5:31 a.m. Nov. 26, 2021
Why Winter’s Covid Wave Won’t Hit as Hard as Before
Northeastern states have high vaccination rates—and an uptick in cases. That could slow the economic recovery, but not as much as feared.
2:51 a.m. Nov. 26, 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."
12:15 a.m. Nov. 26, 2021
- By Andrew Keshner
‘I’m still in disbelief': This single mom, 58, switched careers during the pandemic — and got a pay raise. Here's how she did it'If you want to model perseverance to kids, you’ve got to model perseverance in your job search.'
2:38 a.m. Nov. 24, 2021
- By Alisa Wolfson
3 prominent doctors on how best to use rapid, at-home COVID tests — and which single test has ‘been shown to be very accurate’As the coronavirus delta variant continues to spread, here’s how to test for coronavirus at home.
1:06 a.m. Nov. 24, 2021
- By Alessandra Malito
In your 50s and not sleeping well? It’ll make you feel older — maybe even look itAbout a third of U.S. adults are sleep deprived
9:44 a.m. Nov. 23, 2021
How will we make the most of an extra 30 years of life?A profound transformation in human longevity calls for momentous and creative changes in the ways we lead 100-year lives.
3:09 p.m. Nov. 22, 2021
Elizabeth Holmes takes witness stand for second day in her criminal fraud trialFallen Silicon Valley star Elizabeth Holmes, accused of bamboozling investors and patients about her startup Theranos and its medical device that she said would reshape health care, took the witness stand late Friday in her trial for criminal fraud.
6:12 a.m. Nov. 22, 2021
Moderna's patent dispute with the U.S. government gets at a crucial question: control over how the drug is usedResearchers calculate that the U.S. government provided $2.5 billion toward the development and commercialization of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine.
1:30 a.m. Nov. 22, 2021
Zoom and the Reopening Trade, Covid Protests in Europe, Ericsson Buys Vonage: Barron’s Daily
Higher prices and fewer favorites this Thanksgiving, Europeans protest new restrictions as Covid-19 cases rise, Ford’s break with Rivian is a sign of its EV progress, and other news to start your day.
8:23 a.m. Nov. 20, 2021
- By Patrick Jackson
Pills to treat COVID-19 will be game-changers, but the best strategy remains preventionThe Pfizer and Merck pills will only be useful if people have access to cheap, fast and accurate testing.
6:46 a.m. Nov. 20, 2021
- By Lawrence A. Cunningham
Here's what happens when employers see workers as investors --- not 'family' or 'teammates'Employees want 401(k)s, profit sharing and equity incentives --- features that align with shareholder interests.
3:23 a.m. Nov. 20, 2021
- By Alessandra Malito
I’m 49, my wife is 34, we have 4 kids and $2.3 million saved. I earn $300K a year but ‘lose a lot of sleep worrying about tomorrow’ — when can I retire?Have a question about your own retirement savings? Email us at HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.com
1:42 p.m. Nov. 19, 2021
Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes takes the stand in her criminal-fraud trial in surprise moveFallen Silicon Valley star Elizabeth Holmes took the witness stand in a surprising development late Friday in her criminal fraud trial. The former entrepreneur will attempt to refute the U.S. government’s allegations that to she bamboozled investors and patients into believing that her startup, Theranos, would reshape health care.
6:50 a.m. Nov. 19, 2021
Douglas Boneparth: Secrets of a Twitter Titan
The New York-based advisor explains how edgy humor helped him gain 150,000 Twitter followers.
5:13 a.m. Nov. 18, 2021
- By Hernan Galperin
High-speed internet is as essential as water or electricity, infrastructure bill proclaimsBipartisan legislation provides billions of dollars and eases the way for more equitable broadband access for everybody.
12:00 a.m. Nov. 18, 2021
What's Behind the Wave of Corporate Spinoffs
GE, J&J, and Toshiba are all making major corporate changes. Innovation is reordering markets more efficiently than government planners ever could, write Alden Abbott and Adam Thierer of George Mason University.
1:55 p.m. Nov. 17, 2021
State of emergency in flood-ravaged British Columbia; more deaths expectedThe Canadian Pacific Coast province of British Columbia declared a state of emergency Wednesday following floods and mudslides caused by extremely heavy rainfall, and officials said they expected to find more dead.
6:56 a.m. Nov. 17, 2021
- By Jon Swartz
The $65 billion internet-infrastructure plan could be an 'Eisenhower national highway system for the information age,' but it has miles to goThe $65 billion allocated to broadband expansion in the Biden administration's $1 trillion infrastructure bill could close the "digital divide" by building out internet infrastructure to areas lacking access and providing subsidies to Americans who cannot afford high-speed internet service, but the devil is in the details.
5:55 a.m. Nov. 17, 2021
- By Alex Schwartz
Why building more homes can't solve the housing affordability problem for the millions who need it mostMany people don't have enough income to afford even the cheapest new housing.
5:53 a.m. Nov. 17, 2021
- By Paul Brandus
Medicare may stop short at covering your eyes --- what can you do?Want to keep your vision sharp? Take a hike
5:06 a.m. Nov. 16, 2021
- By Celine-Marie Pascale
They aren't poor exactly, but tens of millions of hardworking Americans struggle to pay the billsOfficial poverty guidelines severely understate how many people are in the struggling class.
5:00 a.m. Nov. 16, 2021
- By Abby Schultz
The Trade Desk CEO Jeff Green Signs the Giving PledgeThe 44-year-old founder of the advertising tech firm relies on data to support his philanthropy
3:12 p.m. Nov. 15, 2021
- By Alisa Wolfson
The best air purifiers for the home, according to professors and pro reviewers“Air cleaning and filtration can help reduce airborne contaminants, including particles containing viruses,” the EPA says.
1:16 p.m. Nov. 13, 2021
- By Brett Arends
Your diet isn't just making you obese, it could be speeding up cognitive declineWhat's for dinner? Think twice before you eat that processed burger or frozen pizza, research shows
12:33 p.m. Nov. 13, 2021
- By James K. Galbraith
The culprit for high inflation? Too much efficiencyThe global economy has evolved a complex and highly efficient logistics ecosystem to feed the insatiable beast, but the pandemic revealed the fatal flaw in that production chain.
10:29 a.m. Nov. 13, 2021
- By Jillian Berman
‘I can’t imagine the day when I’m not paying.’ Black women are being crushed by the student debt crisis — and demanding actionBlack women face a unique combination of barriers when it comes to paying off their student loans. ‘It feels like we have set up a terrible bargain with people and just blame them.’
7:14 a.m. Nov. 13, 2021
- By Lukas I. Alpert
Convicted murderer filed phony COVID-19 benefit applications less than a week after leaving prison, prosecutors sayKyle McLemore is accused of claiming the aid just days after finishing a 21-year sentence for a fatal shooting at a Philadelphia basketball game.
7:13 a.m. Nov. 13, 2021
- By Lukas I. Alpert
Student faces 20 years in prison for pandemic puppy cyberscamOne victim paid $9,100 for a mini-dachsund named Pansy that was never delivered, prosecutors say.
12:09 p.m. Nov. 12, 2021
- By Nicole Lyn Pesce
No, you can’t ‘undo’ a COVID vaccine with a borax bath --- but you could hurt yourselfA misleading ’detox the vaxx’ TikTok video has people bathing with a potentially dangerous cleaning agent: report
11:38 a.m. Nov. 12, 2021
- By Christine Idzelis
U.S. stocks close higher, Dow reclaims 36,000 perch, but indexes still book weekly losses amid inflation anxietyU.S. stocks close higher Friday, with the Dow enjoying a bump from enthusiasm about a breakup of blue-chip component Johnson & Johnson, but the main indexes booked losses for the week.
8:42 a.m. Nov. 12, 2021
Biden chooses former FDA chief Robert Califf to run the agency againRobert Califf, a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner, is the Biden administration’s choice to once again head the agency, as it plays a critical role in efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
6:49 a.m. Nov. 12, 2021
- By Quentin Fottrell
'Households with a member suffering from depression exhibit striking differences in shopping behavior'A new paper documents the relationship between self-reported mental-health issues and the size and composition of shopping baskets.
5:35 a.m. Nov. 12, 2021
Biden to choose former FDA chief Robert Califf to run the agency againRobert Califf, a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner, is expected to be the Biden administration’s choice to once again head the agency, said people familiar with the matter, as the FDA plays a critical role in efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
11:02 p.m. Nov. 11, 2021
Missing payments or trouble calculating a tip could be early signs of dementiaResearchers found that people who developed dementia had a higher risk of skipping credit card payments starting six years before their diagnosis.
4:59 a.m. Nov. 11, 2021
- By Leslie Albrecht
Viewers of these news outlets are most likely to believe COVID-19 mythsPeople trust local TV and network news the most when it comes to information about the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
2:17 a.m. Nov. 11, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
WHO highlights that Europe is only region with rising COVID cases and deaths, as Russia overtakes U.S. for most fatalities in a weekThe World Health Organization highlighted Wednesday that Europe was the only region showing rising cases and deaths from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 in the latest week, led by Russia, where low vaccine take-up is causing about 1,200 deaths a day.
1:56 p.m. Nov. 10, 2021
Coalition of states challenge Biden's vaccine mandate for health workersA coalition of 10 states sued the federal government on Wednesday to try to block a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for health care workers, marking a new front in the resistance by Republican-led states to the pandemic policies of President Joe Biden's administration.
11:25 a.m. Nov. 10, 2021
- By Tinglong Dai
Amazon is proof of a major weakness in ESG ratingsAmazon is bigger than Walmart in terms of sales yet reports emissions from shipping that are only one-seventh the size of Walmart’s. Look at the supply chain.
4:34 a.m. Nov. 10, 2021
- By Victor Reklaitis
Biden wants to ‘reconnect communities' cut off by interstates — this infamous Baltimore highway shows what's at stakeAdvocates who favor tearing down or redeveloping highways that cut off neighborhoods decades ago have been encouraged this year, as Democratic-run Washington's spending proposals have included money for "reconnecting communities." Baltimore's "Highway to Nowhere" might see redevelopment, decades after it displaced Black residents.
1:00 a.m. Nov. 10, 2021
- By Peter Morici
Free trade isn't dead unless America isA two-pronged policy to restore America's economic strength and frustrate China's ambitions