NewsWatch: These two factors may be driving the stock market’s double-digit gains this week, says JP Morgan strategist

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MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE

One strategist at JP Morgan says this week’s U.S. stock market rally may be less driven by economic and political fundamentals than market pundits would allow. See full story.

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The Senate unanimously passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on Wednesday; next it goes to the House of Representatives. See full story.

Mortgage rates fall sharply as the Federal Reserve brings stability to the mortgage market

The rollercoaster ride for mortgage rates these last few weeks is expected to continue. See full story.

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Social distancing and shelter in place orders are taking their toll on jobs in industries like entertainment, retail and hospitality. See full story.

Germany and the Netherlands seem to fight off the virus better than most — here’s why

The Netherlands and Germany both showed glimmers of hope in the battle to combat coronavirus on Wednesday, as the numbers of cases in New York rose rapidly. See full story.

MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE

Banking regulators say banks and credit unions should offer small-dollar loans to customers in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. See full story.

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