NewsWatch: GE stock is on a tear ahead of earnings, as analysts tout it as a COVID-19 vaccine play

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Shares of General Electric Co. surged to the highest price seen in four months before pulling back, as Wall Street has gotten a little more optimistic on the outlook ahead of the industrial conglomerate’s earnings report. See full story.

Apple earnings will be missing the usual star attraction

The end of Apple Inc.’s fiscal year usually leads to a game of “How is the new iPhone doing,” but that gets a little harder in 2020. See full story.

Trump, Biden debate pitches fail to make mark with these Pennsylvania voters

Despite a more civil and often substantive discussion of important issues for voters in the Keystone State than in the first presidential debate earlier this month, voters there told MarketWatch that the proceeding did little to change their minds, just 12 days from Election Day. See full story.

White House, Pelosi keep hope alive publicly on fiscal stimulus as time runs out

The White House and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi maintained their upbeat public prospects for a fiscal stimulus package Friday, even as time has dwindled almost completely for any chance it could be acted on by Nov. 3. See full story.

How to invest in the S&P 500 without betting hard on the ‘FAAMG’ stocks that are 20% of the index

Equal-weight S&P 500 ETF plays no favorites. See full story.

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Club members get Broadway-related perks, including the opportunity to connect (virtually, for now) with wine-loving theatrical stars. See full story.

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