1:33 p.m. Jan. 16, 2021
So much of retirement planning is wishful thinking --- what I’ve learned after 3 years of actually being retiredYour priorities won’t magically change, so start owning those goals now
12:36 p.m. Jan. 16, 2021
- By Joy Wiltermuth
Biden's 'rescue America' plan is big. How its trillions could help both Wall Street and Main StreetPresident-elect Joe Biden's proposal to spent another $1.9 trillion to help fight the pandemic and its shocks is putting Wall Street on inflation-watch. But investors say the U.S. economy and financial markets would be worse off without it.
9:21 a.m. Jan. 16, 2021
Trump impeachment trial pending, McConnell calls it 'vote of conscience'President Donald Trump's impeachment trial is likely to start after Joe Biden's inauguration, and the Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, is telling senators their decision on whether to convict the outgoing president over the Capitol riot will be a "vote of conscience."
9:10 a.m. Jan. 16, 2021
- By Bill Bischoff
10 Biden tax plans that will sail through a Democratic-controlled Senate --- and how to prepare for themTax Guy weighs in on President-elect Joe Biden's major tax plans with a Democratic-controlled Senate.
8:17 a.m. Jan. 16, 2021
Use the private sector -- especially insurance companies -- to speed up COVID-19 vaccinesIt's in their commercial interest to get everyone vaccinated.
7:29 a.m. Jan. 16, 2021
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.
7:16 a.m. Jan. 16, 2021
West Virginia is vaccinating people faster than California -- here's why Too many states are overlooking local, independent pharmacies.
5:14 a.m. Jan. 16, 2021
- By Emily Bary
Apple bear throws cold water on 'supercycle' story despite strong holiday momentumApple Inc. may be set up to report a strong holiday quarter, but that's not enough to warrant a rosy view of the stock, according to one analyst.
4:15 a.m. Jan. 16, 2021
- By Andrew Keshner
This U.S. state has the most cities with the best-paid jobs --- with one big catchU.S. News and World Report released the list this week after reviewing Bureau of Labor Statistics salary data.
3:39 a.m. Jan. 16, 2021
- By Steve Goldstein
Money pours into energy sector and TIPS as inflation plays outperform by most in 15 yearsThe new year is obviously young but already there is a pretty clear theme on display in financial markets.
4:25 p.m. Jan. 15, 2021
Welcome to the Roaring ’20s, but Maybe Not for Stocks, Our Experts Say
The 10 investment pros on the Barron’s Roundtable see the U.S. economy growing 4% to 6% this year as Covid is defeated. But lofty valuations could limit the market’s gains. Plus, 9 picks from Bill Priest and Meryl Witmer
11:50 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021
Stocks Slip as Biden Stimulus Plan Fails to Cheer Investors
Stocks declined on Friday, even after President-elect Joe Biden unveiled details of a $1.9 trillion fiscal stimulus plan and banks reported solid quarterly earnings.
11:20 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021
- By William Watts
U.S. stocks close lower for the week after release of big bank quarterly results, Biden aid planStocks lost ground Friday after President-elect Joe Biden announced a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan and investors assessed the kickoff of earnings season following results from a trio of big banks.
11:02 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021
Government Meddling Could Sink a Carrefour Merger. This Could Become the New Post-Covid Normal.
Foreign groups looking to expand in Europe should keep in mind that the type of defiance Paris is showing could well be emulated in other economies.
10:33 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021
10:21 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021
- By Rupert Steiner
This company threatened to ax workers refusing the vaccine, by threatening a 'no jab, no job policy'One of Britain’s best-known plumbing firms also refused to employ people in the future unless they have the COVID-19 vaccine.
10:17 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021
U.S. Finds European Digital Taxes Discriminatory. A Decision on Tariffs Rests With Biden.
Measures from the U.K., Spain, and Austria impose taxes of between 2% and 5% on domestic revenues from digital services.
10:14 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021
- By Myra P. Saefong
Oil settles lower as China lockdowns temper 'euphoria'Oil futures finish sharply lower Friday, prompting U.S. benchmark prices to pare their gain for the week, as investors weigh fresh COVID-19 outbreaks in China.
8:19 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021
ARK Invest Lifts Space Stocks With ETF Announcement
ARK Invest’s disruption guru Cathie Wood has put the spotlight on stocks focused on space, J.P. Morgan analyst Seth Seifman examined what is likely to go into the exchange-traded fund.
6:08 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021
- By Barbara Kollmeyer
European stocks fall as Biden's stimulus plan fails to cheer COVID-19 worried investorsInvestors were in a selling mood a day after President-elect Joe Biden announced a stimulus plan overshadowed by COVID-19 worries.
5:57 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021
Americans banned from investing in Xiaomi as U.S. expands China tech blacklistSmartphone giant Xiaomi Corp. became the latest Chinese technology group to be targeted by the Trump administration, with its surprise addition to a U.S. investment blacklist sending its shares sharply lower.
5:18 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021
- By Greg Robb
Factory activity in New York decelerates for fourth straight month in JanuaryBusiness activity in New York state has slowed over the past four months and expanded only slightly in January, according to the latest survey from the New York Fed released Friday.
5:17 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021
- By Barbara Kollmeyer
U.K. insurers drop after London high court rules that they must pay out over COVID-19London stocks fell on Friday, with shares of insurance companies under particular pressure after the U.K. Supreme Court said that businesses must be covered for losses triggered by COVID-19 lockdowns.
3:19 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021
Mega Millions jackpot swells -- but how the profits are spent is a tale of bait and switchThe lottery was promoted as a way to create more money for education, but...
3:02 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021
- By Steve Goldstein
Why 'quacks' and bubbles can so easily proliferateIt's hard to predict financial markets. That's why it's tough to distinguish between experts and cranks, one fund manager says.
2:30 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021
Global Dividends Will Rise 7% in 2021, IHS Markit Says, but U.S. Payouts Seen Falling
Global dividend growth looks poised to recover this year. The big region not expected to contribute: the U.S.
9:14 p.m. Jan. 14, 2021
Bouygues Telecom lays out new strategic planBouygues Telecom, the telecommunication arm of Bouygues SA, on Friday presented its strategic plan for the next five years as it aims to become the second biggest telecoms operator in mobile in France.
9:13 p.m. Jan. 14, 2021
UK economy shrank 2.6% in November The U.K. economy shrank in November, highlighting the economic cost of restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The British economy shrank 2.6% in November, the Office for National Statistics said Friday, following six consecutive months of growth since lockdowns in the spring. Economists polled by The Wall Street Journal had forecast a 4.0% drop.
8:46 p.m. Jan. 14, 2021
Delaware man who brandished Confederate flag at Capitol and Arkansas man alleged to have attacked police with U.S. flag both arrestedAn Arkansas man accused of beating a police officer with a pole flying a U.S. flag during last Wednesday's riot at the U.S. Capitol has been arrested, as has a Delaware man photographed carrying a Confederate battle flag during the deadly insurrection.
7:54 p.m. Jan. 14, 2021
WHO research team is now in Wuhan, China, and here's what it's hoping to accomplishThe team of international researchers that arrived in the central Chinese city of Wuhan on Thursday hopes to find clues to the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic.
4:14 p.m. Jan. 14, 2021
Wray says FBI is monitoring 'extensive' chatter concerning threats to the Biden inauguration The FBI is tracking an "extensive amount of concerning online chatter," including calls for armed protests leading up to next week's presidential inauguration, Director Chris Wray said Thursday.
3:08 p.m. Jan. 14, 2021
- By Victor Reklaitis
Biden calls for $1,400 checks in $1.9 trillion relief plan President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday rolls out a coronavirus relief plan with a price tag of $1.9 trillion, a sweeping measure that includes cash payments to Americans and money for distributing COVID-19 vaccines.
2:38 p.m. Jan. 14, 2021
Trump bid to exclude the undocumented from the 2020 census count has been dealt a new blowCensus Bureau director to workers seeking to establish citizenship status of survey respondents: 'stand down.'
1:15 p.m. Jan. 14, 2021
- By Levi Sumagaysay
Gig-worker test retroactive, California Supreme Court says in 'important' rulingCalifornia's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the test the state adopted for determining worker classification is retroactive, which could have big implications for gig companies like Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc.
12:59 p.m. Jan. 14, 2021
- By Fang Block
Jean-Étienne Liotard’s ‘Portrait of Philibert Cramer’ Heads to Auction for the First Time in CenturiesOffered for sale at Christie’s by the sitter’s descendent, the pastel portrait could fetch up to $600,000
11:19 a.m. Jan. 14, 2021
- By Mark DeCambre
Dow, Nasdaq book narrow losses after setting intraday records as Biden set to propose more economic aidU.S. stock benchmarks ended with modest losses on Thursday as investors focused on the prospects of further fiscal aid ahead of a speech by President-elect Joe Biden Thursday evening.
10:33 a.m. Jan. 14, 2021
Norwegian Air Scraps Long-Haul Network in Covid-19 Recovery Plan
Scandinavia’s largest airline said it will focus on its Nordics business, operating a European short-haul network and cutting its fleet to around 50 aircraft.
10:24 a.m. Jan. 14, 2021
- By Lina Saigol
COVID-19 infection likely to provide immunity for at least 5 months, but people may still transmit virus, study findsSome experts noted that infection provided similar levels of protection as some of the vaccines authorized for use.
9:47 a.m. Jan. 14, 2021
- By Greg Robb
Fed's Powell says talk of tapering bond-buying is prematureFederal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Thursday said talk of slowing down its bond buying program is premature
6:42 a.m. Jan. 14, 2021
- By Steve Goldstein
The coronavirus pandemic in the U.K. has never been worse. But Brits are moving around more than in March lockdownThe coronavirus situation in the U.K. is far more pervasive now than in March 2020 when the country first locked down, but the population is traveling outside their homes much more.