List/Grid Monthly Archives: May 2018

Insanely popular Museum of Ice Cream generates massive revenue — along with environmental complaints and legal threats

Insanely popular Museum of Ice Cream generates massive revenue — along with environmental complaints and legal threats

The Museum of Ice Cream is generating heaping scoopfuls of money but has also encountered a rocky road full of activists, politicians and copycats. Though its exhibits may be more… Read more »

The Fed: Fed’s Brainard backs lifting interest rates to ‘modestly’ restrictive level

The Fed: Fed’s Brainard backs lifting interest rates to ‘modestly’ restrictive level

By Senior economics reporter Fed Governor Lael Brainard Fed Governor Lael Brainard, long considered a dovish member of the central bank’s policy committee, on Thursday embraced a more hawkish policy… Read more »

Starbucks, ABC responses to racist incidents show business value of decisive action

Starbucks, ABC responses to racist incidents show business value of decisive action

The dual responses from Starbucks Corp. and ABC Entertainment to recent racist incidents shocked some onlookers, but corporate reputation experts and civil rights activists say the need for decisive action—despite… Read more »

Currencies: Dollar struggles for direction as trade war fears back in focus

Currencies: Dollar struggles for direction as trade war fears back in focus

The U.S. dollar was modestly lower and en route to book a second day of losses on Thursday, as its main rival — the euro — was helped by better-than-expected… Read more »

Deep Dive: This outperforming fund manager ‘rents’ dividend stocks for a higher yield

Deep Dive: This outperforming fund manager ‘rents’ dividend stocks for a higher yield

Income-seeking investors in the U.S. are used to companies paying quarterly dividends. But many companies outside the U.S. pay annually or twice a year. Ben Lofthouse takes advantage of that… Read more »

Market Extra: Here’s why the euro stands to lose as ECB weighs Italy woes, inflation pickup

Market Extra: Here’s why the euro stands to lose as ECB weighs Italy woes, inflation pickup

Eurozone inflation that’s creeping up toward the European Central Bank’s target and Italy’s political crisis could pull policy makers in opposite directions, and the struggle could spell further weakness for… Read more »

Futures Movers: U.S. oil benchmark pares decline as domestic supplies post weekly drop

Futures Movers: U.S. oil benchmark pares decline as domestic supplies post weekly drop

By Markets/commodities reporter Deputy markets editor U.S. oil prices pared earlier losses Thursday after a U.S. government report revealed a drop in domestic supplies of crude. Global benchmark Brent extended… Read more »

Volcker revision will boost banks, which are already well-positioned

Volcker revision will boost banks, which are already well-positioned

The new Volcker rule comes at an opportune time for banks, which are poised to ride a new wave of global market volatility. The proposed changes unveiled by the Federal… Read more »

A government student-loan website may soon treat private loan companies more favorably

A government student-loan website may soon treat private loan companies more favorably

The private student loan industry may soon get more favorable treatment on the government’s financial-aid website. Right now, the Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid website presents private… Read more »

NewsWatch: This savings-account hack will give you almost 20 times what you’re earning now

NewsWatch: This savings-account hack will give you almost 20 times what you’re earning now

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE The average savings account pays a miserly 0.09% a year — here’s how you can get up to 1.7%. See full story. Morgan Stanley’s CEO blasts Soros’s… Read more »

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