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8:18 a.m. Jan. 24, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I pay my gardener $100 a month. Should I pay him less if he misses a week here and there because of rain? ‘There have been one or two times over the past couple years where he did not come, and for no apparent reason’‘There have been one or two times over the past couple years where he did not come, and for no apparent reason.’
10:37 a.m. Jan. 8, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
More than 4,000 U.S. lives lost to COVID in single day, exceeding death toll from 9/11 attacks Numbers exceed even worst-case scenario forecasts of health experts as vaccine rollout continues to lag targetsThe U.S. set yet another record for the number of fatalities from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 and recorded the highest number of new cases since the start of the outbreak, with the latest numbers exceeding even the worst case scenario forecasts of health experts.
4:36 a.m. Jan. 3, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I’m 12 and in 7th grade. My parents are divorced, and I earn $10 a month from my podcast. What do you advise? ‘We are using MarketWatch to learn how to trade stocks and stuff at school, but we start off with $500,000, and I would be starting off with maybe $10 or $20 dollars in my account’‘We are using MarketWatch to learn how to trade stocks and stuff at school, but we start off with $500,000, and I would be starting off with maybe $10 or $20 dollars in my account.’
12:23 p.m. Dec. 30, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Our building is tipping staff 25% extra due to COVID-19. My husband wants to maintain this in 2021. I disagree. What should we do? ‘I am an Upper East Side wife and mother with two children. I realize I am very fortunate’‘I am an Upper East Side wife and mother with two children. I realize I am very fortunate.’
10:34 a.m. Dec. 30, 2020 - By Howard Gold
Gift annuities help charities and give you tax breaks and annual return It’s not too late to help others and yourself over the holidaysIt’s not too late to help others and yourself over the holidays
5:36 a.m. Dec. 23, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Stocks open higher as investors eye deluge of pre-Christmas dataU.S. stocks were higher at the start of Wednesday's trade as investors sifted through a parade of U.S. economic data before the Christmas holidays. The S&P 500 rose 0.4% to 3,701. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 157 points, or 0.5%, to 30,173. The Nasdaq Composite fell 2 points to 12,806. The data was mixed, suggesting the U.S. recovery had not been derailed by the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Weekly jobless claims fell and November durable goods rose, even as last month's personal income shrank. Shares of Tesla Inc. fell Wednesday, putting them on track for a third-straight loss as a new member of the S&P 500.
10:44 a.m. Dec. 21, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
U.S. oil notches sharpest daily slide in over 6 weeks as viral spread sparks fresh demand worriesU.S. oil prices ended sharply lower on Monday, but off their steepest declines, amid reports that a variant of the novel strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19 discovered in the U.K. could pose another hurdle for demand of the commodity. U.S. oil prices for February delivery finished $1.27, or 2.6%, lower at $47.97 a barrel. The daily slide represented the sharpest for the most-active contract for West Texas Intermediate oil since a 4.3% slide put in on Nov. 6, FactSet data show. Those living in London and much of the southeast of England were placed under tighter restrictions ahead of the Christmas holidays, shutting nonessential shops and banning nonessential travel. Several European countries and Canada closed their borders to U.K. travelers, including France, which blocked air, sea and land traffic from the country.
11:44 a.m. Dec. 14, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
As some hospitals near 90% capacity due to COVID-19, this map can tell you if your local hospital is almost full A new tool can help people assess the hospital-bed situation in their areaA new tool can help people assess the hospital-bed situation in their area.
10:10 a.m. Dec. 11, 2020 - By Howard Gold
Here’s a way to help others and yourself over the holidays Gift annuities benefit charities and give you tax breaks and annual returnGift annuities benefit charities and give you tax breaks and annual return
4:29 p.m. Dec. 5, 2020 - By Natalie Foster
Give Americans a stimulus check by Christmas or small businesses will have an unhappy new year  Financial support during the pandemic is good policy and good politicsFinancial support during the pandemic is good policy and good politics.
3:04 a.m. Dec. 2, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
The U.S. blood supply is so low, blood banks are offering donors VIP Jets tickets or Krispy Kreme donuts for a year The pandemic has canceled more than 50,000 blood drives, and NYC has just enough donor blood to last three daysThe pandemic has canceled more than 50,000 blood drives, and NYC has just enough donor blood to last three days
2:21 a.m. Dec. 2, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Ariel Investments’ John Rogers Jr. pushes corporate boards to have their own ‘Jackie Robinson moment’ Black households are almost twice as likely not to have any stock-market investments, one recent study showsBlack households are almost twice as likely not to have any stock-market investments, one recent study shows.
1:01 a.m. Dec. 1, 2020 - By Lauren Schwahn
8 ways to outsmart package-thieving porch pirates over the holidays Take these steps to keep your packages safeWorried about Grandma’s gingerbread cookie care box arriving safely? Here’s how to protect your deliveries.
3:30 p.m. Nov. 30, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
I have 8 nieces and nephews. What is the appropriate age to stop giving envelopes full of money during the holidays? ‘Sometimes, we don’t even see the kids for the holidays and we’re just pushing around cards and envelopes’‘Sometimes, we don’t even see the kids for the holidays and we’re just pushing around cards and envelopes.’
1:02 a.m. Nov. 30, 2020 - By Bev O’Shea
Risk of identity theft is high this year, here’s how experts say you can protect your credit Take these steps to help guard against scammers this holiday seasonIt’s all too easy to go for deals we hope are real or fall victim to increasingly sophisticated phishing messages.
10:00 a.m. Nov. 27, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
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11:31 a.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By William Watts
Dollar slips toward 2020 low as history reminds traders not to sleep on FX around ThanksgivingThe dollar did it again --- falling to a multi-month low versus the euro the day before Thanksgiving, a move that’s pushing a closely followed gauge of the U.S. currency back toward its 2020 low.
12:18 p.m. Nov. 21, 2020 - By MarketWatch
These money and investing tips can help you ride the stock market’s year-end momentumThese money and investing stories were popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.
12:07 p.m. Nov. 20, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow, S&P 500 end Friday and week with losses as investors fret over lack of government support as COVID cases riseStock indexes finished the week with a whimper Friday, finishing lower as the market capped a choppy stretch of trade, framed by rising cases of coronavirus and worries above government support to help businesses and workers to end the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the day down by about 220 points, or 0.8%, the S&P 500 index closed the session down 0.7% lower, while the Nasdaq Composite Index closed off 0.4%. For the week, the Dow and the S&P 500 ended down 0.7%, and the Nasdaq finished the week up 0.4%. The U.S. Treasury's decision to allow several emergency Federal Reserve programs to expire against the wishes of the Federal Reserve deflated some of the bullishness on Wall Street. However, stocks had been mostly punching higher on the 5-day trading period on the back of further upbeat vaccine news; but concerns about a spotty economic recovery as the viral outbreak assumes a new deadly phase has caused some selling and repositioning on Wall Street heading into the holidays.
10:00 a.m. Nov. 20, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
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10:00 a.m. Oct. 23, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
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7:58 p.m. Aug. 19, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets fall after Fed minutes bring reality check Stocks drop sharply in Tokyo, Hong Kong, SeoulAsian shares slipped Thursday after sobriety set in on Wall Street, and the U.S. Federal Reserve minutes laid out challenges for the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
1:02 a.m. Aug. 10, 2020 - By Elizabeth Renter
At home or in class: How to save money on back-to-school shopping this year Here are six strategies for outfitting your kids on a budgetBack-to-school shopping is an expensive chore in a normal year; this year is anything but normal.
7:59 p.m. Aug. 9, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian-Pacific markets mostly higher on U.S. stimulus moves, jobs data Stocks jump in Sydney, Seoul; Nikkei closed for holidayShares were mostly higher in Asia on Monday after President Donald Trump issued executive orders to provide tax relief and stopgap unemployment benefits for Americans hit by the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
7:31 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets mixed as U.S. talks on stimulus plan stall Stocks fall in Tokyo and Shanghai, but surge in Hong KongStocks were mixed in Asia on Thursday despite strong gains overnight on Wall Street, where the rally just kept on rolling.
8:22 p.m. July 30, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets fall after grim U.S. GDP data Stocks sink in Tokyo and Sydney, but rise slightly in Hong Kong and mainland ChinaAsian shares tumbled Friday as reports showed layoffs of American workers are persisting at high levels after the U.S. economy contracted at a nearly 33% annual pace in the spring, the worst quarter on record.
5:27 a.m. July 23, 2020 - By Greg Robb
U.S. new jobless benefit claims rise for first time since late March Initial claims rose 109,000 to 1.42 million seasonally adjusted, unadjusted claims fell by 141,816 New applications for unemployment benefits rose by 109,000 to 1.42 million in the week ended July 18 on a seasonally adjusted basis, the Labor Department said Thursday.
6:05 a.m. June 29, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
7 reasons the stock market may face a severe bout of turbulence next week and beyond—only one is rising coronavirus casesThe ride from here could get a lot bumpier after the Dow registered its worst one-day loss since June 11 on Friday, knocking the blue-chip index to its lowest point since May 26, and at least momentarily knocking the wind out of equity investors who may be gradually losing their bullish thesis as U.S. COVID-19 infection rates climb higher.
8:20 p.m. June 24, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets fall, following Wall Street’s slide as hopes of quick recovery dim Stocks sink in Tokyo, Seoul, SydneyShares skidded in Asia on Thursday after a sharp retreat overnight on Wall Street as new coronavirus cases in the U.S. climbed to their highest level in two months, dimming investors’ hopes for a relatively quick economic turnaround.
11:20 a.m. June 23, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
Can my investments survive a crisis if I retire early? It did for these FIRE pioneers living in Mexico ‘The FIRE lifestyle prepares one for situations like COVID, in that we are already living within our means and have no debt’‘The FIRE lifestyle prepares one for situations like COVID, in that we are already living within our means and have no debt.’
9:12 a.m. June 21, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
What Americans splurged on during the first 100 days of the coronavirus pandemic ‘With the increased financial pressure and job insecurity, many consumers will redistribute their spending’‘With the increased financial pressure and job insecurity, many consumers will redistribute their spending.’
11:08 p.m. May 24, 2020 - By Marketwatch
Nikkei rises, but Hong Kong shares slip as tensions with China heat up Crowds return to streets to protest crackdown bill by ChinaHong Kong stocks fall as demonstrators take to the streets to protest proposal by China to supercede city government’s authority.
12:19 a.m. May 13, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
European stocks slide as fears over lasting coronavirus hit to economies riseEuropean stock markets fell on Wednesday, taking a cue from sharp losses on Wall Street amid concerns investors have been too optimistic over the length of time it will take for economies to crawl back from the coronavirus pandemic.
6:12 a.m. May 11, 2020 - By Brett Arends
Should people be able to tap Social Security now to shore up coronavirus-battered finances? A radical idea to rescue U.S. households now—without adding to the national debtA radical idea to rescue U.S. households now—without adding to the national debt
12:21 p.m. May 7, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
2-year Treasury yield sets new closing low as bonds rally on jobs data, Fed outlook Fed officials don’t expect quick economic recoveryU.S. Treasury yields tumbled Thursday as investors saw another sharp rise in U.S. weekly initial jobless claims due to the coronavirus-driven economic downturn.
12:53 p.m. May 5, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
U.S. stocks eke out second day of gains as states work to ease lockdowns and researchers race for vaccines Starbucks to open 85% of U.S. stores by weekendU.S. stocks closed slightly higher Tuesday, but far from session highs, as investors kept an eye on easing of businesses restrictions in the U.S. and Europe and progress toward an early vaccine to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
7:32 p.m. May 4, 2020 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets gain, despite Hong Kong economy posting worst quarter since 1974Asian markets gained in early trading Tuesday, though many of the region’s largest indexes were closed for holidays.
1:02 p.m. May 4, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Dow scores sharpest turnaround since March as technology, energy shares stage late-Monday surge Tesla, Amazon’s stock gains helped to power the Nasdaq’s advance on Monday; Phillips 66, Valero, Marathon shares lift S&P energy sectorStock indexes close higher Monday, reversing losses of 1% and more earlier in the session, after U.S. crude prices settle above $20 a barrel and investors look past U.S. and China tensions rekindled over Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak.
7:51 p.m. May 3, 2020 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets slide as U.S. ratchets up rhetoric blaming China for spread of coronavirus Markets closed for holidays in Japan, mainland ChinaAsian stocks slid early Monday, as tensions rose between the U.S. and China over the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
7:47 p.m. April 30, 2020 - By Marketwatch
Stocks fall in Japan, Australia; most Asian markets closed for holiday Auto makers slip in Tokyo trading, while bank shares tumble in Sydney Stocks in Japan and Australia fell in early trading Friday following losses on Wall Street, as most Asian markets were closed for holidays.
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