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Biden vs. Trump: Why investors should get ready for a weaker dollar either way

MarketWatch photo illustration/Getty Images It isn’t just stock-market investors who are bracing for volatility around and beyond Election Day next month. The potential for an...

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...

Venmo’s new credit card has personalized rewards — it could affect perks across the industry

Venmo’s new credit card, by design, is meant to appeal to a younger demographic than a flashier card like the Chase Sapphire or American Express...

Amy Coney Barrett says ‘politically controversial’ climate change is still a matter of public debate

Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week. Getty Images Man-made climate change — the long-run threat to...

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...

Just Eat Takeaway shares soar as COVID-19 fears keep home-dining orders coming

Just Eat Takeaway’s order growth jumps amid continuing demand for online delivery. Carl Court/Getty Images Shares in Just Eat Takeaway leapt more than 5% on...

European stocks lower and U.S. equity futures stabilize amid earnings, pandemic worries

A street sign advises members of the public to “Maintain Social Distance” in Liverpool, north west England on October 12, 2020, as new local lockdown...

What millions of Americans have in common with Seth Rogen and his wife: Caregiving

A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Lauren Miller Rogen’s father as also having Alzheimer’s. Her mother’s parents and her mother had Alzheimer’s. When...

Champagne and noodles — travel-bereft passengers pay top dollar to dine out in grounded planes

Travelers who miss the experience of flying can have a Singapore Airlines’ first class meal and tableware delivered to their home — all for $652....

What NOT to buy during Amazon Prime Day

Amazon’s Prime Day sales event is here, and with discounts galore, Americans are expected to spend billions of dollars as they get a jumpstart on...

PC demand hits biggest growth in more than a decade thanks to the pandemic

MarketWatch illustration/iStockphoto The demands of at-home schooling and work amid the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the personal-computer market to its strongest growth in more than a...

Stock market books 4th straight gain ahead of earnings kick off

U.S. stock benchmarks finished sharply higher Monday as investors bought technology giants and shifted their focus to corporate earnings starting this week. The moves come...

Here’s how to position your portfolio for a COVID-19 vaccine approval, UBS says

Vials of potential COVID-19 vaccine CoronaVac are seen on the production line at Sinovac Biotech production facility in Beijing, China. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images U.S. stocks...

British Airways replaces boss amid industry’s ‘worst crisis’

Álex Cruz, the chief executive of BA, is to step down with immediate effect. daniel leal-olivas/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Álex Cruz will step down as the...

Fauci says Trump campaign ad takes his comments out of context

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks on Capitol Hill on July 31. Associated Press Dr. Anthony Fauci...

Regeneron CEO cautions Trump’s results are ‘a case of one,’ and coronavirus drug needs more testing

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals has submitted a request for emergency authorization to the FDA for its experimental antibody treatment for coronavirus. Getty Images/iStockphoto illustration President Donald Trump...

Financial markets have waited patiently for fiscal stimulus. That might change soon

The headlines make the situation seem like a curiosity. For investors, Wall Street analysts, and even some financial journalists, the reality of the damage to...

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...

How activist investors in U.K. stocks beat their counterparts in U.S. and Europe

U.K. companies targeted by activists outperformed the market by an average of 1.5% during the coronavirus pandemic. daniel leal-olivas/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images When it comes to...

Spain’s government imposes state of emergency ahead of a holiday weekend, to prevent Madrid residents from spreading COVID-19

Madrid’s Puerta de Alcala on Oct. 3, 2020. MarketWatch/Kollmeyer Just hours ahead of the start of a long holiday weekend, the Spanish government put the...

The biggest risk to Social Security is inaction for 4 more years on the looming funding crisis

Social Security is arguably the most important program of the federal government. And yet, the long-term stability of the fabled system is once again barely...

Forget the election, the great COVID-19 stock market divide is all that matters now, says this strategist

A deserted 42nd Street on March 25, 2020, in New York City. AFP via Getty Images The vice-presidential debate is over and points were scored...

How to retrain for your next career in three months — free

A friend in her 50s recently abandoned plans to change career. Although she’s well educated, with a master’s degree, and has plenty of technical skills,...

An autoimmune-like antibody response is linked with severe COVID-19

AFP via Getty Images In the earliest days of the pandemic, many immunologists, including me, assumed that patients who produced high quantities of antibodies early...

The world’s biggest sovereign-wealth fund wants to rid itself of poor ESG performers

Nicolai Tangen, CEO of Norges Bank Investment Management, which runs Norway’s oil fund. hakon mosvold larsen/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images The boss of Norway’s $1 trillion oil...