What January’s market decline means for stock returns in 2021

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January Predictor makes headlines but says little about the U.S. market’s direction See full story.

SEC vows to punish ‘abusive activity’ amid GameStop, Robinhood drama

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Why Facebook is considering an antitrust lawsuit against Apple

Facebook Inc. and Apple Inc. are edging perilously close to all-out legal war, with the social-media giant strongly considering a lawsuit that could ultimately sway antitrust investigators. See full story.

‘The risks are higher for these retail investors’: Former GameStop employees are divided on the stock’s epic ride

‘I’ve since worked at other corporations that allowed stock buy-in, and active information on our market leanings. I got none of that at GameStop.’ See full story.

Vaccine hopes boosted by data from Novavax and J&J, but fears over new variants remain

The global case tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 was headed toward 102 million on Friday, as health experts were digesting the latest vaccine updates from Novavax Inc. and Johnson & Johnson amid hopes they will soon win emergency authorization and bolster supplies. See full story.

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‘The arrival of vaccines won’t automatically flip a switch to put the world back on its pre-COVID path,’ said Scott McKenzie, global intelligence leader at Nielsen. See full story.