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London Markets: FTSE 100 turns lower, but books second weekly gain in a row

London Markets: FTSE 100 turns lower, but books second weekly gain in a row

U.K. blue-chip stocks edged up Friday, as the pound lingered around its lowest level against the dollar in 10 months to give multinationals a boost. The gain, though slight, bucked… Read more »

Europe Markets: European stocks fall as Trump threatens China with tariffs on all $500 billion in goods to U.S.

Europe Markets: European stocks fall as Trump threatens China with tariffs on all $500 billion in goods to U.S.

European stocks fell Friday, with auto shares among those that lost ground as U.S. President Donald Trump threatened a significant expansion in tariffs on Chinese imports, underscoring concerns that a… Read more »

The Ratings Game: Microsoft stock rallies after earnings as analysts overwhelmingly raise targets

The Ratings Game: Microsoft stock rallies after earnings as analysts overwhelmingly raise targets

Microsoft Corp.’s rally on the heels of strong earnings is helping to keep the Dow Jones Industrial Average barely in the green, as tariff concerns weigh on others in the… Read more »

Market Extra: Investors expect Fed’s Powell to hold his own against Trump

Market Extra: Investors expect Fed’s Powell to hold his own against Trump

A modest knee-jerk reaction aside, investors appear confident President Donald Trump’s criticism of Federal Reserve rate increases won’t alter the central bank’s policy path. But it is possible that Fed… Read more »

Scott Pruitt’s staff at EPA worried about exposure to formaldehyde — but only for their boss

Scott Pruitt’s staff at EPA worried about exposure to formaldehyde — but only for their boss

Employees at the Environmental Protection Agency were so worried that a fancy desk that their former boss Scott Pruitt had ordered for his office might contain high levels of a… Read more »

The Ratings Game: Skechers stock plunges 23% after earnings miss and analyst downgrades

The Ratings Game: Skechers stock plunges 23% after earnings miss and analyst downgrades

Skechers USA Inc. shares took a 23% nosedive in Friday trading after the shoe brand reported an earnings miss and was downgraded at least twice by analysts concerned about the… Read more »

Top Ten: Weekend roundup: The Netflix ‘warning’ | A real mid-year investing strategy | Is maxing out your 401(k) enough?

Top Ten: Weekend roundup: The Netflix ‘warning’ | A real mid-year investing strategy | Is maxing out your 401(k) enough?

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings MarketWatch rounds up 10 of its most interesting topics over the past week. 1. The Netflix ‘warning’ Shares of Netflix NFLX, -0.15%  were down 12% through… Read more »

Here are the latest X-rays of 11 popular stocks, including Netflix and Facebook

Here are the latest X-rays of 11 popular stocks, including Netflix and Facebook

The U.S. stock market is controlled by the momo (momentum) crowd. The only thing the momo crowd cares about is … momentum. But what if you are not a sheep… Read more »

Where do rich people go for financial advice? Social media

Where do rich people go for financial advice? Social media

Maybe your next great investing tip will come from Facebook FB, +1.18%   or Twitter TWTR, +0.07%  . Many wealthy investors who work with financial advisers are also likely to… Read more »

God-fearing countries are among the least wealthy—with one big exception

God-fearing countries are among the least wealthy—with one big exception

The tie between religion and economic prosperity is not a new discovery. But whether changes in religious belief precede economic growth, or economic growth foreshadows a more secular society is,… Read more »

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