Dow up 200 points as investors monitor Trump response to coronavirus treatment, stimulus discussions


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U.S. benchmark stock indexes rise at the start of Monday’s trade as investors track President Donald Trump‘s response to treatment for COVID-19 after he was hospitalized by the disease on Friday, and weigh prospects for another round of stimulus from Washington. See full story.

Here’s what doctors are saying about Trump’s motorcade outside Walter Reed to wave at supporters

‘Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary Presidential “drive-by” just now has to be quarantined for 14 days,’ James Phillips, an attending physician at Walter Reed, wrote on Twitter. See full story.

Economists growing less optimistic about outlook for U.S. economy

A group of top economists has cut their forecast for U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter and for 2021, the National Association for Business Economics said Monday. See full story.

When is the Mike Pence–Kamala Harris debate?

Next up on the debate stage: Mike Pence and Kamala Harris. Donald Trump’s vice president and Joe Biden’s running mate will face off against each other in Salt Lake City on Oct. 7, in the sole vice-presidential debate of Campaign 2020. See full story.

Boris Johnson’s leadership is contested within his own party as COVID and Brexit take their toll

There are increasing signs that Johnson’s management of the coronavirus crisis is being questioned by officials and lawmakers, and that he is losing the support of the Conservative Party’s rank and file. See full story.

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Two in five adults have impulsively opened one of these cards — and doing so can wreak havoc on your finances if you’re not careful. See full story.



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