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11:55 a.m. March 8, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
Senators to put Robinhood model under microscope again at GameStop hearingWashington will keep the spotlight on Robinhood and other zero-commission brokers when the Senate Banking Committee holds a hearing on GameStop saga Tuesday at 10 a.m. Eastern, with expert witnesses set to warn of the dangers of financial speculation.
2:42 p.m. March 5, 2021 - Barrons.com
Vaccines Put Some Pep in the Step of Travel Stocks Stocks of airlines and cruise lines have been among the biggest victims of the pandemic. But as hopes for a recovery rise, these company have been raising funds and watching their shares take off.
10:02 a.m. March 5, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Britain and the EU plunged into new crisis over food imports to Northern IrelandThe European Union said on Wednesday that it would take legal action against the unilateral decision of the U.K. government to extend a grace period for checks on food imports from Britain into Northern Ireland
4:22 a.m. March 5, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Veteran Democratic congresswoman takes aim at online scams, fatal furniture tip-oversRep. Jan Schakowsky, an Illinois Democrat who chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s subpanel on consumer protection, speaks about what she’s working on and previews expected changes under the Biden administration.
9:35 a.m. March 4, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. COVID death toll above 518,000 as Biden adds voice to outrage at Texas and Mississippi for reopeningThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 518,000 on Thursday, as President Joe Biden added his voice to a chorus of outrage over Texas and Mississippi's decision to reopen their states for business, just as declining case numbers are stalling and public health experts are urging Americans to stick with safety measures.
3:17 a.m. March 4, 2021 - Barrons.com
ARK Innovation Is Dropping Again Tighter eligibility for stimulus payments could exclude 12 million more Americans, Google says it won’t target ads to users based on their personal browsing history, why you may need a vaccine passport, and other news to start your day.
12:49 p.m. March 3, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
EU, Britain clash again over trade rulesThe European Union said Wednesday that Britain's “unilateral action" on trade rules will breach international law and is threatening legal action as post-Brexit tensions continue to escalate between the two sides.
8:40 a.m. March 1, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
Meme stocks, crypto and student loans: what to watch for at SEC, CFPB confirmation hearings President Biden will have the opportunity to force profound changes on the American corporate sector on Tuesday morning, when his picks to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will participate in confirmation hearings before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.
9:44 a.m. Feb. 27, 2021 - Barrons.com
The Best Online Brokers for 2021: The Rise of the Individual Investor and Fintech Apps Interactive Brokers eked out a narrow win over Fidelity under highly unusual circumstances: a pandemic, a crash and rally, and an explosion of new investors, culminating in the GameStop episode
12:34 p.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - Barrons.com
Here’s How Our Best Online Brokers Stack Up From research to analytics, from education to usage, here are the strengths—and weaknesses—that determined how the best online brokers stacked up
3:24 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Jon Swartz
House members assail Big Tech (again), consider changes to antitrust lawThe House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law held the first in a planned series of hearings to 'consider legislative proposals to address the rise and abuse of market power online and to modernize the antitrust laws.'
12:16 p.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
Big tech should fear an FTC push against monopoly power, experts sayAntitrust reform has emerged an an issue of bipartisan concern in Washington as leaders in both parties have expressed dismay over growing industrial concentration, particularly in high tech, but experts say investors should pay less attention to what's happening in a Congress distracted by debates over COVID relief and impeachment and look to regulatory agencies like the Federal Trade Commission, if they are hoping to learn how competition policy may impact the bottom lines of some of America's largest corporations.
7:30 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
Attorney general nominee Garland says he will 'vigorously' enforce antitrust lawPresident Joe Biden's nominee for attorney general will face a host of pressing issues if confirmed to the job, but Judge Merrick Garland's views on the topic of antitrust could end up being the most important for investors to understand.
9:15 a.m. Feb. 18, 2021 - By Home Media
A complete guide to Medigap plansMedicare Supplement plans, known as Medigap, can help offset the cost of deductibles and other expenses not covered by traditional Medicare. Learn more about your options.
4:06 a.m. Feb. 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies In a year marked by a pandemic, recession, and social unrest, companies found their conscience—and shareholders benefited.
5:35 a.m. Feb. 12, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Russia threatens break with Europe if sanctions are imposed over Navalny’s treatmentRussia is prepared for a split with the European Union if the EU imposes new sanctions amid a dispute over the treatment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned Friday.
1:58 a.m. Feb. 11, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
How NYSE, Nasdaq's battle with SEC over market data could affect retail investors Stock exchanges are stepping up their fight against the Securities and Exchange Commission and its attempt to reform rules about what kinds of market data it must provide to the public and at what prices, and the outcome could have an outsized impact on the trajectory of federal securities regulation in the years and decades ahead, experts say.
10:10 a.m. Feb. 8, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
U.S. moves to rejoin U.N. Human Rights CouncilThe Biden administration is set to announce this week that it will reengage with the much-maligned U.N. Human Rights Council that former President Donald Trump withdrew from almost three years ago, U.S. officials said Sunday. The decision reverses another Trump-era move away from multilateral organizations and agreements.
5:56 a.m. Feb. 6, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
The SEC could cripple Robinhood's business model by enforcing existing rules, experts sayOnline brokerage Robinhood has drawn bipartisan ire in Washington after it unexpectedly restricted purchases of share GameStop, Inc. and other hot stocks, and this attention could motivate regulators to curtail its most profitable line of business, experts tell MarketWatch.
1:15 p.m. Feb. 4, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
Yellen meets with regulators over GameStop volatility, vows to protect investorsTreasury Secretary Janet Yellen convened a meeting with the nation's top regulators Thursday, who are continuing to review whether recent volatility in popular "meme stocks," and brokers response to it, "are consistent with investor protection and fair and efficient markets," according to a Treasury Department statement.
6:44 a.m. Feb. 4, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
Democrats unveil broad antitrust bill that could upend tech sectorSen. Amy Klobuchar, the Chairwoman of the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, unveiled sweeping new legislation Thursday that could lead to the greatest expansion of federal power to maintain competition in a century.
2:30 a.m. Feb. 4, 2021 - Barrons.com
Changes Are Coming to Financial Regulation. What It Means for Investors. Investors big and small could benefit from rules that boost transparency and financial protections, while the financial-services industry can look forward to stricter rules and tougher enforcement.
5:31 a.m. Feb. 3, 2021 - By Peter Morici
Facebook and Twitter should not be in the censorship businessTwitter, Facebook and other social media have become so pervasive that they have become the public square—and legally should be treated as such.
3:04 a.m. Feb. 2, 2021 - Barrons.com
The GameStop Trade Is Over Robinhood raises fresh cash, Alphabet, Amazon.com to report earnings, U.S. funds at-home Covid-19 testing, and other news to start your day.
2:35 a.m. Feb. 1, 2021 - Barrons.com
Investors Who Own Blacklisted Chinese Stocks May Be in Limbo Smaller investors with American depositary receipts of blacklisted Chinese companies are lost in the shuffle in trying to divest their shares. Here are their options.
10:11 a.m. Jan. 29, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
Lawmakers demand action on GameStop saga, Robinhood banLawmakers and market observers are increasingly calling for congressional inquiries and regulatory actions against those responsible for growing bubbles in individual securities including GameStop Corp. GME and brokers that have halted purchases of such stocks, which have posted sharp declines Thursday.
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.
2:00 a.m. Jan. 29, 2021 - Barrons.com
Biden Is Patient on China for Now. That’s Making Investors Happy. The adversarial relationship between U.S. and China isn’t a major risk right now, analysts say. That has helped the iShares MSCI China ETF gain 10% this year.
8:03 a.m. Jan. 28, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Hoarding the COVID vaccines is a losing strategy for rich nationsWith mutations popping up, the world has no choice but to design and implement a comprehensive global strategy for COVID-19.
3:21 a.m. Jan. 28, 2021 - Barrons.com
Barron’s Daily: The GameStop Frenzy Hasn’t Ended. Here’s What Happens Now. GameStop catches the attention of lawmakers and regulators, Apple and Facebook post record quarters, but Tesla has a miss, Powell says vaccine rollout will be a “struggle,” and other news to start your day.
9:29 a.m. Jan. 21, 2021 - Barrons.com
Bitcoin Price Falls as Some Holders Are ‘Starting to Move It’ The slide comes as the currency moves toward the mainstream. BlackRock will allow two of its funds to invest in Bitcoin futures.
6:28 a.m. Jan. 20, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
After Trump, can America be trusted again? Trump has left American society deeply wounded, and Europe with an abiding sense of nervousness and concern for its longtime ally’s future.
6:00 a.m. Jan. 20, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Criminals come out of the woodwork as countries roll out COVID-19 vaccinesInterpol warns of counterfeit vaccines, scams surrounding the sale of vaccines and theft of COVID-19 vaccines.
5:16 a.m. Jan. 20, 2021 - By Jon Swartz
Google and Fitbit said 'I do,' but the marriage could still be annulledGoogle and Fitbit Inc. announced last week that their merger had closed, but Alphabet Inc.'s antitrust woes may make the megadeal far from complete.
12:00 a.m. Jan. 20, 2021 - Barrons.com
Here Are the Details of China’s New Rules for Foreign Investments The new law brings Beijing closer in line with practices in developed countries but comes amid friction between China and some of its biggest trading partners.
12:02 a.m. Jan. 19, 2021 - By Jack Denton
European markets trade higher as wave of earnings reports buoy stocksEuropean indexes inched higher on Tuesday, as a wave of upbeat earnings reports helped keep stocks in the green, while markets anticipate U.S. Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen’s closely watched appearance before Congress later in the day.
4:21 a.m. Jan. 18, 2021 - By Mike Murphy
Biden picks Gary Gensler to lead SEC, Rohit Chopra to helm CFPBPresident-elect Joe Biden will nominate Gary Gensler to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission and Rohit Chopra to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
1:00 a.m. Jan. 18, 2021 - Barrons.com
The Days of Easy Access to Chinese Growth Are Long Gone Investors looking to mainland China for growth should pump the brakes.
10:55 a.m. Jan. 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
A New ‘Big Bang’ for the City of London? Wrong Idea. Chancellor Rishi Sunak told Parliament the U.K. will be able to do things “differently and better” in terms of financial regulation.
8:39 a.m. Jan. 9, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
After one hell of a year --- 10 New Year's resolutions to stay on top of the world in 2021Taking a breath and maintaining grace under pressure will result in less impulsive, more far-sighted money decisions, experts say.
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