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E-commerce is slowing, and the furious shopping spree for home offices and virtual schooling is probably coming to an end.

Dole stock opened at $15 and closed at $14.52, down more than 9% from the offer price. That makes the IPO a so-called broken deal.

As cheaper semiconductor chips sell out, Taiwanese factories have been replenishing inventory with more expensive foundry wafers. Plus, commentary on private credit, copper demand, a cheap infrastructure plan, and SPAC stats.

Atlas Technical Consultants is well positioned to benefit from a potential infrastructure spending bill.

Letters on the travel and leisure sector, Constellation Software’s compensation structure, annuities, Robinhood, Evoqua Water Technologies, and inflation

Under new leadership, Intel is working to recapture its past glory in chip making. Bulls and bears are split on its chances of success.

Ever since Larry Culp arrived at the industrial conglomerate to turn it around, investors have worried about the company’s meager cash flow. Now, that’s not a problem, and bearish analysts have disappeared.

The August-October period is the only three-month period that averages a monthly loss. Maybe Robinhood’s IPO timing wasn’t so bad, after all.

There are company-specific reasons for stock drops, but the broader picture is clear: Investors have serious doubts about some EV start-ups.

Ending federal unemployment benefits and reopening schools won’t bring more workers off the sidelines. That has big implications for monetary policy and investors.

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With the world in the midst of an aging boom, the number of people living with Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia is expected to triple by 2050 to 152 million—a bit more than the population of Russia today.

1. Direct payments: $1,200 per taxpayer with income up to $75,000, with a phaseout beginning at that income level and ending at $99,000. Families will also receive $500 per child. Payments will be issued by the Treasury Department through direct deposit and physical checks.

Long before GameStop, there was Piggly Wiggly. In 1923, the supermarket company—which still does business in the South and Midwest—was at the center of a short squeeze/market morality play that echoes the recent frenzy around $GME.

At 16, Ronak Davé isn’t your typical trader. A high school junior outside Chicago, he started trading a year ago and now spends a few hours a day on the market, checking his portfolio on his phone between classes and studying charts at night.

The coronavirus crisis will eventually pass. But life on the other side will look different than it did before. Here are some ways Covid-19 could change companies, governments—and you:

An increasing income and wealth disparity among Americans has been simmering for decades, a widening gap that could have long-term economic implications and threaten the market’s recovery.

Investors can ignore GameStop, but the trends that put $GME at the center of the stock market are here to stay.

The notion of using dividends as income in retirement is drawing plenty of interest these days. Experts say it can be done—with the right strategy.

2. A big extension of unemployment benefits: Jobless claims will be available longer and benefits will be improved for four months. Unemployment benefits will also be available to furloughed workers, freelancers, and so-called gig-economy workers like Uber drivers.

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