NewsWatch: E-Trade, Ameritrade, Interactive Brokers slammed as Schwab drops trading commissions

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Shares of discount brokerages plunged Tuesday, after Charles Schwab Corp. said it’s planning to drop commissions on U.S. stocks, exchange-traded funds and options, effective Oct. 7. See full story.

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U.S. may go further than just cutting capital flows to China, warns Ray Dalio

Ray Dalio, the founder of the world’s largest hedge fund, say reports of the U.S. limiting capital flows to China may just be the start. See full story.

U.K. sees more bad economic news as Johnson rolls out Brexit bid

Britain received further bad news on the economy as Prime Minister Boris Johnson rolled out his bid to reach a deal to leave the European Union. See full story.

California’s landmark privacy law: What it does, what has changed and what it means for investors

Despite a last-minute push by Big Tech to water down the nation’s first-ever privacy law, six bills tacked onto California Consumer Privacy Act do not fundamentally change it. See full story.


Some 300 men and women, ages 21 to 70, with no history of heart problems were given portable blood pressure cuffs for two consecutive days. See full story.