List/Grid Monthly Archives: April 2018

Genealogy site traps alleged Golden State Killer — how your DNA could be used against you

Genealogy site traps alleged Golden State Killer — how your DNA could be used against you

Genealogy sites aren’t just useful for researching your family tree anymore, after genetic information from one platform helped solve a four-decade old cold case in the Golden State. Now, privacy… Read more »

Currencies: April set to be strongest month for dollar since Trump election victory

Currencies: April set to be strongest month for dollar since Trump election victory

The U.S. dollar advanced on Monday, putting a key index that tracks the currency on pace for its best month since November 2016 at the start of a data-heavy week… Read more »

Economic Report: Inflation hits Fed’s 2% target, PCE shows, in prelude to faster rise in U.S. interest rates

Economic Report: Inflation hits Fed’s 2% target, PCE shows, in prelude to faster rise in U.S. interest rates

Americans increased spending in March for the first time since the end of 2017, but rising inflation could be a problem. The numbers: A key inflation gauge rose to 12-month… Read more »

Economic Report: Pending-home sales crawl higher as inventory shortage turns urgent

Economic Report: Pending-home sales crawl higher as inventory shortage turns urgent

This story has been corrected to state that the National Association of Realtors expects no change in home sales in 2018; the group previously said it forecast a 1.8% increase… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Dow climbs, on pace for monthly gain, as McDonald’s stock rallies

Market Snapshot: Dow climbs, on pace for monthly gain, as McDonald’s stock rallies

U.S. stock benchmarks traded higher Monday morning, keeping the Dow on track for an April gain in the final trading session of the month. Monday’s action was marked by a… Read more »

BookWatch: These ‘pseudo-cures’ for ‘pseudo-illnesses’ will just make your wallet sick

BookWatch: These ‘pseudo-cures’ for ‘pseudo-illnesses’ will just make your wallet sick

If you’ve ever bought into a trendy health fad—a diet, a supplement, a specific type of exercise equipment, an alternative treatment for this or that—then you’ve likely been duped by… Read more »

Economic Report: Chicago PMI inches higher in April

Economic Report: Chicago PMI inches higher in April

By Senior economics reporter The Chicago PMI usually tracks the path of orders for Boeing aircraft with a lag of a few months, says Ian Shepherson, chief economist at Pantheon… Read more »

NewsWatch: Trump says the stock market ‘could’ be up 60% — here’s why it might still happen

NewsWatch: Trump says the stock market ‘could’ be up 60% — here’s why it might still happen

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE “The stock market could have been up 60% but I have to do things,” Donald Trump explained at his rally at the weekend. “I can’t let other… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Banks, credit-card cos. explore tracking gun purchases in possible prelude to restrictions

The Wall Street Journal: Banks, credit-card cos. explore tracking gun purchases in possible prelude to restrictions

Banks and credit-card companies are discussing ways to identify purchases of guns in their payment systems, a move that could be a prelude to restricting such transactions, according to people… Read more »

Fitbit bets on Google Cloud in bid to gain appeal with health systems

Fitbit bets on Google Cloud in bid to gain appeal with health systems

Fitbit Inc. plans to move its platform to Alphabet Inc.’s Google Cloud as it steps up efforts to integrate into the broader health ecosystem. Through the arrangement, announced Monday, Fitbit… Read more »

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