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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell are seated to testify before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on oversight of the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic response on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 22, 2020. Joshua Roberts | Reuters The Federal Reserve could provide clues
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. NYSE The Dow Jones Industrial average’s rally through 30,000 could draw in sidelined cash and broaden market leadership, as investors bet on financials and other underperformers in addition to technology shares. The Dow rode to 30,000 from 20,000 with a big lift from technology.
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A salesman carries a Best Buy shopping basket in San Francisco, California. Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. American Airlines, United Airlines, Carnival — Airlines and cruise stocks surged on Tuesday as stocks tied to an economic recovery continued to rise after a series of positive vaccine announcements. Shares of
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Former Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen Joshua Roberts | Reuters President-elect Joe Biden’s choice of Janet Yellen as Treasury Secretary was seen as a win for markets, since the former Federal Reserve chair should focus on fixing the economy rather than the progressive Democratic agenda feared by some investors. The first woman Fed chief
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Check out the companies making headlines midday Monday: AstraZeneca — Shares of British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca fell more than 3% after the company said clinical trials showed its coronavirus vaccine has an average efficacy of 70% in preventing the virus. Its competitors Pfizer and Moderna previously said their Covid-19 vaccine candidates were more than 90%
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Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines after the bell:  FireEye — Shares of FireEye jumped 12% in extended trading after the cybersecurity company announced a $400 million strategic investment led by Blackstone. FireEye intends to use the proceeds to fund the acquisition of Respond Software and grow the company’s
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CEO: Carol MeyrowitzCompany value:  $33.309 billionCarol Meyrowitz joined TJX in 1983, eventually becoming president in 2005. She joined its board of directors the following year. TJX operates more than 2,900 discount retail stores, including TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Home Goods. David McGew | Getty ImagesInset: Essdras M Suarez | The Boston Globe | Getty Images
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