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3:43 p.m. Today - By Mark DeCambre
What the market wants to hear from Powell about inflation at the coming Fed meeting Transitory, or not transitory? Therein lies the question that the Federal Reserve needs to answer on Wednesday, at the conclusion of the FOMC's two-day gathering.
11:00 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
Oracle, Adobe, Kroger, General Motors, and Other Stocks to Watch This Week Companies reporting earnings or speaking with investors this week include Adobe, Oracle, Activision Blizzard, General Motors, Lennar, and Kroger. Plus, the FOMC’s June meeting.
6:51 a.m. June 12, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
This industry saw a 112% rise in job openings since the pandemic --- and it's not leisure and hospitality'They would take anybody in off the street and help them learn what they need to know to start.'
6:31 a.m. June 12, 2021 - By Alessandra Malito
I’m 40, and a single, military dad of 2; I have rental income, $100K in retirement savings and expect at least $3K a month in retirement — what am I missing? Have a question about your own retirement savings? Email us at HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.com
4:33 a.m. June 12, 2021 - By Alan M. Jacobs,
Media coverage of the economy ignores the plight of most Americans Reporting on GDP or the stock market gives a distorted picture because it leaves out how the benefits are distributed. Or not.
4:33 a.m. June 12, 2021 - By Philip van Doorn
Weekend reads: Everything you need to know about inflation in the U.S. Also, a big bitcoin hack, meme-stock analysis, the red-hot car market and a quest for the perfect cheap retirement location.
4:41 p.m. June 11, 2021 - Barrons.com
How Walmart’s E-Commerce Bet Is Playing Out Plus, with inflation running hot, will the central bank’s ardor for quantitative easing cool? And more investment newsletter commentary on fund flows, Treasury yields, and housing.
2:45 p.m. June 11, 2021 - Barrons.com
Honeywell Does a Quantum Computing Deal. Is This the New Age of Computing? The industrial conglomerate joins with a U.K. research company to share technology and start a new company. This isn’t just theoretical: The new company is already talking of a public offering and products.
12:28 p.m. June 11, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
10-year Treasury yield logs biggest weekly slide in a year ahead of Fed meeting Long-dated U.S. government debt trade mixed on Friday, but benchmark bond yields see a big weekly slump, with the 10-year note yield falling the most in about a year, as fixed-income investors saw recent inflation data supporting the thesis that rising prices will prove a temporary phenomenon.
4:19 a.m. June 11, 2021 - Barrons.com
Welcome to the No Bad News Stock Market Didi IPO could value China’s ride-hauling giant at $70 billion, Moderna seeks FDA approval to vaccinate adolescents, cyberattacks continue as companies pay more ransom, and other news to start your day.
2:53 p.m. June 10, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Most employers exempt from new federal COVID-19 safety rulesThe Biden administration has exempted most employers from long-awaited rules for protecting workers from the coronavirus, angering labor advocates who had spent more than a year lobbying for the protections.
9:40 a.m. June 10, 2021 - By Richard Quinn
Secondhand clothing, no car, chopping wood to heat my home: Why the FIRE movement is too frugal for meWhat does early retirement mean anyway?
8:50 a.m. June 10, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Why are grocery prices going up? New inflation data rekindles burning questionThe monthly inflation index on food prices increased 0.4% in May
6:54 a.m. June 10, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Interior Department inspector general concludes Lafayette Square was cleared for fencing contractor rather than Trump's photo-op at churchReport prepared by Trump appointee Mark Lee Greenblatt tries to explain one of the main points of lingering contention: Who used tear gas and when?
6:31 a.m. June 10, 2021 - By Greg Robb
U.S. jobless claims approach 'normal' territory, dropping to pandemic-era low of 376,000Initial jobless claims fell 9,000 to 376,000 in the week ended June 5, the Labor Department said Thursday.
5:17 a.m. June 10, 2021 - Barrons.com
Inflation Is Here. But It Won’t Doom Stocks. GameStop taps Amazon executives for CEO, finance chief, SEC to review market structure, Biden reverses Trump orders that tried to ban TikTok, and other news to start your day.
9:45 p.m. June 9, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Asian shares climb ahead of U.S. inflation data Benchmarks rose across the Asian region, but stayed in a narrow range.
8:10 a.m. June 9, 2021 - Barrons.com
Chipotle Raises Prices to Cover Higher Wages. Expect Others to Follow. Many restaurants and retailers are struggling to fill positions and inflationary pressures weigh on consumer companies.
7:36 a.m. June 9, 2021 - Barrons.com
Why Hiring Is So Tough The latest jobs and business data suggest a number of factors, from a decline in the working age population for the first time to a skills gap, are driving the labor shortage
5:52 a.m. June 9, 2021 - By Amanda Thurman
5 questions to ask before hiring a 401(k) adviserMost people only ask surface questions -- and miss the rest of the iceberg under the water
1:54 p.m. June 8, 2021 - By Christine Idzelis
S&P 500 and Nasdaq finish slightly higher while investors look for inflation cluesThe S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed slightly higher Tuesday but investors remained in a wait-and-see mode ahead of another round of inflation data later in the week, with the U.S. economy recovering, while equity market valuations remain high.
12:34 p.m. June 8, 2021 - By Eleanor Laise
Retirees stuck in the middle of debate over drug-price reformHow a popular prescription-affordability fix could backfire on both taxpayers and patients.
12:16 p.m. June 8, 2021 - By Joy Wiltermuth
The Nasdaq just booked its highest finish since April 30 as 30-year Treasury yield hits lowest since FebruaryU.S. stocks ended near records Tuesday, with the Nasdaq Composite trading near its highest level since late April as government bond yields retrat and the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index come within a stone's throw from all-time record closes not seen since May 7. The Dow finished off less than 0.1% at around 34,600, while the S&P 500 rose less than 0.1% to 4,227. The Nasdaq Composite Index , meanwhile, added about 0.3% to around 13,925, marking its best close since April 30, FactSet data show. The gains for the rate-sensitive tech-heavy index came as the 30-year Treasury bond hit its lowest level since Feb. 26. The moves in the main stock benchmarks come after the Dow and S&P 500 booked slight losses Monday. Outside the main benchmarks, the small-capitalization Russell 2000 index rose over 1%. Investors have been mostly holding tight this week, with Monday's volumes on the New York Stock Exchange clocking in below average for the year-to-date, according to Dow Jones Market Data. What have investors been waiting for? May's consumer-price index will be released Thursday, helping investors gauge how fast prices have been rising during the latest leg of the U.S. recovery. On that front, U.S. oil futures climbed back to $70 a barrel Tuesday, the highest in nearly three years, as oil-producing nations appeared committed to raising global output in a measured way, without flooding the market with crude as the world's biggest economies work on notching further recovery milestones from the COVID crisis. In economic reports, April data released Tuesday morning showed the U.S. international trade deficit narrowed to $68.9 billion from a record $75 billion a month earlier. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal had looked for a consensus $69 billion gap. Meanwhile, job openings in the U.S. soared to 9.3 million in April from a revised 8.3 million in the prior month, the Labor Department said. The data underlines concerns about employers inability to fill jobs despite unemployment that remains high as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
12:09 p.m. June 8, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
10 and 30-year Treasury yields skid to 3-month lows Tuesday U.S. government bond yields for the 10 and 30-year Treasurys hit their lowest in at least three months Tuesday, ahead of policy meetings of the European Central Bank on Thursday and the Federal Reserve next week.
10:01 a.m. June 8, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
More than 300,000 Americans in these 4 states will lose enhanced unemployment benefits this week In addition, 4 million Americans across 25 Republican-led states are set to lose unemployment benefits this month, according to estimates
7:57 p.m. June 7, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Asian markets pull back after mixed day on Wall StreetBenchmarks fell in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai and were flat in Seoul.
12:12 p.m. June 7, 2021 - Barrons.com
Stocks Are Slightly Lower Stocks were mixed as investors continue to digest Friday’s jobs report and stock market rally.
7:41 a.m. June 7, 2021 - Barrons.com
Why JPMorgan Bought the Pound After ‘Underwhelming’ U.S. Jobs Data JPMorgan strategists said the Bank of England was currently less shy about validating a powerful recovery than the Federal Reserve.
6:36 a.m. June 7, 2021 - By Paul Brandus
Workers are retiring in droves, but it's not always something to celebrateCompanies complain of job shortages — but it's partially their fault
6:34 a.m. June 7, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Brace yourself for a summer of shortages --- from lifeguards and fireworks to lobster and beef burgersSummer 2021 will have some surprises in store, not all of them welcome.
3:43 a.m. June 7, 2021 - Barrons.com
Las Vegas Presses Its Luck in the Postpandemic Era Covid-19 slammed the casino industry, which has grappled with shutdowns, reduced travel, and high unemployment. But weekday tourism is picking up, pandemic precautions are fading away, and hopes are high for a return to a normal over the next year or two.
3:09 a.m. June 7, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
House Democrat Nadler says Trump counsel McGahn ‘shed new light on several troubling events’ Approved transcript of nearly 8-hour testimony to be made available to the public ‘at a later date,’ says Rep. Jerrold Nadler
12:40 a.m. June 7, 2021 - By Steve Goldstein
European stocks slip from record highEuropean stocks edged back from record levels on Monday, as traders absorbed an environment where jobs growth is lagging behind the broader economic recovery.
7:37 p.m. June 6, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Asian markets mixed as optimism wears off on U.S. rallyAsian shares were mixed Monday, as initial euphoria about the gains that closed out last week on Wall Street faded quickly.
7:06 a.m. June 5, 2021 - By Jeffry Bartash
Record job openings and higher pay still not enough to get Americans back to work There's something funny going on in the U.S. labor market. Businesses are desperate to hire and they're raising wages to attract workers, but they still can't find enough people to fill a record number of job openings.
6:34 a.m. June 5, 2021 - By Alessandra Malito
Americans have lost more than $1 trillion — yes, trillion — to old, forgotten 401(k) plansMake a 401(k) rollover a priority
4:47 p.m. June 4, 2021 - Barrons.com
Demand Remains High for Cars. That’s Good News for Auto Stocks. The monthly numbers and some inventory adjustment suggest that there’s a profitable new normal coming for the auto industry.
4:00 p.m. June 4, 2021 - Barrons.com
Tapering Has Started, But There’s No Tantrum. Here’s Why. Private-sector players have been “tapering” for the past three months even if the Fed hasn’t started, notes one economist. Plus, investment newsletter commentary on digitization, demographics, debt service, and precious metals.
10:05 a.m. June 4, 2021 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold futures end higher, pare weekly loss after U.S. employment data misses estimatesGold futures end higher on Friday after the Labor Department reported that the U.S. created 559,000 new jobs in May, less than expected, relieving fears that the Federal Reserve may need to tighten monetary policy soon to cool and overheating economy.
4:36 a.m. June 4, 2021 - By Steve Goldstein
Why markets have been stuck, and what might get them moving againLike a pinball stuck in a machine, markets have been wedged in. Here's one reason why.
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