NewsWatch: The stock market punished earnings misses more than it rewarded earnings beats

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First-quarter earnings season is virtually in the books. A look back shows stock-market investors were in a mood to punish shares of companies that disappointed on results more than they rewarded companies that exceeded expectations. See full story.

Brett Arends: I tried Beyond Meat’s burgers three times — here’s what I thought

As a vegetarian, the Beyond Burger didn’t take me back to the days when I was an omnivore. See full story.

Millions of Americans are just one paycheck away from ‘financial disaster’

Many consumers would turn to dangerous fallback options in order to make ends meet. See full story.

Bitcoin’s tumble ‘has caused a lot of technical damage’, says analyst

A surge in bitcoin prices that took it well above $8,000 appears to be coming to a halt, as the world’s No.1 crypto asset has faced sudden and sharp selling pressure within the past 24 hours. See full story.

Economic expansion poised to become longest in U.S. history, leading indicators show

An index that compiles various leading economic indicators rose for the third-straight month even as economists are increasingly aware that the current business cycle is about to become the longest on record. See full story.

MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE

As Missouri, Georgia and Alabama move to restrict abortion access, the cost can vary by state, trimester, procedure and other factors. See full story.

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