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New coronavirus: what markets should watch now

World markets started shrugging off the worst of the coronavirus impact last week and stock markets have since reached record highs. China’s announcement that new cases of the so-called COVID-19 detected on Tuesday were at their lowest since Jan 30 has only consolidated those gains.

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US open jobs fall sharply for 2nd straight month

The number of available positions dropped 5.4% to 6.4 million, a historically solid number, the Labor Department said Tuesday. There are still more open jobs than there are unemployed people, an unusual situation that has persisted for nearly two years. Before that, the ranks of those out of work exceeded the number of open jobs.

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