Pope Francis is welcomed by Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, upon his arrival in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday. Photo: Andrew Medichini/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, becoming the first pontiff to visit the Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of Islam, amid efforts by the Vatican to promote tolerance and peace with the Muslim world.

Why it matters: The pope's visit comes as the UAE has backed a Saudi Arabian-led coalition in Yemen's civil war, exacerbating a dire humanitarian crisis, though the New York Times notes that Francis is not likely to mention Yemen publicly. His trip will focus heavily on the Emirates' commitment to religious tolerance in the region, which has seen Christians persecuted for their faith in recent decades.

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Uber to buy Postmates in $2.65 billion deal

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

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

Data: FactSet; Chart: Axios Visuals

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

Data: The COVID Tracking Project. Note: Vermont and Hawaii were not included because they have fewer than 20 cases per day. Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

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.