List/Grid Monthly Archives: April 2016

Even Warren Buffett is confused by negative interest rates

Even Warren Buffett is confused by negative interest rates

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett may be known as the Oracle of Omaha, but even he never foresaw negative interest rates—nor does he quite know what they will end up meaning… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Wall Street not rewarding low-expectation earnings beats

Market Snapshot: Wall Street not rewarding low-expectation earnings beats

Earnings beats this season have been cheapened, with lower-than-usual expectations making for little fanfare with investors when companies top the Wall Street consensus. Stocks finished with a weekly loss Friday… Read more »

Freddie Mac may need another taxpayer bailout next week

Freddie Mac may need another taxpayer bailout next week

Freddie Mac FMCC, -1.21%  is expected to report a loss when it announces first-quarter earnings before the bell on Tuesday. That’s bad news for any public company, but especially critical… Read more »

Are e-cigarettes a healthy way to quit smoking?

Are e-cigarettes a healthy way to quit smoking?

Cigarette smoking has become significantly less popular in the U.S. over the past decade, but it remains a public-health scourge. Smoking accounts for more than 480,000 deaths every year in… Read more »

Commodities Corner: Oil’s wild ride set to continue after April’s big climb

Commodities Corner: Oil’s wild ride set to continue after April’s big climb

By Markets/commodities reporter Oil futures ended April with a monthly gain of nearly 20%, but the ride wasn’t a smooth one and volatility will likely prevail in the weeks to… Read more »

The countries where ISIS recruiting is most effective might surprise you

The countries where ISIS recruiting is most effective might surprise you

There are plenty of reasons to visit Finland: The sunlit evening skiing, the saunas, the gorgeous views of the Northern Lights, the food scene, etc. Here’s one that isn’t on… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Dow, S&P hang on to April gains as tech shares slump

Market Snapshot: Dow, S&P hang on to April gains as tech shares slump

Stocks fell on Friday as blue-chip tech shares dragged on the market, but the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average clung to April gains to score the second… Read more »

NewsWatch: This chart paints a discouraging picture of the stock market today

NewsWatch: This chart paints a discouraging picture of the stock market today

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE People often simply look at their portfolio, and if it is doing well, they think the market is also. It takes more than that to really see… Read more »

‘Damn Daniel’ viral video sent sales of white Vans soaring

‘Damn Daniel’ viral video sent sales of white Vans soaring

VF Corp. gave a shout out to Daniel, teen star of the “Damn Daniel” video, on the company’s first-quarter earnings call, saying it saw sales of its white Vans sneakers… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Dole Food under investigation over Listeria outbreak linked to salads

The Wall Street Journal: Dole Food under investigation over Listeria outbreak linked to salads

The U.S. Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into Dole Food Co. over a Listeria outbreak linked to four deaths in the U.S. and Canada and multiple other illnesses…. Read more »

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