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Situational awareness:

  • Charles Schwab is buying TD Ameritrade in a $26 billion all-stock deal. (CNBC)
  • Hong Kong's pro-democracy parties made huge gains in the district council elections amid a record voter turnout. (Axios)
  • The overseer of federal pension fund Thrift Savings Plan called proposed legislation that would prevent it from investing in China-based companies discriminatory. (Reuters)

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