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FDA approves Roche"s new spinal muscular atrophy drug

Roche Holding AG said Friday that the Food and Drug Administration had approved Evrysdi, a treatment for spinal muscular atrophy in adults and most children. It's the second drug to be approved by the .....»»

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The Wall Street Journal: Berkshire Hathaway’s profit jumps on market rebound

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said its second-quarter earnings surged 86%, as a rebound in the stock market offset a profit decline in the company’s operations and a large write-down for Precision Castparts Corp......»»

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Why are some people with coronavirus asymptomatic — and why are they so contagious?

Asymptomatic transmission ‘is the Achilles’ heel of COVID-19 pandemic control,’ one study says......»»

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Outside the Box: Why would anyone own bonds now? There are at least five reasons

Bonds play a role in a portfolio, even amid historically low interest rates......»»

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The college-admissions process is just around the corner — here’s how to navigate it amid the coronavirus

As COVID-19 disrupts schools and testing, ‘soft’ skills count more, writes Howard Gold......»»

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Economic Preview: The U.S. economy took another body blow from Covid-19 in July. But just how bad was it?

Whew ! Turns out the economy didn’t get hurt as badly in July from a resurgence in coronavirus cases as Wall Street feared. But make no mistake: The U.S. recovery took a blow......»»

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Mark Hulbert: Gold is a foolish place to put your money right now if you check the facts

Gold slumps when its inflation-adjusted price is as high as it is now, writes Mark Hulbert......»»

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The Giving Pledge turns 10: These billionaires pledged to give away half their wealth, but they soon ran into a problem

A group of billionaires including Bill Gates, MacKenzie Scott, Michael Bloomberg, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg set a new standard for ‘public accountability for generosity.’.....»»

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In One Chart: Feeling lax about masks? Think again. Here’s how many lives could be saved if everyone wore a mask — starting today

America’s COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. could reach nearly 300,000 by Dec. 1, according to a new projection......»»

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Foreign buying of American real estate plunged before the coronavirus pandemic — and experts say it’s only going to get worse

International buyers purchased the smallest number of existing-homes in the U.S. since 2011 this past year......»»

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Mortgage rates fall to a record low for the eighth time this year, making buying a home more affordable for many Americans

While home buyers may have plenty of options for cheap financing, they won’t have much choice about what properties they can purchase......»»

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Capitol Report: Trump eyes executive orders after stalemate on coronavirus relief but doesn’t pull trigger

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Calculating America’s eviction crisis: Up to 40 million people are at risk of being kicked out of their homes

The coronavirus pandemic has heightened deep-seated inequality in the nation’s housing market......»»

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Therese Poletti"s Tech Tales: The CEO who made one of Silicon Valley’s worst acquisitions wants a $400 million blank check

Amid record-breaking billions pouring into SPACs is a filing from former Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker, known for the calamitous $11 billion purchase of Autonomy......»»

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Capitol Report: Meadows, Mnuchin say they are recommending Trump issue executive orders soon after stalemate on coronavirus relief package

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Politicians have supported heavily armed law-enforcement task forces, as seen in Portland, for years — with underwhelming outcomes for the vast expense

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Market Snapshot: Dow, S&P 500 finish higher even as pandemic aid talks break down in DC without a deal

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CityWatch: New York schools get green light for in-person learning—raising myriad questions

Details will be left up to New York’s 750 school districts, which have only three weeks to hone their plans......»»

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Therese Poletti"s Tech Tales: CEO who made one of Silicon Valley’s worst acquisitions wants in on record-breaking blank-check boom

Just when you think you have seen it all in the arena of blank check companies, a mind-boggling offering was filed with U.S. regulators: a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) with former Hewlett-Packard Co. Chief Executive Leo Apotheker at the helm.....»»

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In One Chart: Feeling lax about masks? Think again. Here’s how many lives could be saved if every American wore a mask

America’s COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. could reach nearly 300,000 by Dec. 1, according to a new projection......»»

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