2:05 p.m. July 31, 2021
New COVID-19 cases in Florida break single-day recordThe latest new-case figure of 21,683 was recorded on Friday and released Saturday on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website.
12:16 p.m. July 31, 2021
- By Alicia H. Munnell
Working longer is possible for most peopleBut a stark divide exists by education.
11:55 a.m. July 31, 2021
- By Andrew Keshner
'You’ve got to do the right thing': 50 healthcare groups ask employers to mandate worker COVID vaccines --- but one big obstacle remainsThe joint statement comes the same day the Department of Veterans Affairs said it would require vaccination for all medical staff.
11:33 a.m. July 31, 2021
- By Brett Arends
Shock: Rents rising three times as fast as 'official' inflation figuresWhy you should own your home in retirement
10:48 a.m. July 31, 2021
- By Jon Swartz
YouTube is as big as Netflix, and growing much fasterIn raising his price target on Google shares to $3,200, Raymond James analyst Aaron Kessler cited long-term advertising revenue growth driven by search and YouTube, as well as advertisers increasingly approaching YouTube as a "full-funnel solution."
10:02 a.m. July 31, 2021
- By Charles Passy
The hidden cost of our mental-health crisis: $1 trillion in lost productivityThe decision by Simone Biles to not compete in the Tokyo Olympics also speaks to the broader issues that millions of workers face.
9:34 a.m. July 31, 2021
Labor Shortage Is Worse Than It Looks. Help Isn’t Coming.
Ending federal unemployment benefits and reopening schools won’t bring enough workers off the sidelines. That has big implications for monetary policy and investors.
8:25 a.m. July 31, 2021
Justice Department says Russians hacked federal prosecutorsThe Russian hackers behind the massive SolarWinds cyber-espionage campaign broke into the email accounts of some of the most prominent federal prosecutors' offices around the country last year, the Justice Department said.
6:49 a.m. July 31, 2021
‘It feels like we are getting hit by a train’: Florida’s coronavirus cases jumped 50% this weekState has been responsible for one in every five COVID-19 cases during an ongoing six-week surge, and hospitalizations are nearing last year's peak, according to Florida Hospital Association.
6:39 a.m. July 31, 2021
- By Rachel Koning Beals
Buying a home? Why you should ask whether it's wired for electric vehiclesWith more incentives and vehicles to choose from, there's a growing likelihood that you'll own an EV while you live in your current home or in the very next property you buy.
6:33 a.m. July 31, 2021
- By Barbara Kollmeyer
'A great time to buy,' says one Wall Street analyst as Amazon shares tumble on disappointmentShares of Amazon.com sank 7% in Friday trading, but analysts were not rushing to downgrade the e-commerce giant as brick-and-mortar competition hit its results.
6:29 a.m. July 31, 2021
- By Tonya Garcia
The next Barbie movie will be directed by Oscar nominee Greta GerwigLena Dunham is also involved in a live-action version of Polly Pocket.
6:17 a.m. July 31, 2021
- By Tonya Garcia
Grill companies Weber and Traeger are going public during BBQ season. Data shows one has the financial edgeRapidRatings says the backdrop for 'grilling and chilling' is perfect.
5:43 a.m. July 31, 2021
- By Jeff Reeves
Here's how the 6 Big Tech stocks now rank, from worst to firstHow to judge Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Microsoft and Google parent Alphabet now that they have reported earnings.
5:37 a.m. July 31, 2021
- By Therese Poletti
Big Tech is headed for its biggest year yet, and it isn't even closeIf government regulators around the world thought Big Tech was too big last year, 2021 has not changed their mind.
4:40 a.m. July 31, 2021
- By Silvia Ascarelli
Weekend reads: Time to assess Big Tech earnings and Robinhood's IPOAlso, a 78-year-old asks if she'll be OK in retirement, and why you might want to reconsider value investing.
4:22 a.m. July 31, 2021
- By Alessandra Malito
I’m retiring on my 78th birthday, have more than $200,000 in savings and share expenses with my 80-year-old boyfriend. Will I be OK?Have a question about your own retirement savings? Email us at HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.com
4:36 p.m. July 30, 2021
Bitcoin Can Now Be Bought in a Mutual Fund Wrapper
The Bitcoin Strategy ProFund is the first open-end U.S. mutual fund tracking Bitcoin prices—but it comes with hitches. More options could soon follow.
3:04 p.m. July 30, 2021
Intel’s New CEO Vows to Move Faster. Will It Help the Stock?
Under new leadership, Intel is working to recapture its past glory in chip making. Bulls and bears are split on its chances of success.
12:27 p.m. July 30, 2021
- By Emily Bary
Pinterest stock nearly suffers sharpest drop on record as pandemic recovery weighs on user growthPinterest Inc. served as a virtual haven for those stuck at home during the worst of the pandemic, but now that the world is reopening, the company is having a harder time keeping users interested in its platform.
11:08 a.m. July 30, 2021
How Contagious Is the Delta Variant? A New CDC Study Sheds Light.
Vaccines still offer strong protection against symptoms: over 97% of patients hospitalized for Covid these days hadn't gotten the shots.
10:37 a.m. July 30, 2021
Tesla's Battery Fire Actually Shows It Is More Than a Car Company
Tesla appears to have suffered a setback in its stationary power business after a fire in Australia.
10:12 a.m. July 30, 2021
- By CD Moriarty
You could unwittingly triple your Medicare premiums -- here's what to watch forThese 5 financial moves could increase your Medicare premiums.
10:08 a.m. July 30, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
CDC releases data that informed reconsideration of face masks, says delta variant of COVID means the 'war has changed'The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data about the spread of the delta variant of COVID-19 that informed its decision earlier this week to recommend that even vaccinated people resume wearing face masks in public settings in areas with high rates of transmission.
9:42 a.m. July 30, 2021
Brutal 'honor' killing spotlights violence against women in PakistanNoor Mukadam's last hours were terror-filled. Beaten repeatedly, the 27-year-old jumped from a window but was dragged back, beaten again and finally beheaded. A childhood friend has been charged with her killing.
8:19 a.m. July 30, 2021
- By Jeffry Bartash
8:12 a.m. July 30, 2021
- By Tonya Garcia
Dole IPO: 5 things to know about the newly-public fruit and vegetable giantDole is one of the biggest producers of bananas and pineapples in the world.
7:02 a.m. July 30, 2021
- By Jillian Berman
Washington Wizards' draft pick Corey Kispert's advice on NIL: Spend less time playing video games and more time building your brandNCAA athletes are now allowed to make money from their name, image or likeness, but Kispert just missed the chance to profit off his brand at Gonzaga
6:35 a.m. July 30, 2021
- By Chris Matthews
U.S. consumer sentiment falls in July as inflation expectations hit 13-year highConsumers remained guarded about the general health of the economy, with near-term inflation remaining at top of mind.
5:36 a.m. July 30, 2021
- By Jeffry Bartash
Consumers boost spending in June and spearhead U.S. economic recoveryFreed from most Covid restrictions Americans spent liberally in June on travel, vacations and other services they shunned during the pandemic.
5:10 a.m. July 30, 2021
Should I Buy Chinese Stocks? 'Don't Be an Idiot.'
With regulators able to do what they want when they want, and financial information that leaves much to be desired, it might be best to avoid China's shares.
4:48 a.m. July 30, 2021
- By Greg Robb
Rise in U.S. labor costs decelerates in second quarterThe employment cost index rose 0.7% in the second quarter, a slower pace than the 0.9% gain in the January-March quarter, the Labor Department said Friday.
3:24 a.m. July 30, 2021
- By Steve Goldstein
Goldman Sachs has been super-bullish on the global economy, but not anymore. Here's why.Goldman Sachs economists Daan Struyven and Sid Bhushan explain the bank's economics team has now become less enthusiastic.
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.
2:18 a.m. July 30, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 196.6 million and more than 4 billion vaccine doses have been administered globallyThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 196.6 million on Friday, while the death toll climbed above 4.19 million, according to . The data shows that 4 billion doses of vaccine have been administered globally. Duke University research suggests at least 11 billion doses are needed to achieve herd immunity across the world. The U.S. leads the world with a total of 34.8 million cases and in deaths with 612,122 as the highly infectious delta variant continues to spread fast, especially in states with low vaccination rates. The delta variant is "as transmissible as chickenpox," and could spread as easily from vaccinated persons as the unvaccinated, according to an internal document from U.S. health officials that the Washington Post obtained. Health officials must "acknowledge the war has changed," regarding the variant that has spread quickly across the U.S. and rest of the world, The data is expected to be released Friday.
India is second by cases at 31.6 million and third by deaths at 423,217 according to its official numbers, which are expected to be undercounted.
Brazil is second in deaths at 554,497, but is third in cases at 19.8 million. Mexico has fourth-highest death toll at 239,997 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 155,180, while the U.K. has 129,809, making Russia the country with the fifth-highest death toll in the world and highest in Europe.
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.
7:15 p.m. July 29, 2021
Philippine leader reverses decision to exit U.S. security pactPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte reversed his termination of a key defense pact with the United States that allows large-scale combat exercises between U.S. and Philippine forces.
6:31 p.m. July 29, 2021
Carl Levin, Michigan's longest-serving senator, dies at 87Famous for gazing over eyeglasses worn on the end of his nose, Carl Levin seemed at ease wherever he went, whether attending a college football game back home in Michigan or taking on a multibillion-dollar corporation before cameras on Capitol Hill.
2:13 p.m. July 29, 2021
Pinterest Stock Got Slammed After Earnings. Here's Why.
Image-sharing platform Pinterest is seeing shares tumble after hours on disappointing numbers of monthly active users.
1:20 p.m. July 29, 2021
- By Daniel Newman
Microsoft's quarterly results show that growth is nowhere near slowing downRevenue growth at the Azure cloud unit accelerated past 50% in the three months through June, helping the company notch the fastest total sales growth in three years.