Key Words: How to tell if you are a ‘snowplow parent’

Key Words: How to tell if you are a ‘snowplow parent’

Meet the latest parent-shaming label making the rounds: the “snowplow parent.” The term has been snowballing ever since recently a New York Times story used it in relation to the… Read more »

This startup seeks to identify water problems before they become crises

This startup seeks to identify water problems before they become crises

Growing up in a village in India with access to water limited to just one hour a day, Meena Sankaran learned a valuable lesson on the importance of a clean… Read more »

Trump Today: Trump Today: President says Europeans should build auto plants in U.S. to avoid tariffs and that he knows ‘nothing’ about Kushner’s messaging

Trump Today: Trump Today: President says Europeans should build auto plants in U.S. to avoid tariffs and that he knows ‘nothing’ about Kushner’s messaging

President Donald Trump talks to reporters before departing the White House on Friday. President Donald Trump held out the possibility of slashing tariffs on certain imports if Europe invests more… Read more »

NewsWatch: Stocks tumble as bond market flashes possible recession signal

NewsWatch: Stocks tumble as bond market flashes possible recession signal

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE Stocks are in retreat Friday, as a key measure of the U.S. yield curve inverted and a downbeat round of European data underlined worries about global growth… Read more »

This is the safe way to drink hot tea

This is the safe way to drink hot tea

Tea lovers probably have a lot of burning questions about the potential link between sipping their hot beverage and getting esophageal cancer. A new study published in the International Journal… Read more »

Metals Stocks: Gold set for highest finish in 3 weeks as economic data feed global growth worries

Metals Stocks: Gold set for highest finish in 3 weeks as economic data feed global growth worries

By Markets/commodities reporter Deputy markets editor Gold continued to push higher Friday, overcoming strength in the U.S. dollar as investors reacted to global growth fears that were underlined by a… Read more »

The Ratings Game: Nike shares tumble after conservative outlook, but analysts say ‘don’t be fooled’

The Ratings Game: Nike shares tumble after conservative outlook, but analysts say ‘don’t be fooled’

Nike Inc. shares fell 5.3% in Friday trading after the global athletic giant gave fiscal fourth-quarter 2019 guidance that spooked investors, but analysts are still bullish thanks to the company’s… Read more »

Bond Report: Treasury yield curve inverts for first time since 2007, underlining recession worries

Bond Report: Treasury yield curve inverts for first time since 2007, underlining recession worries

A closely watched measure of the Treasury yield curve inverted Friday for the first time since 2007, highlighting fears that a global slowdown will take a toll on the U.S…. Read more »

Economic Report: Existing-home sales roar back in February, hitting an 11-month high

Economic Report: Existing-home sales roar back in February, hitting an 11-month high

A home for sale in snowy New Jersey. The numbers: Existing-home sales ran at a 5.51 million seasonally-adjusted annual rate in February, the National Association of Realtors said Friday. That… Read more »

Futures Movers: Oil pulls back, but U.S. benchmark holds on to weekly gain

Futures Movers: Oil pulls back, but U.S. benchmark holds on to weekly gain

By Markets/commodities reporter News editor Oil futures declined on Friday, with global energy demand concerns pushing prices for the commodity down toward its lowest settlement in at least a week…. Read more »

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