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Washington Post BusinessSep 28, 2020
How Trump's taxes compare to those of other presidents
Jimmy Carter voluntarily paid $6,000 in 1976 despite a zero tax bill, while other recent predecessors typically paid tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars.

President Trump's tax returns show he has company: How rich Americans avoid taxes (USA Today Money)
Key Words: Rick Santorum is not impressed with the New York Times story on Trump's taxes — how many voters feel the same way? (MarketWatch)

MarketWatchSep 28, 2020
Market Snapshot: Dow ends 410 points higher, stocks rally ahead of presidential debate and Friday's jobs report
U.S. stock indexes book sharp gains Monday, as investors embrace hope of more fiscal stimulus, but await more clarity on the White House race and the state of the economy.

These 2 Penny Stocks Are Poised for a Massive Rally, Says Roth Capital (Yahoo Business)
Metals Stocks: Gold prices settle higher as dollar weakens (MarketWatch)

Wall Street Journal US BusinessSep 28, 2020
ArcelorMittal to Sell Steel Business in U.S. to Cleveland-Cliffs
The company agreed to sell its U.S. business to Cleveland-Cliffs for $1.4 billion, as the world's largest steelmaker grapples with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic

East Chicago steel giant ArcelorMittal to sell US business in $1.4B deal (Chicago Tribune Business News)

Yahoo BusinessSep 28, 2020
Coronavirus Latest: Monday, September 28
On Monday, Inovio announced that it would be halting its phase 2/3 coronavirus vaccine trial so that it could continue to answer questions from the FDA. This comes as the MidWest of the United States starts to see coronavirus positive cases topping 25%. Yahoo Finance's Anjalee Khemlani joins The Final Round to discuss the latest on the coronavirus.

Coronavirus updates: Global death toll nears 1M; New York sees rise in cases; 1 in 3 parents won't vaccinate kids against flu - USA TODAY (Google Business News)

KiplingerSep 28, 2020
Stock Market Today: Renewed Stimulus Hopes Spark Wide Monday Rally
Hopes for economic help from Washington were reignited over the weekend, enabling Wall Street to ignore several potentially bearish catalysts Monday and send stocks to a wide-ranging rally.

Most concerning might have been the news that Inovio Pharmaceuticals' (INO, -28.3%) COVID-19 vaccine candidate was put in a "partial clinical hold."

SEE MORE 20 Best Stocks to Buy for the New Bull Market Uncertainty over what we'll hear in the presidential debates, which begin Tuesday night, also might have been considered an overhang given the importance of the 2020 elections to the nation's economic picture.

"The U.S. election is taking place against a historic backdrop of a pandemic, recession and domestic strife," say BlackRock Investment Institute strategists. "The outcome could have significant implications for key policy areas: fiscal stimulus, public investment, taxation, regulation and foreign affairs. It also has the potential to supercharge structural trends such as an increased policy and market focus on sustainability."

But first and foremost on investors' minds was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Sunday revelation that the House is working on a smaller $2.4 trillion stimulus package; she was scheduled to talk to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin today.

Twenty-seven of the Dow Jones Industrial Average's 30 components finished in the black today, including big gainers Boeing (BA, 6.4%) and Dow (DOW, 3.1%), leading the industrial average 1.5% higher to 27,584.

Other action in the stock market today:

The S&P 500 finished up 1.6%

MarketWatch MarketPulseSep 28, 2020
Dow books roughly 410-point gain to start the week, boosted by energy, industrials and financials
U.S. stocks closed sharply higher Monday, starting the week on a higher note as investors bought shares of banks, energy companies, as well as materials and industrials firms. Talk of some progress toward a fresh coronavirus aid package, however unlikely to gain much traction on Washington, and bargain hunting by investors betting on happier economic times in the throes of a global viral outbreak, helped to revive some degree of the bullish sentiment. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 410 points, or 1.5%, at 27,583, the S&P 500 index finished the session up 1.6% at 3,352, powered by a 2.3% gain in financials and a 2.3% in the energy sector . The Nasdaq Composite Index , meanwhile, closed 1.9% higher at 11,117, retaking a psychological perch above 11,000. All closing numbers are on a preliminary basis. Shares of Citigroup and Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo & Co. closed up 2.9% and 3.1%, and 3.5% respectively, helping to lead the charge higher for the economically sensitive banking sector, underscoring some bets for an improved economy by investors and efforts by investors to find value in beaten down sectors that have not enjoyed the run-up in stocks to the same degree as the highflying technology-related and work-from-home shares. Investors are also focused on the looming 2020 presidential election, with a debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden set for Tuesday, which could also influence investment behavior in the short term. Last week, stocks took a hit amid rising concerns of a renewed spread of the novel strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Markets got off to a strong start on Monday partly due to solid economic data out of China, which appeared to overshadow reports of fresh lockdowns and growing cases of COVID-19 in parts of Europe.

Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

Dow finishes up more than 400 points to set upbeat tone for week (MarketWatch Breaking News)

Google Business NewsSep 28, 2020
Trump reels from taxes bombshell as he gets set for crunch debate with Biden - The Guardian
Trump reels from taxes bombshell as he gets set for crunch debate with Biden  The GuardianTax bombshell reveals Trump's image is a sham  CNNTrump on defense after NYT publishes tax info, says he is 'entitled' to credits 'like everyone else'  Fox NewsHow A New Report On President Trump's Tax Returns Raises Serious Questions  

Washington Post BusinessSep 28, 2020
How Do People Catch Covid-19? Here's What Experts Say: QuickTake
In most cases, it's impossible to pinpoint how someone caught SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. It is too small to see with the naked eye, so its infectious journey can't be tracked from one person to another. That leaves scientists and health authorities gleaning the most likely transmission pathways from the available evidence and what's known about how other respiratory pathogens spread. Close personal contact with infected people via mouth and nose secretions was thought to b

Washington Post BusinessSep 28, 2020
Judge suggests Trump administration overreach in TikTok case
The Trump administration is trying to prohibit personal communications in the TikTok case, a judge said, which is not allowed under the act Trump used.

Forbes HeadlinesSep 28, 2020
Five Ways Leaders Must Communicate and Focus Their Teams During Covid-19
As workers are called back to the office, how can leaders create smart policies and communicate them effectively? How do we protect public safety and still get some work done?

Wall Street Journal US BusinessSep 28, 2020
U.S. Likely Exceeded Authority in TikTok Ban, Judge Says
Banning downloads while the court fight continues would harm the video-sharing app's business, a federal judge said, ruling that the Trump administration's curbs likely went beyond the bounds of a national security law.

TikTok still alive in US, judge suspends Trump veto (Entrepreneur.com)

MarketWatch MarketPulseSep 28, 2020
Hologic shares gain on authorization of COVID-19 test for asymptomatic people
Shares of Hologic Inc. were up 3.6% in premarket trading on Monday after the company said it had received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for a diagnostic test specifically aimed at people with asymptomatic COVID-19 infections. Hologic said it is the first company to offer a test screening asymptomatic individuals. This test, which is also authorized to test symptomatic people for COVID-19 infections, originally received authorization in March. Hologic's stock is up 23.2% this year, while the S&P 500 has gained 2.1%.

Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

SEC.gov Updates: News DigestSep 28, 2020
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Forbes HeadlinesSep 28, 2020
8 Early Amazon Prime Day Deals You Can Already Shop Right Now
While Prime Day is still a few weeks away, Amazon has already confirmed a few pre-Prime Day deals including $100 off Toshiba's new Amazon Fire TV.

United Airlines Reaches Deal to Avoid Some Job Cuts (NYTimes Business)
The Wall Street Journal: United Airlines scales back furlough plans as pilots agree to deal (MarketWatch)

SEC.gov Updates: News DigestSep 28, 2020
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MarketWatchSep 28, 2020
: Democrats say Trump tax avoidance allegations show need to make filings public
Congressional Democrats say the shock over the New York Times story alleging President Donald Trump paid only $750 in income taxes in two recent years supports their calls to get his returns and require future candidates to disclose as well.

SEC.gov Updates: News DigestSep 28, 2020
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MarketWatchSep 28, 2020
: Shares in HSBC rise 10% after China's Ping An raises stake
HSBC's London-listed shares soared on Monday, after Ping An Insurance raised its stake in Europe's biggest bank, despite escalating tensions between Washington and Beijing.

HSBC shares rebound after China's Ping An increases its stake (FT.com - China, Economy & Trade)

Wall Street Journal US BusinessSep 28, 2020
United Trims Furlough Plans
The carrier said a deal with pilots has reduced planned layoffs to about 12,000 if more federal aid isn't arranged this week.

MarketWatchSep 28, 2020
Election: Here's where Trump and Biden stand on health care
The two White House contenders may be divided on Obamacare and Trump's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, but they do have some things in common on health-care matters.

Here's how the stock market tends to perform after the first presidential debate (MarketWatch Breaking News)
Market Extra: Here's how the stock market tends to perform after the first presidential debates (MarketWatch)

Google Business NewsSep 28, 2020
'Dangerous rate of speed': Two California wildfires explode in wine country, forcing thousands to flee - USA TODAY
'Dangerous rate of speed': Two California wildfires explode in wine country, forcing thousands to flee  USA TODAYWildfires Burn Through California's Wine Country  The AtlanticCalifornia Orders Evacuations as Napa County's Glass Fire Spreads 'Dangerously Fast'  Bloomberg QuickTake: NowLive updates: Santa Rosa warns of potential for further evacuations  Santa Rosa Press DemocratGlass Fire burns Napa Valley's Chateau Boswell Winery, Black Rock Inn  San Francisco Chronicle

Forbes HeadlinesSep 28, 2020
Report: Trump 2016 Campaign Sought To Dissuade Blacks From Voting, Listed Millions For ‘Deterrence'
A new Channel 4 investigation offers previously unknown insight into the Trump campaign's 2016 strategy for Black voters.

Wall Street Journal US BusinessSep 28, 2020
Household Wealth Rose in Years Before Pandemic, Fed Says
Those in lower-income and lower-wealth categories reaped relatively large gains, according to the Federal Reserve's data.

Chicago Tribune Business NewsSep 28, 2020
United Airlines pilots accept deal to avoid nearly 3,000 furloughs
United Airlines pilots have agreed to a deal that will spare almost 3,000 pilots from furloughs through at least June 2021.

NYTimes BusinessSep 28, 2020
U.S. Household Wealth Rose Before the Pandemic, but Inequality Persisted
A Federal Reserve survey of family finances shows that inequality was high last year. It's likely to worsen because of the pandemic.

Forbes HeadlinesSep 28, 2020
COVID-19 Sways Banks To Adopt Cloud, But They Will Need A Strategy Before Diving In
Pre-pandemic, most banks' cloud strategies were focused on gaining efficiency, scale, and resilience. COVID-19 has accelerated the need for banks to develop a sophisticated, multi-cloud approach that leverages a full range of public, private, and hybrid solutions.

Dual biometrics for banking: Double trouble or super-secure? (Enterprise Application News)

The Motley FoolSep 28, 2020
Devon Energy and WPX Energy to Combine in a $12 Billion Merger of Equals
The deal will create a leading U.S. unconventional oil producer.

Devon Energy, WPX to Merge in All-Stock Deal (Wall Street Journal US Business)
Devon Energy, WPX reach merger deal worth $12 billion (MarketWatch Breaking News)

AdWeek NewsSep 28, 2020
Prime Day, Amazon's Premier Shopping Event, Will Take Place Oct. 13-14
After Prime Day didn't take place this past July due to Covid-19 issues, no one really thought Amazon would cancel its biggest shopping event of the year. Last week, rumors of a new date began to circulate, and now the brand has finally confirmed that Prime Day will take place on Oct. 13... and Oct....

Amazon Sets Prime Day Dates, Offers $10 Credit to Certain Shoppers (The Motley Fool)

Google Business NewsSep 28, 2020
$20M settlement reached in police killing of handcuffed man - Fox News
$20M settlement reached in police killing of handcuffed man  Fox NewsCounty awards $20 million to family of man who died after being handcuffed and shot in Maryland police car  CNNSettlement reached in death of man shot by Maryland cop while handcuffed in patrol car  USA TODAYFamily of man slain by Prince George's police officer reaches $20 million settlement with county  The Washington Post

AdWeek NewsSep 28, 2020
4 Things Marketers Should Keep in Mind About Podcast Advertising
It's no secret that the podcast advertising market is exploding. Brands like Spotify have made massive investments in the space this year, and market research company Forrester reports a 52% year-over-year growth. In a new report, Forrester examined how podcast advertising is still an emerging field, with room to improve in measurement and targeting capabilities....

SEC.gov Updates: News DigestSep 28, 2020
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Item 9.01: Financial Statements and Exhibits

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The Motley FoolSep 28, 2020
Here's Why Endurance International Stock Went Up 18% on Monday
The company might be putting itself up for sale.

Why Shares of Enphase Energy, Bloom Energy, and SolarEdge All Jumped on Monday (The Motley Fool)

USA Today MoneySep 28, 2020
Here's how to get 4 months of Amazon Music Unlimited for just $1
Amazon Prime Day 2020 deals have already begun—Find out how to get four months of Amazon Music unlimited for just $1.       

MarketWatchSep 28, 2020
Long-standing wealth gap between Blacks and whites remains substantial, Fed data for 2019 show
The long-standing wealth gap between Blacks and whites remained substantial in 2019, new Fed data show.

Google Business NewsSep 28, 2020
Poll: Slim majority opposes Trump filling Supreme Court vacancy before election - POLITICO
Poll: Slim majority opposes Trump filling Supreme Court vacancy before election  POLITICOTrump Supreme Court pick Amy Coney Barrett faces 'White colonizer' attacks, other criticism from left, media  Fox NewsAmy Coney Barrett confirmation: Inside the White House's plan to deploy 'knife fighters' to defend nominee  Fox NewsTrump Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett puts years of gun safety progress at risk  USA TODAY

FT.com - USSep 28, 2020
Biden portrays Trump as tax dodger after new revelations
President paid just $750 in 2016 and 2017, report claims, and nothing at all in many years

Yahoo BusinessSep 28, 2020
Stocks on the move: Virgin Galactic see uptick on BOA buy rating, Pinterest makes gains as Guggenheim initiates coverage w/ buy rating
Stocks on the move: Virgin Galactic on BOA buy rating, Pinterest as Guggenheim initiates coverage w/ buy rating??.

FT.com - USSep 28, 2020
Financials lead global equity market rebound
US stocks power higher after European bourses post best day since June

MarketWatchSep 28, 2020
The Ratings Game: Virgin Galactic stock gets boost from 2 buy ratings
Virgin Galactic stock rallies to its best in eight weeks after two analysts start covering it with a buy rating, praising the company's business model and demand potential for space tourism.

Dow Jones Surges 500 Points, As Apple, Tesla Jump; Virgin Galactic Rockets On Buy Ratings - Investor's Business Daily (Google Business News)

Google Business NewsSep 28, 2020
Republicans eye Amy Coney Barrett Senate floor vote at end of October, just days before election - Fox News
Republicans eye Amy Coney Barrett Senate floor vote at end of October, just days before election  Fox NewsAmy Coney Barrett confirmation: Inside the White House's plan to deploy 'knife fighters' to defend nominee  Fox NewsTrump Supreme Court pick Amy Coney Barrett faces 'White colonizer' attacks, other criticism from left, media  Fox NewsAl Smith, JFK, Amy Coney Barrett and th

FT.com - Financial MarketsSep 28, 2020
Devon agrees to buy rival shale producer WPX
$12bn transaction is the biggest in the US shale industry since the collapse of crude prices

MarketWatch Breaking NewsSep 28, 2020
Dow futures jump 350 points as stocks look to get the week off to a solid start
Dow futures jump 350 points as stocks look to get the week off to a solid start

Stock market news live updates: Stock futures jump, Dow futures gain 300 points (Yahoo Business)

Yahoo BusinessSep 28, 2020
Hedge Funds Are Coming Back To Nokia Corporation (NOK)
Insider Monkey has processed numerous 13F filings of hedge funds and successful value investors to create an extensive database of hedge fund holdings. The 13F filings show the hedge funds' and successful investors' positions as of the end of the second quarter. You can find articles about an individual hedge fund's trades on numerous financial […]

The Motley FoolSep 28, 2020
Inovio Coronavirus Vaccine Candidate Trial Halted Due to FDA Inquiry
The regulator has a series of questions for the biotech's testing regime for INO-4800.

Hedge Funds Keep Buying BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BCRX) (Yahoo Business)
Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN): Hedge Funds Are Buying (Yahoo Business)
Trump claims without offering proof that he has little debt and paid millions in taxes after NYT report (CNBC Business)
Coronavirus update: World nears 1M deaths; Inovio delays late-stage trial as vaccine race quickens (Yahoo Business)
Hedge Funds Are Dumping BP plc (BP) (Yahoo Business)
Inovio Covid-19 Vaccine Trial Placed on Hold After FDA Questions (Wall Street Journal US Business)
Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Snap, Devon Energy, Virgin Galactic, UPS, Chevron & more (CNBC Business)
Dow futures surge more than 300 points following a 4-week losing streak (CNBC Finance)
FT.com - Financial MarketsSep 27, 2020
US-China tensions put Kioxia's $3.2bn IPO on ice
Company postpones what would have been Japan's biggest listing this year

KiplingerSep 27, 2020
Should You Retire During a Pandemic? 3 Things You Should Know
Your retirement date isn't always a choice.

If that wasn't already obvious enough to older workers, the coronavirus has cleared things up.  

SEE MORE 6 Ways the Pandemic Has Been a Dress Rehearsal for Retirement - and How You Can Take Advantage As the pandemic drags on, more and more people are being nudged toward the finish line a little faster than they planned — either because their jobs have gone away or because they don't want to put their health at risk by showing up at their workplace every day.

Some had planned on retiring soon anyway, and this was going to be their last working year. Some were laid off and simply are not up for the process of looking for a new job. Others are self-employed and do not have the energy to start all over with a new business.

And what they all really want to know is: Am I prepared to retire during uncertain times?

The answer is maybe. But maybe not.

Hopefully, you have a solid plan in place and you can find a way to transition to that plan a little early without running into too much trouble. In my new book available on Amazon, "Wall Street and Your Retirement: What the Bulls and Bears Don't Want You to Know," I address the problems and potential solutions of retiring in uncertain times.

 If you aren't sure where you stand, however, here are a few things to consider:

1. Know what your sources of income will be in retirement, and have a good i

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