Tag: online service providers

Opinion: Raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour

Democrats want to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour to address inequality, but that might not be the best way to fix that problem. Conservative—and...

The rational bubble is turning irrational — and the next few weeks are critical, strategist says

The action this week has been centered on the bond market, not the stock market, as Treasury yields have climbed in reaction to the progress...

Nearly half of MyTheresa customers in the U.S. and Germany spend tens of thousands on luxury goods annually: Cowen

Cowen analysts conducted a survey of customers in the U.S. and Germany who shop on luxury e-commerce site MyTheresa, finding that about 45% typically spend...

Regulator objects to $9.2 billion sale of eBay arm in the latest move to protect online competition

In the latest move from regulators to protect competition in online marketplaces, the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority, or CMA, has objected to the sale...

‘One job is no longer enough to survive’: Dolly Parton’s Super Bowl ad glosses over the reality for millions of gig workers, critics say

Dolly Parton’s “5 to 9” Superbowl ad is just as catchy and upbeat as her original hit song “9 to 5”. But the reality of...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk calls Robinhood CEO ‘Vlad the Stock Impaler’ and grills him over the GameStop saga

“ ‘The people demand an answer, and they want to know the truth.’ ” That was Elon Musk, the chief executive officer of electric-car maker...

Dow futures sag ahead of big week for tech earnings

Stock-index futures traded mixed Monday, with tech-related shares surging ahead of a busy week of earnings that features results from tech giants Apple Inc., Tesla...

Netflix paid just $4.4 million in U.K. taxes in 2019 despite reaping $1.3 billion from subscribers

Netflix reaped an estimated £940 million ($1.3 billion) from British subscribers in 2019, but the streaming giant paid just £3.2 million in U.K. corporation taxes...

Tech stocks won’t crash according to this fund manager, dubbed the English Warren Buffett

Technology stocks are difficult to value but are unlikely to crash, according to one of Europe’s best known fund managers. Terry Smith, who has been...

Opinion: These ‘lucky seven’ ETFs have left the S&P 500 in the dust

Late last year, I did a deep dive into how sector funds had done, and I stumbled upon the astonishing outperformance of four sector ETFs...

‘We’re asking that people be patient’: Booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment is a shot in the dark for many

Linda Briggs’ husband was born in 1943, which meant that she had to click more than 930 times to enter her husband’s date of birth...

Google’s new advertising technology is under investigation over competition concerns from U.K. regulator

Google’s proposed digital advertising tool is being investigated over competition concerns, adding a new weight to the burden of antitrust issues facing the technology giant...

I pay my gardener $100 a month. Should I pay him less if he misses a week here and there because of rain?

Dear Moneyist, I pay my gardener $100 per month. He or one of his employees comes once a week on Mondays, and does a pretty...

Tesla stock tops $800 on ‘blue’ hopes, Wall Street upgrade

Tesla Inc. stock rallied to an all-time high Thursday, boosted by one upgrade and hopes that a “blue” Senate will be a “potential game changer”...

Dow rises, but tech stocks slip as ‘reflation trade’ grips Wall Street after Democrats flip Senate seat

U.S. stocks mostly shook off early losses to trade higher Wednesday, though technology sector stocks remained lower, after Democrats scored at least one U.S. Senate...

Tentative sign of sentiment shift? Here’s the buzzy part of the market that didn’t join the race to records after the stimulus bill signing

While the S&P 500 SPX, +0.87% and Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.74% set new records on Monday with the $908 billion U.S. stimulus bill finally signed...

These 10 clunkers are my worst calls from a decade’s worth of investment advice

For those of us in the opinion writers’ trade, ‘tis the season to pound our chests for our prescience and don sackcloth and ashes for...

States with stricter Thanksgiving coronavirus gathering curbs saw higher online retail sales: Adobe

States that had tighter restrictions on Thanksgiving Day gatherings saw higher online sales than those with more lax rules, according to the latest data from...

If you must talk politics at Thanksgiving dinner, follow these rules of engagement

MarketWatch illustration In 2020, living in a politically polarized America can feel like being in an unhappy marriage — except, in this case, divorce is...

Blink Charging’s stock more than doubles in a week amid a ‘great deal of market interest’ in the EV sector

Blink Charging Co. Shares of Blink Charging Co. zoomed higher again on heavy volume Friday, to more than double in a week, as the electric-vehicle...

Joe Biden has big plans to help protect gig workers — but will he be able to enact them?

Gig workers are in for some changes under the Biden administration. For starters, President-elect Joe Biden promised on his campaign website to “ensure workers in...

A strong year-end rally lies ahead. It’s time to ‘rotate within the tech sector’ — away from FAANG stocks, strategist says

It may be time to rotate away from the ‘megacap’ tech names, Millet Tabak says. damien meyer/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images A strong year-end rally lies ahead...

‘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...

Facebook Dating is taking on Tinder. Here’s why its success isn’t guaranteed, warns this analyst

Facebook Dating enters a crowded and consolidated sector dominated by just a few companies that control most of the popular online dating apps and sites....

Value stocks “worst for 100 years”

If you have any old-fashioned “value” or “equity income” funds in your 401(k), IRA or other retirement accounts, right about now you may be asking...