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Several drug companies developing COVID-19 vaccines are planning to make public pledges not to get government approval until the shots have been shown to be safe and effective. This is an unusual joint move by the rivals in an effort to address concerns about a mass vaccination rush. See full story.
Here's why the Dow fell last week and what's ahead for the stock market
Last week, a bout of volatility returned to the financial markets with a vengeance, disrupting a near-sustained surge in US stock index records and raising questions about the path for Wall Street into a hornet's nest of challenges for investors . See full story.
Today's older workers may see the first cuts in social security benefits
The Congressional Budget Office released an updated budget outlook, including the impact of the pandemic on the economy. See full story.
Another coronavirus bailout is unlikely to happen after the job report and deal in August to avoid a government shutdown, the analyst says
According to some analysts, based on Friday's job report, Washington is more likely not to deliver another major coronavirus relief package. An agreement to avoid a shutdown by the federal government can also affect the chances of reaching an agreement on aid. See full story.
Loopholes in the CDC's eviction ban could leave some tenants homeless, housing lawyers say
Ambiguity in the wording of the national eviction moratorium means that some Americans could still lose their homes amid the coronavirus pandemic. See full story.
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Also the CDC eviction moratorium, old-age provision and voting by post. See full story.