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Atrocities Of 'Conquistadores' Take Shape In New History By Mexican-Born Author

Historian Fernando Cervantes marshals an enormous array of primary and secondary sources to tell the story of the decades that followed Christopher Columbus' arrival to the New World. → Read More

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Stocks 2020: A Stunning Crash, Then A Record-Setting Boom Created Centibillionaires

The stock market meltdown made way to a stunning rebound that made the rich a lot richer. What happened? → Read More

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In Pandemic, The Most Wonderful Time For Christmas Songs Turned Out To Be ... In July

Stations have been playing Christmas music earlier than ever this year, as a way of luring in listeners during the pandemic. One Indiana station was doing it in July. → Read More

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There's Rich, And Then There's Jeff Bezos Rich: Meet The World's Centibillionaires

The Amazon CEO and four other billionaires are part of the world's most exclusive club in the midst of the pandemic: those whose fortunes exceed $100 billion. → Read More

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He Thought Day Trading Would Be A Thrill. He Ended Up Losing $127,000

With millions stuck at home, more and more people are trying day trading. Most will end up losing money, studies show, while troubling cases of addiction are also on the rise. → Read More

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Nasdaq Takes Aim At All-White, Male Company Boards With Diversity Proposal

The exchange wants to require listed companies to include women and minorities. California and Goldman Sachs have made similar steps recently; some European countries have had such rules for years. → Read More

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Dow Surges Past 30,000 Points For 1st Time In Historic Milestone

Markets welcomed President Trump's recommendation the transition process begin, which will provide critical resources and information to President-elect Joe Biden's team. → Read More

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CEOs Urge Trump To Concede: 'Not A Moment To Waste' In Fighting COVID-19

More than 150 business leaders released a letter calling on President Trump to start the transition process, given the urgent need to tackle the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

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Fate Of Pandemic Funds Sparks Unusual Dispute Between Treasury And Federal Reserve

The Fed is pushing back against a request from Treasury to wind down emergency lending programs set up in the wake of the coronavirus. → Read More

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Trump Launched A Trade War Against China. Don't Look To Biden To Reverse It

The president-elect can undo many of Trump's tariffs with the stroke of a pen, but he's unlikely to do so now that the tenor of the U.S.-China relationship has changed. → Read More

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Stocks Hit Record High On Moderna's Vaccine News; Dow Nears 30,000

Investors were also reassured by comments from two Biden advisers that no nationwide COVID-19 lockdowns are being contemplated. → Read More

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Stocks Post Best Week Since April Despite Tumultuous And Unresolved Election

Investors are betting on at least two more years of divided government, spurring the best weekly stock gains in months. → Read More

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Wall Street Bet On A 'Blue Wave,' But Divided Government Suits It Just Fine Too

Stocks have traditionally done well with a Democrat in the White House and Congress under Republican control. → Read More

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Stocks Soar As Tense Election Draws To A Close

Investors are betting that Democrats could take control of the White House and the Senate, increasing the prospect of passing a new relief package once the election is over. → Read More

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Dow Plunges 943 Points; Steep Sell-Off Is Triggered By Fears Of More Lockdowns

The Dow tumbled more than 900 points as COVID-19 cases surge in the United States and Europe, while next week's election is only adding to the uncertainty over the economy. → Read More

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Stocks Tumble As Coronavirus Cases Spike Again In U.S. And Europe

Investors are also discouraged by the lack of progress in talks between Congress and the White House over another coronavirus relief bill. → Read More

Stocks Tumble As Coronavirus Cases Spike Again In U.S. And Europe

Investors are also discouraged by the lack of progress in talks between Congress and the White House over another coronavirus relief bill. → Read More

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Goldman Sachs Executives Will Have To Return Millions In Pay Over Bribery Scandal

The blue chip bank will claw back hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation from current and former executives over a financial scandal in Malaysia. → Read More

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$3.1 Trillion: Pandemic Spending Drives The Federal Budget Deficit To A Record

The government shortfall for the fiscal year that just ended was more than triple that of 2019. The national debt of $21 trillion now exceeds the size of the U.S. economy. → Read More

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He's Part Of The 1%. And He Thinks His Taxes Aren't High Enough

The tax code allows wealthy people who live off investment income to pay taxes at a much lower rate than average people who earn salaries. → Read More