Wall Street rallies after strong jobs report

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Stocks jumped on Friday following a stronger-than-expected employment report and dovish sentiment from Fed Chair Jay Powell.

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 749 points, or 3.29%, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq gained 3.43% and 3.38%, respectively.
  • As would be expected, bond yields also rose. The 2-year rose to 2.4% from 2.3% and the 10-year yield climbed to 2.6% from 2.5%, or 10 basis points each.

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⚖️ Live updates: Opening arguments begin in Trump impeachment trial

The second day of the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump will see a full day of opening arguments from Democratic House impeachment managers.

What to watch for: Democrats now have 24 hours — spread out over three days — to take their time to lay out their case against the president's alleged abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. It'll also allow them to highlight gaps that could be filled out by additional witnesses and documents from the administration.

This post will be updated with new developments as the trial continues.

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America's homelessness crisis isn't going away

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If the opioid epidemic was the top issue plaguing American cities in the last five years, the most urgent problem of the next five is homelessness, a group of American mayors told reporters in D.C. this week.

Why it matters: Homelessness in the U.S. was on the decline after 2010, but it started to increase again in 2016 — and without moves to address the affordable housing crisis driving the issue, we can expect it to keep getting worse, experts say.

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