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    What Near-Zero Interest Rates Mean for Your Investing Strategy What Near-Zero Interest Rates Mean for Your Investing Strategy 1:54
    The Stock Market Is Ignoring the Economy. Here's Why The Stock Market Is Ignoring the Economy. Here's Why 6:21
9:29 a.m. Today - By Quentin Fottrell
Why are ‘Karens’ so angry? Some people say memes of white women confronting people of color provide a handle on behaviors born of racist entitlement, while others point to misogyny and economic disenfranchisementSome people say memes of white women confronting people of color provide a handle on behaviors born of racist entitlement, while others point to misogyny and economic disenfranchisement.
4:06 a.m. April 19, 2021 - Barrons.com
Beware of BubblesBarry Bannister, Stifel's chief equity strategist, delivers a macro warning for investors. Plus, Invesco's Alessio de Longis makes the case for value stocks and Barron's Carleton English discusses earnings expectations for American Express.
11:31 a.m. Jan. 30, 2021 - By Alessandra Malito
How new Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will impact retirement in the future During a Senate hearing, Yellen said she would look into tax benefits, Social Security and ways to help Americans saveDuring a Senate hearing, Yellen said she would look into tax benefits, Social Security and ways to help Americans save
12:37 p.m. Jan. 26, 2021 - By Alicia H. Munnell
Half of today’s households are at risk for retirement Retirement security in 2019 and 2020: We need to fix our retirement systemRetirement security in 2019 and 2020: We need to fix our retirement system
11:02 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Global deaths from COVID-19 top 2 million as U.S. suffers most weekly fatalities since start of the pandemic Weekly deaths exceed CDC’s estimate for flu-related deaths for entire 2019-2020 season The global case tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 93 million on Friday and the death toll climbed above 2 million, with the U.S. leading all nations by cases and fatalities.
1:46 p.m. Jan. 8, 2021 - By Meera Jagannathan
How to talk to your kids about the storming of the Capitol, and Dr. Fauci on COVID-19 infections: ‘Things will get worse as we get into January’ Friday’s top personal finance stories Friday’s top personal finance storiesFriday’s top personal finance stories
6:52 a.m. Nov. 10, 2020 - By Alicia H. Munnell
401(k) and IRA balances are up modestly, a key survey shows But holdings remain low, and many households have noneBut holdings remain low, and many households have none
10:31 a.m. Nov. 5, 2020 - By J. Christopher Giancarlo
The future of money should be cashless — with a digital dollar giving faster, easier and cheaper access to your savings Central bank currency promises Americans economic and social benefits and helps the U.S. compete with ChinaCentral bank currency promises Americans economic and social benefits and helps the U.S. compete with China.
2:30 a.m. Nov. 5, 2020 - Barrons.com
What Near-Zero Interest Rates Mean for Your Investing StrategyThe Fed drastically cut interest rates in response to the economic fallout from the pandemic. Here's what that means for your investments.
5:28 a.m. Oct. 24, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Big U.S. banks’ day of reckoning is delayed Stimulus from the federal government and Federal Reserve help banks put off big lossesStimulus from the federal government and Federal Reserve help banks put off big losses
11:09 a.m. Oct. 7, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 211,000 as doctors caution that Trump is entering a key phase in his diagnosis White House adviser Stephen Miller is latest to test positive for coronavirusThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 edged above 211,000 on Wednesday, as doctors and medical experts said President Donald Trump is entering a key phase in the illness which can take a turn for the worse seven to 10 days into the onset of symptoms.
12:51 p.m. Oct. 4, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Why Trump is at higher risk of more severe illness from unpredictable COVID-19 Most COVID-related fatalities are over 70. Genes that are a major factor allowing the virus access to heart cells are more active in older peopleMost COVID-related fatalities are over 70. Genes that are a major factor allowing the virus access to heart cells are more active in older people.
4:59 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
5 big financial issues Trump and Biden didn’t mention in their first debate Unemployment was the top-searched issue on Google during the first presidential debateUnemployment was the top-searched issue on Google during the first presidential debate.
1:35 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
The $1.7 trillion question that did NOT come up during Trump-Biden presidential debate This issue affects millions of Americans, and has become especially prescient during the COVID-19 pandemicThis issue affects millions of Americans, and has become especially prescient during the COVID-19 pandemic.
4:48 p.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - By Alexander Rossides
Making capitalism work better is a perfect job for good old American know-how To strengthen the U.S. economy, give more Americans access to capital and wealth-building opportunities To strengthen the U.S. economy, give more Americans access to capital and wealth-building opportunities.
11:57 p.m. Sept. 20, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Dr. Fauci: ‘We may be able to put this coronavirus outbreak behind us’ — but he says Americans must play a critical role COVID-19 has now infected more than 30 million people worldwide COVID-19 has now infected more than 30 million people worldwide.
5:57 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Cody Willard
You’ve heard of bulls and bears in the stock market. Don’t be a chicken Investors need to avoid being followers during times of market euphoria or panicInvestors need to avoid being followers during times of market euphoria or panic.
1:24 p.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Andrew Ackerman
Fed to add pandemic-recession scenarios to next round of big banks’ stress tests Latest round of results to be released later this yearDesigned to gauge the health of the nation’s banking system, the stress tests were expanded this year to study the effect of downturn brought on by the pandemic.
4:38 a.m. Sept. 11, 2020 - By Dan Quan
To fix problems with credit reporting, we need a better government watchdog, not Biden’s idea of new public credit bureau The credit reporting industry has problems, but a government-owned credit agency won’t solve themThe credit reporting industry has problems, but a government-owned credit agency won’t solve them.
12:46 a.m. Aug. 24, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
This is when people with COVID-19 are at their most contagious The actual number of coronavirus cases worldwide is likely far higher than 23 million, scientists sayThe actual number of coronavirus cases worldwide is likely far higher than 23 million, scientists say.
12:36 a.m. Aug. 24, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Johns Hopkins scientists examining weird side effects of COVID-19 suggest one way coronavirus ‘gains a foothold in the body’ The findings could offer one reason why COVID-19 is so infectious and potentially offer clues to more effective treatments, researchers sayThe findings could offer one reason why COVID-19 is so infectious and potentially offer clues to more effective treatments, researchers say.
9:22 a.m. Aug. 12, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Should I have gotten my stimulus check by now? Why some people are still waiting — and what to do about it Next week, an IRS watchdog agency will help track down stimulus payments for taxpayers facing certain scenariosNext week, an IRS watchdog agency will help track down stimulus payments for taxpayers facing certain scenarios.
12:44 p.m. Aug. 8, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Gold rising to $4,000 an ounce ‘would not be an unreasonable move,’ fund manager says Michael Cuggino of the Permanent Portfolio makes the case that gold is still relatively cheap, despite its 35% increase this yearMichael Cuggino of the Permanent Portfolio makes the case that gold is still relatively cheap, despite its 35% increase this year.
10:40 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Here are five value-stock picks that set up your portfolio for a pandemic recovery Bill McMahon, the chief investment officer for active strategies at Charles Schwab, warns investors about Tesla and other ‘momentum plays’Bill McMahon, the chief investment officer for active strategies at Charles Schwab, warns investors about Tesla and other ‘momentum plays.’
4:47 a.m. July 25, 2020 - By Clare Trapasso
‘It’s a tax on being Black in this country’ — 5 ways racism is embedded in the housing industry Black Americans still trail behind other races when it comes to owning a home. When they do purchase homes, they are more likely to be offered more expensive mortgages.Black Americans still trail behind other races when it comes to owning a home. When they do purchase homes, they are more likely to be offered more expensive mortgages.
2:05 a.m. July 24, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global COVID-19 cases top 15 million, U.S. cases pass 4 million, and California has more cases than New York Tesla surprises investors with an adjusted profit even after it was beset by pandemic-related stoppages at California plantThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 worldwide climbed above 15 million on Thursday and the U.S. case tally passed 4 million, as California’s case tally rose above early U.S. hot spot New York following a surge in new infections in recent weeks.
5:21 a.m. July 22, 2020 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Climate change poses a ‘systemic threat’ to the economy, investors with $1 trillion at stake warn the Fed and SEC Pension funds and other big investors want regulatory help on climate-change riskThe Federal Reserve, the Securities and Exchange Commission and other financial regulators should act on climate-change concerns to avoid economic disaster, a letter from pension funds and other investors representing almost $1 trillion in assets urges.
6:05 a.m. July 21, 2020 - By Alicia H. Munnell
Tapping Social Security for anything — including COVID-19 payments — is wrongheaded Sometimes, it’s really hard to kill bad ideas Sometimes, it’s really hard to kill bad ideas
7:14 a.m. July 14, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Coronavirus slashes deal-making globally: What to expect next Drones, Zoom and COVID-19 have reshaped the M&A landscapeIt’s official: the first half of 2020 was the worst in at least 15 years for the global mergers and acquisitions business, according to Dealogic data. Here’s how rainmakers are making due in the new M&A landscape.
5:49 a.m. July 10, 2020 - By Pedro Nicolaci da Costa
A mostly white Federal Reserve can’t fix our diverse economic problems The Fed’s race problem undermines its leadership in a time of crisisThe Federal Reserve has a chronic white male problem that is going to make it harder for the institution to help lead the country at a historic moment of crisis that, by definition, requires a strong diversity of views.
12:11 p.m. July 7, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
Federal Reserve leaders see ‘bumpier’ recovery, slower decline in unemployment Rash of new coronavirus cases imperils fragile economic recoverySenior Federal Reserve leaders say high unemployment is all but certain to persist until a treatment for the coronavirus is found and that the central bank might have to take more steps to help the labor market.
3:48 a.m. June 29, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Are the dividends from your bank stocks safe? Stress test results put pressure on future payouts Among the ‘big six’ U.S. banks, it appears Wells Fargo is the most at risk for a third-quarter dividend cut.Among the ‘big six’ U.S. banks, it appears Wells Fargo is the most at risk for a third-quarter dividend cut.
4:50 a.m. June 26, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Central banks need to re-think rules on risk-taking at hedge funds, insurance companies and even corporations, IMF’s market division chief says Central banks did the right thing in being aggressive, fast and large, but there are consequences for risk takingEmergency actions by central banks to shore up the financial system in the face of the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year were appropriate, but regulators will need to re-think the rules about risk-taking for hedge funds and insurance companies, often called non-banks that operate in the “shadow banking system”, the top financial regulator at the International Monetary Fund says.
4:42 a.m. June 19, 2020 - By Greg Robb
The only way to truly solve the race problem in America is to narrow the wealth gap, black economists say Black people are poor relative to white people; nothing has changed in 70 yearsIf America really wants to solve racial problems, including police brutality, it would tackle the stunning chasm between the wealth of black people and white people, black economists say.
3:41 p.m. June 17, 2020 - By Tyler Bond
The coronavirus recession is destroying millennials’ retirement dreams and they need to act now Millennials must use their political power if they hope to retire on a solid financial footingMillennials must use their political power if they hope to retire on a solid financial footing.
1:19 p.m. June 16, 2020 - By Clare Trapasso
Racist house deeds were ‘the most powerful tools to segregate American cities and determine who could own properties’ The way these deeds were written, blacks and Asians were barred from ever purchasing, renting, or otherwise living in houses in many parts of the U.S.The way these deeds were written, blacks and Asians were barred from ever purchasing, renting, or otherwise living in houses in many parts of the U.S.
12:14 p.m. June 15, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Daly defends $3 trillion in asset purchases, saying they help broader sector of Americans than just financial markets San Francisco Fed president pushes back on argument that the central bank has put too much money into the financial systemSan Francisco Fed President Mary Daly on Monday defended the central bank’s purchase of $3 trillion in assets to ease financial market conditions, saying they’ve helped more Americans than just Wall Street
9:03 a.m. June 14, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Kaplan worries economy’s recovery may be slowed if coronavirus health practices remain ‘uneven’ U.S. unemployment rate will be at 8% or higher through year-end, the Dallas Fed president says Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan said Sunday health-care procedures to combat the coronavirus were just as important as government funding for the nascent economic recovery and, to date, these efforts to reduce coronavirus infections have been “uneven.”
11:41 a.m. June 3, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
How America perfected the ‘art of demonizing Black men’ George Floyd’s death and other such incidents represent a moment that Americans should not just walk away fromGeorge Floyd’s death and other such incidents represent a moment that Americans should not just walk away from.
4:47 a.m. June 2, 2020 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Warning of ‘green swan’ risks, climate group Ceres and bipartisan supporters lay out 50-step plan for markets and regulators U.S. lags counterparts in China, Europe, the U.K., South America and Canada in responding to climate change as a systemic risk — including in tie-ins with COVID-19 responseA new report outlines how and why U.S. financial regulators, who are responsible for protecting the stability and competitiveness of the U.S. economy, need to recognize and act on climate change as a systemic risk
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