Prepare for the first quarter of Apple’s $ 100 billion story

The OECD warns a second virus wave is as likely as not — here’s what that would do to the economic recovery

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MARKETWATCH HOME PAGE Even a pandemic can’t prevent Apple Inc. from setting new records. The smartphone giant is likely to post its first quarter with revenue in excess of $ 100 billion on Wednesday. See the full story. Stock market legend sees few weeks of ‘putting his last desperate chips in the game,’ then appears In an interview with Bloomberg TV’s “Front Row,” historic investor Jeremy Grantham, whom he He is often credited with various foreboding calls from the market over the past two decades, insisting that a steady rise in stocks, fueled by free money from the Federal Reserve and the government, cannot continue without consequences. See the full story.

8 million people could have lost their $ 1,200 stimulus checks; that’s how Biden wants to fix that “They are entitled to those payments, but there is no easy way for those people to access them,” Biden said Friday. NBCUniversal to close the sports channel NBCSN by the end of the year A portion of its sports programming such as the NHL, Nascar and the English Premier League will move to the USA Network and the company’s broadcast platform, Peacock. IRS ‘is ready’ to send third round of stimulus checks and process tax returns at the same time, says commissioner The IRS has finished with its stack of unopened mail, but ‘millions’ of tax returns from the last year they are still pending. being processed. See the full story. MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE ‘We dug trenches, laid concrete foundations, and worked to build our house; they hired contractors. They frequently traded cars; we run ours to the ground. See the full story.