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News that the governor of Texas, Republican Greg Abbott, will lift the state’s face mask mandate and allow businesses to fully reopen on March 10 was met with a wave of alarm on Wednesday, as health officials warned the U.S. is not out of the woods yet, even as the vaccine program looked set to get a needed boost. See full story.
U.S. stocks slip as economic data disappoints and bond yields spike
U.S. stocks were mostly lower Wednesday, as economic reports showed weaker-than-expected recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic as the vaccine rollout accelerates. See full story.
These energy stocks could yield big gains while you’re getting paid high dividends
Martin Sosnoff sees a special opportunity for investors to make a lot of money in pipeline operators. See full story.
Day-trading Reddit readers nearly crashed the stock market. Now they’ve been packaged into a new ETF.
An ETF that’s backed in part by Dave Portnoy, self-proclaimed head of the hordes of retail investors who have upended markets in recent weeks, raises questions about market manipulation. See full story.
Tesla stock price target more than doubled at UBS, as long-time skeptic sees EV leader ‘winning’ in software
A long-time skeptic on Tesla Inc. ‘s stock, UBS analyst Patrick Hummel, has more than doubled his stock price target, saying the narrative is no longer about the company’s leadership in electric vehicles, it’s about “winning” in software. See full story.
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New hospital-price transparency rules took effect earlier this year, but patient advocates say those rules only do so much. See full story.