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U.S. stock futures edge higher as investors focus on jobs data

U.S. stock futures rose on Thursday, after data showed weekly jobless benefit claims fell slightly as expected and investors began positioning for the monthly jobs...

Americans confront spice cabinets stocked with ancient history and what to know before traveling overseas amid COVID

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. Over 9 million additional Americans will lose enhanced unemployment benefits next month Some 3.5 million Americans from 26...

Treasury yields mostly lower to kick off August

Treasury yields were mostly lower to kick off August trading on Monday, after the rates on 2- and 10-year notes saw their biggest monthly declines...

Here’s one big reason Fed tapering may not send bond yields soaring this time

With much of the financial market fixated on when the Federal Reserve will be pulling back on its $120 billion in monthly bond purchases, BofA...

Treasury yields hold steady to start the week, ahead of Fed meeting

Treasury yields were little changed on Monday as investors geared up for this week’s meeting of Federal Reserve policy makers. What are yields doing? The...

Dow books 725-point loss, worst day since October, as spread of delta variant and global tensions rattle investors

U.S. stocks closed sharply lower Monday, joining the selloff in global equities, as concerns grew about the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus...

The No. 1 reason workers are considering switching jobs

Many workers are ready to bounce. Some 95% of respondents in a new survey were “currently considering changing jobs,” and 92% said they would switch...

U.S. unemployment claims sink to pandemic low of 364,000 as extra benefits start to get phased out

The numbers: New applications for unemployment benefits sank by 51,0000 last week to a new pandemic low of 364,000, underscoring a rapid recovery in the...

Opinion: 6 surprising facts about the Declaration of Independence you didn’t learn in history class

Americans may think they know a lot about the Declaration of Independence, but many of those ideas are elitist and wrong, as historian Woody Holton explains. His...

Rethinking your career during the COVID-19 pandemic? You’re not alone

The pandemic has made many Americans reassess what they want out of their jobs, a new report suggests — and some are ready to pursue...

The U.S. is the country most vulnerable to a new financial crisis, Nomura warns

Wouldn’t it be great to know when financial crises are about to happen? That’s the idea behind a new warning model created by Japanese bank...

U.S. state budgets will tick up in 2022, report finds

The coronavirus shock wasn’t nearly as bad as feared for U.S. state fiscal health, but there have been wide disparities among state experiences, with 2022...

Opinion: Saving Social Security will be far harder this time than it was in 1983

Social Security is America’s largest government program and arguably the most important one given that it serves as a lifeline for tens of millions of...

‘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...

‘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...

Pastor seeks revival of suit challenging virus restrictions

Abut 100 people gathered and prayed outside of a federal appeals court in New Orleans to show support for Louisiana minister Tony Spell By KEVIN...

My fiancée makes $90,000 a year. I make $150,000. Should we merge our finances after we get married?

Dear Quentin, My fiancée and I are getting married in October. She makes $90,000 a year between her primary job and teaching classes as a...

How do you quantify the value of a public library? Here’s what one report finds

Libraries are a bedrock of local life in America. But there has been little study of the quantifiable impacts libraries, and spending on them, have...

The nationwide rush to buy face masks is finally over, and how much does racial inequity at work cost employers? The answer: billions

Hi there, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Diagnosed with COVID-19? Two signs that predict higher mortality are ‘easily measured’ at home ‘These findings apply...

‘The pandemic merely laid bare what went unnoticed before’: Asian-American women report twice as much racism as male counterparts

As President Biden signed into a law a bill targeting hate crimes against Asian Americans, a new report released this week showed that Asian-American and...

U.S. gains just 266,000 jobs in April ‘in a huge disappointment’

The numbers: The U.S. created just 266,000 new jobs in April even as the economy gained strength, suggesting companies might be struggling to fill open...

The resurgent U.S. economy grew 6.4% in first quarter and even faster growth lies ahead

The numbers: The U.S. economy charged ahead in the first three months of the year thanks to more Americans getting vaccinated, fewer people catching the...

Opinion: Biden’s plan to raise capital-gains taxes on the rich is good politics but bad economics

The leak about the second phase of proposed tax increases concerning capital gains pushed the investor community into a frenzy. While the details of the...

Opinion: COVID has made getting into a top U.S. college even more competitive and this new normal looks here to stay

COVID-19 has upended higher education in many ways, not least the admissions process. Colleges have moved to virtual tours and college fairs and, most significantly,...