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Unlike bitcoin, chia won’t use huge amounts of electricity and won’t see miners buying up every graphics card in sight.
SEC chief warns of growing monopoly power among market makers, retail brokers at GameStop hearing
Today 13:44 EDT
Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission Gary Gensler warned lawmakers that growing concentration in the securities wholesaling and brokerage industries could lead to market "fragility," and...
NIO is making a landmark push outside of China into this electric-vehicle-obsessed country
Today 13:36 EDT
Chinese electric-vehicle company NIO will make a landmark move later this year by pushing into its first market outside of China, the company said on Wednesday.
Electric vehicle market growth is a blessing for some metals — and not a big worry for oil
Today 13:35 EDT
Growth in the electric-vehicle market has been a blessing for metals like copper and lithium. It has also raised concerns about the long-term outlook for oil demand that some analysts say aren’t...
It’s official: Melinda Gates is a billionaire after a nearly $2.4 billion stock transfer
Today 13:22 EDT
Bill Gates transferred stakes in several companies to Melinda Gates on the day the power couple announced their divorce
Biden’s move on vaccine patents represents blow for the second-biggest spender on Washington lobbying
Today 13:17 EDT
The Biden administration’s Wednesday decision to support waiving intellectual-property protections for COVID-19 vaccines counts as a significant disappointment for drugmakers, who rank among the...
I have crypto FOMO! ‘I’m too old to sit and hope I can make up for the lost time by safely investing my little bit of money’
Today 13:09 EDT
‘I have a $3,000-a-month pension. I am living with my ill father, and I am currently not working and looking for a job. I am going to college using the GI Bill. I am almost 50, and have no 401(k).’
Iron ore logs its highest price on record Thursday, buoyed by an insatiable demand for steel in China.
Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando are relaxing these COVID safety protocols — will others follow suit?
Today 12:48 EDT
State lawmakers in Florida are set to remove local COVID-19 mandates, but theme parks are still imposing their own restrictions.
NBCUniversal has explored moving sports programming to streaming or selling them off
Today 12:45 EDT
NBCUniversal has examined the idea of putting its regional sports channels on its streaming service Peacock .
Honest Co. shares soared in their Nasdaq debut, even as the company acknowledged it will face challenges while competing with some of the biggest consumer products companies in the world.
AMC stock bounces back ahead of earnings, as options traders prep for bigger-than-usual reaction
Today 12:00 EDT
Shares of AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. bounced back Thursday, putting them on track to snap a long losing streak just before the movie theater operator releases quarterly results.
Tesla is about to dramatically reverse market-share losses in a key region, according to this analyst
Today 11:52 EDT
Tesla's share of the key European market has been in swift decline since 2019, when it was the region’s most popular electric-vehicle brand. But that may be about to change, according to a leading...
The divorce of Bill and Melinda Gates will grab attention — but there are some things everyone should know about ending a long marriage
Today 11:38 EDT
ETF Wrap: Watchout dogecoin…ETFs see surge in demand in 2021 too
Today 11:32 EDT
ETF Wrap is a briefing of what investors need to know about the exchange-traded fund sector, including exclusive commentary and interviews on the industry from MarketWatch
Home Depot vs. Lowe’s — should you buy either stock now?
Today 10:41 EDT
Lowe's has grown more quickly during the pandemic but Home Depot has better margins and has been generous with dividend increases.
Bank of England chief on cryptocurrencies: ‘Buy them only if you’re prepared to lose all your money.’
Today 10:36 EDT
Central bank news conferences are typically most interesting at their very beginning, when there is still uncertainty over what policy makers are trying to communicate, and at the very end, when...
Global tally of COVID-19 cases tops 155 million as Biden supports waivers for vaccine patents
Today 10:28 EDT
The global tally of confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 155 million on Thursday, and India's tally rose above 21 million as the Biden administration said it agrees...
My friend set up a GoFundMe to help pay for her sick pet, so I canceled our vacation. Why should I help fund her trip?
Today 10:16 EDT
‘I felt wrong going on a trip that had been funded indirectly by others. In my world, one should not resort to GoFundMe until they have exhausted all other reasonable options.’
Mortgage rates drop to lowest level since mid-February, but economists warn higher rates could come soon
Today 10:01 EDT
Home buyers continue to pour into the real-estate market, encouraged by the favorable financing they can score.
First-quarter U.S. productivity rebounds at 5.4% rate
Today 8:50 EDT
U.S. labor productivity rose at a 5.4% annualized rate in the first quarter, the Labor Department said Thursday.
U.S. unemployment claims drop below 500,000 for first time since pandemic as hiring surges
Today 8:48 EDT
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fell below 500,000 in early May for the first time since the onset of the pandemic, pointing to an upsurge in hiring as companies race to beef up staff as...
Oil edges lower as traders focus on U.S. gasoline demand
Today 8:33 EDT
Oil futures trade lower Thursday, extending the previous session's decline, as investors weigh disappointing data on U.S. gasoline usage and keep an eye on surging COVID-19 infections in India.
U.S. Treasury yields hold steady before jobless claims
Today 8:27 EDT
U.S. Treasury yields lacked direction in early Thursday's trade before an indicator of the labor market's health was due in the morning.
Mizuho Securities says the pharma giant needs its pipeline to deliver for investors to gain more comfort with Pfizer's outlook.
Gold price rises, heads toward $1,800
Today 8:16 EDT
Gold prices trade higher Thursday morning, pushing the commodity near a psychologically significant value around $1,800 as slipping bond yields and a slightly weaker U.S. dollar offered some support.
U.S. stocks are poised to post slight gains but enough to help the Dow extend its rise to new all-time highs as investors continue to pore over quarterly results from American corporations that have...
Cryptos and stocks like NIO and Tilray are crucially linked. Here’s what you need to watch, says strategist.
Today 7:18 EDT
The tech-heavy Nasdaq is set to outpace other stock market indexes at the open on Thursday, ready to recover from a more than 2% slide since the beginning of this week.
Pound, gilt yields inch higher as Bank of England says it will slow bond purchase rate
Today 7:13 EDT
The British pound wobbled and the yield on short-term U.K. bonds edged higher Thursday after the Bank of England said the pace of continuing government bond purchases can be "slowed somewhat."