late Wednesday explained the reasoning, saying the issue was images within the article — not the article itself. See full story.

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