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There are business questions underlying many of the political questions that surround the USPS. Diving into Friday’s numbers, which show the economy recovering at a decent clip. The partnership comes two days before Trump’s deadline for a deal to remove control of the video-sharing app from its Chinese-owned parent company. Business is booming for online class providers and golf courses, while gyms and apparel companies are in a tough spot. Sometimes, when a product seems cool enough, people don’t ask the right questions. Some people are reading Trump’s taxes — or the New York Times’ account of what was in his taxes over the last 20 years — much too literally. Proctor & Gamble sales — and beards — have grown during the pandemic.

A swift rebound from the pandemic was always unlikely. But COVID-19’s resurgence has now rendered one impossible.

A company that builds 3D homes believes it can be the solution to California’s housing crisis. Hoover Institution senior fellow in economics John Taylor provides insight into how economic policy, the value of the U. S. dollar, regulations, taxes and U. S. -China relations will look while Janet Yellen is at the Treasury. The Chinese economy grew 2. 3 percent last year, the country’s National Bureau of Statistics announced on Monday in Beijing. Facebook was going to compete with Google for some advertising sales but backed away from the plan after the companies cut a preferential deal, according to court documents. The Paycheck Protection Program’s loose rules allowed organizations that have questioned the safety of vaccines to qualify for aid. Chemical companies, facing costly new regulations and extra tariffs, are looking to the continent.

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Policymakers are eager to return to the period of low unemployment that preceded the pandemic and are less concerned than in previous eras about sparking inflation and taking on debt. The only Biotech companies anyone should look at, are companies with good potential for a buy-out, or major funding potential. The U. S. government has asked Australia to scrap proposed laws that will make it the first country in the world to force Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google to pay for news sourced from local media outlets. Logitech International on Tuesday raised its annual forecasts and reported a more than three-fold jump in quarterly adjusted operating income, benefiting from a pandemic-driven boost in demand for work-from-home products and gaming accessories.

Jim Cramer looks at what to watch for as earnings season kicks into gear next week. Financial and tech heavyweights among the companies set to report financial results as earnings season kicks into gear. What will be the ‘new normal’ for companies in 2021? In a free webinar, a team of experts weigh in on the topic. After some discussions with the SEC, the company decided not to make new shares available after all.

Venture capitalists guide significant portions of industrial development by using their vast wealth to subsidize their favorite money-losing firms. First the government came after Google, now they want to break apart Mark Zuckerberg’s company. A group of conservatives and Trump administration officials quietly met in Las Vegas over the weekend to discuss issues including ‘woke tech’, ‘restoring law’, and the ‘new slave power, ‘ according to a report by Protocol.

BlackRock’s shares fell as investors took profits after six straight record closes. The massive money manger’s quarterly revenue gained 13%. Glassdoor’s list of the ‘2021 Best Places to Work’ is based on the feedback of employees and many tech companies are at the top of the list. U. S. retail sales fell for a second month in December as holiday shoppers pared back on spending amid a third wave of Covid infections and new business and travel restrictions. Progress Software shares fell, even as two analysts raised their price targets. The company swung to a quarterly profit and issued a mixed outlook. In an interview, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook defended the iPhone giant’s decision last weekend to suspend Parler from its App Store.

Things are still looking up, but coronavirus surges and government inaction could change that. Here, some good explanations for why stocks would appear to shrug off the very serious economic problems the virus has caused this summer. The news for Gotham homeowners is not great — but also not catastrophic. Even companies like Google that are well suited to remote work understand the value of in-person interactions. There’s some good news in Friday’s jobs report, but it is also likely to make a congressional deal even more difficult.