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U.S. stocks on Tuesday were attempting to recover some early lost ground on the back of gains in technology and tech-related shares as investors assessed the economic and public-health environment following a strong rally to start the week in the previous session. The apparent pause in unfettered enthusiasm for equities followed revised forecasts from the …

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric has emerged from a contentious bankruptcy saga that began after its long-neglected electrical grid ignited wildfires in California that killed more than 100 people. The nation’s largest utility announced Wednesday it emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy and paid $5.4 billion in initial funds and 22.19% of its stock …

It has been the best of times and the worst of times for U.S. equity benchmarks over the past two quarters, and that is, perhaps, why Wall Street analysts are facing their most befuddling challenge yet. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.84% and the S&P 500 SPX, +1.54% just put in their best quarterly …

JOHANNESBURG — The World Health Organization says the pandemic in Africa is “accelerating” and that while it took 98 days for the continent to reach 100,000 coronavirus cases it took just 18 days to get to 200,000. WHO Africa chief Matshidiso Moeti said Thursday that community transmission has begun in more than half of Africa’s …

U.S. stocks are firmly higher early Friday, rising after a strikingly better-than-expected monthly jobs report. Against this backdrop, the Nasdaq Composite is rattling the cage on uncharted territory, vying to surpass its record close (9,817) and absolute record peak (9,838). Meanwhile, the Dow industrials have knifed firmly atop the 200-day moving average early Friday, clearing …

The European Central Bank has just added to the boatloads of pandemic stimulus out there, credited for shielding stocks and investors from bad news. That has helped stocks pare losses, and perhaps keep the S&P 500 SPX, +1.36% on track for yet another winning session. The index is up 40% from its March 23 lows, …

European stocks on Tuesday extended recent gains as economies reopen, with German stocks booming after a three-day break. The German DAX DAX, +3.47% rallied 3.7% following the Ascension Day holiday, with big gains for automobile maker Daimler DAI, +6.32% and airline Deutsche Lufthansa LHA, +4.25%. Other markets rose as well, with the U.K. FTSE 100 …

As countries emerge from lockdowns there is a worldwide rush to fit shops, offices, and public places with the tools needed to enforce social distancing. Sales of plexiglass screens have surged and technologies from social distancing wristbands to scanners tracking the capacity of rooms are in high demand as people look for safe routes out …

Sweden’s policy of keeping schools, restaurants and businesses open while practicing social distancing to prevent the coronavirus pandemic from spreading was seen as bold, but now it has the highest deaths per capita in Europe from COVID-19. Sweden’s daily death toll per 100,000 people is now 8.71, compared with 4.59 in the U.S., and is …

LONDON (AP) — Health experts say U.S. President Donald Trump’s increasing attacks on the World Health Organization for its handling of the coronavirus demonstrate a profound misunderstanding of the U.N. agency’s role and could ultimately serve to weaken global health. In a letter to the WHO’s director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Trump wrote that the WHO’s …