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Outside the Box: Sorry Bernie, stock buybacks aren’t to blame for America’s rising income inequality

Outside the Box: Sorry Bernie, stock buybacks aren’t to blame for America’s rising income inequality

Should stock buybacks be regulated? Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who is running for president as a socialist, evidently think so. They believe that our nation’s glory… Read more »

The Fed: Fed gets earful from Fidelity executive for roiling global financial markets

The Fed: Fed gets earful from Fidelity executive for roiling global financial markets

By Senior economics reporter Jerome Powell, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, and his colleagues were criticized for roiling markets. The Federal Reserve has been insisting that its plan to… Read more »

The Moneyist: My husband asked me to file a joint tax return without telling me he owes back taxes

The Moneyist: My husband asked me to file a joint tax return without telling me he owes back taxes

Dear Moneyist, My husband is a divorced father of three dependents. We will soon be married for 10 years. We filed joint tax returns the first 5 years. However, after… Read more »

Personal Finance Daily: The $1 tip is dead and how married couples should file their taxes

Personal Finance Daily: The $1 tip is dead and how married couples should file their taxes

Happy Friday, MarketWatchers! Check out today’s top personal finance stories as you head into the weekend. These are the 3 big reasons you should use a financial adviser (and picking… Read more »

Cryptos: Bitcoin on track for its best week in two months

Cryptos: Bitcoin on track for its best week in two months

Bitcoin prices rose Friday afternoon, clawing back losses from the previous session and putting the cryptocurrency on track for its best week in two months. Most recently, a single bitcoin… Read more »

Capitol Report: State election officials recount their surprise and alarm at 2016 Russian hacking

Capitol Report: State election officials recount their surprise and alarm at 2016 Russian hacking

From left, Paul Pate, secretary of state of Iowa; Lori Augino, director of elections for the Washington Office of the Secretary of State; Noah Praetz, former Cook County, Illinois, election… Read more »

Capitol Report: Why the $15.4 billion Kraft Heinz brand write-down was unusual

Capitol Report: Why the $15.4 billion Kraft Heinz brand write-down was unusual

Bottles of Heinz Kraft Co. Heinz brand Tomato Ketchup and Yellow Mustard are arranged for a photograph in Dobbs Ferry, New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. The $15.4… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Dow logs longest weekly win streak since 1995 on optimism over trade talks

Market Snapshot: Dow logs longest weekly win streak since 1995 on optimism over trade talks

Stocks closed higher Friday, with the Dow logging its longest weekly winning streak in over two decades, thanks to optimism over U.S.-China trade talks in wake of reports that the… Read more »

Commodities Corner: Will copper’s revival last? China is the X-factor

Commodities Corner: Will copper’s revival last? China is the X-factor

By Markets/commodities reporter Last year’s hefty loss for copper has given way to an impressive start in 2019, with tight supplies and expectations of strong demand pumping up prices. Some… Read more »

Bond Report: Treasury yields remain lower as investors weigh Fed talk, U.S.-China negotiations

Bond Report: Treasury yields remain lower as investors weigh Fed talk, U.S.-China negotiations

Treasury prices rose Friday, putting yields under pressure, as investors weighed remarks by several Federal Reserve officials and awaited further developments on the U.S.-China trade front, including a meeting between… Read more »

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