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Here’s what Biden could change just by executive order

What could Joe Biden do as president with the stroke of a pen? He’s shown here at a virtual meeting with his COVID-19 advisers on...

Dow, S&P 500 surge by at least 3% to records early Monday on coronavirus vaccine report

U.S. stocks soared in early trading Monday, sending major equity benchmarks to record highs after Germany-based BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc. said their COVID-19 vaccine...

Weekend reads: where to retire on $40,000 a year

White Oak Lavender Farm/courtesy Visit Harrisonburg VA Silvia Ascarelli helps a couple who wish to leave Salt Lake City and retire to an area away...

Beyond Meat earnings preview: Competition and pricing could hurt margins

Beyond Meat Inc. BYND, -0.11% is scheduled to report third-quarter earnings on Monday amid a competitive landscape that seems to grow more crowded by the...

Fed stands pat and repeats pledge to use all its tools to support economy

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell during a press briefing earlier this year. AFP/Getty Images The Federal Reserve on Thursday took no immediate action to help...

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...

Companies try to avoid Election Day earnings, but there are still plenty of numbers coming

The week ahead brings another packed earnings slate, but it’s likely to get overshadowed by far bigger events.  Even with companies largely trying to avoid...

Prospect of Biden winning could spur deal-making rush ahead of tax hikes

A Biden administration could trigger a new round of deal making, as executives rush to close mergers and acquisitions ahead of corporate tax hikes, if...

From a Kansas cattle rancher to a Florida day trader, voters tell MarketWatch the money worries behind their choice for president

Every voter has a story, and these are the economic backstories and money motivations of some of the people who are voting for President Donald...

I’m a 40-year-old teacher who doesn’t want to wait 15 years to retire. Can I live off the rental income from my three properties?

I’m a 40-year-old teacher who has invested wisely over the last few years. I have purchased three two-unit homes that bring in about $2,500 in...

Promise of transparency on Google Cloud results cheers Wall Street, Alphabet stock climbs

Google parent Alphabet Inc. shares broke with the broader market Friday, closing higher after the tech giant blew past Wall Street estimates with a return...

Dow futures slide 500 points and European equity futures drop as Big Tech earnings, COVID-19 and election worries weigh

A man’s reflection is shown in Apple’s flagship store in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol on Oct. 26, 2020. It remains closed due to the pandemic....

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...

Amazon has already had its most profitable year ever, and the holidays are still on the way

Amazon.com Inc. reported third-quarter earnings Thursday. AFP via Getty Images Amazon.com Inc. reported record quarterly sales Thursday and has already reached a record profit total...

Comcast stock rises after ‘astounding’ growth in cable

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Shares of Comcast Corp. are heading higher Thursday after the media giant topped revenue expectations across all three of its business segments...

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...

Visa tops earnings expectations but feels the sting from travel slowdown

Visa headquarters in Foster City, Calif., in 2019. Getty Images Visa Inc. saw its overall payment volume grow for its fiscal fourth quarter, but the...

2 of Europe’s biggest banks are taking the ax to costs. They just reported estimate-beating performance

European banks have struggled to cope with record-low interest rates and an economic downturn that threatens painful levels of credit losses. Getty Images After Barclays...

Can Trump or Biden fix Social Security?

Considering how important retirement security is to most Americans, the presidential candidates have spoken relatively little about it. In the final presidential debate on Thursday,...

‘Every recession, there’s a massive bailout given to corporations and CEOs’: Stockton mayor Michael Tubbs says basic income payments can help bail out Americans

A Google GOOG, +1.58% GOOGL, +1.63% search of Stockton, Calif., a city located east of San Francisco, suggests that people also ask the following three...

McAfee IPO: 5 things to know about the security-software company

The McAfee logo is displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in 2019. AFP/Getty Images McAfee Corp. shares fell short of their initial public...

Average holiday spend per U.S. household expected to drop 7%, Deloitte says

Shoppers are anxious about heading to stores, with many planning to have purchases delivered AFP via Getty Images Holiday spending per U.S. household is expected...

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...

Here’s everything coming to Netflix in November 2020 — and what’s leaving

Hope you like holiday movies, because Netflix Inc. is going all-out for Christmas in November. Looking to outdo the Hallmark Channel, Netflix NFLX, -6.92%  ...

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...