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9:02 a.m. March 2, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
U.N. human-rights experts urge independent inquiry into Navalny's poisoningTwo top U.N. human-rights experts urged an international probe into the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and called Monday for his immediate release from prison.
12:45 p.m. March 1, 2021 - By Meera Jagannathan
U.S. consumers made a record number of complaints in 2020, and 11 million Americans face an unemployment-benefits ‘cliff’ if lawmakers don’t extend COVID-19 relief programs Monday’s top personal finance stories Monday’s top personal finance storiesMonday’s top personal finance stories
10:45 a.m. March 1, 2021 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
'Andrew Cuomo is a colossal a—hole': John Oliver dissects the New York governor's recent scandalsThe 'Last Week Tonight' host addressed the Cuomo administration's underreported COVID-19 deaths, sexual misconduct allegations and fake philosophical quotes
11:56 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - Barrons.com
Wells Fargo: Asset Management Sale to Boost Wealth Focus The bank says the planned sale of its asset management unit will allow it to focus even more on growing its wealth and brokerage businesses.
6:02 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - Barrons.com
Wells Fargo Will Sell Its Asset Management Business. What It Means for the Stock. CEO Charlie Scharf is working to rehabilitate the bank after its fake accounts scandal from a few years ago.
4:37 a.m. Feb. 20, 2021 - By Charles Passy
Celebrate Lunar New Year with this California Pinot Noir --- and Ai WeiweiDonum Estate, located in Sonoma County, has partnered with the famed Chinese artist and activist on special releases
4:59 p.m. Feb. 18, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Australia's prime minister urges Facebook to lift news blockadeAustralia’s prime minister on Friday urged Facebook to lift its blockade of Australian users and return to the negotiating table with news publishing businesses, warning that other countries would follow his government’s example in making digital giants pay for journalism.
6:08 a.m. Feb. 18, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Federal agents seize over 10 million counterfeit N95 masksFederal agents have seized more than 10 million fake 3M brand N95 masks in recent weeks, the result of an ongoing investigation into counterfeits sold in at least five states to hospitals, medical facilities and government agencies.
6:07 a.m. Feb. 18, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
UN chief joins WHO in slamming rich countries for hogging COVID vaccinesThe head of the United Nations has sharply criticized developed countries for hogging COVID-19 vaccines and called for a global effort to get all people in all countries vaccinated as soon as possible.
8:26 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Wells Fargo stock surges to 11-month high, even as Warren Buffett sells 75 million sharesShares of Wells Fargo & Co. surged 4.7% in afternoon trading Wednesday, enough to pace its financial sector peers, and to put them on track to close at an 11-month high. The rally comes as the San Francisco-based bank, which got itself in hot water with regulators over a fake-account scandal years ago, is looking to cut its annual budget by at least $8 billion without angering those regulators, as . Meanwhile, , citing people with knowledge of the matter, that Federal Reserve officials have privately signaled that they accept the bank's proposal for overhauling its risk management and governance, which puts the bank on course for the Fed to lift the cap placed on the bank's assets. A Fed spokesperson declined a MarketWatch request for comment. The stock's rally also comes after Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. disclosed late Tuesday that it sold 74.96 million Wells Fargo shares, or 58.8% of its stake, during the fourth quarter. The stock, which is headed for the highest close since March 6, has rallied 45.5% over the past three months, while the SPDR Financial Select Sector ETF has gained 16.3% and the S&P 500 has advanced 8.6%.
8:19 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021 - Barrons.com
Wells Fargo Moves Closer to Escaping Limit on Growth The Fed approved a plan by the bank to overhaul its risk management and governance, Bloomberg reported. That is critical to lifting a cap on the assets it can hold.
11:00 a.m. Feb. 16, 2021 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Read the scathing letter from GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger's 'disgusted' family members disowning him for going against TrumpEleven relatives are shunning Kinzinger over calling for Trump's removal from office. The lawmaker is not the only one to break with family over politics.
2:45 a.m. Feb. 9, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Stormy Daniels–Michael Cohen campaign-finance investigation into ‘Individual-1’ said to be ‘dead’Donald Trump had been publicly implicated by prosecutors as complicit in Cohen's campaign-finance crimes during the 2016 presidential race.
6:22 a.m. Feb. 6, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Myanmar junta blocks internet access as coup protests expandMyanmar's new military authorities appeared to have cut most access to the Internet on Saturday as they faced a rising tide of protest over their coup that toppled Aung San Suu Kyi's elected civilian government.
6:11 a.m. Feb. 6, 2021 - By Associated Press
Myanmar junta blocks internet access as coup protests expandMyanmar's new military authorities appeared to have cut most access to the Internet on Saturday as they faced a rising tide of protest over their coup that toppled Aung San Suu Kyi's elected civilian government.
11:51 a.m. Feb. 5, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Trump quits Screen Actors Guild ahead of potential disciplinary action"I no longer wish to be associated with your union," wrote Trump in a letter shared by the actors guild.
10:58 a.m. Feb. 5, 2021 - By Jack Denton
China lashes out after U.K. media regulator strips TV license from Chinese state broadcasterThe BBC and the Chinese state broadcaster are at the center of the most recent political clash between the U.K. and China, with Beijing floating “further measures” against the BBC and accusing it of being “fake news.”
10:41 a.m. Feb. 4, 2021 - Barrons.com
Unilever Has a New Plan to Restore Growth. Why the Stock Is Falling. Unilever set out a plan to invest in high-growth areas including plant-based food and beauty products, as it restored its long-term sales growth target.
4:21 a.m. Feb. 4, 2021 - Barrons.com
Tesla’s Elon Musk Is Back—and So Is Dogecoin Elon Musk is back on Twitter after a brief pause. He’s tweeting about Dogecoin again, and Doge is moving higher. Do Tesla investors have to care about any of this?
11:10 a.m. Feb. 2, 2021 - By Mike Murphy
Here's what's worth streaming in February 2021 (and why you don't need to spend more than $18)Apple TV+ is ascending, and, with another slow month, suddenly Netflix doesn't feel as essential.
9:31 a.m. Feb. 2, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. has administered at least one coronavirus vaccine dose to nearly 8% of the populationThe number of Americans who have received at least a first dose of a vaccine against the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 now exceeds the number confirmed to have had the illness since the start of the outbreak last year.
3:52 p.m. Jan. 28, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
U.S. judge approves extradition of 2 wanted in escape of ex-Nissan chairmanA U.S. judge on Thursday cleared the way for the extradition of an American father and son wanted by Japan for smuggling former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of the country while he was awaiting trial.
5:43 p.m. Jan. 27, 2021 - By Mike Murphy
Here's what's coming to Netflix in February 2021 -- and what's leavingGet ready for more 'To All the Boys' romance, and Zendaya in the black-and-white relationship drama 'Malcolm & Marie,' along with a slew of other shows and movies.
11:16 a.m. Jan. 27, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Moscow police raid apartments and offices linked to Navalny, arrest younger brotherMoscow police launched a series of raids Wednesday on apartments and offices of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's family and associates, arresting his brother.
6:21 a.m. Jan. 24, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Russian authorities arrest 3,000 in mass protests across country demanding Putin critic Navalny's releaseRussian police arrested more than 3,000 people Saturday in nationwide protests demanding the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin's most prominent foe, according to a group that counts political detentions.
12:10 p.m. Jan. 22, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Iranian account draws Twitter ban over apparent threat to assassinate TrumpThe account @khamenei_site was believed to be linked to the office of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
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.
7:27 a.m. Jan. 18, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Man allegedly hid for 3 months at Chicago airport because the pandemic made him afraid to fly A California man who told police that the coronavirus pandemic left him afraid to fly has been arrested on charges that he hid in a secured area at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport for three months.
2:47 a.m. Jan. 18, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Western leaders criticize arrest of Russia's opposition leader NavalnyNavalny was detained at passport control at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport after flying in Sunday evening from Berlin, where he was treated following the poisoning in August that he blames on the Kremlin
2:34 p.m. Jan. 17, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who survived poisoning, arrested after landing in MoscowRussian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested Sunday at a Moscow airport as he tried to enter the country from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from nerve agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin.
7:44 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021 - By Syd Stone
Wikipedia turns 20 years old today --- the free encyclopedia gets more traffic than NetflixIt's hard to imagine a world in which Wikipedia isn't the top search result on Google.
6:51 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021 - By Jon Swartz
'The biggest data puzzle of our lifetime' --- Vaccine distribution effort gets help from Big TechThe industry sees a chance to burnish its credentials while fulfilling an urgent societal need. But the ambitious deployment comes fraught with risks, as illustrated by potential security breaches in open-access systems and fraudulent accounts.
8:05 a.m. Jan. 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
6 Bank Stocks That Could Stand Out as Sector Lifts Off Already this year, the KBW Bank Index is up 12%. Banks start reporting their earnings on Friday.
8:13 p.m. Jan. 13, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Trump's speech before mob stormed Capitol: Familiar refrains and grievances, tall tales and disputed data — and an invitation to march together down Pennsylvania Avenue'And after this, we're going to walk down, and I'll be there with you, we're going to walk down, we're going to walk down.'
7:57 p.m. Jan. 12, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Voice of America demotes White House reporter after she asks Pompeo whether he regretted post-election comment about the transition to a new Trump termMike Pompeo's speech and the reassignment of correspondent Patsy Widakuswara led to an angry phone meeting between journalists and managers Tuesday that typified some of the tensions at the agency during President Donald Trump's administration.
1:39 p.m. Jan. 9, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
A farewell to @realDonaldTrump, gone after 57,000 tweets@realDonaldTrump, the Twitter feed that grew from the random musings of a reality TV star into the cudgel of an American president, has died. It was not quite 12 years old.
4:57 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
The U.S. must find an effective response to misinformation or it risks more election violence"It is really crucial to address the underlying problem – that people believe in what they feel is real, not what is real," says Ore Koren, a professor at Indiana University.
4:00 a.m. Jan. 4, 2021 - By MarketWatch
What history tells us happens to the S&P 500 after a strong year-end rally, strategist saysU.S. stocks are set to start the new year in positive fashion, after ending a volatile 2020 at record highs.
2:32 a.m. Jan. 4, 2021 - Barrons.com
The Bubble Isn’t What You Think It Is Blank-check companies added the most fizz over the past year. Can the S&P manage a three-peat?
6:40 p.m. Jan. 3, 2021 - By Shawn Langlois
Here's what Fauci has to say about President Trump's claim that the number of COVID-19 deaths is 'exaggerated' and 'fake news'Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious diseases specialist, took issue with a Trump tweet claiming the number of COVID-19 deaths is "fake news."
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