It seems Bill Gates has conflict on the brain. “Whatever the reason, most of the books on my summer reading list this year touch on what happens when people come into conflict with the world around them,” the Microsoft founder wrote in a blog post on Monday, where...
Stock-market benchmarks swept to fresh highs on Monday on another round of good economic news from the services sector, adding to the array of indicators showing improving activity, including a stellar March jobs report from last Friday. Most markets...
As Americans prepare to file their 2020 income taxes, a new Democrat-backed bill wants to block federal income taxes on the first $10,200 a person received in unemployment benefits last year. As Capital Hill negotiations swirl over President...
The enormous job of vaccinating the nation is underway, but for rural Americans, getting a COVID-19 vaccine becomes harder the farther they are from urban centers. Getting the word to rural residents about when they can be vaccinated isn’t easy either, and...
It’s not just Tesla CEO TSLA, +2.86% Elon Musk — the crypto correction is causing unease among college...
A group of academics and health experts are launching a dynamic COVID-19 tracking system that will help counties, states and metropolitan areas predict where the virus is headed, when it will arrive and whether spread is accelerating. “Now...
Americans checking-account balances are sharply declining as they await progress on continued stimulus talks between lawmakers. As a result of the enhanced unemployment benefits and direct stimulus checks, both part of the CARES Act, Americans’ median checking-account balances increased...
(The initial version of this article featured an incorrect list. This has now been corrected.) You would think that with the broad stock indexes doing so well in 2021, after...
Inflation expectations are heating up, but investors might want to stop panicking if they knew how the sausage was made. Rising market-based inflation forecasts, or breakeven rates, are widely quoted as Wall Street’s go-to indicator of where consumer prices...
MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE One suggestion: A place like Key West before it became overrun with tourists. See full story.20 electric vehicle stocks besides Tesla and Nio that analysts expect to rise the most over the next year Analysts favor...