NewsWatch: Stock-market uncertainty runs high headed into Fed’s final meeting of 2020

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Time is running out on 2020. It is a point that some Wall Street investors might take heart in ahead of a what could be a crucial meeting of the Federal Reserve next week, even if it results in no substantial policy changes, as widely expected. See full story.

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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, agreed on Sunday after a phone call that they should go “the extra mile” to try to find a compromise on a trade deal. See full story.

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U.S. suffers its worst week of cases, deaths and hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic

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