Stock-market investors brace for busiest week of earnings in October’s final hurrah


The S&P 500’s tech giants will vie for attention as they barrage the market with third-quarter earnings in the week before the Nov. 3 election. See full story.

Apple earnings will be missing the usual star attraction

The end of Apple Inc.’s fiscal year usually leads to a game of “How is the new iPhone doing,” but that gets a little harder in 2020. See full story.

Trump, Biden debate pitches fail to make mark with these Pennsylvania voters

Despite a more civil and often substantive discussion of important issues for voters in the Keystone State than in the first presidential debate earlier this month, voters here told MarketWatch that the proceeding did little to change their minds, just 12 days from Election Day. See full story.

White House, Pelosi keep hope alive publicly on fiscal stimulus as time runs out

The White House and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi maintained their upbeat public prospects for a fiscal stimulus package Friday, even as time has dwindled almost completely for any chance it could be acted on by Nov. 3. See full story.

Here’s the 2008 rerun playing out at big banks during the pandemic

Wall Street lenders are raking in fees for playing the middleman during this year’s debt boom, but without shouldering much of the risk. See full story.


President Trump has described his audit as ‘very routine,’ but legal experts say it is quite unusual. See full story.

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