8:15 a.m. Today8:15 a.m. Oct. 30, 2020
7:57 a.m. Today7:57 a.m. Oct. 30, 2020
- By Ann Senne
Women are feeling the brunt of COVID-19 — and that will have ripple effects What the coronavirus is doing to women and their moneyWhat the coronavirus is doing to women and their money
7:52 a.m. Today7:52 a.m. Oct. 30, 2020
- By Richard Connor
Trying to find the most tax-friendly place to retire? It’s not so simple Social Security, pensions, housing, inheritances — and everything else — are taxed differently depending on where you liveSocial Security, pensions, housing and inheritances are taxed differently depending on where you live
7:48 a.m. Today7:48 a.m. Oct. 30, 2020
- By Brett Arends
Many nursing homes STILL aren't ready for the pandemic 'second wave'Our response to the coronavirus pandemic raises questions about how much we really care about senior citizens
7:20 a.m. Today7:20 a.m. Oct. 30, 2020
- By Philip van Doorn
Weekend reads: A pandemic opportunity to be a digital nomadAlso, Election Day, retirement locations, stock picks and retirement account rule changes for 2021.
6:54 a.m. Today6:54 a.m. Oct. 30, 2020
- By Sunny Oh
Dow gains 139 points, snaps 4-day losing streak, as stock market takes back chunk of Wednesday routU.S. stocks booked modest gains on Thursday, taking back a chunk of Wednesday's rout, after a preliminary reading of the health of the U.S. economy showed a rebound in growth following the recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
6:49 a.m. Today6:49 a.m. Oct. 30, 2020
White men are doing mostly fine without more economic relief from Washington, but just about everyone else is sufferingPolicy makers need to meet the needs of all Americans, not just those of white men.
6:42 a.m. Today6:42 a.m. Oct. 30, 2020
- By Quentin Fottrell
I offered my son $30K for a down payment on a home. His fiancée wants a written agreement for my gift to be split 50/50 ‘My son had already agreed that any house they buy would be split 50/50 in case they divorced. She is still paying off student debt and has little savings’‘My son had already agreed that any house they buy would be split 50/50 in case they divorced. She is still paying off student debt and has little savings.’
6:01 a.m. Today6:01 a.m. Oct. 30, 2020
- By Alessandra Malito
This board game asks questions about Roe v. Wade, the drug culture and “I Love Lucy” This game is just for the baby boomers.
5:22 a.m. Today5:22 a.m. Oct. 30, 2020
- By Andrew Keshner
Paid time off to vote is common this year — but many workers don’t know it ‘It’s not unusual for people not to be aware of the specifics they are being afforded by their employers, sadly.’‘It’s not unusual for people not to be aware of the specifics they are being afforded by their employers, sadly.’
4:53 a.m. Today4:53 a.m. Oct. 30, 2020
This is the wrong time to think about undoing the 2017 tax cutsLet the economy fully heal from the coronavirus shock first.
2:00 a.m. Today2:00 a.m. Oct. 30, 2020
- By Andrew Keshner
‘It is now a full-blown depression for domestic workers.’ Nannies, house cleaners and home-care workers continue to struggle even as other job sectors bounce back Meanwhile, some highly-educated nannies are finding work for families dealing with remote schoolingMeanwhile, some highly-educated nannies are finding work for families dealing with remote schooling.
1:59 a.m. Today1:59 a.m. Oct. 30, 2020
- By Quentin Fottrell
I filed for bankruptcy after rehabbing my husband’s home. Now he wants an open marriage and says I own nothing. I feel trapped and bamboozled ‘I don’t pay bills, which has left me pondering the idea of just staying with him out of convenience — but at what cost to me mentally?’‘I don’t pay bills, which has left me pondering the idea of just staying with him out of convenience — but at what cost to me mentally?’
1:30 a.m. Today1:30 a.m. Oct. 30, 2020
It’s Slim Pickings for Bond Buyers. Where Two Pros See Value Now
Baird’s Mary Ellen Stanek and Warren Pierson like health-equipment company bonds, U.S. bank credits, and multinationals’ dollar-denominated debt. How bonds could fare under Biden
12:16 a.m. Today12:16 a.m. Oct. 30, 2020
Air France-KLM cuts winter capacity after lossAir France-KLM swung to a heavy net loss in its third quarter, as it cut its capacity views and warned of significantly lower earnings for the last three months of the year. The Franco-Dutch airline Friday booked a quarterly net loss of 1.67 billion euros ($1.96 billion), compared with a net profit of EUR362 million a year earlier.
2:54 p.m. Oct. 29, 2020
- By Emily Bary
Apple's resurgent Mac sales make up for iPhone shortfallEven without any new iPhones to provide a boost, Apple Inc. beat fiscal fourth-quarter expectations amid surging demand for devices that facilitate remote work and schooling.
12:39 p.m. Oct. 29, 2020
No, the IPO Market Isn’t Tanking. Expect a Surge Late in the Year.
Half of the six companies that were expected to list on Thursday withdrew their deals.
10:01 a.m. Oct. 29, 2020
- By BY Claudia Assis
Exxon to cut 1,900 U.S. jobs as pandemic gives new urgency to cost-cuttingExxon Mobil Corp. will cut its workforce in the U.S., mostly in Texas, as it seeks to reduce costs amid the pandemic.
9:47 a.m. Oct. 29, 2020
Sustainable-Fund Assets Hit a Record $1.2 Trillion
In the U.S., assets in sustainable funds jumped to $179 billion, up 12.5% from $159 billion at the end of June.
8:48 a.m. Oct. 29, 2020
- By Alessandra Malito
Neil Young’s brother, Bob, wants you to vote — and he’s got great advice for baby boomersThe 78-year-old guitarist just launched his music career.
8:46 a.m. Oct. 29, 2020
- By Alessandra Malito
I’m a 40-year-old teacher who doesn’t want to wait 15 years to retire. Can I live off the rental income from my three properties?Have a question about retirement, including where to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.com
8:08 a.m. Oct. 29, 2020
Blue Apron Stock Is Tumbling Because the ‘For Sale’ Sign Is Gone
Meal-kit maker Blue Apron has decided not to sell itself, disappointing investors who were keen on a deal. Shares have lost a quarter of their value.
8:02 a.m. Oct. 29, 2020
Democrats push for generous state aid and jobless payments but data not as bad as expected American states have taken a sharp fiscal hit, but the strength of the rebound as lockdowns were eased has helped their budgets partially recover. At the same time, the jobless rate has improved at faster pace than predicted even a few months ago.
6:02 a.m. Oct. 29, 2020
- By Greg Robb
U.S. jobless claims fall 40,000 to 751,000 in latest weekInitial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 40,000 to 751,000 in the latest week, the Labor Department said Thursday.
6:00 a.m. Oct. 29, 2020
This Is How Big Honeywell’s Quantum Computing Business Could Be
Honeywell International launched a new generation of its quantum computing technology and announced deals with new partners who are willing to spend millions to access the company’s machines.
5:28 a.m. Oct. 29, 2020
Jobless Claims at Lowest Level of Covid Crisis. Can They Keep Improving?
Roughly 751,000 Americans filed for unemployment for the first time in the week ended Oct. 24, data from the Labor Department show.
4:12 a.m. Oct. 29, 2020
- By Ciara Linnane
Kellogg tops earnings estimates and raises guidance as demand for at-home food is high during pandemicKellogg Co. posted stronger-than-expected earnings for its third quarter and raised its guidance, as it continued to benefit from demand for at-home food during the pandemic. Kellogg posted net income of $348 million, or $1.01 a share, in the quarter, up from $248 million, or 72 cents a share, in the year-earlier period. Adjusted per-share earnings came to 91 cents, ahead of the 86 cents FactSet consensus. Sales rose to $3.429 billion from $3.372 billion, topping the $3.403 billion FactSet consensus. The company has increased production to meet higher demand during the pandemic, is focusing on fewer items and investing in workers, warehousing labor and transportation capacity. E-commerce sales remained strong, while away-from-home channels have continued to decline. The company is now expecting full-year adjusted EPS to grow about 2%, up from prior guidance of a decline of about 1%. Shares rose 2% premarket, but have fallen 8% in the year to date, while the S&P 500 has gained 1.3%.
2:46 a.m. Oct. 29, 2020
- By Jaimy Lee
Here are all the reasons COVID-19 cases are surging again ‘Pandemic fatigue’ is setting in among Americans tired of social distancing and wearing masksExperts attribute the record-breaking number of coronavirus cases to growing weariness among Americans to keep up with pandemic practices like social distancing and wearing masks.
2:37 a.m. Oct. 29, 2020
- By Joy Wiltermuth
Why the Nasdaq, with its 'work-from-home' tech giants, just posted its worst day in 7 weeksTechnology stocks often are a hot commodity when pandemic fears rear up. Here's why that wasn't the case on Wednesday as all three major U.S. stock indexes swooned.
12:58 a.m. Oct. 29, 2020
How much should you help your adult kids in their job search?Pulling a few strings, or using your connections—here's what experts say about trying to be helpful in these tough times
1:16 p.m. Oct. 28, 2020
- By Bill Bynum
The 2-cent solution to close the racial wealth gap: A call for U.S. companies to invest in Black communities By supporting Black-owned businesses, corporations and banks would create jobs and boost the economyBy supporting Black-owned businesses, corporations and banks would create jobs and boost the economy.
1:15 p.m. Oct. 28, 2020
ESG Indexes Grew by 40% Last Year as Investor Interest Surges
The number of indexes has exploded—and indexes measuring environmental, social, and governance, or ESG, criteria are growing the most.
12:08 p.m. Oct. 28, 2020
- By Mike Murphy
Charles Schwab to lay off 1,000 workers following TD Ameritrade mergerJust weeks after closing its acquisition of TD Ameritrade, Charles Schwab Corp. announced Monday it will lay off about 1,000 employees, or 3% of its combined workforce.
11:30 a.m. Oct. 28, 2020
- By Levi Sumagaysay
Trump administration could change the definition of an independent contractor any day now Less than a week before voters decide whether Donald Trump receives a second term as president, his administration stands ready to establish a new federal rule on who counts as an employee in the U.S.
9:27 a.m. Oct. 28, 2020
How the U.S. could be smarter about insuring against extreme weather-related disastersWith parametric insurance, the full power of modern computing, data digitization, risk modeling and Artificial Intelligence meet.
9:25 a.m. Oct. 28, 2020
University of Wisconsin football team cancels Saturday game against Nebraska amid COVID-19 diagnosesNo. 9--ranked team's head coach is among a dozen people with the program testing positive for the coronavirus-borne disease
7:38 a.m. Oct. 28, 2020
- By Brett Arends
Want to retire rich on bitcoin?Digital currencies are so popular that you can hold them in a variety of retirement accounts
6:49 a.m. Oct. 28, 2020
- By Paul Brandus
How did Trump lose senior citizens? Stakes are high for older Americans — and their votes — as election day loomsStakes are high for older Americans — and their votes — as election day looms
6:26 a.m. Oct. 28, 2020
- By Meera Jagannathan
Mayor Bill de Blasio urges New Yorkers not to travel out of state for the holidays. Here’s how to safely visit family this season ’Realize that by doing that, unfortunately, you could be putting yourself and your family in danger,’ the New York City mayor said’Realize that by doing that, unfortunately, you could be putting yourself and your family in danger,’ the New York City mayor said.
6:21 a.m. Oct. 28, 2020
How the Government Can Address Inequality | The Wealth GapKristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, discusses what can be done from a government perspective to address the wealth gap.