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Opinion: John McAfee was one of the original genius-but-bizarre CEOs — and Elon Musk should take note

The fantastical story of antivirus-software entrepreneur John McAfee in his later years should be a cautionary tale to other genius CEOs, especially Elon Musk. McAfee,...

Biden’s long-term spending plans ‘are not about overheating the economy,’ says White House adviser

Top White House economic adviser Brian Deese on Wednesday defended some of the Biden administration’s long-term spending plans, characterizing the proposed outlays as not connected...

How to claim the child tax credit if you don’t file taxes — payments start July 15

Weeks ahead of the first monthly payment to millions of families under the expanded Child Tax Credit, federal officials are trying to make sure as...

Existing-home sales slump as momentum slows in the housing market

The numbers: Existing-home sales fell for the fourth consecutive month, as buyers continue to face major hurdles in becoming homeowners. Existing-home sales fell 0.9% to...

Academics Bristle Over LinkedIn Blocking Their Profiles in China

SINGAPORE—Eyck Freymann, an Oxford University doctoral student, was surprised to get a notice from LinkedIn this month telling him his account had been blocked in...

How much income tax will Biden and Harris pay under their proposed hikes? These accountants say they’ve found an answer

President Joe Biden has been touting his proposed tax hikes on the rich by saying they need to start “paying their fair share.” If his...

Here’s what’s coming to Hulu in July 2021, and what’s leaving

Hulu doesn’t have many originals coming in July, but will try to make up for that with a ton of older movies. The Disney DIS,...

Here’s everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in July 2021

Amazon Prime Video has a blockbuster original movie, some slick new reality shows and a selection of cinematic classics coming in July. “The Tomorrow War”...

China, Other Asian Countries Vaccinate Against Covid-19 Faster Than Ever

SEOUL—Covid-19 vaccine rollouts have accelerated in many Asia-Pacific countries in recent weeks, overtaking the pace of doses being administered in the U.S. and other Western...

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‘Dear Intern: it gets better.’ Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter users backing the HBO Max intern behind the ‘Integration Test Email’ fail

Dear Intern: We’ve all been there.  HBO Max subscribers received a baffling email on Thursday night with the subject line “Integration Test Email # 1,”...

AMC, big movie chains are more than meme stocks to property bond investors

“Nowhere special. I always wanted to go there,” said Gene Wilder’s character in Mel Brooks’ 1979 parody Western “Blazing Saddles,” a film NPR credited with...

To Roth or not to Roth? Part II

I have advice for those of you who would dare to question the conventional wisdom about Roth conversions to your 401(k)s or IRAs: Be prepared...

Palestinians Scrap Pfizer Vaccine Swap With Israel

TEL AVIV—The Palestinian Authority on Friday pulled out of a swap of Pfizer -BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine with Israel, citing concerns about the quality of an...

European stocks tumble, tracking Wall Street losses, as Fed’s hawkish turn reveberates

European stocks tumbled Friday, with banks and energy companies leading declines, as investors continued to absorb a hawkish turn by the Federal Reserve and Wall...

‘Transformative’ money or just plugging budget gaps? Local governments discuss federal stimulus plans

As billions of dollars of federal stimulus money works its way to U.S. state and local governments, the people in charge of figuring out how...

CDC aligns with WHO on delta COVID variant; experts warn of higher risks of infection and serious illness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reclassified the delta variant of COVID-19 as one “of concern,” underscoring how much more prevalent the B.1.617.2 variant...

Chinese Astronauts Lift Off in Mission to Staff Space Station

HONG KONG—Thirteen years after former fighter pilot Liu Boming participated in China’s first spacewalk, the 54-year-old astronaut was sent into space again Thursday morning to...

Vimeo CEO says momentum can continue past pandemic: ‘We’re looking to create a market that was never there’

Vimeo Inc. benefited during the pandemic as more companies turned to its video-software offerings as a way to keep their businesses running smoothly, and its...

‘There was extraordinary generosity’ — Americans gave a record $471 billion to charity in 2020

U.S. charities took in an estimated $471 billion in donations last year. But that record amount of charitable giving was fueled by more than people’s...

Opinion: Saddle up for a summer rally in the stock market

Brace for a summer rally. COVID shutdowns caused the most dramatic economic contraction since the Great Depression but in 2020, the Federal Reserve printed $3.1 trillion to...

U.K. unemployment rate drops again, as British stocks open at highest level since February 2020

The U.K. unemployment rate fell to 4.7% in the February to April period, government data showed, marking the fourth straight month of declines after the...

Who benefits from salary transparency? Not everyone, new study suggests

If you’re shopping for a new car, most auto-experts would advise researching what consumers are paying for the car models you’re interested in before entering...

This is where older Americans find the most happiness

Ready for this one? Good things came out of the pandemic. A new study “The Four Pillars of the New Retirement: What a Difference a...

U.S. weekly IPO market braces for 15 deals, and home DNA-test maker 23andMe shares to start trading

An earlier version of this report said 23andMe would start trading Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange. It will start trading on Thursday on...