TOKYO–Japan will bar newly entering foreigners such as business travelers from entering the country starting Tuesday, in response to the Omicron coronavirus variant. Japanese citizens and foreign residents of Japan who are returning from trips abroad will still be allowed to enter the country, the government said Monday. ...
The Value Gap is a MarketWatch Q&A series with business leaders, academics, policy makers and activists on reducing racial and social inequalities. In many ways, Lisa Jackson sees herself in the young climate activists who have confronted climate denialism and urged world leaders to act. “It’s not unusual for young...
Iris Energy Ltd. received a downbeat reception on Wall Street on Wednesday, as the Australia-based bitcoin miner’s stock opened even with its initial public offering price, then quickly fell below it. The company had appeared to set up for a good start, after saying overnight that its IPO priced...
While reporting a disappointing revenue total and holiday forecast Wednesday afternoon, ContextLogic Inc. said founder Piotr Szulczewski will step down as chief executive. ContextLogic WISH, -7.10%, the parent company of e-commerce platform Wish, has struggled this year after an initial public offering late in 2020. In an earnings report...
This article is reprinted by permission from The Escape Home, a newsletter for second homeowners and those who want to be. Subscribe here. © 2021. All rights reserved.  Realtors are describing the second-home market as “stuck.” To better understand what that means, I asked a few folks in the...
South Korea’s headline inflation in October hit a near decade high and overshot its annual 2% target for a seventh straight month, as the central bank is dialing down monetary stimulus. The benchmark consumer-price index gained 3.2% from a year earlier–the fastest pace of growth since January in 2012–following...
Here’s a prescription for a stint in jail. A Long Island doctor has pleaded guilty to stealing $3.7 million in COVID-19 relief aid and using the cash to buy a luxury yacht and numerous Rolex and Cartier watches. Konstantinos Zarkadas, a 48-year-old internist from Glen Cove, N.Y. admitted he...
A bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general said Thursday it is investigating how Instagram attracts and affects young people, amping up the pressure on parent company Meta Platforms Inc. FB, -0.61%  over potential harms to its users. Led by eight states, including Massachusetts and Nebraska, the coalition is focused on “the...
“Much is made lately of unrealized gains being a means of tax avoidance, so I propose selling 10% of my Tesla stock. Do you support this?” That was a late Saturday tweet from the electric-car maker’s TSLA, -0.64% chief executive officer Elon Musk, whose attached poll had gathered more...
Another week of booming U.S. economic data and strong corporate earnings, including blowouts by some of the world’s largest technology companies, is in the books, yet stocks still managed only a mixed performance, feeding fears that market participants have already priced in a post-pandemic economic boom. “The way the...