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How to Turn Negative Equity Into a $30 Billion Market Cap

Call it the Tesla effect. The slightest whiff of electric vehicle ambition, and this Chinese company’s stock goes through the roof.

Delta’s Grim Outlook Offers Encouragement, Too

The pandemic will depress demand for the foreseeable future, but the airline’s discipline on restarting flights is commendable.

OPEC+ Risks Triggering Another Oil Price Slump

It will be tempting to start easing production cuts in August, but whether that’s the right answer could depend on Covid-19.

How Hong Kong Sanctions Could Threaten Wall Street

Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., HSBC Holdings Plc and their peers face a threat to their massive expansion plans in China from a U.S. law that would sanction Chinese and Hong Kong officials involved in imposing a national security law on the former British colony. Wall Street and their European rival’s push for Chinese riches could be further imperiled should China retaliate.

How Huawei Landed at the Center of Global Tech Tussle: QuickTake

China’s biggest tech firm, Huawei Technologies Co., has risen to global prominence as a leader in 5G, the much ballyhooed, next-generation wireless technology. It’s also become a major target for the U.S., which has been trying to convince its allies to ban Huawei equipment from their national networks on spying concerns. In a major reversal, the U.K. decided in July to join the boycott, signaling fresh momentum for the American effort. Underlying the wrangling is the question of which country w

What Hong Kong Losing Its ‘Special Status’ Would Mean

Under the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992, the U.S. treated Hong Kong, a semi-autonomous part of China with its own legal and economic system, differently than the Chinese mainland in trade, commerce and other areas. President Donald Trump, punishing China for moves to tighten its grip on the city after a year of pro-democracy street protests, says Hong Kong’s special status is now a...

Moderna’s Covid Vaccine News Is Good. But Market-Moving Good?

Expanded trial results are promising, but there are a host of open questions about the vaccine’s clinical and commercial potential.

White House tells 18 million unemployed workers to ‘Find Something New’ in ad campaign

The initiative — complete with an ad campaign and virtual roundtable featuring Apple CEO Tim Cook — was swiftly derided as “tone-deaf" on social media.

Faulty data collection raises questions about Trump’s claims on PPP program

The Small Business Administration's claim that the Paycheck Protection Program saved 51 million jobs is belied by allegedly false and sometimes inflated figures, a Post investigation has found.

Inside academia’s growing interest in ‘Animal Crossing’

Academics want readers to learn that "Animal Crossing" and other seemingly simple games are worthy of serious discussion.

Chief of White House’s ‘Operation Warp Speed’ vaccine effort can keep investing in pharma firms, under IG ruling

Advocacy groups and Democratic senators have complained that Moncef Slaoui's extensive financial interests in drug companies pose a conflict of interest.

Farewell, Fees? How Zero-Cost Investing Caught On

Investors have gotten used to paying lower fees to buy and hold stocks and funds. But the trend entered a whole new phase this past year as U.S. brokers and fund managers began offering stock trades and investments at zero cost. Any suspicion that zero-cost investing was a gimmick was quashed in October when industry titan Charles Schwab Corp. announced plans to eliminate commissions for U.S. s...

Big banks prepare for protracted recession, report drastic drop in profits

The banks’ more pessimistic outlooks come as millions of people remain out of work, thousands of small businesses close their doors forever and some states begin to shutdown for a second time to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
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