7:01 a.m. Dec. 6, 2021
Advisors Keep Botching Their Marketing. How to Get It Right.
"You have to figure out who you are, who you are meant to serve, why you want to serve them," says Patrick Brewer, president and CMO of WealthSource. "Everything else will flow out of that."
1:00 a.m. Nov. 30, 2021
- By Peter Morici
Republicans should force Biden to spend less in coming debt-ceiling showdown Instead of agreeing to extend the debt ceiling so Democrats can spend more, the GOP should stand firm for responsible fiscal policy.
1:30 p.m. Nov. 26, 2021
The Big Picture Finally Looks Good for IMAX
Releases of promising films in the U.S. and China should bolster box office. Also, Wall Street opinions on Analog Devices, Kratos Defense & Security, Ross Stores, AirSculpt Technologies, and Aadi Bioscience.
5:05 a.m. Nov. 24, 2021
Biden nominates Shalanda Young as budget director and Nani Coloretti as deputyPresident Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he is nominating Shalanda Young to lead the White House budget office and Nani Coloretti to serve as Young's deputy.
1:23 p.m. Nov. 22, 2021
Powell's Nomination for Fed Chair Is a Bid for Continuity as Inflation Surges
President Biden's choice might not please progressives, but will ensure stability at a potentially treacherous time.
12:04 a.m. Nov. 22, 2021
Why you should do your holiday shopping on Saturday, not FridayShopping and dining at small businesses for the holidays can help you avoid supply chain issues, and it supports your community and the environment.
9:13 a.m. Nov. 20, 2021
Durational’s Buyout of Casper Is Hardly a Win for Shareholders
Durational’s buyout of mattress company Casper is a reminder that economics usually win out. And Casper’s were challenged, to say the least.
8:05 a.m. Nov. 19, 2021
Biden to nominate two new members to post-office board of governors in step toward ouster of Trump ally and donor DeJoyLouis DeJoy became a political lightning rod during the run-up to the 2020 election as changes he made to the post office slowed delivery times during a key period as millions of voters were trying to mail in their ballots
6:41 a.m. Nov. 18, 2021
- By Victor Reklaitis
Pelosi: House vote on Biden's social-spending bill could occur as soon as todayHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said her chamber was close to advancing Democrats' social-spending and climate bill, saying a vote "hopefully will take place later this afternoon." House Democrats have been on the nearly $2 trillion Build Back Better Act that President Joe Biden has been promoting, while Republicans have continued to criticize the measure amid the highest inflation in three decades. A small group of moderate Democrats has demanded a Congressional Budget Office analysis of the bill before moving forward, and Pelosi said during a news conference that she expected "final CBO estimates later this afternoon, hopefully by five o'clock."
5:21 a.m. Nov. 16, 2021
Audit finds Iowa governor improperly used COVID-19 funds for salariesA state audit report on government spending released Monday accused Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds of using nearly $450,000 in federal coronavirus relief funds to pay salaries for 21 staff members for three months last year and concealing the spending by passing it through the state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
8:20 a.m. Nov. 12, 2021
- By Rachel Koning Beals
Here's the first U.S. city to swap gas and oil for all-electric buildings, on the path to zero carbon emissionsIthaca, the upstate New York city of about 30,000, known for Cornell University and the natural beauty of its gorges, will be the first in the country to try to decarbonize every last one of its buildings by switching to electric power.
7:26 a.m. Nov. 10, 2021
Fumio Kishida reelected Japan's PM in parliamentary voteFumio Kishida, reelected as Japan’s prime minister on Wednesday after his governing party scored a major victory in key parliamentary elections, said the coronavirus remains the country's most urgent issue and pledged to take steps to mend the pandemic-battered economy.
3:46 a.m. Nov. 9, 2021
- By Victor Reklaitis
Here's what’s in and out of Democrats’ big social-spending plan — for nowAs the Democratic party tries to reach agreement, here are key proposed categories for the spending, along with the types of tax hikes planned.
7:00 p.m. Nov. 5, 2021
- By Victor Reklaitis
House approves infrastructure bill, sending it to Biden to be signed into lawThe U.S. House of Representatives late Friday votes to approve a bipartisan infrastructure bill, in a move that sends the $1 trillion package over to President Joe Biden to get signed into law
11:39 a.m. Nov. 2, 2021
- By Christine Idzelis
Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq end at all-time highs, extending win streak as traders wait for outcome of Federal Reserve policy meeting U.S. stock indexes end at record highs Tuesday, extending their winning streak as the Federal Reserve began a pivotal two-day policy meeting.
5:17 a.m. Oct. 27, 2021
United States issues its 1st passport with a gender 'X' designationThe United States has issued its first passport with an “X” gender designation — a milestone in the recognition of the rights of people who don’t identify as male or female — and expects to be able to offer the option more broadly next year, the State Department said Wednesday.
8:06 a.m. Oct. 22, 2021
U.S. budget deficit for 2021 declines from 2020's all-time high above $3 trillionThe 2021 gap of $2.77 trillion, while $360 billion narrower than 2020's $3.13 trillion, is the second widest on record.
12:06 p.m. Oct. 16, 2021
- By Adam Grossman
How much will you spend in retirement? 6 things you probably haven't consideredCan you predict in your 50s where you’ll be in your 80s?
5:40 a.m. Oct. 15, 2021
White House to address the economic risks from climate changeThe Biden administration is taking steps to address the economic risks from climate change, issuing a 40-page report Friday on government-wide plans to protect the financial, insurance and housing markets and the savings of American families.
6:06 p.m. Oct. 12, 2021
U.S. to reopen its land borders in November for those fully vaccinatedThe U.S. will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month, ending a 19-month freeze due to the COVID-19 pandemic as the country moves to require all international visitors to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
12:09 p.m. Oct. 11, 2021
Alan Horn, longtime Disney film executive, to retireAlan Horn, the film executive who helped turn Walt Disney Studios into the most powerful movie studio in Hollywood and whose 50-year career has touched films from from “When Harry Met Sally..." to “The Dark Knight," is retiring
4:41 a.m. Oct. 8, 2021
UBS’s Charles Day: How I Quadrupled Assets in 7 Years
The private wealth manager speaks with Barron’s Advisor about that growth, how divorce mediation training made him better at his job, and how a former boss became one of his first clients.
11:00 p.m. Oct. 6, 2021
Opinion: Congress' Plan to Cut Drug Costs Will Kill Life-Saving Innovation
If the House Democrats plan passes, Eli Lilly will be forced to reduce R&D spending by more than 40%, writes CEO David A. Ricks.
8:30 a.m. Oct. 1, 2021
- By Andrew Keshner
Would I get my Social Security check if the government shuts down? How a shutdown would affect Social Security, tax refunds and federal paychecksThe IRS, Social Security Administration and other federal agencies have contingency plans that spell out which operations they would continue in the event of a government shut down.
12:00 a.m. Sept. 30, 2021
Forget All You Know and Embrace Higher Taxes
Investors love to hate taxes. The irony is that corporate growth has been stronger when taxes are higher, writes Mike Kubzansky.
10:40 a.m. Sept. 29, 2021
Will I Get My Social Security Check if the Government Shuts Down?
Here's what to know.
7:19 a.m. Sept. 27, 2021
- By Andrew Keshner
Billionaires’ income taxes are a tiny fraction of what they make, White House says. Here’s their average tax rateRich families were moving fast to report capital gains in their 2020 tax returns ahead of potential rate increases proposed by Democrats.
4:17 a.m. Sept. 25, 2021
- By Philip van Doorn
Weekend reads: Retirement locations in 6 statesAlso, when to sell Tesla's stock, Robinhood's IPOs and another financial transformation that may spring from blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin.
9:25 a.m. Sept. 23, 2021
White House Is Telling Federal Agencies to Prepare for a Shutdown
Officials say the move is standard procedure ahead of a potential government shutdown, a report says.
6:53 a.m. Sept. 14, 2021
- By Brett Arends
Worried about Social Security? These 5 things could save itSaving America’s retirement plan is one of the biggest issues we're facing
1:42 a.m. Sept. 14, 2021
It’s iPhone Showtime for Apple After Spyware Flaw and Court Ruling
Shares of vaccine makers tumble after study questioning Covid-19 boosters, House Democrats unveil tax increases, Elon Musk’s SpaceX prepares launch of four civilians, and other news to start your day.
1:38 a.m. Sept. 10, 2021
The NFL Season Has Started. Investors Waste No Time Betting on Sports Gambling Stocks.
Biden requiring coronavirus vaccinations for two-thirds of U.S. workers, Biden and Xi talk for first time in seven months, U.S. sues Texas over abortion law, and other news to start your day.
4:12 p.m. Sept. 8, 2021
Biden ousts 18 Trump-appointed military academy board membersThe Biden administration on Wednesday removed 18 appointees named to U.S. military academy boards by Donald Trump in the final months of the Republican president's term in office, according to the White House.
1:41 a.m. Sept. 8, 2021
BlackRock vs. Soros Highlights Investors’ China Dilemma
SEC threatens to sue Coinbase, Disney’s ‘Shang-Chi’ breaks Labor Day box office records, Ford lures back the engineer working on Apple’s secret car, and other news to start your day.
9:00 a.m. Sept. 7, 2021
- By Victor Reklaitis
White House pushes Congress to pass stopgap budget with disaster aidThe Biden administration on Tuesday said U.S. lawmakers should pass a funding measure that would prevent a partial federal government shutdown as the 2022 fiscal year starts next month. The White House budget office's acting director, Shalanda Young, said in a blog post that "with the end of the fiscal year rapidly approaching, it's clear that Congress will need to pass a short-term continuing resolution (CR) to provide more time for the FY 2022 process to unfold." She said the administration is providing guidance to "advise lawmakers on how to avoid severe disruptions to public services that could inadvertently arise from extending the previous year's appropriations legislation without modifications." It's "also calling on Congress to include additional funding in a CR to help address two other urgent needs: responding to recent and ongoing natural disasters, and meeting our commitments to our Afghan allies and partners," Young added. She said Congress should appropriate more than $14 billion to address natural disasters that occurred before Hurricane Ida, and Ida has increased the need for funding by at least $10 billion.
7:21 a.m. Aug. 27, 2021
- By Andrea Riquier
Chicago gambled on federal stimulus and will now use $500 million to pay off short-term borrowingThe city of Chicago bought itself time last December by temporarily plugging a budget hole with debt. Its gamble worked, but was that at the expense of transparency and good community governance?
10:44 a.m. Aug. 16, 2021
- By Joy Wiltermuth
Exclusive: Blackstone-backed company cuts ties with Servpro franchise that allegedly neglected child migrants“One thing I am interested in pursuing is an audit,” said Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar, who represents the Fort Bliss district, home to one of the largest U.S. emergency migrant intake centers for children.
11:45 p.m. Aug. 15, 2021
Inflation Is Likely to Heat Up Under Senate Budget Plan
The budget blueprint passed by the Senate could elevate inflation from a temporary annoyance to a perpetual problem.
1:39 a.m. Aug. 12, 2021
Markets Remain Unfazed After Biden’s Push for More Oil
Biden says $3.5 trillion budget plan will help families, China to tighten control on the private sector, Covid fight intensifies as employers are urged to require vaccines, and other news to start your day.
6:16 a.m. July 26, 2021
Inside the sophisticated cyberattack that had Texas communities struggling for daysIt was the start of a steamy Friday two Augusts ago when Jason Whisler settled in for a working breakfast at the Coffee Ranch restaurant in the Texas Panhandle city of Borger. The most pressing agenda item for city officials that morning: planning for a country music concert and anniversary event.