NewsWatch: ‘Betting against the U.S. economy and consumer is a loser’s game’ — why one strategist sees Dow 40,000 on the horizon

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MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE

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Alibaba, Walmart and Target are about to show retailers’ view of the pandemic

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Work-from-home productivity pickup has tech CEOs predicting many employees will never come back to the office

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MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE

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