Dow futures dropped
Stock futures fell in early morning trading on Thursday as investors evaluate the pace of economic recovery and the coronavirus developments. S&P 500 and the Nasdaq 100 futures also pointed to losses at the Thursday open for the two indexes. The moves in futures followed two straight days of losses for the 30-stock Dow and S&P 500 as investors ditched reopening trades for the megacap tech names.
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Elon Musk Gains $8 Billion to Become World’s Fourth-Richest Person
Elon Musk’s financial upswing shows no signs of slowing. The rise vaulted the Tesla co-founder past French luxury tycoon Bernard Arnault, the wealthiest non-American on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Musk’s fortune has grown by $57.2 billion this year, the second-biggest increase on the index after Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos’s.
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Zuckerberg says there's 'no end in sight' for Facebook employees working from home
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said there is no timetable for when employees will return to the company's offices amid a continuing surge in Covid-19 cases in the U.S. Zuckerberg made his comments on a call with analysts about Facebook's second-quarter results, specifically criticizing the Trump Administration for its handling of the coronavirus.
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Oil had the best quarter in the last 30 years
After crashing to the lowest level in history earlier this year, oil prices made a huge comeback. Oil prices registered their best quarterly performance in 30 years during the three months through to the end of June. Brent crude futures skyrocketed more than 80% in the second quarter. It was the international benchmark’s best quarterly performance since the third quarter of 1990 during the first Gulf War
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British economy contracted 2.2%, worse than expected
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson set for a major speech on the economy soon but the overall situation looks worse than expected. The UK economy shrank more than first thought between January and March, contracting 2.2% in the joint largest fall since 1979, official figures show. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) revised down its previous estimate of a 2% contraction, with all the main economic sectors dropping
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