11:21 a.m. Today11:21 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020
Biden campaign to resume in-person canvassing after months-long delayAfter months of avoiding direct contact with voters because of the pandemic, Joe Biden's campaign is about to launch in-person canvassing efforts across several battleground states.
10:50 a.m. Today10:50 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020
Amazon’s Ad Business Is Seriously Undervalued, Analyst Says. His Price Target Is Street’s Highest.
Pivotal Research analyst Michael Levine raised his target for the stock price to $4,500, some 40% above the level on Thursday afternoon.
9:42 a.m. Today9:42 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020
- By Tracy Kaler
Good Company: Cariuma, the Brazil-Based Sustainable Footwear BrandThe good-for-the-earth brand keeps standards and aesthetics in mind
9:31 a.m. Today9:31 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020
- By Lina Saigol
Wall Street banks net $64 billion in fees in bumper year for M&A and IPOs
Global M&A volumes surged to $1 trillion over the summer — the best third quarter since 1998.
9:17 a.m. Today9:17 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020
- By Jillian Berman
How COVID-19 protocol at University of Illinois reduced infections after a recent spikeThe University of Illinois created its own test for the coronavirus, and students at high risk of exposure are now being tested three times a week.
7:35 a.m. Today7:35 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020
- By Jillian Berman
As families turn to homeschooling, 'pandemic pods' and private education, a funding crisis looms for public school districts For a lot of parents, the connection between enrollment and public-school funding 'is new and surprising.'
7:03 a.m. Today7:03 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020
- By Steve Goldstein
KKR warns the Fed could strike against financial market 'froth' even with low interest ratesIn a new piece on financial markets from private-equity giant KKR, strategists led by Henry McVey, head of global macro and asset allocation, say the Federal Reserve hasn't committed to keep financial markets bubbling up.
6:47 a.m. Today6:47 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020
- By Jacob Passy
Mortgage rates keep falling, but will rising home prices push some buyers out of the market? Mortgage rates dropped to a near-record low this week amid a stable bond marketMortgage rates dropped to a near-record low this week amid a stable bond market.
6:13 a.m. Today6:13 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020
- By Alessandra Malito
America is a slightly better place to retire — but there’s plenty of room for improvement The U.S. climbed 2 places in a global retirement index — but weakness in health care and income draw criticismThe U.S. climbed 2 places in a global retirement index — but weakness in health care and income draw criticism
5:33 a.m. Today5:33 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020
- Associated Press
NFL urged by players association to replace all artificial-surface fields with natural grass Noncontact knee and ankle injuries occur more frequently on synthetic surfaces, according to an analysis of the league’s official injury reports The NFL Players Association president cited the league’s official injury reports from 2012 to 2018.
5:31 a.m. Today5:31 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020
Virtual Learning Is Leaving Students Behind. Time to End It.
My son's school in Mississippi is well into its school year. The effects of distance learning are clear: The most vulnerable students are sliding.
5:13 a.m. Today5:13 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020
- By Vitaliy Katsenelson
Why this frustrated value stock pro sees shades of 1999 in the market now — and bargains in the future Buying growth stocks at any price typically comes at a priceBuying growth stocks at any price typically comes at a price, writes Vitaliy Katsenelson.
3:35 a.m. Today3:35 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020
7 Cities Most at Risk of a Housing Bubble
Chicago, on the other hand, is the only undervalued housing market included in UBS's study of housing markets.
1:55 a.m. Today1:55 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020
Dramatic changes in the Arctic suggest climate change could return Earth to Pliocene conditions of 3 million years ago Florida and California's Central Valley would be under water, and it would be too hot to grow corn and wheat in the Midwest and Great Plains.
1:35 a.m. Today1:35 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020
- By Jacob Passy
The Fed plans to keep interest rates low for years — here’s how you should approach your savings strategy now Gone are the days of relying on strong returns for money market accounts and certificates of depositGone are the days of relying on strong returns for money market accounts and certificates of deposit.
9:32 p.m. Sept. 30, 2020
Veolia to extend offer for Engie's Suez stakeVeolia Environnement SA agreed late Wednesday to extend its improved offer to buy a 29.9% stake in waste-management company Suez SA from Engie SA, as requested by Engie shortly before. The French resource-management company's decision came after Engie welcomed the sweetened offer and said it was in line with its expectations in terms of both price and social guarantees.
4:21 p.m. Sept. 30, 2020
Bayer unveils billions in new cost cutsBERLIN -- Bayer AG unveiled on Wednesday billions in new costs cuts to offset falling demand in agricultural products -- the market on which it had made a huge bet with its acquisition of Monsanto. The German chemicals and pharmaceuticals company said the coronavirus pandemic would hit its crop-science business harder than anticipated as prices for various crops fell, consumption of biofuel decreased and competition in the soy market intensified.
2:54 p.m. Sept. 30, 2020
Reinventing Marketing for the Pandemic Era
Here’s how to pivot to keep growing when client meetings are mostly virtual.
9:20 a.m. Sept. 30, 2020
- By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Group of ex-FDA commissioners slam political interference at FDA and CDC; U.S. death toll tops 206,000 Slovakia, Ukraine and Romania see record one-day case tallies and New York will fine people who refuse to wear masksThe global death toll from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed to 1.009 million on Wednesday, while the U.S. death toll rose above 206,000, and the first presidential debate found President Donald Trump again blaming China for the outbreak, while opponent Democrat Joe Biden slammed Trump’s handling of the crisis.
8:01 a.m. Sept. 30, 2020
Alibaba Offers One More Reason to Buy the Stock: Cloud Computing
The company, already seen as the wildly successful Chinese version of Amazon.com, raised hopes about its future profitability at a virtual conference for investors.
7:00 a.m. Sept. 30, 2020
Lululemon Is a Buy Because It’s One of Retail’s ‘Best Growth Stories’
Bank of America analyst Lorraine Hutchinson says the athletic apparel retailer can continue its big 2020 rally because the business is growing overseas and widening the range of products it offers.
5:59 a.m. Sept. 30, 2020
- By Rex Nutting
The K-shaped economic recovery: For half of America, the economy is still terrible Trump touts his success with the economy, but he has neither transformed it nor helped his supporters who had been left behind.
5:10 a.m. Sept. 30, 2020
- By Rachel Koning Beals
Here’s where Trump and Biden stand on climate change Biden would cut fossil-fuel subsidies, and Trump says U.S. carries unfair burden compared with the rest of worldClimate change was an unexpected addition to first presidential debate, pushing President Trump to spend a rare several minutes talking about his decision to pull the U.S. from the Paris pact and roll back many environmental protections, some in place for decades.
3:00 a.m. Sept. 30, 2020
Clean Hydrogen Could Become a $2.5 Trillion Industry by 2050
BofA’s hydrogen forecast lays out which industries will get on the hydrogen train in the next three decades.
2:44 a.m. Sept. 30, 2020
- By Quentin Fottrell
‘He paid for all our first-class travel’: I gave up everything for my boyfriend, 76 — then he dumped me. Am I entitled to anything? ‘He said that I could stay in his home for as long as I wanted, and he would advise his executor of this arrangement’‘He said that I could stay in his home for as long as I wanted, and he would advise his executor of this arrangement.’
2:36 a.m. Sept. 30, 2020
- By Ciara Linnane
Oasis Petroleum files for prepackaged Chapter 11 with plan to reduce debt by $1.8 billionOasis Petroleum Inc. shares slid 26% in premarket trade Wednesday, after the company said it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with a prepackaged plan with creditors, aiming to reduce its debt by $1.8 billion. The company is the latest energy company to collapse beneath the weight of a weak oil price and constrained demand during the coronavirus pandemic. "In light of a volatile market environment that drove a severe downturn in oil and gas prices, as well as the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Oasis Petroleum engaged with its lenders and an ad hoc committee of noteholders regarding restructuring alternatives to reduce debt, increase financial flexibility and position the business for long-term success," the company said in a statement. Oasis has secured a $450 million debtor-in-possession loan and has sufficient liquidity to maintain operations. The company expects to emerge from bankruptcy in November, subject to court approval, and expects to have about $340 million of borrowings under a credit facility. Shares have fallen 87% in the year to date, while the S&P 500 has gained 3.2%.
11:21 a.m. Sept. 29, 2020
- By Wallace Witkowski
Micron earnings: Expect caution as memory-chip market cools into winterMicron Technology Inc. is expected to tread lightly on its outlook when it reports earnings following a lowering of expectations as memory chip prices have declined.
9:42 a.m. Sept. 29, 2020
Why Muni Money Market Funds Are an ‘Endangered Species’
Yields are so low for the ultra-short-term, high-quality municipal debt that money markets buy, particularly in high-tax states, that they can’t cover their costs.
9:38 a.m. Sept. 29, 2020
Marvin McIntyre and A.J. Fechter: Rethinking Succession
Marvin McIntyre and A.J. Fechter, the founder and managing partner of Morgan Stanley’s Capitol Wealth Management Group, explain how they’re redefining retirement and building an intergenerational team, and detail where to find attractive investment opportunities.
8:42 a.m. Sept. 29, 2020
- By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Watch Capt. Sully urge Americans to vote Trump out: He ‘has failed us so miserably’ The ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ pilot stars in an ad ahead of the first presidential debateThe ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ pilot stars in an ad ahead of the first presidential debate
8:07 a.m. Sept. 29, 2020
Harvard Gains 7.3% as College Endowments Lag Stocks
U.S. college endowments are now reporting investment returns for the year ended June 30. Many of the largest funds have more investments in alternatives than in stocks and bonds.
1:01 a.m. Sept. 29, 2020
- By Courtney Jespersen
Will there be a Black Friday this year? The future of the big shopping day is unknown One thing is for sure, it won’t be a traditional experienceWith social distancing the norm, it’s unlikely shoppers will camp out on sidewalks next to one another this year.
12:38 p.m. Sept. 28, 2020
- By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow ends 410 points higher, stocks rally ahead of presidential debate and Friday's jobs reportU.S. stock indexes book sharp gains Monday, as investors embrace hope of more fiscal stimulus, but await more clarity on the White House race and the state of the economy.
8:56 a.m. Sept. 28, 2020
- By Andrea Riquier
Just launched: an ETF made for black-swan moments like theseA new exchange-traded fund aims to help investors ride tail risks on both sides of the curve.
8:09 a.m. Sept. 28, 2020
- By Lina Saigol
Helsinki Airport trials use of dogs to detect coronavirus in international arrivalsA team of dogs is now sniffing samples from passengers at Helsinki Airport to detect the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
7:26 a.m. Sept. 28, 2020
- By Sunny Oh
Investors debate whether currencies can replace role of bonds in a zero interest-rate worldInvestors are debating whether to engage more actively in currency trading as government bonds offer scanty yields, raising doubts over their ability to act as safe-havens.
7:10 a.m. Sept. 28, 2020
Deal Synergies Should Lift This Southern Bank
Truist Financial, the result of the merger late last year of large Southeast regional banks BB&T and SunTrust, could deliver hefty upside in coming years thanks to cost cuts.
6:37 a.m. Sept. 28, 2020
- By Greg Robb
U.S. September job report is going to show economy entering a weaker phase Despite improvement, the U.S. unemployment rate remains historically high and financial woes are just now beginning to biteThe September job report will signal that the U.S. economic recovery has entered a more tenuous phase.
6:15 a.m. Sept. 28, 2020
- By Beckie Strum
Modernist Glass Mansion—Asking £50 Million—Lists in LondonThe expansive house can be lived in as is or divided into two smaller, still impressive, homes
4:56 a.m. Sept. 28, 2020
The Pandemic Speeds Up the Health-Care Revolution
The drive to quickly conquer Covid-19 has accelerated innovation. Barron’s Roundtable experts highlight the most promising developments and best investment bets.