Netflix price hike; Verizon's insane price hike; A 70% tax rate? Really!?
Stocks rise on better than expected bank earnings. Investors shrug off Theresa May's Brexit deal defeat in Parliament; the PM survives a no-confidence vote. The Fed's Beige Book finds concern is growing among businesses. Charlie Turner reports.
ISIS claims responsibility for a blast in Syria that killed three U.S. troops. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asks President Trump to delay his State of the Union Address until the government is reopened. About 400 Sears stores will remain open under terms of a bankruptcy auction. J.R. Whalen reports.
Earnings reports from JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo had some positive news, fueled in part by higher interest rates, but Heard on the Street columnist Aaron Back looks deeper and finds troubling signals about the track of the U.S. economy.
A.M. Edition for January 16th: PG&E's planned bankruptcy could have a major impact on the hundreds of lawsuits the utility is facing. And it could jeopardize the state's efforts to combat climate change with green energy. The Wall Street Journal's Russell Gold has more details.
Hospitals now posting prices; Car theft on the rise; Contactless credit cards
P.M. Edition for January 15: A key vote on British Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to exit the European Union is set for Tuesday night. The Wall Street Journal's Jason Douglas has more on what's at stake. Plus, the WSJ's Peter Nicholas on the partial government shutdown.
The North American International Auto Show begins in Detroit on Saturday. But it's the last year the auto show will be held during the winter, in January. Next year, it moves to June. The Wall Street Journal's Adrienne Roberts has more details.
Don't sign up for websites with social media logins; Cell phone companies selling your location data; Effects of the government shutdown
Stocks fall on weak Chinese economic data. PG&E shares plummet more than 50% after the company announces plans to file for bankruptcy protection. Shares of Citigroup rise about 4% after a positive Q4 earnings report. J.R. Whalen reports.
P.M. Edition for January 14th: California's largest utility, PG&E, is planning to file for bankruptcy, as it faces more than $30 billion in potential liability costs for its role in the state's deadly wildfires. The Wall Street Journal's Katherine Blunt has the details on what happens next.
Attorney General-nominee William Barr says it is 'vitally important' that special counsel Robert Mueller be allowed to complete his Russia investigation. More airports close security checkpoints at terminals because of TSA workers affected by the government shutdown. J.R. Whalen
A.M. Edition for January 14th: This week brings the producer price index, the Federal Reserve's Beige Book, and the latest data on industrial production. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Chaney breaks down what to look for in the data.
Big banks report earnings. The Fed releases its Beige Book. The Supreme Court hears another week of arguments, with Justice Ginsberg working from home. And advertising may be coming to cooler doors at Walgreens. Annmarie Fertoli reports.
Stocks posted healthy gains this week as worries about trade and interest rate hikes subsided. But the Wall Street Journal's Akane Otani says upcoming earnings reports will be closely watched, since analysts have already downgraded their profit forecasts.
Computer home appraisals; TikTok app is big with kids - here's what you need to know
P.M. Edition for January 11: Craft brewers depend on federal approval for some of their new labels and formulas. But the government shutdown means brewers can't market or produce new beers without that federal approval. More from the Wall Street Journal's Ruth Simon.
The government shutdown could become the longest in U.S. history this weekend. Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is close to launching a 2020 presidential bid. A 13-year-old Wisconsin teenager has been found alive after missing since October. J.R. Whalen reports.
The energy sector, among the most battered of all stocks in 2018, has raced out to substantial gains in 2019, and clocks in as the best-performing sector in the S&P 500 so far this year. Wall Street Journal reporter Jessica Menton has analysis.
A.M. Edition for January 11th: Ford's restructuring plans in Europe include plant closures and cutting thousands of jobs, as the company tries to turn around its global business. The Wall Street Journal's William Boston has the details.
The Dow and S&P both rise for the fifth straight day. Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen will testify in front of Congress next month. Ford plans a big restructuring in Europe. Economists expect the Fed to hold rates steady at least until June. Charlie Turner reports.
P.M. Edition for January 10: The government shutdown has idled agencies responsible for releasing key economic data. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Chaney says this makes it difficult for the Fed, investors and companies to get a proper read on the economy.
Some Republican lawmakers feeling pressure from voters to end the government shutdown. Ford planning thousands of layoffs as well as plant closures in Europe. U.S. birthrate in 2017 was the lowest in 30 years. J.R. Whalen reports.
Wall Street Journal reporter Michael S. Derby discusses his recent interview with FOMC member James Bullard, one of several committee members who favor limited moves on interest rates, until a clearer track by the U.S. economy emerges.
A.M. Edition for January 10th: The housing market was a trouble spot for an otherwise strong economy last year. Heard on the Street Columnist Justin Lahart says the sector could be the canary in the coal mine, when it comes to sensitivity to rising interest rates.
Stocks rise again on signs of progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China. Fed minutes indicated policymakers might slow the pace of rate hikes this year. No progress Wednesday between Trump and Democrats on ending government shutdown. Charlie Turner reports.
P.M. Edition for January 9: The Chrysler Building, an iconic part of Manhattan's skyline, is on the block. But the Wall Street Journal's Keiko Morris says the Chrysler Building could be a tough sell, given its high costs and stiff competition from new towers.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein expected to depart his post in the next several weeks. The government shutdown may prevent any major companies from tapping the U.S. IPO market this month. Vietnam orders Facebook to take down anti-government content. J.R. Whalen reports.
Wall Street Journal tax reporter Richard Rubin explains the decision to allow the IRS to release tax refund payments during the government shutdown
The standoff continues over funding for a southern border wall. The Federal Reserve releases the minutes from its December meeting. And U.S. carbon emissions rose in 2018, after three years of declines. Annmarie Fertoli reports.
A.M. Edition for January 9th: President Trump ramped up his demand for funding for a border wall, in an address to the nation on Tuesday night. But Democrats aren't budging, as a partial government shutdown continues. The Wall Street Journal's Gerald Seib has more details.
P.M. Edition for January 8th: A reduction in smoking has resulted in a dramatic reduction of cancer-related deaths since 1991. Wall Street Journal reporter Amy Dockser Marcus explains why doctors feel significantly more progress is needed to further reduce the threat of deaths from cancer.
After stock markets took investors on a roller coaster ride for much of the fourth quarter of last year, Wall Street Journal markets reporter Jessica Menton explains why January is expected to mean smoother trading days as well as gains for stocks.
A.M. Edition for January 8th: Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson is scaling back the plans of his predecessor, founder Howard Schultz - including plans to create about 1,000 reserve cafes. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon has the details.
P.M. Edition for January 7th: The Federal Reserve faces fresh challenges in 2019, as it seeks to keep the economy from overheating while avoiding a recession. The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath has more on the factors that could threaten striking that balance.
Federal workers likely to miss their first paycheck as the government shutdown enters its third week. Actor Kevin Spacey arraigned on sexual assault charges. A new low-cost stock exchange will challenge the NYSE and Nasdaq over high fees. J.R. Whalen reports.
Wall Street Journal reporter Dave Michaels explains why cryptocurrency traders and startups see SEC member Hester Peirce as an important ally in the growth of the currency.
Want to avoid the flu this season? We have some numbers to keep in mind. The Federal Reserve releases the minutes from its December meeting. Facebook faces familiar challenges in 2019. And GameStop struggles to keep up with consumers. Annmarie Fertoli reports.
A.M. Edition for January 7th: This week brings more economic data from December, including the minutes from the Federal Reserve's final policy meeting of 2018. The Wall Street Journal's Sharon Nunn previews this week's economic calendar.
Jerome Powell sent the markets soaring with his pledge that the Fed would be patient and flexible regarding future interest rate moves. But the Wall Street Journal's Mike Wursthorn says more uncertainty lies around the corner with upcoming earnings.
A primer to owning rental property; Fake healthcare scam; Saving for your child before birth
The Dow gained nearly 750 points Friday, after Fed chair Powell signaled patience and greater flexibility on rate hikes this year. There was also a better than expected jobs report. But no progress in Washington on talks to end the shutdown. Charlie Turner reports.
P.M. Edition for January 4: House Democrats passed spending bills to reopen the government, but they stand no chance of passing the Senate. And a meeting Friday between President Trump and top Democrats led to no progress. More from the Wall Street Journal's Natalie Andrews.
Stocks rise sharply on a strong December employment report. Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell says he would not resign if President Trump asked him to. The week between Christmas and New Year's saw a significant uptick in reported flu virus cases in the U.S. J.R. Whalen reports.
Surge cities, the government shutdown and autonomous cars in Arizona
Instead of buying existing homes, institutional landlords have found it cheaper to build their own homes to meet booming consumer demand for rental properties. Ryan Dezember of the Wall Street Journal explains.
A.M. Edition for January 4th: Despite predictions of a downturn, U.S. auto sales held steady in 2018, with sales exceeding 17 million vehicles. But threats remain on the horizon as we start the new year. The Wall Street Journal's Adrienne Roberts has the details.
The Dow and S&P fall more than two percent, the Nasdaq tumbles three percent. Apple triggers the selloff after issuing a sales warning. Democrat Nancy Pelosi elected House Speaker as Congress reconvenes. Charlie Turner reports.
Distracted driving dangers; App to help authors get noticed
P.M. Edition for January 3: Apple surprised everyone by cutting its quarterly revenue forecast, the first such cut in over 15 years. Apple CEO Tim Cook cited slowing sales in China. More from the Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher.
Nanoinfluencers on social media are now a real thing; Aldi vs. Whole Foods
P.M. Edition for January 2: Tesla is knocking two thousand dollars off the price of several vehicles, including the Model 3 sedan. It comes as Model 3 deliveries rose sharply, but still fell short of forecasts. More from the Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins.
Government shutdown enters its 13th day with Democrats proposing several spending packages. Pharmaceutical companies raise the cost of drugs by an average of 6.3% to start the year. Tesla reducing the prices of many of its vehicles by $2,000. J.R. Whalen reports.
Ally Bank senior director Emily Shallal discusses how to find the right online savings account to build a nest egg, including seeking out the best interest rate.
Wall Street looks to fresh job market data to kick of the new year with gains. Amazon plans to build and expand Whole Foods stores across the U.S. to bring its Prime Now delivery service closer to more consumers. J.R. Whalen reports.
Stock market gyrations and volatility are unlikely to go away in 2019, and that could give investors reason to realign their portfolios. Principal Global Investors chief investment officer Todd Jablonski explains how investors can best insulate themselves from steep market ups and downs.
Installment loans are back; Industries with the best customer service
Google Fi just got better; Fewer people are getting raises
Stocks rose Monday, but had their steepest annual decline in a decade. Oil prices ended the year down 25 percent. The government shutdown has led to closures or sharply reduced services at national parks, hurting small businesses. Charlie Turner reports.
House Democrats say they'll propose a package of spending bills as the government shutdown enters in second week. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren launches a federal exploratory committee for president. A federal judge says the Affordable Care Act can stay in effect during appeals. J.R. Whalen reports.
Ally Bank's Emily Shallal has tips for getting the most out of online savings accounts, including how to find the best interest rate.
A.M. Edition for December 31st: Tech companies dominated a list of the best-run companies of 2018, with Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft claiming the top three spots. Overall, seven tech companies landed in the top ten of the Drucker Institute's Management Top 250 ranking. The Wall Street Journal's Chip Cutter has more on what landed these companies at the top of the list.
It's New Year's Eve and markets are poised for their first annual losses in a decade. The jobs report and an appearance by Fed chair Powell highlight the new week. Early data finds toy sales couldn't make up for the loss of Toys 'R' Us. Charlie Turner reports.
U.S. stocks posted solid gains in an incredibly turbulent week. The Wall Street Journal's Jessica Menton says the volatility has occurred despite the fact that we're not in a crisis. The problem is that investors are confronted with so much uncertainty.
Foster kids at risk; Warning for small biz owners; Car leasing costs going up
Stocks end mostly lower in another volatile session, capping a turbulent week. Market volatility is seen extending into 2019. Wells Fargo will pay 575 million dollars in yet another settlement over its sales and business practices. Charlie Turner reports.
P.M. Edition for December 28th: Teachers and other public education employees in the U.S. are quitting their jobs at the highest rate on record. In a tight labor market, some are finding opportunities elsewhere. Others are quitting out of frustration over budgets and benefits. The Wall Street Journal's Michelle Hackman has more details.
President Trump threatens to shut the U.S.'s southern border as the government shutdown enters day seven. A substation fire in Queens lights up the New York City sky in blue. New York Yankees approach Amazon about joining a bid for the team's regional television network. J.R. Whalen reports.
A.M. Edition for December 28th: It's been a tumultuous year for cryptocurrency. Bitcoin saw an especially precipitous decline, from its peak of nearly $20,000 at the end of 2017 to just under $4,000 at the end of 2018. The Wall Street Journal's Paul Vigna reviews the year in cryptocurrency, and looks ahead to 2019.
Flight cancellations and what to do; Are credit card annual fees worth it?
Stocks end higher, as the Dow rallies from a more-than 600 point decline. No deal between lawmakers and the White House on ending the partial government shutdown. Consumer confidence drops to its lowest level since the summer. Charlie Turner reports.
P.M. Edition for December 27th: McDonald's is renewing its focus on breakfast, three years after it began offering its breakfast menu all day, thanks to demand from consumers. Now the company is doubling down by expanding its breakfast menu. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon has more.