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Mark Gongloff

Joe Biden Takes the Lead, and Wall Street Cheers

A remarkable comeback heartens the establishment, health-care investors.

Take a picture, it’ll last longer.

Take a picture, it’ll last longer.

Photographer: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

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If you had fallen into a coma, or a deep well, six weeks ago and emerged today to ask about the state of the Democratic race for president, as one does, then you might be disappointed. It wouldn’t seem anything has changed: Joe Biden is still the front-runner, followed closely by Bernie Sanders.