As a brutal year draws to a close, Wall Street is optimistic about 2021 as the first round of COVID-19 inoculations take place, even though plenty still could go awry. See full story.
Fed lending still a snag as Washington lawmakers say they inch closer to coronavirus aid deal
A dispute over restricting the Federal Reserve’s emergency lending powers remained a potentially deal-killing hurdle to another large coronavirus aid package in Congress on Saturday, even as lawmakers said progress was made in other areas. See full story.
Buying Tesla stock? Here’s what one analyst says ahead of S&P 500 addition
Tesla Inc. is set to join the U.S. equities’ major leagues on Monday, a relatively routine move turned unprecedented by the sheer size of the Silicon Valley electric-car maker’s market valuation. See full story.
I’m retired and won’t live to see my mortgage paid off. Should I refinance to lower my monthly payment?
‘I need to lower the principal to help me stay in my home, because the cost of living is increasing every year.’ See full story.
Here are Wall Street forecasts for 2021 that stand apart from the crowd
Mark Hulbert reviews value-versus-growth arguments, the prospect of accelerating inflation and the chances of a double-dip recession. See full story.
Some 3 million workers in California were notified that their last unemployment checks will go out Dec. 26. See full story.