NewsWatch: Coronavirus update: Fauci’s dire prediction comes true: U.S. counts more than 100,000 cases in a single day to set pandemic record

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The U.S. counted a record of more than 100,000 new cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 on Wednesday, the most in a single day since the start of the outbreak, fulfilling a prediction made by Dr. Anthony Fauci in June. See full story.

Dow surges more than 500 points as stocks extend election week rally

Stocks trade sharply higher Thursday, looking to extend an election week rally as Democratic challenger Joe Biden moves closer to clinching an electoral college victory in the presidential election while Republicans appear likely to maintain control of the Senate. See full story.

Overshadowed by election, Fed aims to keep it that way

The Federal Reserve is expected to hold rates steady on Thursday, avoiding the spotlight as investors focus on the contested presidential election. See full story.

What a Biden or Trump win would mean for a second round of stimulus checks

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that ‘we need another rescue package.’ See full story.

Biden holds edge over Trump as battleground vote counts go down to the wire

Joe Biden on Thursday looked like he was closing in on becoming U.S. president-elect, while President Donald Trump’s campaign had launched challenges in several states. See full story.

MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE

Rising home prices are cutting sharply into the savings that home buyers can expect thanks to lower interest rates. See full story.

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