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6:48 a.m. Today - By Andrea Riquier
ETF Wrap: Portnoy's complaint and emerging-market alphaETF Wrap is a briefing of what investors need to know about the exchange-traded fund sector, including exclusive commentary and interviews on the industry from MarketWatch
5:31 a.m. Today - By Levi Sumagaysay
Companies declared 'Black lives matter' last year, and now they're being asked to prove itAt least one investor coalition sees record number of racial justice and diversity proposals in the 2021 proxy season.
9:41 a.m. March 5, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
I found an old lien on my home from a past refinance. How do I get rid of it?Old liens can become major roadblocks when trying to refinance or sell your home.
7:57 a.m. March 5, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
Mortgage rates soar above 3% — how high can they go before they scare off homebuyers?Are there any upsides to rising interest rates?
6:01 a.m. March 1, 2021 - By Jillian Berman
'It feels predatory': 6 million people are not eligible for a COVID-19 pause on student-debt payments --- even if they work in public serviceOne student-loan borrower is slated to pay off her debt when she’s 87, despite a career in public service.
8:06 a.m. Feb. 27, 2021 - By Leslie Albrecht
Billionaire philanthropy is a ‘PR scam,’ says CEO who raised his workers’ minimum pay to $70,000'In reality, the amount [billionaires] donate is a fraction of what they would pay if their tax rates were in line with the working class,' Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price told MarketWatch.
5:07 a.m. Feb. 27, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
Progressive hopes for a radical SEC agenda face a unicorn problemDemocratic hopes of an activist financial regulatory agenda will have to contend with the growing importance of private companies that are not subject to most reporting requirements, and experts say for new financial regulations to have the widest impact, the SEC will have to move to greatly expand the universe of firms required to follow its most stringent regulations.
7:58 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - Barrons.com
TIAA Names JPMorgan Chase's Duckett Its First Woman CEO Thasunda Brown Duckett comes to TIAA from Chase Consumer Banking, where she led a banking network with $800 billion in deposits and nearly 5,000 branches.
5:43 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - By Fang Block
Jay-Z Auctioning Rare Bottle of D’Ussé Cognac for CharityThe special gift for the artist’s 50th birthday is expected to raise up to $75,000
7:04 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Global COVID cases fall for a sixth straight week as hopes for J&J vaccine are bolstered by FDA dataThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday the vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson appears safe in inoculating against the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19, raising hopes the one-shot jab will receive emergency use authorization quickly and bolster the effort to contain the deadly pandemic.
6:27 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021 - By Robert Schroeder
White House to send 25 million masks to food banks, health centersPresident Joe Biden's administration on Wednesday said it would send more than 25 million masks to more than 1,300 community health centers across the U.S., as well as 60,000 food pantries and soup kitchens, in an effort to reach some of the country's most vulnerable populations. Many low-income Americans still lack access to masks to protect themselves from COVID-19, the White House noted in a statement. The masks will be available into May, the White House said, estimating that up to 15 million Americans would get them.
12:40 p.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - By Jon Swartz
This California investor predicts a 10-year 'good economy' revolution that shoves the sharing economy asideJoe Sanberg is co-founder of financial services startup Aspiration.com, an investor and a public-policy advocate for labor, corporate responsibility and climate initiatives in California. In 2019, he entertained a run as a presidential candidate, declaring a war on poverty and homelessness. He still harbors political dreams.
6:49 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - By Philip van Doorn
If you want to get rich with marijuana stocks, you need to know the crucial difference between U.S. and Canadian companies U.S. companies are overlooked by many investors. But any state and federal legalization favors them over Canadian rivals, fund managers say.
10:01 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
6 Black financial pros everyone should follow this yearWhat they have to say about the financial setbacks that came with COVID-19, and the banking industry's relationship to people of color.
3:00 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021 - By Leslie Albrecht
Charitable giving rose in 2020, despite financial turmoil from COVID-19 --- why did Americans show such generosity?Nonprofits of all sizes saw a 'significant drop' in donations during April, May and June, but giving rebounded.
1:28 p.m. Feb. 19, 2021 - By Levi Sumagaysay
Facebook, Twitter, United Airlines and other large companies pledge to boost numbers of diverse leadersSome of the nation's biggest companies have signed onto a Silicon Valley–born initiative to boost diversity in their leadership to 25% by the year 2025.
3:33 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021 - By Greg Robb
Federal Reserve starts playing catch-up on climate change Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard on Thursday outlined the work the central bank is undertaking to protect the financial system from climate-change risk.
6:47 a.m. Feb. 18, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Myanmar protests focus on junta's economic support State railway workers in Myanmar continued to strike Thursday despite a police rampage the previous night targeting them in a sign of the military junta's concern over growing civil disobedience by public workers protesting the coup.
3:40 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021 - By Peter Morici
Now Biden will have to match Trump's record on inequalityFiring up growth in an economy that offers dignified work for all workers requires microeconomic solutions, not just the macroeconomic measures now being contemplated.
2:00 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
In a complete turnaround from the Great Recession, fiscal policy is now the only game in town We urgently need a new macroeconomic framework, covering the aims of active fiscal policy, the rules for conducting it, and its coordination with monetary policy.
3:28 a.m. Feb. 16, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Majority of jobless Americans chose going back to work over receiving the extra $600 unemployment benefitNew research by the JPMorgan Chase Institute suggests that supplemental unemployment benefits did not discourage people from returning to work.
4:48 a.m. Feb. 15, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
To speed up COVID-19 shots, Massachusetts is testing a student vaccine corpsMedical and nursing students can help staff COVID vaccination sites, administer shots and reach out to underserved communities.
8:37 a.m. Feb. 14, 2021 - By Leslie Albrecht
Jeff Bezos, Mike Bloomberg and an NBA legend were among America’s biggest donors to charity in 2020Philanthropists gave large gifts to meet basic needs, including hunger and homelessness.
4:19 a.m. Feb. 13, 2021 - By Philip van Doorn
24 bank stocks with dividends of at least 3.57%, three times what 10-year Treasurys payBanks have "come full circle" through the pandemic, according to Christopher Marinac from Janney Montgomery Scott.
2:00 p.m. Feb. 12, 2021 - Barrons.com
Miner Freeport-McMoRan’s Shares Offer Rich Lode of Opportunity The copper market is likely to stay strong, buoying the company’s free cash flow. Also, Wall Street views on Western Union, Adobe Systems, New York Community Bank, Altice USA, and Zynga.
1:04 a.m. Feb. 12, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Cannabis stocks nosedive as rally driven by hopes for U.S. legal reforms comes to a screeching haltCannabis stocks took a nosedive on Thursday with many of the sector's best performers a day earlier surrendering those gains, as the relentless buying in recent weeks amid growing hopes for reforms of strict U.S. laws came to a screeching halt.
4:08 a.m. Feb. 10, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
Is FOMO preventing you from spending instead of saving? Try 'mastering your money' inteadExperts offered tips on how to balance saving and spending. MarketWatch’s next Mastering Your Money events are on Feb. 10 and Feb. 17.
4:07 a.m. Feb. 10, 2021 - By Associated Press
Bezos and Bloomberg among top 50 U.S. charity donors for 2020As the world grappled with COVID-19, a recession and a racial reckoning, the ultrawealthy gave to a broader set of causes than ever before — bestowing multimillion-dollar gifts on food pantries, historically Black colleges and universities and organizations that serve the poor and the homeless, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual rankings of the 50 Americans who gave the most to charity last year.
1:09 p.m. Feb. 9, 2021 - By Fang Block
Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott Top the List of Largest Donors in 2020Five philanthropists pledged more than $1 billion last year, according to Chronicle of Philanthropy
6:08 a.m. Feb. 4, 2021 - By Andrea Riquier
Community bank ETFs pop as economy reflatesExchange-traded funds with exposure to community banks outperformed Thursday on growing signs of inflation in the economy. The SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF and the iShares U.S. Regional Banks ETF were up 3% at midday, while the First Trust Nasdaq Bank ETF gained 2.7%. Amid growing signs that businesses and consumers are proving resilient in the face of the coronavirus crisis, financial conditions are improving for banks. The yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note continued to rise, and was trading near an 11-month high on Thursday.
7:03 p.m. Feb. 3, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
Trader beware: Read this before buying stocks with investment apps like RobinhoodDay traders from Reddit have often used Robinhood and other low-cost investment and trading apps to buy stock in companies such as GameStop and AMC.
10:51 a.m. Feb. 2, 2021 - Barrons.com
How One ETF Took Silver on a Roller-Coaster Ride The iShares Silver Trust ETF was the linchpin for this past week's rally in silver. Here's why it fizzled out.
10:37 a.m. Feb. 2, 2021 - By Abby Schultz
Donor-Advised Fund Assets Reach $142B, Grantmaking Hits $27BThe National Philanthropic Trust’s report on 2019 results shows donors responded in force to the pandemic
6:58 a.m. Feb. 1, 2021 - By Jillian Berman
Students and former students face a $15-billion debt crisis --- potentially holding them back from graduating'We are under-appreciating the true scope of the student-debt crisis,' said Seth Frotman, executive director of the Student Borrower Protection Center.
8:36 a.m. Jan. 30, 2021 - By Leslie Albrecht
U.S. banks pledged billions to charity in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic --- what's behind their generosity'Bank donations can indeed be altruistically motivated, but our results indicate that these donations have a strategic component.'
3:30 p.m. Jan. 29, 2021 - Barrons.com
Sectors That Could Shine Under Biden’s Policies Commentary on the bonds and stock sectors that look good now, the difference between shareholder and stakeholder capitalism, whether stocks are in a bubble, and what history says about the first quarter of a presidential cycle.
3:58 a.m. Jan. 29, 2021 - Barrons.com
The GameStop Frenzy Won’t Die Robinhood raises money amid demands to meet funding requirements, Johnson & Johnson vaccine shown effective as South African variant emerges in U.S., tensions rise between tech giants Apple and Facebook, and other news to start your day.
9:15 a.m. Jan. 28, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
I'm retired and won't live to see my mortgage paid off. Should I refinance to lower my monthly payment?'I need to lower the principal to help me stay in my home, because the cost of living is increasing every year.'
6:12 a.m. Jan. 28, 2021 - By Levi Sumagaysay
'We can change entire communities and cities': This AWS exec wants to bring tech opportunity to a predominantly Black city in the Deep South'I’ve always been an advocate of [taking] the secret sauce that I was allowed and exposing others to it,' says Nashlie Sephus.
5:03 p.m. Jan. 26, 2021 - Barrons.com
Banking & Financial Inclusion | The Wealth GapMarla Blow, senior vice president of social impact at Mastercard's Center for Inclusive Growth, and Brandee McHale, head of Citi Community Investing & Development and president of Citi Foundation, have a conversation about the role of banks and financial firms in promoting financial security and addressing inequities.
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