5:57 p.m. Today5:57 p.m. Aug. 1, 2021
- By Mike Murphy
Here's what's worth streaming in August 2021: 'Nine Perfect Strangers,' 'The Chair' and moreOn a budget? Three services and $25 can get you all the streaming content you need this month.
10:53 a.m. July 31, 2021
- By Andrew Keshner
Are teachers next in line for vaccine mandates? ‘It’s going be a very difficult school year'Teachers in the New York City school system will have to be vaccinated or undergo regular testing, like other city employees
10:02 a.m. July 31, 2021
Battle Royale in Closed-End Funds Could Help—and Harm—Investors. What to Know.
Congress is aiming to rewrite the rules on fund holdings and ownership, in part to discourage activist investors. How shareholders could win—and lose.
9:44 a.m. July 31, 2021
Infrastructure Is on Its Way. Here’s a Cheap Way to Play It.
Atlas Technical Consultants is well positioned to benefit from a potential infrastructure spending bill.
7:45 a.m. July 31, 2021
- By Jillian Berman
The looming $21.3 billion in debt that could cost Americans their homesThis week in Extra Credit, we talk rent debt, student-loan cancellation and the debt ceiling
5:58 a.m. July 31, 2021
- By Charles Passy
Danny Meyer is the latest restaurant owner to tell customers, 'No vax, no service'As COVID cases increase, establishments are requiring customers to prove they're fully vaccinated, and they're running into protests in the process
5:42 a.m. July 31, 2021
- By Jaimy Lee
As COVID-19 cases surge and concerns about breakthrough infections grow, masks come back and anxiety kicks inReality is sinking in among vaccinated Americans that the COVID-19 pandemic isn't going away anytime soon, and the delta variant's threat to the unvaccinated is worrying public health officials enough to reintroduce mask wearing and social distancing in high-risk areas.
5:14 p.m. July 30, 2021
The Jobs Riddle: Why There Are Plenty of Jobs and Still Unemployment
The explanation is elusive. What is clear is that, if the situation persists, the central bank won’t change its stimulus campaign.
8:56 a.m. July 30, 2021
- By Elisabeth Buchwald
As CDC reverses its mask guidance, Apple, Costco, Walmart and others have some soul searching to doThe agency now recommends that people, regardless of vaccination status, wear face masks indoors again in certain situations.
2:36 a.m. July 30, 2021
Amazon Disappointed. But Virus Trends Could Stop Sales Slowdown.
Biden announces vaccine mandate for federal workers, Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over streaming release, Nikola founder charged with securities fraud, and other news to start your day.
12:59 a.m. July 30, 2021
Why finding a doctor has become so complicatedMany physicians are retiring, closing their practices or selling to private-equity firms. If you want a new doctor, it's not that easy. Here's some help.
10:39 a.m. July 29, 2021
White people are more likely than people of color to say their community does well in offering health care for older adultsMany Americans believe their communities are doing a good job meeting the needs of older adults, but white people may be better equipped than people of color to age within their communities, according to a new survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
6:27 a.m. July 29, 2021
- By Fang Block
Late Businessman Edwin Cox’s Collection of Impressionist Art Heads to Christie’sThe star lot in the estimated $200 million grouping is Caillebotte’s ‘Jeune homme à sa fenêtre,’ which is expected to achieve more than $50 million
5:31 a.m. July 29, 2021
4 mistakes too many new cryptocurrency investors makeMost of them are easily preventable
2:34 a.m. July 29, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 196 million and Biden expected to detail vaccination plan for federal workersThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 196 million on Thursday, while the death toll climbed above 4.18 million, according to . The U.S. leads the world with a total of 34.7 million cases and in deaths with 611,801 as the highly infectious delta variant continues to spread fast, especially in states with low vaccination rates. President Joe Biden will outline his plan to have federal workers either get vaccinated or face regular testing, social distancing, mask requirements and restrictions on travel later Thursday, The move comes as the federal government struggles to persuade vaccine hold-outs to get their shots. More than 97% of current cases, hospitalizations and deaths are in unvaccinated people, yet the CDC's vaccine tracker is barely budging from day to day.
India is second by cases at 31.5 million and third by deaths at 422,662, according to its official numbers, which are expected to be undercounted.
Brazil is second in deaths at 553,179, but is third in cases at 19.8 million. Mexico has fourth-highest death toll at 239,616 but has recorded just 2.8 million cases, according to its official numbers. In Europe, Russia continues to pull ahead of the U.K. by deaths at 154,403, while the U.K. has 129,718, making Russia the country with the fifth-highest death toll in the world and highest in Europe.
12:59 a.m. July 29, 2021
When was the last time you had fun? It could be the key to the challenges of growing olderMeaningful things in life are important, but here's how research shows it's equally important to have fun in retirement.
2:50 p.m. July 28, 2021
Google, Facebook to require vaccinations for office workersGoogle is postponing a return to the office for most workers until mid-October and rolling out a policy that will eventually require everyone to be vaccinated once its sprawling campuses are fully reopened.
12:07 p.m. July 28, 2021
GOP Senators Say Agreement Reached on Infrastructure Plan
A vote to open debate on the legislation could come as soon as Wednesday night.
11:48 a.m. July 28, 2021
- By Tonya Garcia
Here are the Target stores that will get an Ulta shop in AugustTarget Corp. and Ulta Beauty Inc. have released the list of the first 100 Target locations nationwide that will get an Ulta shop this August. The companies expect to launch 800 'shop-in-shops' total.
7:57 a.m. July 28, 2021
A $15 wage is becoming the norm as employers struggle to fill jobsThe signs and banners are dotted along suburban commercial strips and hanging in shop windows and restaurants, evidence of a new desperation among America's service-industry employers: “Now Hiring, $15 an hour.”
2:30 a.m. July 28, 2021
Apple Stock Is Under Pressure. There’s a Silver Lining.
Big tech earnings trounce Wall Street estimates, air travel has recovered more quickly than expected, all eyes on Federal Reserve as it wraps up its meeting, and other news to start your day.
2:07 a.m. July 28, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
CDC reverses policy on face masks, amid reports of breakthrough infections with delta variant of COVID-19Reports of breakthrough infections with the delta variant of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 in Americans who are fully vaccinated has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to change its policy on face masks in public settings for some parts of the U.S.
1:04 a.m. July 28, 2021
Dorm costs have skyrocketed, but what if your college requires living on campus?In many markets, first-year students could rent apartments nearby for less than they pay on campus, but housing is a big source of college revenue.
2:05 p.m. July 27, 2021
CDC Recommends That Vaccinated People Resume Wearing Masks Indoors
The CDC also urged that K-12 schools adopt universal masking policies for teachers, staff, students and visitors regardless of vaccination status.
7:14 a.m. July 27, 2021
- By Ellis Henican
Jerry Garcia’s Final Drawings Hit the Blockchain as NFTsThe late Grateful Dead legend's final three works will be auctioned individually
3:51 a.m. July 27, 2021
Chinese Stocks Were Crushed Again. The Pain Is Spreading.
Big Tech earnings kick off today, inflation pinches another consumer-goods giant, government workers face stricter vaccine rules, and other news to start your day.
3:52 p.m. July 26, 2021
California, New York City to government workers: Get vaccine or get weekly tests California and New York City announced Monday that they would require all government employees to get the coronavirus vaccine or face weekly COVID-19 testing, and the Department of Veterans Affairs became the first major federal agency to require health care workers to receive the shot.
6:46 a.m. July 26, 2021
- By Kerry Hannon
Is there a way to avoid doing stupid things in your old age?A new book takes an irreverent look at getting older.
12:59 a.m. July 26, 2021
23 cities that raised some of this year’s U.S. Olympic athletesThese athletes are all hometown heroes, and in the cities they hail from, people will be cheering louder than anyone.
2:36 p.m. July 25, 2021
1960s civil rights activist Robert Moses dies at 86Robert Parris Moses, a civil rights activist who endured beatings and jail while leading black voter registration drives in the American South during the 1960s and later helped improve minority education in math, has died. He was 86.
1:31 p.m. July 25, 2021
Rising Covid Cases Put Economic Recovery at Risk
Worries that the economic recovery could be derailed briefly rattled investors. The test will be if people’s behavior changes in the face of rising cases.
8:20 a.m. July 24, 2021
- By Andrew Keshner
4 in 10 workers say they'll look for another job if they have to go back to the office full-timeOne recruiter says workers would rather have the ability to work from home than higher pay.
5:45 a.m. July 24, 2021
- By Mark Hulbert
The price-to-earnings ratio is flawed as a stock market indicator. This is how to make it more accurateThe P/E ratio is volatile, reducing its ability to forecast the stock market’s long-term returns.
5:33 a.m. July 24, 2021
- By Therese Poletti
This is your final warning --- Chinese stocks listed in the U.S. are dangerous to holdA dark cloud hanging over Chinese stocks listed in the U.S. could lead to a storm that washes away investors' funds, even those who are invested passively through mutual funds.
5:21 a.m. July 24, 2021
- By Brett Arends
Worried about inflation? Here's how investments did in the 1970sThe risks for investors in and near retirement
4:41 a.m. July 24, 2021
- By Jillian Berman
How the wealthy use debt 'as a tool to screw the government and everybody else'An interview with the professor who coined the term 'Buy, Borrow, Die,' and a look at how debt destabilized Haiti.
1:45 p.m. July 23, 2021
- By Meera Jagannathan
The cost of the Olympics' 'runaway arms race' and new hope for student loan borrowers in bankruptcy, and Mario Batali and ex-partner reach $600K settlement with sexual harassment victimsFriday's top personal finance stories
4:24 a.m. July 23, 2021
Vaccinations rise in some U.S. states with soaring infectionsVaccinations are beginning to rise in some U.S. states where COVID-19 cases are soaring, White House officials said Thursday in a sign that the summer surge is getting the attention of vaccine-hesitant Americans as hospitals in the South are being overrun with patients.
3:43 a.m. July 23, 2021
William Blair Advisor Carlette McMullan: Why I’m Bullish on Stocks
Barron’s 13th-ranked advisor in Illinois talks about inflation as a tailwind for stocks, and points to two especially promising sectors.
3:34 a.m. July 23, 2021
- By Jaimy Lee
The FDA may not fully approve a COVID-19 vaccine until January. Here's why.It looks as though the first full approval of a COVID-19 vaccine will happen by January at the latest, according to the typical timeline for new therapies that are considered a priority by U.S. regulators.