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Bredefeld Calls for Reopening All Fresno Businesses

Councilman Garry Bredefeld used strong language Tuesday to convey his desire for all businesses to open now. During his hour-long news conference outside the council chambers at Fresno City Hall, Bredefeld used terms like "draconian," "heavy-handed," and "authoritarian" to describe state and local government's reaction to the coronavirus pandemic. And...

Buoyant Stocks Lift US Household Wealth, Mainly for Affluent

WASHINGTON — A rising stock market lifted U.S. household wealth to a record $106.9 trillion in the April-June quarter, the culmination of a decade of economic recovery but a gain that is concentrated largely among the most affluent. The value of Americans' stock and mutual fund portfolios rose $800 billion...