Friday, February 28, 2020
US job openings surged to a record high in December, led by vacancies in the construction, accommodation and food services sectors, which could bolster views that the economy is experiencing a dearth of workers. Job openings, a measure of labor...
1. Risk on: Everything from junk bonds and crude oil to General Electric and emerging markets has raced back to life. The Nasdaq is up nearly 10% on the year. The S&P 500 just celebrated its best January in 32...
The last time stocks did this well in January, Tom Brady was a tween and Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay was a toddler. The S&P 500 and the Dow are each up more than 7% this month. Those mark...
The crisp white snow sparkles off stunningly high mountain peaks, a gorgeous backdrop for the thousands of the world’s elite gathered here every year for the World Economic Forum. Inside the world’s issues from inequality to climate change are being...
I travel a lot, and the car rental industry — all brands — should truly be investigated for their business practices. Please continue your research, as you’ll find an incredibly dishonest group of people. D.R. Dear D.R. As you know, I’ve...
You wouldn’t know it from watching their stocks, but the biggest US banks just had a banner year. JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Bank of America (BAC), Wells Fargo (WFC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) brought in more...
Overstock will become the first company in the US to pay its taxes in bitcoin. The online retailer will take advantage of a program in Ohio, announced in November, to pay a portion of its taxes using the cryptocurrency. Overstock...
Dear John: For many years I purchased Series EE Savings Bonds with the intent to roll them into HH Bonds upon maturity within 30 years. Now the time has come to cash out. But, alas, there are no longer HH...
To add further misery to bitcoin enthusiasts, the act of finding or “mining” the cryptocurrency has become unprofitable as the price continues to crater. This raises further questions about the viability of the accounting system supporting the cryptocurrency. The volatile asset...
Investors got a bit of a breather when the markets were closed on Wednesday. But stock trading will be back Thursday — along with uncertainty. The Dow plunged nearly 800 points on Tuesday. The selling erased nearly $800 billion from...

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