2:15 p.m. Today2:15 p.m. April 11, 2021
Google used secret program to game its ad-buying system, documents showGoogle for years operated a secret program that used data from past bids in the company’s digital advertising exchange to allegedly give its own ad-buying system an advantage over competitors, according to court documents filed in a Texas antitrust lawsuit.
1:30 p.m. Today1:30 p.m. April 11, 2021
The Economic Recovery Depends on Getting Women Back to Work. Here’s Why.
The pandemic dealt a disproportionate blow to women’s jobs and career advancement. The consequences could be far-reaching, for the economy, companies, and investors.
1:28 p.m. Today1:28 p.m. April 11, 2021
Bitcoin Is Making a Splash. Is It Safe to Test the Waters?
The cryptocurrency is reaching a tipping point that investors can no longer ignore. But plenty of vexing questions remain—including whether its price run-up reflects a bubble.
7:18 a.m. Today7:18 a.m. April 11, 2021
Biden hails pact between South Korean companies for EV battery plant in GeorgiaFreshman Senate Democrat Jon Ossoff of Georgia at Biden's request jump-started negotiations between two companies.
6:30 a.m. Today6:30 a.m. April 11, 2021
- By Jacob Passy
Homeowners face the biggest property-tax hikes in 4 years — here’s where they pay the mostThere were 16 counties nationwide where homeowners paid more than $10,000 in property taxes last year on average.
3:12 p.m. April 10, 2021
Are you worrying too much about running out of money in retirement?Research indicates many people retire without a realistic understanding of how much they can safely spend, and some who could spend more don't.
10:05 a.m. April 10, 2021
Trump addresses GOP as power to shape national debate wanesFormer President Donald Trump insists he's enjoying his life off Twitter. The press releases his aides fire off on an increasingly frequent basis are more "elegant," he says. Plus there's no risk of backlash for retweeting unsavory accounts.
9:17 a.m. April 10, 2021
Here's why fears of surging inflation are off-baseMaximum employment doesn't create inflation, especially in a globalized world.
7:46 a.m. April 10, 2021
- By Elisabeth Buchwald
10 countries where vaccinated Americans are allowed to travel and over-the-counter, 15-minute COVID-19 tests are coming to a store near youWednesday's top personal finance stories
7:45 a.m. April 10, 2021
- By Elisabeth Buchwald
Just 500 households in New York City will pay the highest rate in Cuomo's millionaire-tax hike and suicide deaths fell during the 2020 pandemic — but why?Thursday's top personal finance stories
1:53 p.m. April 9, 2021
Cruise Line Stocks Are Riding a Wave. They Could Sink.
The earnings dilution from sales of debt and equity and the risks in a return to voyages could sink investors’ upbeat narrative.
12:57 p.m. April 9, 2021
The Dow Rose 297 Points. Inflation Signs Are Lifting Bank and Industrials Stocks.
Signs of a strong economy lifted the Dow and the S&P 500 to records. The Fed would be likely to raise rates if inflation numbers continue rising.
11:48 a.m. April 9, 2021
Prince Philip Has Died Aged 99—Active Patron of Business Organizations
The duke had a particular dislike of company executives prone to delivering slick speeches on royal visits, and liked to catch them out if they had not mastered their brief.
11:44 a.m. April 9, 2021
Prince Philip — active patron of business organizations and consort to Queen Elizabeth II — has died at 99The duke had a particular dislike of company executives prone to delivering slick speeches on royal visits, and liked to catch them out if they had not mastered their brief.
6:44 a.m. April 9, 2021
What the red-hot real estate market has done to essential workersAs you see more “for sale” signs going up, say a prayer for those looking right now. It’s tough.
6:11 a.m. April 9, 2021
- By Brian Mastroianni
Great Escapes: Celebrity Tennis Coach and Lifelong Lensman James Bollettieri’s Favorite PhotographersMan Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, and more
4:40 a.m. April 9, 2021
Biden’s Military Budget Is Coming. What It Means for Defense Stocks.
Prince Philip dies at age 99, GM continues to shift production strategy, Powell weighs in on March jobs report, and other news to start your day.
2:33 a.m. April 9, 2021
G-20 nearer to a deal on minimum corporate tax rateFinance ministers from the world’s most developed economies said on Wednesday they hoped to agree on an overhaul of the way multinationals are taxed as well as on a minimum tax rate by the end of the year.
2:48 p.m. April 8, 2021
- By Thornton McEnery
The 30-something Ryan Cohen consolidates power at GameStop, and the Reddit crowd cheers … but the stock is so-soThe activist investor and social media folk hero is the man that Diamond-handed GME “HODLers” want in the big chair, but they also wouldn't mind seeing Roaring Kitty as the new CEO.
2:05 p.m. April 8, 2021
Two new airlines take flight as U.S. reopens for travelAmericans are traveling in the greatest numbers in more than a year, and soon they will have two new leisure-oriented airlines to consider for those trips.
1:57 p.m. April 8, 2021
Netflix buys rights to stream new Sony movies beginning in 2022Netflix further beefed up its film catalog on Thursday in a multi-year deal that will make it the new streaming home to Sony Pictures' top releases in the U.S.
8:45 a.m. April 8, 2021
- By Weston Blasi
Nike, Apple suspend endorsement deals with NFL star Deshaun Watson over sexual misconduct allegationsWatson has been accused of sexual assault or harassment in lawsuits filed by 22 women.
8:23 a.m. April 8, 2021
Israel Is Leading the Vaccination Race. Here's How Its Economy Is Doing.
The Bank of Israel tracks credit-card expenditure as one of its special indicators on the state of the economy during the coronavirus crisis.
7:58 a.m. April 8, 2021
Why we need all hands on deck to invent the technologies needed to beat climate changeTo turn the global economy on a dime, we need progress to advance exponentially, a researcher at MIT says.
5:26 a.m. April 8, 2021
Initial Jobless Claims Show Surprising Pickup, Defying Rehiring Trends
Businesses still appear to be laying off people despite other recent data showing strong rehiring and job openings.
4:39 a.m. April 8, 2021
- By Tonya Garcia
Starbucks oat-milk shortage comes as sales of plant-based food soarPlant-based-food sales reached $7 billion in 2020, according to the Plant Based Foods Association and the Good Food Institute.
4:27 a.m. April 8, 2021
What Amazon’s Union Vote Means for Inflation
G20 takes step toward agreement on minimum corporate tax rate, Biden open to compromise on infrastructure plan, and other news to start your day.
4:24 a.m. April 8, 2021
How a Simple Blood Test Could Reduce Cancer Deaths
Liquid biopsies and genomic sequencing that track cancer-related DNA have spawned start-ups and produced eye-popping projections on Wall Street. The diagnostic technology is cutting edge, and the industry is very young.
5:01 p.m. April 7, 2021
Early Retirement Is Not as Good as It Sounds. Advisors Need to Persuade Clients to Keep Working.
Top advisors say it's part finance, part psychology, and all about knowing your client.
2:16 p.m. April 7, 2021
St. Louis elects its first Black woman mayorTishaura Jones, 49, is a former state representative who has been city treasurer since 2013.
1:39 p.m. April 7, 2021
- By Abby Schultz
MacArthur Grants Community Solutions $100 Million to Address HomelessnessThe New York-based group was among six finalists in the foundation’s 100&Change competition
12:48 p.m. April 7, 2021
- By Greg Robb
Fed officials split on outlook for inflation Fed officials seems divided almost evenly about the outlook for inflation -- with one camp worried inflation might be higher than expected, while another saw factors that have held down inflation in recent years would remain powerful, according to minutes of the March meeting released Wednesday.
8:40 a.m. April 7, 2021
- By Emily Bary
Plaid valued at $13.4 billion in new funding roundFinancial technology company Plaid raised $425 million in a new funding round that values Plaid significantly above what Visa Inc. planned to pay for the company in a merger deal that was shelved earlier this year.
5:29 a.m. April 7, 2021
- By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. trade deficit jumps 4.8% to record $71.1 billion as Americans snap up imports The U.S. trade deficit with other countries jumped almost 5% in February to a record $71.1 billion, as a rapidly recovering economy enabled Americans to buy more imported goods and services.
1:05 a.m. April 7, 2021
Nine cities with the coolest city parks right down the streetNew York’s Central Park may get lots of attention, but there are epic city parks located all over the U.S. —you just have to know where to look.
5:14 p.m. April 6, 2021
Trump ally Lin Wood lashes out at Lindsey Graham, Nikki Haley in South CarolinaLin Wood, the pro-Trump attorney seeking a GOP leadership role in South Carolina, took on two of the state's most notable Republicans on Tuesday and newly questioned the level of support of the party chairman for former President Donald Trump.
4:12 p.m. April 6, 2021
Why the Nasdaq’s Recovery Doesn’t Mean Growth Stocks Are Back
The recent shift could be the end for tech’s outperformance.
1:39 p.m. April 6, 2021
- By Elisabeth Buchwald
The biggest money goals MarketWatch readers have right now and 5 financial habits worth keeping after the pandemicTuesday's top personal finance stories
11:26 a.m. April 6, 2021
Chipotle Has a New Price Target. Blame the Beef.
Truist issued a bullish update which highlighted the burrito chain's latest menu price increases.
10:40 a.m. April 6, 2021
- By Tomi Kilgore
Elon's brother Kimbal Musk pockets more than $7 million from Tesla stock tradesKimbal Musk, Elon's younger brother, made more than $7 million trading Tesla Inc.’s stock, as he acquired shares through options and sold them the same day at an average price that was $600 higher than what he paid for them.