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Encore: Teacher compensation lags behind — their protests are understandable

Encore: Teacher compensation lags behind — their protests are understandable

Teacher protests in Arizona, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and West Virginia made me look back to a 2011 study on the relative compensation of public and private sector employees. Our conclusion at… Read more »

NewsWatch: A one-way bet could end in a steep selloff for this commodity

NewsWatch: A one-way bet could end in a steep selloff for this commodity

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE Our chart of the day shows that the consensus bet for a weak dollar is still going strong, but there’s another side of the market that expects… Read more »

Economic Report: Home prices surge to a near four-year high, Case-Shiller shows

Economic Report: Home prices surge to a near four-year high, Case-Shiller shows

The numbers: The S&P/Case-Shiller national index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.5% and was up 6.3% compared to a year ago in February. The 20-city index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.8%… Read more »

Walmart is suddenly allowing workers to wear blue jeans — here’s why

Walmart is suddenly allowing workers to wear blue jeans — here’s why

Wal-Mart is the latest company to consider a more casual workplace dress code. And while such a move may be geared toward attracting job applicants, it’s also leaving workers confused…. Read more »

Facebook reveals how it decides which posts to take down — and gives new right of appeal

Facebook reveals how it decides which posts to take down — and gives new right of appeal

Facebook Inc. has released its most detailed rules yet for the types of posts it allows on its social network, delving into touchy subjects from drug use and sex work… Read more »

Need to Know: A one-way bet could end in a steep selloff for this commodity

Need to Know: A one-way bet could end in a steep selloff for this commodity

It looks like the great march to 3% for the 10-year Treasury bond yield has been called off, at least for now. It’s a good thing, then, that investors have… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Dow shapes up to break losing streak as blue-chip components report

Market Snapshot: Dow shapes up to break losing streak as blue-chip components report

U.S. stock futures on Tuesday pointed to an upbeat open on Wall Street, with the Dow on track to break a four-session losing run as bond yields eased back. Six… Read more »

Tax Guy: The new tax law gives rental property owners some breaks — and one important negative change

Tax Guy: The new tax law gives rental property owners some breaks — and one important negative change

If you own rental real estate, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has changes that you need to know about. Most are in your favor. Here’s the story. Lower… Read more »

London Markets: FTSE 100 looks for 6th win as oil shares rise

London Markets: FTSE 100 looks for 6th win as oil shares rise

U.K. stocks rose on Tuesday, as an advance in oil shares and persistent weakness in the pound helped push the blue-chips market toward a sixth consecutive advance. How markets are… Read more »

Metals Stocks: Gold crawls up from one-month lows as Treasury yields pause their ascent

Metals Stocks: Gold crawls up from one-month lows as Treasury yields pause their ascent

Gold futures prices nudged higher on Tuesday, having hit their lowest level in a month in the previous session. Gold gained as surging Treasury yields, which tend to move inversely… Read more »

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