MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE The sixth time is a charm for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, closing above 35,000 for the first time Friday, as stocks cap a buy-the-dip rebound from a selloff that opened the week. See full story.What will Apple say about the next iPhone at earnings time?...
Jamie Dimon just got a big incentive to remain chief executive of JPMorgan Chase & Co. for a while longer. The 65-year-old billionaire received a “special award” from the investment bank Tuesday, in the form of 1.5 million stock appreciation rights, which Dimon can exercise like options for tens...
Moderna Inc., a biotechnology company catapulted to fame after it produced a highly effective COVID-19 vaccine, is set to join the S&P 500 index, a seal of approval that will put the stock in countless index-tracking and actively managed funds and retirement accounts. Shares of Moderna MRNA, +5.28%...
Many workers are ready to bounce. Some 95% of respondents in a new survey were “currently considering changing jobs,” and 92% said they would switch industries to get a new job.  Worker burnout has risen in varying degrees during the pandemic as many employees are saddled with additional...
The controversial organization that for years has been public servants’ main point of contact in accessing student-loan forgiveness will no longer be servicing federal student loans at the end of this year.  The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency informed the Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid Thursday...
An office is no longer synonymous with conference rooms and cubicles. For many, it’s become synonymous with being at home with pets, family members or roommates during the pandemic, which helped make working from home the new norm for some workers. Companies are now reevaluating where work needs to...
Peter Thiel transformed a tiny Roth IRA worth approximately $2,000 into a $5 billion tax-free behemoth, according to an article from the investigative news site ProPublica. Guess what? Regular investors can also turbocharge their retirement account and navigate the tricky tax-rule straits, financial advisers say. There are minor...
Internal Revenue Service audit numbers dropped again in 2020, continuing a downward trend that’s been occurring for years — yet audit numbers for the rich appeared to be on the upswing. The IRS wrapped up 509,917 audits last fiscal year, recommending that people on the business end of the...
Dear MarketWatch, I would like to find a liberal-thinking area to retire on $3,000 a month, rent included. Hiking, biking and gardening are priorities.  Thanks, Ken Dear Ken, You seem wide open to where in the country you could retire, which makes finding an affordable and interesting spot...
What’s the best way to cap an important week featuring a closely watched update from the Federal Reserve? Quadruple witching. Quadruple witching, occurs on the third Friday of the month of every quarter, in March, June, September, and December, and refers to the simultaneous expiration of single-stock options,...