A ‘long-term top’ is taking shape in the market, and these stocks could bear the brunt, investor warns

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In 2000, while it was all about the likes of Qualcomm QCOM, Intel INTC, an assortment of dot-com stocks were doomed. Two decades later, and the players may have changed, but the stock-market story rings familiar, according to Luke Palmer of the popular Bear Traps Report blog. See full story.

Jobless claims fall to 3-week low of 803,000, but still show more coronavirus layoffs

New applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fell to a three-week low of 803,000 right before Christmas, but the relatively high level still reflected a fresh wave of layoffs tied to the record outbreak in coronavirus cases. See full story.

Tesla’s Musk claims ‘during dark days of Model 3’ he sought an Apple buyout

Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a Tuesday afternoon tweet claims that Apple CEO Tim Cook had his chance to join the electric-vehicle push back in what Musk described as the “darkest days,” for the popular automobile manufacturer. Cook passed him up. See full story.

How many people have to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to reach herd immunity? ‘The faster we do it, the faster we get back to life’

‘If you have a highly efficacious vaccine and only 50% of the country gets vaccinated, you’re not going to have that umbrella of protection of herd immunity,’ Anthony Fauci said. See full story.

Here’s what we know so far about the new strain of COVID-19

A new strain of COVID-19 identified by researchers in the United Kingdom has set off concern about the possibility of a more infectious variant of the coronavirus moving into the U.S. at a time when cases are at all-time highs. See full story.

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‘If you have a highly efficacious vaccine and only 50% of the country gets vaccinated, you’re not going to have that umbrella of protection of herd immunity,’ Anthony Fauci said. See full story.