NewsWatch: J.P. Morgan is betting these stocks will dominate as an uncertain second-half of the year looms

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MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE

The second quarter comes to the close, and an uncertain last half of the year is looming. Our call of the day comes from JPMorgan Chase strategists, who identify which stocks are winning now and are probably the safest bets for the rest of the year. See full story.

The Nasdaq isn’t just beating the Dow and S&P 500, it’s having one of its best first halves ever against its stock-market peers

The chasm between the Nasdaq Composite and its rival benchmarks in the first half of 2020 has been much lack that between Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt and everyone else in the world. See full story.

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut want people coming from hot spots to quarantine — but how will they enforce it?

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo: ‘There will be random checks.’ See full story.

Coronavirus pandemic ‘not even close to being over,’ WHO chief warns. ‘The worst is yet to come’

Although many countries have made some progress globally, the pandemic is actually speeding up,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a briefing in Geneva, Switzerland. “The worst is yet to come. I’m sorry to say that. See full story.

How COVID-19 could spread on college campuses. Will students be safe?

Professors are modeling the path the virus could take in these tightly connected environments. See full story.

MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE

‘Deeply rooted racism’ has helped contribute to the racial health disparities that exist in Black communities, said Uché Blackstock, founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity. See full story.

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