December 5, 2022


Skillful Business Crafters

5 things to know before the stock market opens Tuesday, Dec. 21

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day:

1. Wall Street looks to break major three-day losing streak

Stocks were up in morning trading on Monday with investors looking at retail sales and earnings results.

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2. U.S. to deploy troops to help hospitals, distribute free Covid tests

A man receives a shot at the FEMA-supported COVID-19 vaccination site at Valencia State College on the first day the site resumed offering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine following the lifting of the pause ordered by the FDA and the CDC due to blood clot concerns.

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3. CDC says omicron is now the dominant Covid variant in U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

Tami Chappell | Reuters

4. Senate plans January vote on BBB despite Manchin opposition

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., leaves a caucus meeting with Senate Democrats at the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 17, 2021.

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5. Nikola to pay $125 million to settle SEC fraud charges in SPAC scrutiny

Nikola Motor Company Two truck

Source: Nikola Motor Company