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8:27 a.m. Today - By Elisabeth Buchwald
'We're still blazing the trail': Joe Biden wants to create millions of infrastructure jobs --- but will his plan help women rejoin the workforce? Women have a lot to gain from entering the male-dominated field but pervasive of harassment and overt discrimination may stand in their way, experts told MarketWatch.
6:22 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
What Bond Investors Are Watching This Week: Is the Treasury Selloff Over? Probably not, strategists say. But a debate is heating up about the longer-term outlook for Treasury yields.
4:19 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
The S&P 500 Could Hit 4500 by Year End. Here’s How. The idea is a long shot—and would involve multiple factors—but it has its believers.
4:01 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
AT&T, Netflix, Intel, Chipotle, and Other Stocks to Watch This Week It’s a busy week of earnings with Coca-Cola, IBM, Netflix, Procter & Gamble, Chipotle, Verizon, AT&T, Intel, and American Express among 72 S&P 500 firms reporting.
2:21 p.m. April 18, 2021 - Barrons.com
Futures Fall After Bitcoin Plunge Here's what you need to know to navigate the markets today.
5:34 a.m. April 17, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
More than 3 million people have died of COVID-19 and more than 140 million have been infectedThe global death toll from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 3 million on Saturday and the case tally rose above 140 million, a day after the World Health Organization warned that cases have almost doubled in the last two months, and are now approaching the highest rate seen since the start of the pandemic.
5:12 a.m. April 17, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
It's time to expand Social Security benefits --- and here's how to pay for itClaims that Social Security is unaffordable, is going broke or places a huge burden on future generations are just wrong.
12:08 p.m. April 16, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
10-year Treasury yield posts largest weekly decline in about 10 monthsThe 10-year Treasury note faced some selling pressure on Friday but that didn't stop long-dated U.S. government debt from logging their sharpest yield declines in weeks.
7:35 a.m. April 16, 2021 - Barrons.com
Home Building Picked Up in March. What It Could Mean for Skyrocketing Prices. Housing starts in March hit a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.74 million, the fastest pace since June 2006.
5:30 a.m. April 16, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
New-home construction rebounds as America faces dire housing shortageThe U.S. has a major housing shortfall currently that should give builders room to continue constructing new homes throughout 2021.
8:31 a.m. April 14, 2021 - By Claudia Assis
EV infrastructure, parts still give potential EV buyers pause, survey findsU.S. residents are growing more interested in owning an electric vehicle, but still worry about where they'd charge it and whether they'd be able to find parts to fix it, according to a survey by online car marketplace CarGurus Inc.
11:45 a.m. April 13, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
16 states back Alabama's challenge to Census privacy toolSixteen other states are backing Alabama's challenge to a statistical method the U.S. Census Bureau is using for the first time to protect the privacy of people who participated in the 2020 census, the nation's once-a-decade head count that determines political power and funding.
10:54 a.m. April 13, 2021 - By Silvia Ascarelli
We want to leave cold Midwest states for ‘warmer and drier climes’ and affordable health care on $44,000 a year — so where should we retire? Looking for ideas on the best place for you to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.com Looking for ideas on the best place for you to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.comThe curveball: their adult children are in Omaha, Neb., and Tucson.
12:50 p.m. April 12, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
It’s time to initiate a money challenge you’ve been avoiding. Join us for week 2 of our money challenge!Monday's top personal finance stories and tips on how to shift your money mindset.
9:26 a.m. April 12, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Reeling from COVID-related restrictions, 50 million Americans rely on loans or credit cards to pay for immediate expenses In addition, 20 million Americans are depending upon family and friends for money, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.
4:35 a.m. April 12, 2021 - Barrons.com
What Bond Investors Are Watching This Week: Inflation Data, Treasury Auctions The Bureau of Labor Statistics is expected to report that inflation rose 2.5% year-over-year in March. That might not have much effect on the Fed's policy, but it might affect the bond market.
1:30 a.m. April 12, 2021 - Barrons.com
JPMorgan Chase, Nvidia, Goldman Sachs, Delta, and Other Stocks to Watch This Week First-quarter earnings season begins this week. Big banks JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley report. Plus, inflation and retail-sales data is out.
2:31 p.m. April 11, 2021 - Barrons.com
Futures Flat as Powell Says Economy Is at an Inflection Point Here's what you need to know to navigate the markets today.
1:30 p.m. April 11, 2021 - Barrons.com
The Economic Recovery Depends on Getting Women Back to Work. Here’s Why. The pandemic dealt a disproportionate blow to women’s jobs and career advancement. The consequences could be far-reaching, for the economy, companies, and investors.
4:32 p.m. April 9, 2021 - Barrons.com
A Reopening Looms, and Expectations Rise for New Bank Deals Bankers are talking deals again and the pandemic has tightened the vise on smaller banks. Analysts see more mergers and acquisitions in the second half. Here’s a tentative list of buyers and sellers.
11:10 a.m. April 9, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
All of President Biden’s key executive orders — in one chart New president also deploys memorandums, proclamations, other executive actionsAs people and markets around the world adjust to having Joe Biden as U.S. president, a key factor is what the veteran Democratic politician aims to accomplish without having to work with Congress.
6:16 p.m. April 7, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Unlike previous downturns, women are bearing the brunt of the COVID recession --- here's why In past recessions, women have experienced fewer job losses compared to men, research published Monday suggests
9:44 a.m. April 6, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Why the drop in the unemployment rate to 6% doesn't mean very muchThe labor market is weaker than it seems because the official unemployment rate ignores people who've lost hours or have given up looking for work
7:57 a.m. April 5, 2021 - By Leslie Albrecht
This is how many Americans gave away their stimulus check moneyGiving Tuesday saw a 'measurable spike' in $1,200 and $2,400 donations after the first round of stimulus checks.
2:15 a.m. April 5, 2021 - Barrons.com
What U.S. Bond Investors Are Watching This Week: Jobs Report, Redux Fed minutes and producer price inflation highlight a light economic calendar, so the jobs report may get an extra week in the spotlight.
7:06 a.m. April 4, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
'We can’t compete with all cash': The struggle is real to buy a home during COVID-19'Evidence indicates that there is still a very strong aspiration toward homeownership.'
5:21 a.m. April 2, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin: COVID created a ‘permanent shift’ in real-estate demandThe real-estate brokerage’s stock closed at $20.15, which was 11.9% above the IPO price of $18.
12:34 p.m. April 1, 2021 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Biden's infrastructure plan includes $100 billion to expand fast internet to rural, poorer areasPresident Biden plans to invest $100 billion to expand fast broadband to everyone in America under his $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan. It could cost at least that much to hook up far-flung and poorer communities with affordable, high-speed internet, according to one analyst.
8:20 a.m. March 31, 2021 - Barrons.com
5 Key Metrics to Watch in Friday's Jobs Report The Federal Reserve will be looking for signs that weakness in participation, wages, and long-term unemployment are easing.
7:23 a.m. March 29, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
CDC extends national eviction moratorium — but tenant advocates argue more help is neededThe moratorium’s guidelines were largely left unchanged, even as renter advocates have argued that gaps in the order are leaving tenants at risk of homelessness.
3:28 a.m. March 29, 2021 - Barrons.com
What Bond Investors Are Watching This Week: Jobs, Pensions, Corporate Bond Sales It has already been the busiest quarter on record for high-yield bond sales, and there are three trading days left.
3:27 a.m. March 29, 2021 - Barrons.com
Chewy, Walgreens, Lululemon, Micron, BioNTech and Other Stocks to Watch This Week Earnings reports from Chewy, Lululemon, McCormick, Micron, Walgreens, and CarMax. Plus, jobs Friday, manufacturing PMIs, and consumer confidence data.
7:32 a.m. March 28, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
‘It’s survival for people. It’s self-respect': Why your kids really need you to file a tax return this yearAn estimated 6.7 million children, disproportionately in minority communities, miss the Child Tax Credit because their families make too little money.
7:31 a.m. March 28, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
Americans are forming households at a much faster pace than builders are constructing homesNew home sales plummet amid bad weather, but analysts remain upbeat on construction activity.
6:41 a.m. March 27, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
People with college degrees are more likely to have a COVID-19 vaccination --- here's whySome 30% of the more than 85 million Americans who have received at least one COVID vaccine dose so far have at least a bachelor's degree, according to research published by Georgetown University
4:37 p.m. March 26, 2021 - Barrons.com
Intel Presents a $20 Billion Bill for a Turnaround. Investors Don’t Like It. The semiconductor giant’s CEO presents a plan to build two new chip factories, create a division to manufacture for others, and seek partners on its own new chips. The cost isn’t small.
1:12 p.m. March 24, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Equal Pay Day: How paid-leave and child-care policies failed to close gender pay gap Women typically need at least one extra degree to earn as much as their male colleaguesWomen typically need at least one extra degree to earn as much as their male colleagues.
12:25 p.m. March 23, 2021 - By William Watts
Dow falls 300 points as investors unwind rotation tradeStocks end lower Tuesday, with beneficiaries of the recent rotation into cyclically sensitive stocks feeling the brunt of the selloff as concerns rose around rising COVID-19 cases in Europe that have prompted extended lockdowns.
9:33 a.m. March 23, 2021 - Barrons.com
New-Home Sales Plunged In February. It's Another Unexpected Miss. The rate of new single-family home transactions in February decreased to its slowest pace since May.
3:27 a.m. March 22, 2021 - Barrons.com
GameStop, Adobe, Honeywell, Darden Restaurants, and Other Stocks to Watch This Week GameStop earnings are on Tuesday, along with Adobe, General Mills, and Darden Restaurants also this week. Plus, durable goods, personal income and spending, and other economic data.
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