NewsWatch: Stock-market uncertainty runs high headed into Fed’s final meeting of 2020

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MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE

Time is running out on 2020. It is a point that some Wall Street investors might take heart in ahead of a what could be a crucial meeting of the Federal Reserve next week, even if it results in no substantial policy changes, as widely expected. See full story.

First COVID-19 vaccine receives emergency-use authorization from U.S. FDA

The Food and Drug Administration authorized BioNTech and Pfizer Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine Friday evening, which will make it the first vaccine for the coronavirus to reach Americans during the public-health crisis. See full story.

Tesla joining the S&P 500 is ‘mother of all’ stock-market events

Wall Street will soon find out, as investors strap in for what could be a frenetic ride in equities thanks to electric-vehicle maker Tesla joining the benchmark U.S. index. See full story.

I’d like to buy a home in a warm spot near the beach for $350,000 — where should I retire?

I don’t mind a jacket, but no winter coat, no boots, no scarves. See full story.

Here’s the case for Elon Musk, Warren Buffett and the rest of America’s billionaires sending $3,000 stimulus checks to everybody

“The rich get richer” doesn’t even begin to truly capture what’s been happening during the coronavirus pandemic. See full story.

MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE

‘Health insurance is your ticket to health care in the United States.’ See full story.

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