The World Health Organization said Friday it has not seen any reports of deaths caused by the new variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 dubbed omicron, and again urged people not to panic as for now the delta strain remains dominant around the world. Delta currently accounts for...
How can you get an edge on other investors? Watch when corporate insiders use their own money to buy their companies’ shares. It could be a sign of better times to come. Michael Brush believes market weakness from the omicron strain of the coronavirus is overdone and that this...
Everyone knows the financial arguments for why we should wait as long as possible to Social Security benefits: Your benefits increase by 8% for every year from age 62 to age 70 that you postpone claiming. For those who have other sources of income during these years, increases...
Chew on this: fast-food giant Burger King is lowering the price of its signature Whopper sandwich to roughly the cost of a gumball. The Restaurant Brands International-owned QSR, +0.09% burger chain is temporarily flipping its Whopper prices back to 37 cents on Friday and Saturday (Dec. 3 and Dec....
U.S. stock benchmarks closed lower Friday, but managed to finish off the day's worst levels, as investors wrestled with weaker-than-expected November jobs report. The Labor Department report showed that a mere 210,000 new jobs were created in the U.S. in November, well below estimates from economists polled by The...
The first study directly comparing COVID-19 boosters found that most shots improved immune responses in fully vaccinated people, but there is no obvious “winner” to help make a decision.  “In terms of a ‘best’ booster, there is no definitive winner, but there are some losers,” SVB Leerink analysts told...
Hang on to your stock-market exposure and add more if you can. The twin fears spooking investors – the omicron COVID strain and inflation – are overdone. Stocks should proceed higher as more people figure this out, leading to a Santa Claus rally later this month. Corporate insiders...
U.S. stock were struggling to hold modest opening gains Friday morning, as investors parsed a weaker-than-expected November jobs report, in what has been a volatile week driven by news on the omicron coronavirus variant and hawkish comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. How are stock benchmarks trading? ...
The U.S. stock market is experiencing an unusual number of mixed trading sessions, in which one major index closes higher and another finishes lower. This is not a sign of a healthy market. That’s why the market’s big drop on the Friday after Thanksgiving was perhaps not as unexpected...
U.S. stocks traded mixed Thursday morning, in what has become an increasingly volatile market resulting in uncertainty over the spread of coronavirus and a fuzzy path for monetary policy and the U.S. economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA was up 0.4% at 34,161, the S&P 500 index SPX...