Are you a proponent of gun control? Take a very close look at your 401(k)

Are you a proponent of gun control? Take a very close look at your 401(k)

When Missouri mom Andrea Waner heard about the Parkland, Fla. school shooting that claimed 17 lives, she felt broken. But she also felt more motivated than ever to take action… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Gothamist and related sites to be reborn after purchase by public-radio consortium

The Wall Street Journal: Gothamist and related sites to be reborn after purchase by public-radio consortium

Gothamist on Friday celebrates its comeback. Gothamist is being resuscitated nearly four months after it was abruptly shuttered by its owner, billionaire TD Ameritrade AMTD, +1.41% founder Joe Ricketts. The… Read more »

Currencies: Dollar marks modest gain in rangebound Friday trading

Currencies: Dollar marks modest gain in rangebound Friday trading

The U.S. dollar edged up against some major rivals Friday, helping to notch a weekly rise for the greenback. What are currencies doing? The ICE U.S. Dollar Index DXY, +0.20%… Read more »

Market Extra: There’s a new volatility ‘witching hour’ puzzling stock traders

Market Extra: There’s a new volatility ‘witching hour’ puzzling stock traders

It’s no secret that U.S. stock benchmarks have grown more volatile over a few short weeks, prone to mind-bending swings in price within moments. In fact, a knock-off of a… Read more »

Capitol Report: Warren, Mulvaney trade barbs over payday lenders, arbitration

Capitol Report: Warren, Mulvaney trade barbs over payday lenders, arbitration

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney have different views on payday lending and mandatory arbitration. The person who was the driving force behind the creation of the… Read more »

America owes millennials an apology — boomers blow their budgets eating out too

America owes millennials an apology — boomers blow their budgets eating out too

Whether it’s beans on toast or avocado on toast, the net effect is the same: Millions of Americans of all ages are blowing their cash in fancy brunch spots. Every… Read more »

Economic Preview: Fed and new boss Jerome Powell are on inflation watch as anxious investors look on

Economic Preview: Fed and new boss Jerome Powell are on inflation watch as anxious investors look on

Chairman Jerome Powell, President Donald Trump’s choice to run the Federal Reserve, has a big choice to make: How much to raise U.S. interest rates in 2018. The entire financial… Read more »

Personal Finance Daily: Your 401(k) probably has gun stocks in it and did Kylie Jenner’s tweet cause Snapchat stock to plunge $1.3 billion?

Personal Finance Daily: Your 401(k) probably has gun stocks in it and did Kylie Jenner’s tweet cause Snapchat stock to plunge $1.3 billion?

Happy Friday, MarketWatchers! Here are the top personal finance stories of the day. Personal Finance My father is moving to a retirement community — what do we do with his… Read more »

Capitol Report: Behind the push at the SEC to make it easier for IPOs to be launched

Capitol Report: Behind the push at the SEC to make it easier for IPOs to be launched

William Hinman came to the Securities and Exchange Commission with his own to-do list, based on his long career advising private companies that want to go public. He’s wasted no… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Dow jumps 250 points as stock market rises near intraday high

Market Snapshot: Dow jumps 250 points as stock market rises near intraday high

U.S. stocks rallied Friday afternoon as U.S. benchmarks looked set to end trade on a high note after a bumpy, albeit shortened, week of trade marked by persistent fretting about… Read more »

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