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Metals Stocks: Gold prices end lower, but tally a 5th straight weekly gain

Gold futures end lower on Friday, but hold ground above $1,800 an ounce to score a fifth weekly gain in a row as the spread of coronavirus continued to feed expectations for an economic slowdown, boosting the metal’s investment-haven appeal.

Market Snapshot: Dow up nearly 300 points as stocks head for weekly gains

U.S. stocks trade mostly higher Friday.

Treasury Department says Americans’ $450 billion in charitable donations last year shows ‘greater distribution of wealth’ in the U.S. — but the data suggest otherwise

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the Trump administration’s policies gave ‘hard-working Americans’ a chance to give back to their communities.

Philip Morris says cigarette sales in many places could end in a decade and they’ve got a ‘safer’ product to replace them

Philip Morris is encouraging stakeholders to work with them to move smokers to cigarette alternatives at a time with cigarette consumption is declining.

Outside the Box: What the world could use now: A reset between the U.S. and China

The two leading superpowers could help heal the world as the coronavirus has damaged global economies.

The cost of Biden’s economic plan to the stock market is more than you might think

Higher taxes and more regulations would cut corporate profits.

The extra $600 Americans get in weekly unemployment benefits ends this month — how lawmakers are proposing to replace it

Extending the extra $600 could discourage people from returning to work, some lawmakers say.

Goodbye, extra $600: Unemployment benefits won’t exceed former wages in next stimulus bill, Treasury’s Mnuchin says

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday the administration wants to cap enhanced unemployment benefits in the next coronavirus package to make sure workers do not get benefits amounting to more than their old wage.

Therese Poletti's Tech Tales: This California legislator is taking on SmileDirectClub

Assemblymember Evan Low is not what most people would consider anti-technology. But in the past year, he has become a rare legislator willing to take on the controversial and litigious tele-dentistry company, SmileDirectClub Inc.

Why Asian and Black Americans continue to experience COVID-19-related discrimination — and what you can do about it

‘This discrimination that’s associated with COVID-19 is real, and it’s serious.’

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