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What does a mature streaming service look like? Netflix is about to show us

Netflix Inc. proved to the world that streaming video could be a big business. Now it will show the world what that business looks like...

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...

Mortgage rates fell over the past week, despite inflation hitting a 13-year high. What’s going on?

Benchmark mortgage rates slid over the past week, without any clear reason for a decline, continuing the reprieve for price-sensitive home buyers. The 30-year fixed-rate...

Bitcoin Mining Operation Is Uncovered During U.K. Drug Bust

British police got a shock when they raided a suspected illegal cannabis farm this week: Instead of halogen lamps and weed, they found about 100...

U.S. Will Provide Covid-19 Vaccines to 550,000 South Korean Troops Engaged With U.S. Forces

President Biden said Friday the U.S. will provide Covid-19 vaccines to 550,000 South Korean troops working in close contact with American forces in the region....

Home prices surge 12% in February, the biggest jump since 2006 — a $35,000 gain for median-priced homes

The number: The cost to purchase a home rose by a record amount, according to two major barometers of house prices in the U.S. The...

Homeowners’ new safety net leaves many at risk

As the federal government hastily stitches together a new safety net for struggling homeowners, housing advocates fear the relief may come too late for some...

Wall Street bet on financing self-employed home buyers. Will there be regrets?

Wall Street’s comeback story in U.S. housing finance has hinged on lending to self-employed borrowers and others who don’t quite fit the mold. It financed...

Dow aims for gains early Monday but rising bond yields slam tech stocks

U.S. stocks opened mostly higher Monday, with tech-related shares coming under additional selling pressure as government bond yields extended their climb following Senate passage of...

Mortgage rates soar above 3% — how high can they go before they scare off homebuyers?

Interest rates are rising quickly, and that has some worried about the effect that movement will have on the U.S. real-estate market. But one analyst...

Mining stocks have surged in a struggling U.K. market — and have 2 more tailwinds

It’s been a pretty impressive 12 months for the world’s leading miners. The FTSE 350 mining index 156995, -0.22% — which includes diversified mining giants Rio Tinto RIO,...

‘Most people would seriously be stunned if they knew just how many credit scores there are’: Why your FICO score differs from Credit Karma

That’s the question many Twitter TWTR, users were asking this week, after scores of tweets about the personal-finance management company went viral. Many of these...

Biden administration extends nationwide eviction moratorium

U.S. President Joe Biden formally requested that officials extend the nationwide bans on evictions and foreclosures hours after his inauguration. Biden asked the U. S....

These copper-exposed stocks can surge in 2021 as tailwinds line up, Morgan Stanley says

Copper-exposed stocks could be set to surge in 2021 and a buying opportunity may be around the corner, Morgan Stanley analysts said on Monday. Copper...

Federal regulators want to ‘modernize’ home appraisals — that could put some consumers at a disadvantage

A federal watchdog agency is investigating ways to modernize the process used to determine how much a home is worth. The Federal Housing Finance Agency,...

‘It is just a road that could take several years.’ Prospects for a quick privatization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac dim following Mnuchin comments

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin indicated that he wouldn’t let Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac exit conservatorship if they weren’t well capitalized enough. Photo by Mandel...

Weekend reads: $500,000 and a retirement problem

ISTOCK/GETTY IMAGES Everybody’s financial scenario heading into retirement is different. This encompasses more than levels of savings or income — emotions come into play. What...

Biden has a climate-change mandate — what can he actually achieve?

Joe Biden wavered on the controversial practice of oil and gas fracking early in the campaign but by the time the presumptive president-elect addressed the...

Surging coronavirus colors White House race in closing days

President Donald Trump on Saturday mocked Democrat Joe Biden as “an inspiring guy” for raising alarm about the pandemic even as the president attracted sizable...

PA voters weren’t swayed by debate, reflect deep divisions in American politics

Delaware County, Pa. (MarketWatch) — President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden faced off in the final televised debate of the 2020 presidential...

Climate change and COVID-19 to feature in final debate between Trump and Biden — when and where to watch

Climate-change questions surprisingly crept in during the last 10 minutes of the first raucous presidential election debate this month, the first time in eight years...

Wall Street home loans aren’t looking great in this crisis

Home for sale in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Wall Street’s foray back into lending to homeowners with spotty credit isn’t looking great during...