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What to know about Parler, the social-media platform that is now attracting millions of Trump supporters

Since the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Parler has caught on among right-wing politicians and “influencers” — people with large online followings — as a social-media platform where...

Beware of ‘zombie’ companies running rampant in the stock market

Few would dispute that the Federal Reserve’s enormous doses of monetary medicine this year were necessary to alleviate the worst economic impacts of the coronavirus...

There’s a way to fix the $4.6 trillion U.S. public pensions mess — Canada shows us how

In Ernest Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises,” Mike is asked how he went bankrupt. His reply: “Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.” He might as well...

Active managers see value in these 3 company practices but indexers hate them. Who’s right?

Every corporation is unique. It follows that governance arrangements should be tailored to suit. Yet many shareholders, especially indexers, roundly condemn certain governance practices as...

I lost my job because of COVID-19 cutbacks — can I tap into my IRA?

Q: I’m 49 and was laid off due to COVID cutbacks. A former co-worker says I can tap my IRA tax-free this year. How do...

Why Macron wants more international support over the recent terror attacks in France

French President Emmanuel Macron speaking during the Paris Peace Forum at the Élysée  Palace on November 12, 2020. POOL/AFP via Getty Images French President Emmanuel...

What Boris Johnson’s COVID isolation and firing of hard Brexiteers means for the U.K.-EU trade talks

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, wearing a face mask, participates in a service to commemorate the centenary of the burial of the unknown warrior at...

How Biden can get the two tribes of America to trust each other again

Getty Images This is a precarious moment. With Donald Trump still recklessly and falsely proclaiming that he won and the COVID-19 pandemic causing new extremes...

Americans are just one Supreme Court decision away from even higher drug prices

The newly configured Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments in the Republican lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act, which would affect millions of people...

As Apple releases its new line of Macs, the biggest beneficiary may be Microsoft

Apple is set to launch its next generation of MacBooks this week. For the first time since the surprise 2005 announcement by Steve Jobs that...

Big business spent millions to sway Californians’ votes, and received billions in return

California voted on a dozen propositions in Tuesday’s election, with two receiving large corporate financial commitments. Getty Images Large public companies proved Wednesday that spending...

Thomas Jefferson has a clear message for the Supreme Court about the Constitution and ‘originalism’

The coming few weeks will be of monumental importance for American democracy. That’s not just because this is the MAGA-election of a lifetime. It’s because,...

Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google all produce record sales amid Big Tech backlash

Federal antitrust charges against Alphabet Inc.’s Google; advertiser and user boycotts of Facebook Inc.; increasing scrutiny of Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. by the news...

These savvy companies know that doing this one thing well is the secret to attracting long-term, stable shareholders

The best shareholders and savviest CEOs have the same top priority: effective capital allocation. They prize putting every corporate dollar to its highest use, from organic...

How did Trump lose senior citizens?

One of the groups that powered Donald Trump’s surprise White House win in 2016 was seniors. He won 52% of that group, to Hillary Clinton’s...

Tesla plays smoke and mirrors with profits again

Tesla was buoyed by $397 million in regulatory credits in the third quarter. Getty Images Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk called the electric-car maker’s...

Google investors: Unsure about what to do amid antitrust charges? Well, better get used to it

Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Associated Press Alphabet Inc. investors have been through government investigations before and not suffered too much damage, but now...

Value stocks “worst for 100 years”

If you have any old-fashioned “value” or “equity income” funds in your 401(k), IRA or other retirement accounts, right about now you may be asking...

Value stocks are poised to crush growth stocks after the presidential election

Value investing, which has been maligned for years, is about to come back in style. Why would there be a return to favor after underperforming...

How did Intel lose its Silicon Valley crown?

Intel Corp. is still the dominant provider of chips for personal computers and servers, but its reign as the chip king of Silicon Valley has...

Early decision is good for colleges, but is it good for you?

In November, even in the midst of COVID19, high school seniors will face deadlines for submitting applications under colleges’ early admissions plans. Early admissions has...

Deaths from dementia are up 20% this summer — here’s what you can do to help a loved one

iStockphoto Deaths from dementia during the summer of 2020 are nearly 20% higher than the number of dementia-related deaths during that time in previous years, and experts don’t...

Apple makes 5G iPhone seem like a good value, which could be a huge signal boost

Apple Inc. priced its new iPhones on par with its last generation of smartphones Tuesday, and surprisingly put forth a value proposition for consumers that...

An AMD-Xilinx deal would be fraught with more risk than the Nvidia-Arm tie-up

Nvidia’s announcement a month ago of a plan to acquire Arm Holdings for $40 billion was followed last week by reports of another towering deal...

Want to retire rich? Start by unlearning some conventional wisdom

Netflix/Courtesy Everett Collection To manage our money better, often we don’t need to know more. Instead, we need to unlearn what we think we already...