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The House of Commons voted 494-122 in their final vote on the bill to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and formally begin the process for the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union.

What's next: It's the House of Lords' turn to debate and vote on the legislation. Because the bill passed the Commons with a huge majority and no amendments, the unelected Lords are now under pressure to approve it quickly.

The government's take: To the BBC: "If the Lords don't want to face an overwhelming public call to be abolished, they must get on and protect democracy and pass this bill."

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Uber to buy Postmates in $2.65 billion deal

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Uber has agreed to acquire food delivery company Postmates for $2.65 billion in an all-stock deal, the companies announced Monday.

Why it matters: This is the latest merger for the food delivery space as the sector undergoes an ongoing market consolidation.

Analysts expect soaring stock market despite slashed earnings forecasts

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Despite cutting expectations for companies' earnings by the most in history and revenue by the most since 2009, Wall Street analysts are getting increasingly bullish on the overall direction of the U.S. stock market.

What's happening: Equity analysts are expecting earnings in the second quarter to fall by 43.8% — the most since 2008's fourth quarter 69.1% decline.

Case growth outpacing testing in coronavirus hotspots

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The United States' alarming rise in coronavirus cases isn't due to increased testing — particularly not where cases have grown fastest over the last month.

Why it matters: The U.S. doesn't yet know what it looks like when a pandemic rages on relatively unchecked after the health system has become overwhelmed. It may be about to find out.