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8:11 a.m. Dec. 4, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
Omicron volatility? How ETFs obliterated 2020's record, gathering $800 billion in new money so far in 2021Every week we highlight the most timely exchange-traded fund news, from new launches to inflows and performance.
6:45 a.m. Dec. 4, 2021 - By Amy Richardson
Spread the love -- and 3 other things new investors need to knowPeople who began investing during the pandemic have only endured one market cycle.
4:21 a.m. Dec. 4, 2021 - By Michael Brush
Insider buying says a Santa Claus rally is on the way -- here are 10 stocks they favorHang on to your stock-market exposure and add more if you can. The twin fears spooking investors – the omicron COVID strain and inflation – are overdone.
4:14 a.m. Dec. 4, 2021 - By Jaimy Lee
A new study finds that most COVID-19 boosters strengthen immunity, though there is no winning shotThe first study directly comparing COVID-19 boosters found that most shots improved immune responses in fully vaccinated people.
3:47 a.m. Dec. 3, 2021 - By Levi Sumagaysay
After completing richest SPAC deal yet, Grab stock plunges 20% on first day of tradingGrab, which offers ride-hailing, delivery and financial services in Southeast Asia, saw an initial pop on its first day of trading but ended the day in the red.
3:35 a.m. Dec. 3, 2021 - By Steve Gelsi
GTCR portfolio company Resonetics valued at $2.25 billion in minority stake sale to CarlylePrivate equity firms GTCR and Sverica Capital Management said Friday they sold a minority equity stake in portfolio company, Resonetics to funds affiliated with Carlyle in a deal that values the Nashua, N.H., medical micro-device manufacturer at about $2.25 billion. The firms did not disclose the dollar amount of the minority investment. Carlyle will join GTCR as a "meaningful shareholder" in Resonetics, the firms said. GTCR made its initial investment in Resonetics in 2018 in partnership with medical technology industry executive Robert "Chip" Hance. GTCR teamed up with Hance to form Regatta Medical in April 2017 to pursue opportunities in the medical device sector. In 2018, Regatta Medical announced a recapitalization transaction with Resonetics, for an undisclosed price. Sverica Capital management invested in Resonetics in 2014 and will retain a minority stake in the company.
1:23 p.m. Dec. 2, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow books 618-point rise, clinches best point gain in a year, as investors attempt to shake off omicron-sparked jittersU.S. stocks snap a 2-day skid Thursday, with the Dow producing its best percentage gain since early March, as investors looked past the spread of coronavirus.
5:44 a.m. Dec. 2, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
Mortgage rates are stable — but the omicron variant could change thatStock market volatility hasn’t hit interest rates yet, but concerns about the new variant could have an effect in the weeks to come.
5:21 a.m. Dec. 2, 2021 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
The omicron panic is overdone. Buy the dips in these stocks, says JPMorgan.Stock futures are pointing to a rebound, after reports of the first U.S. omicron coronavirus case clobbered Wall Street in a wild day of trading.
4:43 p.m. Dec. 1, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Did we learn anything from the pandemic? 'If it doesn't turn the tide on nursing homes, then shame on us.'Smaller nursing homes did a better job of protecting residents, and they have other advantages, too. It's time to rethink America's long-term care facilities.
1:18 p.m. Dec. 1, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow stages wild, 1,000-point swing and stocks see sharpest U-turn lower in over a year as U.S. confirms 1st omicron caseStocks end sharply lower Wednesday, squandering a solid rebound, after Dr. Anthony Fauci said U.S. has confirmed its first omicron case.
2:00 a.m. Dec. 1, 2021 - By Philip van Doorn
These are Wall Street's 20 favorite stocks as the Fed's Powell jolts the market with taper talkA sustained downturn in stocks could create new buying opportunities for long-term investors.
12:06 p.m. Nov. 30, 2021 - By Christine Idzelis
Dow closes 650 points lower Tuesday as Powell helps to ignite fresh stock-market selloffStocks extend losses after Fed Chairman Jerome Powell says it would be appropriate to consider winding down the central bank's monthly asset purchases more quickly than planned.
10:23 a.m. Nov. 30, 2021 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil prices suffer steepest monthly decline since March 2020Oil futures fall sharply Tuesday, marking their worst monthly decline since the official start of the pandemic in the first quarter of last year.
9:34 a.m. Nov. 30, 2021 - By Claudia Assis
U.S. airlines may find domestic travel acting as a cushion against the omicron variant, analysts sayNews about the omicron variant of the coronavirus rattled U.S. airline and travel-related stocks this week just as a relatively strong Thanksgiving traveling season wrapped up.
4:24 a.m. Nov. 30, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
The future of healthcare is right here at homeTechnology, affordability and patient satisfaction mean in-home healthcare solutions could revolutionize medical care for older Americans.
3:42 a.m. Nov. 30, 2021 - By Philip van Doorn
These 60 stocks, including DraftKings, Zillow and Virgin Galactic, are down at least 50% from their 2021 highsEven a good year for stocks has its share of high-flyers that have turned into losers — or buying opportunities.
2:51 a.m. Nov. 30, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Airline stocks suffer broad selloff as fear of omicron variant's impact on travel spreadsShares of airline companies took a broad beating Tuesday, as part of a selloff in the broader stock market, as will negatively impact the travel industry. The U.S. Global Jets ETF sank 1.7% toward a one-year low in premarket trading. The sector tracker had tumbled 17.1% over the past three weeks through Monday. Among the more-active airline stocks in Tuesday's premarket, American Airlines Group Inc. shed 2.1%, Delta Air Lines Inc. dropped 2.2%, United Airlines Holdings Inc. slid 2.1%, JetBlue Airways Corp. lost 1.8% and Southwest Airlines Co. gave up 1.5%. The selloff comes while futures for the S&P 500 slumped 0.9%.
2:10 p.m. Nov. 29, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Confused about whether to get a COVID booster? Here's what to knowDoctors want to convey some key facts about boosters: Yes, they are safe, yes, you can mix and match, and yes, you should get one, especially if you're older.
11:54 a.m. Nov. 29, 2021 - By Claudia Assis
UnitedHealth calls for revenue between $317 billion and $320 billion for 2022 UnitedHealth Group Inc. late Monday said it expects 2021 revenue of around $287 billion, and per-share adjusted earnings between $18.75 and $18.90 per share. The company also unveiled its 2022 outlook, calling for revenue between $317 billion and $320 billion, and adjusted per-share earnings between $21.10 and $21.60. Cash flows from operations are expected to range from $23 billion to $24 billion next year, the health-care company said. UnitedHealth's 2021 guidance broadly meets FactSet consensus. The adjusted EPS outlook range for 2022, however, is slightly below expectations, with the 2022 sales outlook above consensus around $311 million, according to FactSet. Shares of UnitedHealth fell 0.4% in the extended session Monday after ending the regular trading day up 2.8%.
11:53 a.m. Nov. 29, 2021 - By Vivien Lou Chen
U.S. stock market ends higher in partial rebound from Friday selloff as Biden says omicron won't lead to `shutdowns or lockdowns'U.S. stock benchmarks finish higher Monday, following a steep selloff Friday sparked by fears of a worrisome new coronavirus variant.
10:33 a.m. Nov. 29, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
Biden holds Cyber Monday meeting with retail CEOs to discuss inflation, supply chains President Joe Biden will convene a roundtable meeting with a group of major retailers and consumer product manufacturers to discuss rising prices for everyday products and supply chain problems that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic, a White House told MarketWatch.
5:32 a.m. Nov. 29, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Fashion designer Virgil Abloh dies at 41 of rare cardiac cancerA statement from Abloh's family on the designer's Instagram account said Abloh was diagnosed two years ago with cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare form of cancer in which a tumor occurs in the heart.
12:35 p.m. Nov. 28, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
The U.S. stock market suffers ugly Black Friday selloff. Here are the biggest losers (and the winners).Wall Street skidded lower on Black Friday as investors reacted to fresh travel bans related to a variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 called B.1.1.529, that has been identified in South Africa.
8:26 a.m. Nov. 27, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
WHO warns world leaders against knee-jerk reaction to coronavirus variant from South Africa as U.K. and EU impose travel bansThe World Health Organization is pleading with world leaders not to have knee-jerk reactions to a new variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 that has emerged in South Africa, as a number of countries immediately announced travel bans from that country and some of its neighbors.
6:55 a.m. Nov. 27, 2021 - By Therese Poletti
We have been promised the 'metaverse' for decades, but it is still not a sure thingFor decades, software developers and engineers have unsuccessfully tried to create alternative worlds, a quest inspired by science fiction that goes farther back than "Snow Crash."
6:38 a.m. Nov. 27, 2021 - By Gregory Zuckerman
‘Why did you guys sell everything?’ Inside the life-and-death struggle to fund Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine.Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel is the biotech industry’s smoothest fundraiser. But he had to walk a fine line to raise the money for the game-changing vaccine.
10:56 a.m. Nov. 26, 2021 - By Claudia Assis
Moderna to 'rapidly advance' omicron-specific COVID-19 booster candidateModerna Inc. said Friday it will "rapidly advance" an omicron-specific COVID-19 booster vaccine candidate and continue to work on booster candidates designed to anticipate mutations of the coronavirus and to study and test higher booster doses also meant to boost immunity. The World Health Organization's technical advisory group earlier on Friday The US, the U.K. and the European Union have implemented travel bans on South Africa and neighboring countries on Friday, amid concerns the variant may be more transmissible. Shares of Moderna ended the abbreviated Friday session up nearly 21%, while shares of Pfizer Inc. rose more than 6%.
9:24 a.m. Nov. 26, 2021 - By Steve Gelsi
Travel stocks slump and vaccine maker stocks rally as WHO names new 'variant of concern'Investor unload airline shares and bid up drug maker stocks after South Africa announces concern over the B.1.1.529 variant and the U.K. bans flights.
8:51 a.m. Nov. 26, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow plunges 905 points in Black Friday selloff, books worst day in over a year as WHO declares new COVID 'variant of concern'U.S. stock benchmarks suffer withering losses on Friday as stock and commodity markets plunge, after scientists detected a new COVID variant in South Africa.
2:31 a.m. Nov. 26, 2021 - By Steve Gelsi
Drug maker stocks rise but travel stocks sink on new coronavirus variantShares of airlines fell and drug makers rose in premarket trades on Friday as investors reacted to fresh travel bans related to a new variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 called B.1.1.529 identified in South Africa. Meanwhile, stocks relating to 'stay-at-home' activities gained. The British government has banned flights from South Africa and five other southern African countries. The World Health Organization's technical working group is meeting Friday to discuss the variant. Pfizer advanced by 5.8%, Moderna gained 8.7%, Southwest Airlines dropped 7%, American Airlines stock slumped 7%; Expedia fell 6.8% and United Airlines dropped 7.6%. Delta Air Lines lost 7.8%, Norwegian Cruise gave up 9.6% and Royal Caribbean shares slid 10%. Netflix rose 2%.Take-Two Interactive Software rose by 1%.
2:38 a.m. Nov. 25, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
EU regulator authorizes Pfizer's COVID vaccine for kids 5-11 as infections sweep regionFor the first time, the European Medicines Agency has cleared a COVID-19 vaccine for use in young children.
9:37 a.m. Nov. 24, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. has already seen more COVID deaths in 2021 than 2020 before vaccines were available, as experts again warn pandemic is not overThe U.S. has already suffered more deaths from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 in 2021 than in 2020, even though vaccines that prevent serious illness and death have been available since April, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
1:32 a.m. Nov. 24, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
WHO warns Europe COVID death toll could exceed 2.2 million by March, and U.S. warns against travel to Germany and DenmarkThe World Health Organization warned Tuesday that Europe's death toll from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 could exceed two million by March, as cases have climbed to nearly 4,200 a day and the illness has become the number one cause of death on the continent.
2:23 p.m. Nov. 23, 2021 - By Bianca Flowers
Apple exec: No one is safe from climate change until the ‘most vulnerable’ communities are protected‘You can’t separate justice from environmental health and environmental protection anymore,’ says Lisa Jackson, an Apple vice president and former EPA chief.
1:56 p.m. Nov. 23, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Juul to pay $14.5 million to settle Arizona vaping lawsuitE-cigarette giant Juul Labs will pay Arizona $14.5 million and vowed not to market to young people in the state to settle a consumer fraud lawsuit.
5:32 a.m. Nov. 20, 2021 - By Karen Van Nuys
Middlemen, not drug companies, are pushing up insulin prices, and Congress doesn't have the right plan to fight backWhy should those who distribute insulin, such as pharmacy-benefit managers, get more than half of the money spent by consumers?
11:40 a.m. Nov. 19, 2021 - By Christine Idzelis
Nasdaq closes at record high, U.S. stocks finish week with mixed results amid COVID-19 jittersU.S. stock benchmarks end mixed Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling and the technology-laden Nasdaq Composite closing at a record high, amid growing concerns over rising cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. and Europe.
9:28 a.m. Nov. 19, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
Storms could cause Thanksgiving flight cancellations — here's how travelers can prepare themselvesAirlines are struggling with staff shortages and other operational issues, but passengers can take steps to make sure their trip doesn't get derailed.
5:00 a.m. Nov. 19, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Pfizer, BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine authorized in Canada for children 5 to 11 years of ageShares of Pfizer Inc. rose 2.1% and of Germany-based partner BioNTech SE climbed 4.2% in morning trading Friday, after Health Canada authorized use of the companies' COVID-19 vaccine in children 5 to 11 years old. That's the first vaccine authorized in Canada for that age group. The companies' vaccine has been authorized for children 12 to 15 years old since May and for people at least 16 years old since December. The news comes on the same day that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration OK'd the use of for both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Inc. COVID-19 vaccines for all adults. Pfizer's stock has gained 7.6% over the past three months while BioNTech shares have shed 14.0%, and the S&P 500 has tacked on 6.9%.
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