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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...

How tech companies are bringing workers back to the office: Slowly and with ‘social’ incentives

As they return to work, employees of website platform Contentful Inc. are getting an eyeful of their new offices in Berlin and Denver and a...

Dow books 3rd day of losses, S&P 500 retreats from record as stocks lose ground ahead of inflation update

U.S. stock benchmarks finished lower, losing steam in the session’s final half-hour, ahead of an eagerly awaited inflation report due Thursday, which could set the...

This is one of the safest and most effective sunscreens — and it’s under $10 a bottle

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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....

Global Q1 gold demand down 23% year on year

Global gold demand in the first quarter dropped from a year ago on the back of a more than 70% year-on-year decline in gold investments,...

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...

Opinion: For its critics, Amazon can never do enough

Perhaps no company has permeated the lives of Americans more than Amazon has. Whether it’s household staples, an intelligent doorbell, cloud applications, Whole Foods —...

Why gold’s biggest quarterly drop in 4 years doesn’t mark the end of its bull cycle

After suffering its biggest quarterly loss since 2016, gold stands as one of the few commodities trading lower this year, but prices still have room to run higher even if...

Travel and leisure top list of corporate credit ratings in flux during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only been disrupting lives and businesses around the world for more than a year, but also the credit ratings of...

Here are the ETFs to help you invest in the Biden infrastructure plan

As President Joe Biden unveils the massive infrastructure package known as The American Jobs Plan, there are some stocks and exchange-traded funds that will benefit....

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...

Betting on the post-pandemic boom? Bank of America has 17 stock recommendations

Here’s one possible all-clear signal. COVID-19 is no longer a “tail risk” for investors, the first time since February 2020, says Bank of America in...

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,...

Here’s the main reason Robinhood traders have been able to push stocks higher — and, no, it isn’t by squeezing hedge funds

With the broader stock-market indexes in a bit of a coma this week, the talk of financial markets is still the awakening of retail investors...

Cannabis stocks rally anew as $7 billion GW Pharma deal spurs interest in weed and its medical benefits

Cannabis stocks rallied anew on Wednesday, spurred on by news of a $7 billion deal for the first company to win U.S. regulatory approval for...

Cannabis stocks rally after Chuck Schumer leads drive for reforms that may end federal prohibition

Cannabis stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after three Democratic senators led by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said they would make reform legislation a key priority...

Silver prices tumble nearly 7% and gold skids below trend lines

Gold and silver futures headed sharply lower Tuesday, with the tumble in prices for gold’s sister metal coming as the CME Group raised margin deposit...

As new coronavirus strains raise questions about mask quality, the N95 market in the U.S. is still facing supply issues

Government officials in the U.S. and Europe have called for stricter mask protocols as more infectious strains of the coronavirus circulate, yet there is still...

‘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 looks set to target ‘forever chemicals,’ as 3M warns about ‘onerous regulation’

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s administration looks poised to crack down on a group of “forever chemicals” that have been linked to a range of...