How the Supreme Court and Americans Diverged Over Religion at Work

Welcome to Poll Watch, our weekly look at polling data and survey research on the candidates, voters and issues that will shape the 2020 election. The Roberts Court giveth, and it taketh away. Whether you’re more liberal or conservative, that’s how things feel these days in the ever-evolving debate over how to balance laws against […]

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Watch Now: Here’s What’s Moving Markets – July 7 (Video)

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Investors bid up all three major US indexes on services sector growth

Wall Street’s major indexes climbed on Monday as data showing unexpected growth in the US services sector last month and optimism over China’s economic revival helped investors look past a surge in new cases of COVID-19 at home. The ISM’s non-manufacturing activity index jumped to 57.1 in June, almost returning to pre-pandemic levels, but a […]

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Have Americans Warmed to Calls to ‘Defund the Police’?

Welcome to Poll Watch, our weekly look at polling data and survey research on the candidates, voters and issues that will shape the 2020 election. Just over a month ago, the term “defund the police” was almost entirely the domain of activists and academics. Now it’s a household phrase, with a huge majority of Americans telling […]

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Investors send stocks higher on signs that economy’s still buoyant

Better-than-expected jobs data sent stocks higher on Thursday as Wall Street cautiously cheered evidence that the economy, while still fragile, appears eager to bounce back. The Dow Jones industrial average index of blue-chip stocks ended the day up 0.4 percent, to 25,827.63, while the S&P 500 rose 14.2 points, or 0.5 percent, to 3,130.01. The […]

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New Jobs Data Expected to Show Gains, but Worries Continue: Live Updates

[embedded content] Here’s what you need to know: New jobs data is expected to show gains for June, but continuing worries. Global markets rise on hopes of strong jobs gains. Fraudulent jobless claims slow relief to the truly desperate. How infrared images could be part of your daily life. McDonald’s will delay reopening its dining […]

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Stock Markets Rise as Investors Await New Jobs Data: Live Updates

[embedded content] Here’s what you need to know: New jobs data is expected to show gains for June, but continuing worries. Global markets rise on hopes of strong jobs gains. Fraudulent jobless claims slow relief to the truly desperate. McDonald’s will delay reopening its dining rooms as coronavirus cases rise. Wall Street enters the second […]

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Watch Now: Here’s What’s Moving Markets – July 1 (Video)

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Data on Financial Transfers Bolstered Suspicions That Russia Offered Bounties

American officials intercepted electronic data showing large financial transfers from a bank account controlled by Russia’s military intelligence agency to a Taliban-linked account, which was among the evidence that supported their conclusion that Russia covertly offered bounties for killing U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan, according to three officials familiar with the intelligence. Though the […]

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Watch Now: Here’s What’s Moving Markets – June 30 (Video)

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Ad sales plunge in May as lack of NBA hurts Disney, WarnerMedia

The coronavirus continued to wreak havoc on the advertising market in May, new data shows. Last month, US advertising revenue plummeted 31 percent with the postponement of big-ticket sporting events dragging down big media companies like Disney, owner of ESPN, according to a new report from StandardMedia Tracker, which tracks media spend. According to the […]

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Who’s the Best Pick for Biden’s Running Mate? Democrats Weigh In

Welcome to Poll Watch, our weekly look at polling data and survey research on the candidates, voters and issues that will shape the 2020 election. With the nation gripped by protests over racial inequality, the pressure on Joseph R. Biden Jr. to pick a black woman as his running mate has been steadily growing. And […]

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Both Candidates Are Widely Disliked (Again). This Time, Biden Could Benefit.

Welcome to Poll Watch, our weekly look at polling data and survey research on the candidates, voters and issues that will shape the 2020 election. It’s a truism of politics: When you’ve got an incumbent on the ballot, the race will be a referendum on her or his leadership — probably more than it’ll be about what […]

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Pfizer shares tumble after setback with breast cancer treatment

Shares of Pfizer fell nearly 7 percent on Monday after an independent data monitoring committee determined the drugmaker’s breast cancer treatment was unlikely to meet the main goal of a late-stage study. The treatment, Ibrance, was being tested along with the standard of care for early breast cancer in men and women, against standard of […]

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When Voters Discuss Coronavirus, They’re Really Talking About Trump

Welcome to Poll Watch, our weekly look at polling data and survey research on the candidates, voters and issues that will shape the 2020 election. The coronavirus has completely overtaken American life and politics, but in polls, most people don’t name it as their top voting issue. Political observers agree that what happens with the […]

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US workers file 2.1 million more jobless claims as crisis total tops 40 million

The coronavirus crisis has put more than 40 million Americans out of work, according to new federal data showing another 2.1 million people applied for unemployment benefits last week. The workers sidelined by the pandemic in the past 10 weeks now outnumber the entire population of California and account for roughly 26 percent of the […]

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Trump’s Ratings on the Virus Are Sagging. Why Isn’t Biden Surging?

Welcome to Poll Watch, our weekly look at polling data and survey research on the candidates, voters and issues that will shape the 2020 election. It’s been a little over a month since Joseph R. Biden Jr. became the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, and what a month it’s been. Or rather, what a month it […]

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The Government Is Ready to Reopen. Its Citizens Aren’t, Polls Show.

Welcome to Poll Watch, our weekly look at polling data and survey research on the candidates, voters and issues that will shape the 2020 election. Two months after the coronavirus shuttered much of the United States economy, the outbreak’s impact — on jobs, health care, food access and much more — is growing only more severe, according […]

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The Jobs Numbers Will Be Terrible. Here’s How to Interpret Them.

The coronavirus pandemic has brought wave after wave of catastrophic economic data: the worst decline in gross domestic product in a decade. The worst retail sales report on record. The worst week ever for unemployment claims, and then two more twice as bad as that. But even by those recent standards, the April jobs numbers […]

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Big Government? For Now, Most Americans Say Bring It On

Welcome to Poll Watch, our weekly look at polling data and survey research on the candidates, voters and issues that will shape the 2020 election. The White House and some Republican governors are angling toward a cautious reopening of the economy, while G.O.P. leaders in Congress have tried to pump the brakes on future federal […]

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Coronavirus Drug Trial Shows ‘Significant, Positive’ Data, Fauci Says

new video loaded: Coronavirus Drug Trial Shows ‘Significant, Positive’ Data, Fauci Says transcript Back bars 0:00/0:58 –0:58 transcript Coronavirus Drug Trial Shows ‘Significant, Positive’ Data, Fauci Says Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, reported optimistic early trial results from a possible Covid-19 treatment. The data shows […]

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Gilead Claims ‘Positive Data’ to Come From N.I.H. Trial of Remdesivir

Gilead Sciences on Wednesday announced that the company “is aware of positive data” from a federal study of its experimental coronavirus drug, remdesivir. Neither Gilead nor officials at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, sponsor of the federal research, provided further details. A spokeswoman at N.I.A.I.D., part of the National Institutes of Health, […]

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