7:48 a.m. Jan. 14, 2021
- By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a slow-motion breakout attempt: Nasdaq, Dow industrials press record highs Focus: Homebuilders break out even amid rising interest rates, XHB, ZBRA, KSS, WSM, JNPR, FATEU.S. stocks are higher early Thursday, rising amid renewed optimism over fiscal-stimulus prospects. Against this backdrop, each big three U.S. benchmark has challenged its prevailing range top — levels defining record highs — amid a slow-motion breakout attempt.
9:28 a.m. Sept. 24, 2020
- By Ed Yardeni
Why the U.S. economy will soon recover and get back to the good old days of 2019 Ed Yardeni: ‘Almost everyone in the U.S. last year was doing better than ever’ Ed Yardeni: ‘Almost everyone in the U.S. last year was doing better than ever.’
6:26 a.m. Aug. 29, 2020
- By Philip van Doorn
These ‘Dividend Aristocrat’ stocks have been raising their dividends for decades, and there have been no dividend cuts during the pandemic Dozens of other S&P 500 companies, in contrast, have reduced their payoutsDozens of other S&P 500 companies, in contrast, have reduced their payouts.
12:44 p.m. Aug. 27, 2020
- By William Watts
Stocks pare gains but end mostly higher as Fed outlines policy shift U.S. weekly jobless benefit claims little changed at a million as expected Stocks ended a choppy session mostly higher Thursday, with the S&P 500 notching another record finish, after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said policy makers would no longer preemptively hike interest rates to stave off inflation.
12:40 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020
- By Joy Wiltermuth
S&P 500, Dow book 4th days of gains, Nasdaq adds 6th, as market awaits more pandemic aid Disney shares rose 8.8%, led Dow’s gains WednesdayU.S. stocks closed higher Wednesday, handing the Nasdaq Composite Index its 31st record close this year, as investors took heart in corporate earnings and service-sector data that surprised to the upside.
11:22 a.m. July 4, 2020
- By Paul Brandus
Why your first five years of retirement are critical Don’t get forced into a cornerDon’t get forced into a corner
6:53 a.m. June 17, 2020
- By Quentin Fottrell
‘It’s alarming to look at how many Americans used these funds to keep a roof over their head’ U.S. retail sales jumped by 17.7% in May. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast an 8.5% increaseU.S. retail sales jumped by 17.7% in May. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast an 8.5% increase.
4:00 a.m. June 13, 2020
- By Jeffry Bartash
The coronavirus recession may already be over, but it’s a long uphill climb to ‘normal’ U.S. retail sales seen rebounding from record drop as states reopenThe U.S. economy appears to be climbing out of a short though historically steep recession, but a return to normalcy? That’s not in the cards anytime soon.
8:07 a.m. June 4, 2020
- By Howard Gold
New York City has come back from every crippling blow — but coronavirus could land a knockout punch America’s premier global city is reeling from COVID-19 and a deep recessionAmerica’s premier global city is reeling from COVID-19 and a deep recession.
9:35 a.m. May 19, 2020
- By Andrew Keshner
This is how fast Americans are spending their stimulus checks — and here’s a breakdown of what they’re buying Economists looked at the spending and saving habits of more than 1,600 people who received their stimulus check by April 21 Economists looked at the spending and saving habits of more than 1,600 people who received their stimulus check by April 21.