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Therese Poletti's Tech Tales: The pandemic has brought the personal computer back to life, with help from Zoom

Therese Poletti's Tech Tales: The pandemic has brought the personal computer back to life, with help from Zoom

The personal computer, given up for dead by many consumers when smartphones became the device of choice, has experienced a huge revival during the COVID-19 pandemic, as workers, students and… Read more »

Market Extra: Here’s why the Dow plunged last week and what’s ahead for the stock market

Market Extra: Here’s why the Dow plunged last week and what’s ahead for the stock market

A bout of volatility returned to financial markets with a vengeance last week, disrupting a nearly uninterrupted climb to records for U.S. stock indexes and raising questions about the path… Read more »

The Margin: $30 to watch ‘Mulan’ on Disney+ right now is either outrageous or an amazing deal, depending on who you ask 

The Margin: $30 to watch ‘Mulan’ on Disney+ right now is either outrageous or an amazing deal, depending on who you ask 

Disney’s decision to release its live-action “Mulan” movie on Disney+ for a $30 fee on Friday has split audiences into two camps. They include those furious about being charged three… Read more »

NewsWatch: This analysis of Wall Street stock ratings is sounding a warning for Tesla and 62 other stocks

NewsWatch: This analysis of Wall Street stock ratings is sounding a warning for Tesla and 62 other stocks

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE More analysts rate Tesla a ‘sell’ than a ‘buy.’ See full story. Drug companies to issue joint pledge on safety, standards to bolster confidence in COVID-19 vaccine… Read more »

As schools reopen, scientists say some children could spread COVID-19 even if they have antibodies

As schools reopen, scientists say some children could spread COVID-19 even if they have antibodies

As schools and colleges reopen across the country, scientists say social distancing remains a critical public-health response to COVID-19. New research released Thursday sheds more light on children who test… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Drug companies to issue joint pledge on safety, standards to bolster confidence in COVID-19 vaccine

The Wall Street Journal: Drug companies to issue joint pledge on safety, standards to bolster confidence in COVID-19 vaccine

Several drug makers developing COVID-19 vaccines plan to issue a public pledge not to seek government approval until the shots have proven to be safe and effective, an unusual joint… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Drugmakers to issue joint pledge on safety, standards to bolster confidence in COVID-19 vaccine

The Wall Street Journal: Drugmakers to issue joint pledge on safety, standards to bolster confidence in COVID-19 vaccine

Several drugmakers developing COVID-19 vaccines plan to issue a public pledge not to seek government approval until the shots have proven to be safe and effective, an unusual joint move… Read more »

S&P 500 adds three companies not named Tesla — ‘a bit of a shocker,’ analyst says

S&P 500 adds three companies not named Tesla — ‘a bit of a shocker,’ analyst says

Three new names will be added to the S&P 500 index this month, but none of them are Tesla Inc. S&P Dow Jones Indices announced Friday afternoon that it will… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Stocks fall but end off session lows as investors continue to rotate out of tech and momentum sectors

Market Snapshot: Stocks fall but end off session lows as investors continue to rotate out of tech and momentum sectors

Stocks finished with losses but off session lows in choppy trade on Wall Street on Friday, with some previously unloved sectors finding support as technology and other highflying segments felt… Read more »

Personal Finance Daily: How to celebrate Labor Day safely and why gaps in the CDC’s eviction ban could leave some renters homeless

Personal Finance Daily: How to celebrate Labor Day safely and why gaps in the CDC’s eviction ban could leave some renters homeless

Have a good start to the Labor Day Weekend, MarketWatchers! Don’t miss these top stories: Gaps in the CDC’s eviction ban could leave some renters homeless, housing advocates say Ambiguity… Read more »

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