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Updated: 10 hours 41 min ago

IPO Report: Casper Sleep’s IPO expected to test appetite for loss-making unicorns

10 hours 50 min ago
Mattress and sleep accessories company is going public on the NYSE, but it needs to convince investors it’s not just another Uber, Lyft or gulp, WeWork.

Metals Stocks: Gold futures gain for the session, but eye a weekly decline

10 hours 57 min ago
Gold futures head higher Friday, but the yellow metal is on pace to book a modest weekly decline as a rally in assets considered risky push stocks to all-time highs, helping to undercut some demand for assets perceived as havens.

NewsWatch: From a U.S. stock surge to a bursting of China’s triple bubble, here are 10 possible shockers for 2020, according to Credit Suisse

10 hours 59 min ago
The Credit Suisse global strategy team’s annual surprise predictions include a surge in U.S. stocks and a bursting of the Chinese bubble.

Comcast announces Peacock streaming service with free, subscription options

11 hours 8 min ago
The streaming wars added another corporate combatant Thursday when Comcast Corp. offered details on Peacock, scheduled to debut April 15 for Comcast customers and July 15 for everyone else.

Market Snapshot: Stocks hit new highs as Dow, S&P 500 cap a record-setting week

11 hours 11 min ago
U.S. stocks are trading modestly higher Wednesday, with the major benchmarks reaching new intraday highs early, after data on new U.S. home construction showed it surging to 13-year highs in December, adding to a series of indicators this week suggesting the economy is in good health.

San Francisco 49ers hope to score big with digital dashboard of fan data

11 hours 13 min ago
Built on top of data collected by SAP analytics cloud and resembling an air-traffic control room, the team’s Executive Huddle service is housed in a suite at Levi’s amid popcorn, drinks, and assorted snacks.

Market Extra: Which markets are closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day (and which aren’t)?

11 hours 16 min ago
U.S. stock and bond markets will be closed on Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, coming as Wall Street absorbs a record-setting rally for equities.

Capitol Report: Trump’s impeachment: Here’s what happens next as White House receives summons

11 hours 18 min ago
An impeachment trial in the Senate is expected to start in earnest on Tuesday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said President Donald Trump gets until 6 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday to respond to a summons.

Security guards in world famous Harrods store could go on strike

11 hours 20 min ago
The store’s security officers and video surveillance operators, members of the U.K.’s biggest union, Unite, have begun voting on strike action.

Mark Hulbert: Will the Secure Act make your retirement more secure?

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 9:15am
How to react when your 401(k) begins to offer annuities

This is what happens when employers can’t ask job applicants about salary history

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 9:14am
More states and cities are passing laws saying employers can’t ask about salary history.

London IPOs fall to decade-low in year of geopolitical uncertainty

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 9:07am
London IPOs fell to a decade-low last year due to geopolitical uncertainty but the first half of 2020 could see an uplift in listings, according to consultancy firm EY.

Key Words: This is the impartiality oath members of the Senate will take before Trump’s impeachment trial

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 9:00am
‘I will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws,’ reads the oath’s concluding line, ‘so help me God.’

NewsWatch: Mortgage rates went up, but geopolitics could expand Americans’ home-buying power

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 9:00am
The ‘phase one’ trade deal between the U.S. and China didn’t significantly boost optimism among investors.

Mortgage rates went up, but geopolitics could expand Americans’ home-buying power

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 8:54am
The ‘phase one’ trade deal between the U.S. and China didn’t significantly boost optimism among investors.

Howard Gold's No-Nonsense Investing: The Federal Reserve is stuck in quantitative-easing hell

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 8:50am
The central bank’s short-term buying of securities could morph into long-term easing.

Europe Markets: European stocks claim record on relief over U.S.-China trade pact

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 8:38am
Europeans stocks were on track to reach a record high, helped by relief that the U.S. and China signed a trade pact.

The Tell: The trouble with markets now is there will be no trade talks to hang sentiment on

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 8:32am
So what are markets going to trade on now that the U.S. and China have reached a trade pact?

Outside the Box: Jumbo mortgages are haunting the housing market and things could get really scary

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 8:18am
Lenders, mortgage servicers, investors and homeowners should prepare for trouble in the mortgage market, writes Keith Jurow.