Coronavirus, QAnon, Trump: Your Monday Briefing

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We’re covering the steep increase in coronavirus cases in Europe, the growing popularity of QAnon among Germany’s far-right fringe and the latest investigation into Trump’s tax returns.

Even Germany, much praised for its testing and contact-tracing capabilities, reported a record 8,000 new infections on Saturday, by far its highest single-day number, though the country’s seven-day average of new daily cases remains far below its spring peak of almost 5,600.

Chancellor Angela Merkel

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U.S. Vice-Presidential Debate, New Zealand, Vladimir Putin: Your Thursday Briefing

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We’re covering the U.S. vice-presidential debate, New Zealand’s second elimination of the coronavirus and the golden age of newsletters.


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Tech Stocks Lead Wall Street Higher: Live Business Briefing

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Wall Street rose on Friday, shaking off an unsteady start, as a rally in technology stocks lifted the broader market.

  • The S&P 500 climbed 1.6 percent. The technology heavy Nasdaq composite rose 2.3 percent. Amazon, Microsoft and Apple were each sharply higher.

  • Companies that have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on travel and tourism led the gains on Friday. Norwegian Cruise Line rose more than 13 percent, and Carnival Corporation, MGM Resorts and Boeing were all sharply higher.

  • Still, stocks were lower for the week, the fourth consecutive weekly drop for the S&P 500.

  • European stocks have also mostly tumbled this week after a surge in coronavirus cases has led several European governments to mandate tighter restrictions, further clouding the timeline for a recovery. The benchmark Stoxx Europe 600 fell more than 5 percent this week.

  • Investors are watching developments

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