Stocks Fall for the Week; Metals Rally on…

U.S. stocks fell on Friday, finishing up a choppy week with losses.  The S&P 500 dropped 0.8%. The benchmark index on Thursday fell for a fourth consecutive session, marking its longest losing streak since June.…

Biden Defends Vaccine Mandates as GOP Criticizes New…

WASHINGTON—President Biden used a visit to a Washington, D.C., public school to emphasize the importance of vaccinations, as Republicans attacked a new set of mandates as overreach and businesses worked to understand the new rules.…