By Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch
Dow 21,000 looks to be the far more important target, says a Barron’s columnist .
President-elect Donald Trump has officially named Exxon Mobil /zigman2/quotes/204455864/composite XOM -1.13% CEO Rex Tillerson as his pick for secretary of state, and he is expected to tap former Texas Gov. Rick Perry for energy /zigman2/quotes/206420077/composite XLE -1.35% secretary. Plus, Trump delayed a news conference and now won’t say until January how he plans to handle the overlap between his business empire and his new gig.
The Federal Reserve’s two-day meeting is due to kick off today. Policy makers had better unveil an interest-rate hike tomorrow, if they don’t want to really surprise markets.
Check out: MarketWatch’s Economic Calendar
100,000—That is how many civilians are trapped in Aleppo, fearing for their lives as Syrian forces take control from rebel fighters, according to aid groups and media reports . Reports of on-the-spot executions and children being killed in their own homes have prompted calls for the international community to organize a safe passage out.
“He has little political experience, but, maybe, it’s good,” Mikhail Gorbachev is among the Russians who like Trump.
In an interview marking 25 years since the USSR’s breakup, the former Soviet leader also voiced hope for better U.S.-Russia relations and criticized how America handled the end of the Cold War.
There are hundreds of new and redesigned emoji in Apple’s iOS 10.2.
Teens are drinking and smoking less , plus doing fewer drugs.
It is possible to avoid being abducted in Australia by texting your dad back home.
Change your behavior by doing this .
And here is this year’s must-have toy:
Hatchimal fever takes parents on a global hunt
Hatchimals, this year's must-have gift for Christmas, sold out within weeks of their October introduction in the U.S. and Europe.
Need to Know starts early and is updated until the opening bell, but sign up here to get it delivered once to your email box. Be sure to check the Need to Know item. The emailed version will be sent out at about 7:30 a.m. Eastern.
And sign up here to get the Friday email highlighting 10 of the best MarketWatch articles of the week.