Democrats and Republicans agree on this: Social Security and Medicare need help — and soon

Democrats and Republicans agree on this: Social Security and Medicare need help — and soon

Political parties don’t seem to agree on much these days, but at least 100 members split among Democrats and Republicans do share one common belief — Social Security is in… Read more »

Best New Ideas in Health Care: Why hospitals and insurers are spending money on housing for patients experiencing homelessness

Best New Ideas in Health Care: Why hospitals and insurers are spending money on housing for patients experiencing homelessness

Shenell Anderson of West Allis, Wis., was struggling with anxiety, depression and postpartum depression while recovering from an unplanned Caesarean section in 2017. She cycled in and out of the… Read more »

The Fed: Fed’s Brainard backs deploying untested monetary-policy plan in next recession

The Fed: Fed’s Brainard backs deploying untested monetary-policy plan in next recession

By Senior economics reporter Federal Reserve Gov. Lael Brainard on Friday said she favored a very aggressive policy approach to the next recession that would include capping interest rates beyond… Read more »

If Democrats win the presidency, expect to see this retirement regulation back on the table

If Democrats win the presidency, expect to see this retirement regulation back on the table

After a long road to becoming regulation, the fiduciary rule died a relatively quick death under the Trump administration — but Democrats vow to resurrect it if they win the… Read more »

The MarketWatch Q&A: The American dream of retirement isn’t going to be fulfilled, says Raoul Pal

The MarketWatch Q&A: The American dream of retirement isn’t going to be fulfilled, says Raoul Pal

There are many strategies to invest for retirement, but if they include loading up on stocks in your old age, they’re dangerous, says Raoul Pal, former hedge fund manager and… Read more »

Deep Dive: Wall Street has boosted 2020 estimates for these S&P 500 companies the most

Deep Dive: Wall Street has boosted 2020 estimates for these S&P 500 companies the most

We’re getting close to the end of another earnings season, with 77% of S&P 500 companies reporting their results through Feb. 20. Analysts react not only to actual quarterly results,… Read more »

Morgan Stanley is paying $13B for E-Trade, or $2,500 per customer. You can earn a $3,500 sign-up bonus for signing with a new broker — with one major catch

Morgan Stanley is paying $13B for E-Trade, or $2,500 per customer. You can earn a $3,500 sign-up bonus for signing with a new broker — with one major catch

If the latest Wall Street mega-deal doesn’t make you want to switch online brokerage accounts for a lucrative sign-up bonus, maybe it should. Wall Street giant Morgan Stanley MS, -2.07%… Read more »

The Fed: Fed’s Brainard backs aggressive action in next recession

The Fed: Fed’s Brainard backs aggressive action in next recession

By Senior economics reporter Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard on Friday said she favored a very aggressive policy approach to the next recession that would include capping interest rates beyond… Read more »

Commodities Corner: What a breakdown in the Saudi Arabia-Russia oil alliance would mean to the market

Commodities Corner: What a breakdown in the Saudi Arabia-Russia oil alliance would mean to the market

By Markets/commodities reporter Saudi Arabia and Russia have so far failed to reach an agreement to cut oil production even with the COVID-19 epidemic in China expected to significantly hurt… Read more »

Deep Dive: Wall Street has slashed these S&P 500 companies’ estimates by as much as 70%

Deep Dive: Wall Street has slashed these S&P 500 companies’ estimates by as much as 70%

Wall Street analysts tend to accentuate the positive — after all, their broker colleagues have stocks to sell. Indeed, there currently is not a single company within the S&P 500… Read more »

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