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The S&P 500 sank 5% in a very bad week for stocks. These 20 lost as much as 24%.

The S&P 500 sank 5% in a very bad week for stocks. These 20 lost as much as 24%.

U.S. stocks sputtered Friday to close out the week in the red. The day’s declines of less than 1% for the broad indexes paled against Tuesday’s, when they sank 4% to 5%. For the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.45% was down 1,329 points (or 4.1%), closing Friday at 30,822. The benchmark S&P …

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These 20 stocks have short interest of 19% or more, and AMC and GameStop are not even in the top half

These 20 stocks have short interest of 19% or more, and AMC and GameStop are not even in the top half

Short selling is a trading technique that gets especially popular during bear markets in stocks. Short selling — or betting on a decline in prices — can come to the fore if investors suspect a company is entering a difficult period, during a period of stress on financial markets, or when a group of traders …

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Meta is one of today's worst S&P 500 performers, but these 5 other stocks have lost $387 billion in value

These five stocks in the S&P 500 lost almost half a trillion dollars in value in one day amid widespread wipeout

A decline in gasoline prices couldn’t mask the problem that spooked investors on Sept. 13: Core consumer prices resumed their rapid increase during August. Fear of the Federal Reserve’s ongoing tightening of monetary policy to fight inflation sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -3.94% down 1,276 points (or 3.9%) to 31,104, with all 30 …

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Meta is one of today's worst S&P 500 performers, but these 5 other stocks have lost $387 billion in value

Meta is one of today’s worst S&P 500 performers, but these 5 other stocks have lost $387 billion in value

A decline in gasoline prices couldn’t mask the problem that spooked investors on Sept. 13: Core consumer prices resumed their rapid increase during August. Fear of the Federal Reserve’s ongoing tightening of monetary policy to fight inflation sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA down 887 points (or 2.7%) to 31,494, with all 30 components …

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20 value stocks whose growth potential is overlooked by investors

20 value stocks whose growth potential is overlooked by investors

After a years-long bull market in growth stocks, the beleaguered value strategy has outperformed this year, as rising interest rates apply pressure on equities. Below is a screen of large-cap value stocks that have growth characteristics. This may serve as a starting point for your own stock-selection research in a difficult market environment. First, let’s …

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UW doctor resigns as head of orthopedics after surgery center proposal denied

UW doctor resigns as head of orthopedics after surgery center proposal denied

David Wahlberg | Wisconsin State Journal The longtime head of UW-Madison’s orthopedics department, whose payments from a medical device maker were the focus of federal probes and spurred more oversight of conflicts of interest, has resigned as chair after his boss denied his plan to start a surgery center largely owned by UW doctors. Dr. …

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Path cleared for new COVID-19 booster this week on Long Island, nationwide

Path cleared for new COVID-19 booster this week on Long Island, nationwide

A booster shot targeting the most contagious omicron subvariants should be available on Long Island this week — the first step in a nationwide immunization campaign to ward off a potential surge of COVID-19 cases this fall and winter, state officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday approved the use of two “bivalent” booster shots that combine the original vaccine recipe with …

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Study raises red flags about corporatization of health care, OHSU investigator says

Study raises red flags about corporatization of health care, OHSU investigator says

A study of private equity ownership in health care raises concerns about profits over care. (Getty Images) New research reveals private equity firms that acquire physician-owned medical practices appear to be imposing measures to squeeze out more profits. After they were acquired by private equity firms, the clinics saw more patients and billed more for visits …

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Omicron-targeting COVID boosters expected this week, but experts are worried there may be low uptake

Omicron-targeting COVID boosters expected this week, but experts are worried there may be low uptake

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize new COVID-19 booster shots this week that target the latest versions of the omicron variant but will do so without data from a study showing the shots were safe and worked in humans. Clearance of the doses, without data from human testing known as clinical trials, …

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Pfizer and BioNTech say data show COVID vaccine has more than 70% efficacy in small children, with cases now rising in just 7 states

Pfizer and BioNTech say data show COVID vaccine has more than 70% efficacy in small children, with cases now rising in just 7 states

Pfizer and German partner BioNTech on Tuesday offered updated COVID vaccine data supporting efficacy in children 6 months to 4 years old. The companies PFE, -2.25% BNTX, -0.08% said updated analysis from 34 cases occurring at least seven days after a three-dose regimen showed 73.2% vaccine efficacy among children in that age group. The vaccine …

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