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Billionaire investor Warren Buffett urges Congress to approve aid to small businesses that have “become collateral damage” in the necessary fight to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. See full story.

Here’s proof that tax cuts for the rich don’t boost the economy

GDP per capita and unemployment rates are nearly identical after five years in countries that cut taxes on the rich and in those that did not. See full story.

Here’s more evidence U.S. economy cooled in December

A pair of surveys of U.S. businesses added to mounting evidence on Wednesday that the economy is slowing in the wake of a record coronavirus outbreak. See full story.

20 small-cap stocks loved by analysts for 2021

A stock screen includes companies that are expected to continue to grow sales rapidly, as well as recovery plays. See full story.

Why Tesla bulls are in the driver’s seat as the stock nears inclusion in the S&P 500

Short interest in Tesla is not as high as investors perceive, writes Mark Hulbert. See full story.

MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE

The housing market remains hot, but the outlook for the year ahead has become murkier as COVID-19 vaccines roll out. See full story.

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