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12:17 p.m. Today - By Jacob Passy
This diet will help reduce your risk of heart disease and fewer people are having trouble paying their medical bills Wednesday's top personal finance stories Wednesday's top personal finance storiesWednesday's top personal finance stories
11:56 a.m. Today - By Nouriel Roubini
Here’s all the things likely to go wrong, according to Nouriel Roubini From hot wars to weaponized financial assets, the U.S. faces severe economic, financial, political, and geopolitical disturbances A number of potential disruptive ‘white swans’ can be seen on the horizon. Any of them could trigger severe economic, financial, political, and geopolitical disturbances unlike anything since the 2008 crisis.
11:32 a.m. Today - By Rachel Koning Beals
Where Bloomberg, Sanders, Warren and 2020 Democrats stand on climate change From a Green New Deal to abandoning oil drilling and pricing carbon, the candidates consider climate a priorityThe field of Democrats looking to beat President Donald Trump this year — including the six on the stage Tuesday night — are aligned in their pledge to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement. Most candidates want to end new fossil-fuel leasing on public lands and several are critical of fracking. A few have latched onto the Green New Deal.
11:31 a.m. Today - By Mark DeCambre
Tesla, gold and the dollar soar—an ‘everything rally’ has some stock-market investors fearing how it all ends ‘Some of the largest stocks in the world have entered the manic phase’: strategistWhat happens when everything rises all at once? That’s what some investors are scratching their heads about as they look out at the current landscape on Wall Street.
11:30 a.m. Today - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold’s rise to near 7-year highs feeds talk of a climb to record prices of $2,000 and beyond “The markets are in the throes of a weird mix of safe-haven and speculative motivations.”Gold prices now trade at their highest levels in almost seven years, as the economic impact of COVID-19 has raised expectations for stimulus from global central banks, feeding talk of record prices of $2000 an ounce and beyond for the precious metal.
11:22 a.m. Today - By Mark DeCambre
S&P 500, Nasdaq book record close as Fed signals strong economy with one eye on coronavirus Fed policy makers emphasize their hope to provide some rate stability for markets and the economy after three rate cuts in 2019 The S&P 500 and Nasdaq finish at all-time highs Wednesday as investors were encouraged by comments from the Federal Reserve and measures China says it has taken to help coronavirus-stricken businesses.
11:18 a.m. Today - By William Watts
Can stocks keep soaring as the U.S. dollar surges? What investors need to know ICE U.S. Dollar Index trades at more-than-2-year high as stocks hit recordsThe dollar is on fire in 2020, but that isn’t cooling investors’ ardor for U.S. stocks. Can that relationship continue?
10:30 a.m. Today - By Ciara Linnane
Groupon and Blue Apron’s real problem: Neither business model works, experts say Groupon stock tumbles 42% and Blue Apron is down 22% as experts say they are unlikely to succeed Groupon Inc. shares slid 43% Wednesday and Blue Apron Inc. was down 22%, after far weaker-than-expected earnings from both companies revived concerns about the sustainability of their business models.
U.S. dollar holds solid gain after Fed minutes
9:03 a.m. Today
U.S. dollar holds solid gain after Fed minutes
Japanese yen at 111.35, down 1.4% against U.S. dollars
9:03 a.m. Today
Euro up less than 0.1% at $1.0796; British pound at $1.2917, down 0.6% against the buck
9:03 a.m. Today
Fed minutes show officials were less worried about economy
9:00 a.m. Today
6:45 a.m. Today - By Andrea Riquier
Here’s why investors are shrugging off coronavirus earnings warnings Don’t fight the FedInvestors have central bank liquidity to thank - or blame - for the “everything rally” that’s chugging along despite the global viral epidemic in the 11th year of a U.S. economic expansion.
4:05 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
Trump’s Policies Overuse America’s Economic Weapons. U.S. Economic Power Is at Risk. Sanctions against Iran and China aren’t part of a bigger strategy. That puts the sources of America’s economic power at risk, writes former Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew.
U.S. dollar up 0.7% at 110.60 Japanese yen
3:31 a.m. Today
Dollar remains mixed versus major rivals after economic data
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Euro up 0.1% at $1.0799
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2:00 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
Al Gore’s Firm Sold Deere, Analog Devices, and Microsoft Stock. Here’s What It’s Buying. Generation Investment, which is chaired by the former vice president, more than tripled its stake in cloud-communications firm Twilio in the fourth quarter. The shares are surging in 2020.
11:24 a.m. Feb. 18, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Nasdaq ekes out record finish, other stock indexes slump as coronavirus takes toll on Apple sales Franklin Templeton parent says it will buy Legg Mason for $50 a shareDow, S&P 500 closed lower Tuesday, after Apple Inc. said a viral outbreak in China would hurt its second-quarter results, reigniting fears that the global economy could be harmed.
9:15 a.m. Feb. 18, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Why gold prices topped $1,600 and may soon hit a more than 7-year highGold futures surpassed $1,600 an ounce on Tuesday and analysts believe the precious metal has the fuel it needs to climb to its highest level in more than seven years.
9:07 a.m. Feb. 18, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold tops $1,600 for first time since 2013 as coronavirus fears spur haven demand Palladium futures notch another record settlementGold prices climb on Tuesday to their highest levels since 2013, as continued worries over the COVID-19 epidemic in China put pressure on stocks and sparked demand for assets perceived as havens, including gold and Treasurys.
7:00 a.m. Feb. 18, 2020 - By Catey Hill
We’ll retire at 60 with about $2.5 million and want to ditch high-tax California — but still want great year-round weather. Where should we retire? Have a question about retirement, including where to retire? Email chill@marketwatch.com.This couple seeks a place with a vibrant classical music scene where they can also do some gardening.
6:14 a.m. Feb. 18, 2020 - By Kerry Hannon
What do the world’s most successful people do when it’s time to retire? Educational opportunities for nontraditional students are cropping up at some top universitiesEducational opportunities for nontraditional students are cropping up at some top universities
5:24 a.m. Feb. 18, 2020 - By Lucy Cohen Blatter
Broker Fredrik Eklund Sees More New York-Style Condos Catching on in Los AngelesThe “Million Dollar Listing” star on moving out west, the importance of high-end garages, and more
Empire State index hits highest level since last May
3:30 a.m. Feb. 18, 2020
Empire State index rises to 12.9 in February vs. 4.8 in prior month
3:30 a.m. Feb. 18, 2020
2:34 a.m. Feb. 18, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
HSBC and Glencore drag London stocks into the redA sharp fall in the FTSE 100’s most heavily weighted stock — HSBC — dragged the U.K. index deep into the red on Tuesday
10:32 p.m. Feb. 17, 2020 - By Associated Press
Asia stocks fall as economic impact of coronavirus weighs on markets Apple warns and China cancels auto show over virus fallouttAsia stocks fell Tuesday even as the coronavirus outbreak appeared to be slowing. Economists were predicting a hit to growth in Asia regardless of the improvement in the fight against the virus.
3:52 a.m. Feb. 17, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Here’s which markets are open, and closed, this Presidents Day Presidents Day initially honored George Washington on his birthdayU.S. financial markets will stay shuttered on Monday in observance of Presidents Day.
3:00 a.m. Feb. 17, 2020 - Barrons.com
Global Dividends Hit a Record $1.4 Trillion in 2019. Their Growth Rate Slowed, However. In U.S. dollar terms, companies paid about $1.43 trillion in dividends last year, up 3.5% from a year earlier. That growth rate is down from rates of nearly 10% and 8% in 2018 and 2017, respectively.
2:07 a.m. Feb. 17, 2020 - By Abby Schultz
20 Minutes With: Artsy’s Mike Steib on Transforming the Art WorldThe former CEO of a wedding planning firm wants to broaden access to art through an online app
10:10 p.m. Feb. 16, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets mixed as Japan’s economy skids, China cuts rates Nikkei sinks, while stocks tick up in Hong Kong, mainland ChinaMarkets were mixed in Asia on Monday, with Japan’s benchmark slipping after the government reported the economy contracted 6.3% in annual terms in the last quarter. China’s shares got a boost after the central bank stepped in to help the economy with a rate cut, extra buying of securities and tax cuts.
1:38 p.m. Feb. 16, 2020 - Associated Press
Democratic rivals accuse Bloomberg of trying to ‘buy’ election Biden picks up another endorsement ahead of Nevada caucusWith the Nevada caucuses less than a week away, Democratic presidential candidates campaigning Sunday were fixated on a rival who wasn’t contesting the state.
8:15 a.m. Feb. 15, 2020 - By Bianca Flowers
Americans were scammed out of $201 million in 2019 from dating fraud Why dating scams are now the most reported type of fraud in the U.S.Why dating scams are now the most reported type of fraud in the U.S.
3:02 a.m. Feb. 15, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Fortnite gamers don’t need to worry about reporting their V-Bucks to the IRS Virtual currency is ‘an important focal point’ for the IRS in 2020 — just not in-game currency that can’t be used in the real worldVirtual currency is ‘an important focal point’ for the IRS in 2020 — just not in-game currency that can’t be used in the real world.
4:51 p.m. Feb. 14, 2020 - Barrons.com
Equifax Helped Inflate a Big-Data Bubble. Now It's Bursting. Chinese hackers may have a voracious appetite for American data, but so do the huge corporations that collect it in the first place. That's life under unfettered digital capitalism.
11:40 a.m. Feb. 14, 2020 - By Andrea Riquier
S&P 500 and Nasdaq end at records to end week, amid signs of soft retail sales, coronavirus spread Retail sales gains were muted in January and industrial production declined but consumer confidence was near a 15-year high in early FebruaryThe Nasdaq and S&P 500 finish at records Friday, after bouncing between small gains and losses, as investors parse mixed data on the strength of the U.S. consumer and monitored the spread of COVID-19 in China.
11:23 a.m. Feb. 14, 2020 - Barrons.com
When Dividend Aristocrats Lose Their Status, Their Returns Often Improve Dismissal from the Dividend Aristocrats club isn’t necessarily a death sentence. The post-Aristocrat performance of some companies is solid, and some resume raising dividends after their membership infraction.
11:13 a.m. Feb. 14, 2020 - Barrons.com
Avoid Natural Gas Stocks Except for These 2 Names Most natural-gas stocks look like dismal investments as gas prices plummet. But Cabot Oil & Gas and Cheniere Energy are likely to prosper.
10:54 a.m. Feb. 14, 2020 - By William Watts
Here’s a reminder that ‘when the dollar moves, things break’ — and vice versa ICE U.S. Dollar Index logs 0.4% weekly riseAnother week of strength for the U.S. dollar is attracting attention. Here’s why.
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