List/Grid Monthly Archives: February 2018

Samsung aims to steal market share from Apple in enterprise smartphones

Samsung aims to steal market share from Apple in enterprise smartphones

Samsung Electronics Co., with the reveal of its flagship phone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, is a driving force in the smartphone market, with innovation and features… Read more »

Alphabet’s Waymo picks up speed in driverless cars

Alphabet’s Waymo picks up speed in driverless cars

Waymo’s driverless cars have driven themselves 5 million miles on public roads, or roughly 21 times the average distance between the Earth and the Moon. Waymo’s Chief Executive John Krafcik… Read more »

NewsWatch: Savers haven’t benefited during this Fed rate-hike cycle, Powell admits

NewsWatch: Savers haven’t benefited during this Fed rate-hike cycle, Powell admits

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE One thing that’s notable this rate-hike cycle is that as the Federal Reserve ratchets up interest rates — five increases so far this cycle — banks haven’t… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Dow, S&P 500 turn lower, on track for worst month in 2 years

Market Snapshot: Dow, S&P 500 turn lower, on track for worst month in 2 years

U.S. stocks turned lower Wednesday afternoon, with investors experiencing a bumpy ride, as Wall Street struggled to shake off a selloff in the previous session, amid data on economic growth… Read more »

CryptoWatch: Steve Wozniak had $70,000 in bitcoin stolen after falling for a simple, yet perfect, scam

CryptoWatch: Steve Wozniak had $70,000 in bitcoin stolen after falling for a simple, yet perfect, scam

Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple AAPL, +0.48% who is widely considered to be a tech genius, made a rudimentary and expensive mistake recently. “I had seven bitcoins stolen from… Read more »

Howard Gold's No-Nonsense Investing: 4 reasons why bears are wrong to bet on a ‘day of reckoning’ for bonds

Howard Gold's No-Nonsense Investing: 4 reasons why bears are wrong to bet on a ‘day of reckoning’ for bonds

Lately the drums have been beating more loudly that a new bear market in bonds is at hand. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note TMUBMUSD10Y, -0.79% has risen from… Read more »

How much investment risk should you take?

How much investment risk should you take?

After a very long, very profitable run, the stock markets abruptly stumbled early in 2018, causing many investors to (gasp!) realize that they could actually lose money. Yet as all… Read more »

Weight Watchers is shifting from weight loss to wellness as ‘healthy is the new skinny’

Weight Watchers is shifting from weight loss to wellness as ‘healthy is the new skinny’

Weight Watchers has new branding and initiatives planned for 2018, including new food guidelines Weight Watchers International Inc. says it will be shifting its focus from weight loss to overall… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Manafort pleads not guilty to conspiracy, money laundering charges

The Wall Street Journal: Manafort pleads not guilty to conspiracy, money laundering charges

Paul Manafort, former campaign manager for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, will face trial in mid-September on charges of conspiring… Read more »

Encore: A new idea: Mandatory retirement accounts to help workers delay claiming Social Security

Encore: A new idea: Mandatory retirement accounts to help workers delay claiming Social Security

A new proposal would create retirement saving accounts that would enable people to postpone the age at which they claim Social Security, thereby increasing monthly benefits. This idea comes from… Read more »

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