5:45 a.m. Today5:45 a.m. Sept. 20, 2021
- By Filippo Menczer
Censorship will never be able to stop the spread of viral misinformation on social media - here's an idea that might workHumans have always been easily misled, but what's new is how fast the lies can spread.
5:27 a.m. Today5:27 a.m. Sept. 20, 2021
U.N. to world leaders: To curtail global warming, you must do morePressure keeps building on increasingly anxious world leaders to ratchet up efforts to fight climate change. There's more of it coming this week in one of the highest-profile forums of all — the United Nations.
3:41 a.m. Today3:41 a.m. Sept. 20, 2021
A War Is Coming Over Cryptos and Money. Why You Should Care.
Cryptos are challenging the dollar’s long dominance in world finance. We examine the threats and opportunities as currencies go digital.
3:35 a.m. Today3:35 a.m. Sept. 20, 2021
- By Tomi Kilgore
Li-Cycle stock is a buy as a pure-play EV battery recycler, Wedbush saysShares of Li-Cycle Holdings Corp. slipped 0.2% in premarket trading Monday, after the electric vehicle battery recycler received a bullish endorsement analyst Dan Ives at Wedbush. Ives initiated coverage of the company at outperform with a stock price target of $14, which is 59% above Friday's closing price of $8.80. "The company is a pure-play lithium-ion recycler as it breaks down battery waste to extract the precious materials lithium, nickel, and cobalt to cycle them back out into the supply chain," Ives wrote in a note to clients. "In the age of rapid battery expansion, Li-Cycle has primed itself to continue its dominance across the battery recycling sector, manufacturing battery waste into raw materials in an environmentally conscious and efficient manner while being in the sweet spot of a pending green tidal wave with battery recycling front and center." Ives said he doesn't believe the company will fully ramp its core business until 2023-2024, and sees a path toward profitability in 2026. The stock has slumped 15.1% year to date through Friday, while the S&P 500 has advanced 18.0%.
2:00 a.m. Today2:00 a.m. Sept. 20, 2021
Work Is Changing Fast. Here's a Glimpse Into Its Future.
The pandemic has challenged much of the industrial-era model of work.
1:00 a.m. Today1:00 a.m. Sept. 20, 2021
Biden Is Trying to Make Housing More Affordable. Without State Action, It's Not Enough.
The president's plan calls for 100,000 new affordable housing units over three years. The market alone is expected to deliver up to 5 million.
6:46 p.m. Sept. 19, 2021
Senate parliamentarian says $3.5 trillion bill can’t include citizenship path for immigrantsDemocrats can’t use their $3.5 trillion package bolstering social and climate programs to give millions of immigrants a chance to become citizens, the Senate’s parliamentarian said late Sunday, a crushing blow to what was the party’s clearest pathway in years to attaining that long-sought goal.
3:56 p.m. Sept. 18, 2021
- By Philip van Doorn
Wall Street sees as much as 70% upside for these highly rated energy stocks in rally modeCrude oil shot up more than 3% in only one day amid rising demand and a supply disruption, while many oil and gas stocks were up even more.
3:28 p.m. Sept. 18, 2021
- By Paul Brandus
When it comes to retirement security we're...No. 17This group of Americans is gloomiest about retirement—with good reason
12:10 p.m. Sept. 18, 2021
What will you call home when you’re older? The ultimate guide to housing in later lifeWill you age in place, live like the 'Golden Girls' or move in with family? Here's a guide to housing options for retirees, with resources to help find what's right for you.
11:41 a.m. Sept. 18, 2021
- By Rachel Koning Beals
Biden warns climate forum of 'point of no return' without bolder action, agrees to methane cutsPresident Joe Biden on Friday urged all nations to act to slow climate change or risk getting dangerously close to "a point of no return," as pressure to replace pledges with action rises ahead of the highly anticipated November global climate-change conference in Glasgow.
11:18 a.m. Sept. 18, 2021
- By Mark Weisbrot
Republican senators are blocking desperately needed pandemic relief for the world's poorAllowing the IMF to issue $1.5 trillion in special drawing rights would save countless lives and wouldn't cost U.S. taxpayers a dime
10:23 a.m. Sept. 18, 2021
Democrats are tackling flash points of taxes, health, climateRevamp the tax code and important federal health care and environment programs. Spend $3.5 trillion over 10 years, but maybe a lot less. Ensure that no more than three Democrats in all of Congress vote "no" because Republicans will be unanimously opposed. Try to finish within the next couple of weeks.
10:00 a.m. Sept. 18, 2021
- By Fang Block
Book Recommendations from Business Leaders and Cultural InfluencersFrom poetry to books on social values, food, and smell
9:10 a.m. Sept. 18, 2021
- By Frances Yue
Here’s what leaders at Coinbase, FTX, BlockFi and other crypto companies are saying about regulation“The CFTC has been much faster to weigh in and offer guidance and thoughts...I think there's been some criticism of the SEC, " said Sydney Schaub, chief legal officer at crypto exchange and stablecoin issuer Gemini.
7:47 a.m. Sept. 18, 2021
Crews watching weather as wildfire burns near giant California sequoiasCrews were watching the weather this weekend as they battled California wildfires that have burned into some groves of gigantic ancient sequoias as they try to protect the world's largest tree.
6:22 a.m. Sept. 18, 2021
- By Lawrence A. Cunningham
ESG investing can boost your stock market returns but it shouldn't drive your portfolioInvestors can do well by doing good.
5:16 a.m. Sept. 18, 2021
- By Christine Idzelis
Inflation challenges stock-market underpinnings as investors look ahead to Fed meetingInflation is unsettling some investors, even if it does prove a transitory feature of the pandemic.
3:00 a.m. Sept. 18, 2021
Modern Portfolio Theory Ignores Crucial Systemic Risk, Author Says
The established theory around diversification and risk fails to take into account systemic risk and the overall health of the markets. How “beta activism” and environmental, social, and governance investing can help.
3:36 p.m. Sept. 17, 2021
Powell and Brainard: Aligned on Monetary Policy, Not Regulation
Betting markets favor Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s renomination, but even if he’s replaced by Fed Governor Lael Brainard, the central bank will stay dovish. Plus, market newsletter commentary on investment sentiment, dollar weakness, inflation, industrials, and ape NFTs.
1:57 p.m. Sept. 17, 2021
- By Christine Idzelis
Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq close lower in weekly slump on 'quad witching' and weak consumer sentimentU.S. stock benchmarks close lower Friday, slumping for the week, on bearish momentum that followed a reading on consumer sentiment that held close to a roughly 10-year low.
1:30 p.m. Sept. 17, 2021
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1:19 p.m. Sept. 17, 2021
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1:19 p.m. Sept. 17, 2021
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12:56 p.m. Sept. 17, 2021
- By Silvia Ascarelli
I love cool weather and hiking but can't afford to stay in Oakland -- where should I retire in the western U.S.?Cultural options are on the retirement wish list too.
12:08 p.m. Sept. 17, 2021
- By Victor Reklaitis
House Democrats plan EV tax credits of up to $12,500, as Republicans, Tesla, Toyota voice objectionsThe Democratic-run House Ways and Means Committee's proposals for a $3.5 trillion spending package include new tax credits for electric vehicles, as Washington continues to push for a shift away from gasoline-powered cars.
12:00 p.m. Sept. 17, 2021
How One Advisory Is Guiding Clients Toward ESG
Ropes Wealth Advisors has been evolving to meet the needs of clients who are rethinking their priorities in the wake of Covid-19. Why it’s doubling down on environmental, social, and governance investing.
11:43 a.m. Sept. 17, 2021
Invesco and State Street Might Join Forces in Asset Management. It Could Be Good for Both.
Talks reported by The Wall Street Journal might not lead to a deal, but the potential merger would be one of the largest the industry has seen in years.
11:39 a.m. Sept. 17, 2021
Pentagon admits Kabul drone strike was a 'terrible mistake' that killed 10 civiliansThe Pentagon retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month, announcing Friday that an internal review revealed that only civilians were killed in the attack, not an Islamic State extremist as first believed.
11:12 a.m. Sept. 17, 2021
- By Eleanor Laise
Nursing homes are now facing a COVID resurgence, and a staffing shortage will only make it worseBillions in federal aid hasn't bolstered overwhelmed workforce.
10:40 a.m. Sept. 17, 2021
- By Steve Gelsi
Analyst signals strong Goldman Sachs quarter aheadCredit Suisse analyst Susan Roth Katzke on Friday reiterated her outperform rating and $450 a share price target for Goldman Sachs Group Inc. on a strong trading environment and progress on new initiatives. The investment bank's financial targets "look more easily achievable and sustainable," Katzke said in a note to clients. Analysts currently forecast third-quarter earnings of $9.70 a share for Goldman Sachs, according to FactSet data. Credit Suisse analyst Katzke said the investment bank has benefitted from strong capital market activity and ample fundraising in its asset and wealth management unit. She added that progress against strategic initiatives is outpacing expectations, particularly in trading and banking. Shares of Goldman Sachs fell 1.7% on Friday. The stock is up about 48% so far this year, compared to a rise of 27.4% by the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund .
10:10 a.m. Sept. 17, 2021
- By Teepa Snow
My friend has dementia, what can I do?5 ways to support a friend after a dementia diagnosis
9:39 a.m. Sept. 17, 2021
- By Mike Murphy
Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, a Republican who voted to impeach Trump, won't run for re-election in OhioRep. Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio, who was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach then-President Donald Trump over the Jan. 6 insurrection, announced Thursday night he will not seek re-election, citing “the chaotic political environment that currently infects our country.”
9:38 a.m. Sept. 17, 2021
Week's Best: What Advisors Should Know About Proposed Tax Overhaul
Here’s our weekly roundup of the most-read articles at Barron’s Advisor.
9:27 a.m. Sept. 17, 2021
The General Sherman Tree and other California sequoias wrapped in aluminum for protection as fire nearsFirefighters have wrapped the base of the world’s largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket as part of an effort to save a famous grove of gigantic old-growth sequoias from wildfires burning in California’s rugged Sierra Nevada.
9:00 a.m. Sept. 17, 2021
- By Wallace Witkowski
Five9 shareholders told not to take Zoom offer because of stock volatilityFive9 Inc. shareholders are being told not to sign off on Zoom Video Communications Inc.'s offer to acquire the company because stock volatility has made the deal less attractive, according to a Friday recommendation from Institutional Shareholder Services Inc.
8:11 a.m. Sept. 17, 2021
Merrill Lynch’s Barry Barlow: How the Tax Overhaul Could Impact Stocks
Speaking with Barron’s Advisor, the lifelong Louisvillian reveals how his relationship with his father fueled his drive. He also explains how higher corporate income tax rates could crimp earnings. And he muses about tech companies’ many strengths—and why a regulatory crackdown on the sector might have a silver lining.
8:08 a.m. Sept. 17, 2021
Some HELOC rates now start below 3%. Tempting, but is a home equity line of credit right for you?The pros and cons of home equity lines of credit.
8:00 a.m. Sept. 17, 2021
- By MarketWatch
Scientists continue to say there isn’t enough evidence to make COVID-19 boosters available to all AmericansAn influential Food and Drug Administration committee is set to meet Friday to discuss whether the regulator should approve BioNTech and Pfizer's COVID-19 booster shot
7:23 a.m. Sept. 17, 2021
Illegal marijuana farms are using up too much water in the Western U.S.Jack Dwyer pursued a dream of getting back to the land by moving in 1972 to an idyllic, tree-studded parcel in Oregon with a creek running through it.