Jan 19, 2018

Most Americans want DREAMers to receive permanent legal status

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A new Pew Research survey reveals that 74% of Americans favor granting legal status to those who immigrated to America illegally as children, and 60% of Americans oppose President Trump's "substantial" southern border wall expansion.

Why it matters: These two issues are at the heart of the immigration debate, and Republicans and Democrats' disagreement is what's bringing the government closer and closer to a shutdown Friday night.

  • When you break up these issues by party, 92% of Democrats are in favor of granting legal status to immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children, compared to 50% of Republicans.

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A busy week for IPOs despite upheaval from protests and pandemic

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This week is expected to be the busiest for U.S. IPOs since February, with Warner Music leading a group of four companies that could raise over $3 billion.

Why it matters: This shouldn't be happening, under any traditional rubric for how markets work.

How Big Tech has responded to the protests

A protester holds a sign in downtown Minneapolis to protest the death of George Floyd on May 31. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

An explosive weekend in America sent Silicon Valley grasping for moral clarity. While many companies and executives spoke out against racial inequities, critics and even some of the rank-and-file found some of the companies' responses lacking.

Why it matters: Tech companies have giant platforms, and their leaders have become public figures, many of them household names. History will record their words and actions — which, in the case of platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, directly shape the bounds of public discourse.

Pandemic and protests can't stop the stock market

Traders work on the floor of the NYSE. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images.

United States equities were on pace to open higher Monday following big gains in Asia and Europe and a risk-on bid in currency markets.

Why it matters: Stock markets could continue to rise despite an unprecedented global pandemic, violent protests over police violence in the U.S. not seen since the 1960s, and spiking tensions between the world's two largest economies.