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Asia Markets: Asian markets pull back as U.S.-China trade talks resume

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 7:59pm
Asian stocks were mostly lower on Thursday as China and the U.S. kicked off two days of trade negotiations in Beijing.

The New York Post: Singer Ryan Adams accused of sexual misconduct, emotional abuse

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 6:08pm
Revered singer-songwriter Ryan Adams has been accused of nearly two decades of emotional abuse and sexual misconduct toward female musicians in a startling new report.

The Wall Street Journal: EU approves new copyright law aimed at big tech companies

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 5:35pm
The Wednesday deal comes after months of opposition and lobbying from internet giants and open-internet activists that led to a stalemate among EU governments.

MarketWatch First Take: Cisco stares down geopolitical unrest and cloud downturn, and stock emerges higher

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 4:09pm
Throughout this earnings season, stocks and sentiment have swung on tech companies’ complaints about softening orders from customers worried about geopolitical unrest and a slowing of the market for data-center equipment.

Earnings Results: Cisco stock surges after hours as earnings, outlook top expectations

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 2:33pm
Cisco Systems Inc. shares rose in the extended session Wednesday after the network giant’s quarterly results topped Wall Street estimates.

Cryptos: Bitcoin prices on track for three-day skid

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 2:03pm
Bitcoin prices fall Wednesday afternoon, extending the slide that has seen the cryptocurrency fall 5% since making a three-week high above $3,700 on Friday.

Market Snapshot: U.S. stock futures point to fresh highs for Wall Street on trade-deal optimism

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:18pm
U.S. stock futures indicated major indexes could be headed for fresh highs on Wednesday, after President Donald Trump said he may let a China trade-deal deadline slide if the two sides were making enough progress.

A growing number of Americans have more credit-card debt than savings

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 9:01pm
Some say now is a great time to pay off debt.

Asia Markets: Asian markets mostly higher, boosted by energy stocks

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 8:18pm
Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, cheered by prospects for a resolution to the costly trade dispute between the U.S. and China, which had also sent Wall Street indexes higher.

Key Words: Jack Dorsey says Elon Musk is his favorite Twitter user, misses the irony

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 7:46pm
Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Jack Dorsey raised some eyebrows Tuesday during a chaotic live-tweet interview when he was asked who’s the most exciting and influential person on his platform.

Market Extra: 4 charts that show why a stock-market rally has taken hold on Wall Street in February

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 5:54pm
Stocks are levitating higher on Wall Street, with major benchmarks and a few market gauges offering some more definitive signs that a rally that took hold in January may give way to a more lasting uptrend.

The Wall Street Journal: Employees at BuzzFeed News vote to unionize

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 5:37pm
Employees at BuzzFeed News have voted to unionize, weeks after executives at the digital-media company announced substantial layoffs to steer the startup to profitability.

Market Extra: For the stock market, a trade-war win may be a hollow victory

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 5:01pm
For the past five decades, the U.S. stock market has comparatively outperformed when the trade deficit widened and vice versa, suggesting that even if the U.S. wins the trade war with China, investors may have few reasons to rejoice.

The Wall Street Journal: Moonves, other CBS execs accused of insider trading in shareholder suit

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 4:39pm
Several current and former CBS Corp. executives engaged in insider trading in advance of sexual-harassment allegations against former Chairman and Chief Executive Leslie Moonves becoming public, according to a shareholder lawsuit seeking class-action status against the company.

Deep Dive: This stock picker continues to outperform by using volatility as a ‘friend’

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 3:11pm
Amy Zhang of the Alger Small Cap Focus Fund gives an update on her holdings.

The Wall Street Journal: Publishers wary of Apple’s plans for subscription news app

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 2:50pm
Apple Inc.’s plan to create a subscription service for news is running into resistance from major publishers over the tech giant’s proposed financial terms, according to people familiar with the situation, complicating an initiative that is part of the company’s efforts to offset slowing iPhone sales.

Should I itemize or take the standard tax deduction? A calculator to help decide

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:36pm
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act pretty much doubled the standardized deduction, which means for millions of people, itemizing no longer makes sense. As this is the first tax season since the TCJA passage, MarketWatch has created a calculator to help guide you through the decision on whether to itemize or not.

Market Snapshot: U.S. stock futures climb as lawmakers reach tentative shutdown deal

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 11:36pm
U.S. stock futures rise as Democrats and Republicans agree to a tentative deal to avert another partial government shutdown.

Asia Markets: Asian markets gain as investors pin hopes on U.S.-China trade talks

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 8:20pm
Asian stocks rose Tuesday following a listless day on Wall Street as investors looked ahead to U.S.-Chinese trade talks.