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

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

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE 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… Read more »

SAT adds ‘adversity score’ amid concerns that wealthy students have an unfair advantage

SAT adds ‘adversity score’ amid concerns that wealthy students have an unfair advantage

The College Board plans to assign an “adversity score” to test takers, which will aim to measure their socioeconomic background, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The measure will be… Read more »

Personal Finance Daily: Why there’s no excuse for not maxing out your 401(k) and what couples need to know about money before marriage

Personal Finance Daily: Why there’s no excuse for not maxing out your 401(k) and what couples need to know about money before marriage

Happy Friday, MarketWatchers! Here are some of Friday’s top stories to read over the weekend. Personal Finance Nearly half of women who have abortions live below the federal poverty level… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Stocks close lower as trade-related uncertainty overshadows strong data

Market Snapshot: Stocks close lower as trade-related uncertainty overshadows strong data

Consumer sentiment rose to a 15-year high in May. U.S. stocks bounced back from deep losses Friday but still closed lower as trade-related jitters overshadowed strong economic data. Chinese state… Read more »

Trump wants to quiz immigrants on civics — but many natural born Americans lack basic knowledge of government

Trump wants to quiz immigrants on civics — but many natural born Americans lack basic knowledge of government

President Donald Trump wants legal immigrants to pass a civics exam before they’re allowed to enter the country — but many natural-born Americans may struggle with such a test. Trump… Read more »

Trump Today: Trump Today: President announces deal with Canada, Mexico to end steel and aluminum tariffs

Trump Today: Trump Today: President announces deal with Canada, Mexico to end steel and aluminum tariffs

President Donald Trump addresses the National Association of Realtors Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo May 17, 2019, in Washington. President Donald Trump announced an agreement with Canada and Mexico to… Read more »

Tesla stock falls nearly 8% after reports of ‘hardcore’ plan to slash costs

Tesla stock falls nearly 8% after reports of ‘hardcore’ plan to slash costs

Shares of Tesla Inc. touched another multiyear low Friday, after a leaked memo spoke of the Silicon Valley car maker potentially running out of cash in just months without strict… Read more »

Abortion bans are spurring donations to Planned Parenthood, the National Organization for Women, and more

Abortion bans are spurring donations to Planned Parenthood, the National Organization for Women, and more

As states including Alabama and Missouri have produced some of the most restrictive abortion laws in decades this week, pro-choice groups have seen a surge in donations, calls and online… Read more »

Millennials are coping with death on $600 ‘grief retreats’ where they dance, meditate and swim in lakes

Millennials are coping with death on $600 ‘grief retreats’ where they dance, meditate and swim in lakes

There’s no manual for navigating grief. The new Netflix NFLX, -1.35%   dramedy “Dead to Me” follows Jen (Christina Applegate), a widow from Laguna Beach, who is grappling with grief… Read more »

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

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

Stock-market investors were in a rare mood during first-quarter earnings season, ready to deliver outsize punishment to shares of companies that disappointed on earnings while providing relatively meager rewards to… Read more »

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