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10:32 a.m. Today - By William Watts
The stock market is volatile because it's hard to tell 'good' inflation from 'bad' right nowThe stock market is generally expected to benefit from inflation, but surging price pressures are rattling investors.
8:30 a.m. Today - By Quentin Fottrell
Americans are finally getting ready to splurge — here’s what they’re buying Exhaling after more than a year of pandemic-related restrictions, consumer confidence is on the riseExhaling after more than a year of pandemic-related restrictions, consumer confidence is on the rise.
8:28 a.m. Today - By Andrew Keshner
After CDC updates mask guidelines, Disney, Walmart and Trader Joe's issue new policies --- Uber and Lyft say nothing will changeNot all companies are following the CDC guidelines. The grocery store chain Kroger said Friday it 'continues to require everyone in our stores to wear masks'
8:24 a.m. Today - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Jobless Americans in at least 18 states are about to get a rude awakening Many workers in states that are cutting benefits 'will be desperate to keep body and soul together,' said Stephen Wandner, a senior fellow at the National Academy of Social Insurance
8:23 a.m. Today - By Elisabeth Buchwald
2 million Americans will lose extra unemployment benefits --- here's when it will happen in your stateGovernors in these 18 states say these benefits, which were set to expire in September, contribute to the mounting complaints from employers who cannot fill job vacancies.
5:00 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
Inflation Is Good News for Stocks With High Dividends Rising bond yields and fear that rising prices will force the Fed to tighten monetary policy have slammed the broader stock market recently.
12:47 p.m. May 15, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Israel strike in Gaza destroys building with AP, other mediaAn Israeli airstrike destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press and other media outlets on Saturday, the latest step by the military to silence reporting from the territory amid its battle with the militant group Hamas.
12:15 p.m. May 15, 2021 - By Joseph Semprevivo
I own a small business --- this is what a $15 minimum wage means for meOne full-time job opening in Florida paying $15 and no takers.
10:41 a.m. May 15, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Cash windfall helps Newsom shake California recall electionA fading coronavirus crisis and an astounding windfall of tax dollars have reshuffled California's emerging recall election, allowing Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom to talk about an end to most COVID-19 restrictions and propose billions in new spending as he looks to fend off Republicans who depict him as a foppish failure.
9:59 a.m. May 15, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Get a job without jumping through all the hoops? Yes, it’s called ‘open hiring’—here’s how it worksNearly anyone laid off after 50 can tell stories of the frustration of hunting for work. But what if you could get a job without a résumé or a job interview?
9:39 a.m. May 15, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
Mortgage rates fell again, despite inflation soaring to 13-year high --- so what's going on?'The last time inflation surged this high in one month Freddie Mac’s 30-year mortgage rate was 16.9%.'
8:30 a.m. May 15, 2021 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Inflation is climbing, but it isn't blasting past its 30-year range --- yetPrices consumers are paying for goods and services are climbing to post-recession highs, causing households and Wall Street anxiety just as the economy roars back with the lifting of pandemic restrictions. Here's when markets might really worry.
8:24 a.m. May 15, 2021 - By Patricia M. Anderson
How to fix the unemployment system to time extra benefits so they are just the right size to help workers and the economyU.S. should adopt a two-tier system to increase benefit amounts early in downturns, and to extend benefit periods later on
8:21 a.m. May 15, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
Fed needs to 'wake up' to the need for a digital dollar, says former CFTC head GiancarloPolicymakers in Washington are engaged in a fierce debate over infrastructure investment, what should count as infrastructure and how much should be spent to improve it. Ask Christopher Giancarlo, former chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and he'll tell you that missing from that debate is a discussion of our aging financial infrastructure.
8:08 a.m. May 15, 2021 - By Michael Brush
How to use ESG to pick the winning stocks in risky emerging marketsCharlie Wilson does it as co-manager of the Thornburg Developing World Fund.
7:52 a.m. May 15, 2021 - By William Watts
Why Jeremy Siegel says stocks can 'more than compensate' even if inflation rises 20% over next 2 to 3 yearsHistory shows “stocks more than compensate for inflation,” says Wharton finance professor Jeremy Siegel. And he expects U.S. inflation to run quite hot.
7:21 a.m. May 15, 2021 - By Mojtaba Sadegh
Drought-stricken western states face a water crisis and another dangerous fire seasonA sign of climate change: Giant Lake Mead is on pace to fall to levels in June that could trigger the first federal water shortage declaration, with water use restrictions across the region.
7:17 a.m. May 15, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Some states are cutting unemployment payments to push people back to work --- are extra benefits really keeping Americans out of the labor force?'The disappointing jobs report makes it clear that paying people not to work is dampening what should be a stronger jobs market,' the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said.
7:11 a.m. May 15, 2021 - By William Watts
What does inflation mean for the stock market? It's supposed to be a positive ---but investors are spooked nowInflation is supposed to be a positive for the stock market, but signs of growing price pressures are rattling equities across sectors this week. Here's why.
6:47 a.m. May 15, 2021 - By Philip van Doorn
These big bank stocks may be a great three-year play on the economy and inflationDividend increases, stock buybacks, and rising interest rates are all positives that can benefit the banking sector over the longer term.
6:25 a.m. May 15, 2021 - By Tonya Garcia
Department-store shares soar after clothing sales jump more than 700% from April 2020Macy's, which reports first-quarter earnings on Tuesday, rose nearly 9% in Friday trading.
5:35 a.m. May 15, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
Bitcoin extortion: How cryptocurrency has enabled a massive surge in ransomware attacks The Colonial Pipeline episode is likely to bring even greater interest in the regulation of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as law enforcement seeks to track down the perpetrators, and policymakers hope to prevent similar attacks from happening again.
5:06 a.m. May 15, 2021 - By Tonya Garcia
Walmart earnings preview: Rival Target likely saw more benefit from stimulus spendingTarget benefits from the wide variety of merchandise categories that it sells, analysts say
4:51 a.m. May 15, 2021 - By Christine Idzelis
‘Jammed and distorted’: investors are wrestling with inflation that may test the Fed’s frameworkInvestors are facing volatile markets as inflationary pressures build. ‘A surge in prices could put the Fed’s new average inflation-targeting framework to the test,’ says JPMorgan’s David Kelly.
4:15 a.m. May 15, 2021 - By Joy Wiltermuth
How a stock-market selloff made junk bonds an unlikely safe havenU.S. stocks end lower on the week after hot inflation data spooked investors bracing for a roaring, but potentially messy economic comeback. Their equity-like counterparts in the debt world barely budged.
4:01 a.m. May 15, 2021 - By Jeffry Bartash
The U.S. economy has suffered a few missteps. Just how bad is it? A slowdown in hiring, soaring inflation and lackluster retail spending --- what the heck is going on in the U.S. economy? Here's what you should worry about.
5:18 p.m. May 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
Here’s What Could Stop Inflation in Its Tracks The inflation worries that have lifted bond yields will limit the upside for risky assets, such as stocks. That, in turn, will weigh on prices of economically sensitive commodities.
5:11 p.m. May 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
DuPont Stock Looks Like a Buy Its shares look like a smart play on the coming phase of the economic recovery as it begins to play catch-up.
4:45 p.m. May 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
Stock Market Volatility Isn’t the Big Problem. Economic Volatility Is. Markets lived up to their reputation for periodic craziness this past week. But the swings in economic data have the potential to do more damage.
3:53 p.m. May 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
Stay-at-Home Stocks Still Worth Buying How to identify the stocks that still have room to run in a postpandemic world.
3:45 p.m. May 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
Investors Aren’t Chasing the Latest Gold Rally. Why That’s a Bullish Sign As the price of gold climbs, buyers of gold exchange-traded notes are scarce, suggesting there’s room for more gains. Plus, investment-newsletter commentary on the future of work, stimulus spending, and dividend growers.
3:43 p.m. May 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
100 Years: Launchpad to the Future Letters on Barron’s centennial issue, Abe Briloff’s accounting exposés, the traditional 60/40 portfolio, Barron’s mission, Randall W. Forsyth’s views of crisis-prone markets over 50 years, and Barrick Gold
3:43 p.m. May 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
For Lawn Tools, the Future Is Electric. Why That’s Good for Stanley Black & Decker. CEO Jim Loree sees growing demand for battery-powered mowers and blowers lifting the company’s sales. Favorable regulations could help, too.
1:56 p.m. May 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
Inflation Is Here and Rising. The Fed Might Be Behind the Curve. The gap between reported price inflation and the experiences of businesses and consumers is a signal to investors that inflation is hotter than it looks. Here’s a look at the Federal Reserve’s big gamble that inflationary pressure will be transitory.
1:45 p.m. May 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
Four Ways Investors Could Hedge Against Inflation Barron’s queried a half-dozen investment professionals about inflation hedging strategies. Forget gold, they say, and consider certain stocks, real estate, Veblen goods, and collectibles.
1:45 p.m. May 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
It’s Not Jimmy Carter’s Inflation, but It’s Still Worrisome. Here’s How to Beat It. Rising prices don’t necessarily presage a repeat of the 1970s. Still, it’s wise to consider taking out some insurance against the possibility that they do.
12:45 p.m. May 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
Rx for Retiree and Consumer Finances: Spending More on Government Healthcare Medicaid and Medicare reduce consumer indebtedness and make it easier to pay other bills. That alone could make it worth spending more on healthcare, writes Matthew C. Klein.
12:37 p.m. May 14, 2021 - By Christine Idzelis
U.S. stocks jump Friday, but are still down for the weekU.S. stocks closed higher Friday as investors took a weaker-than-expected reading of April retail sales in stride, shaking off a tumultuous week that has been marked by growing inflation fears. But the sharp gains weren’t weren’t large enough to reverse weekly losses.
12:35 p.m. May 14, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
U.S. Treasury yields slip, but 30-year books largest weekly rise in 2 months amid inflation jitters Long-dated U.S. government bond yields slip on Friday for a second straight session but end slightly higher for the week, as investors weighed the path of inflation and a batch of economic data to end the week, including a weaker-than-expected reading of April retail sales.
12:30 p.m. May 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
What’s Next for Wall Street Research? Big Themes, More Data Candace Browning, head of global research at BofA Securities, lays out a blueprint for the industry’s future, even in the face of changing regulations.
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