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Updated: 2021-04-23 11:48
SpaceX Crew-2 reaches orbit, with Elon Musk's company launching 10 astronauts in under a year
SpaceX launched another group of astronauts for NASA early on Friday morning, with Elon Musk's company now having sent 10 astronauts to space in under a year.
California's Cal State and UC to require Covid vaccinations for the fall semester
California's largest university systems to require Covid vaccinations for the fall.
India reports more than 330,000 new Covid cases, setting a fresh global record
As of Friday, India has reported more than 4 million cases in April and at least 24,452 people have died.
China's best-selling, GM-backed electric car brand launches a mini convertible
The electric car is the latest from the popular Hongguang Mini EV line developed by GM's joint venture with Wuling Motors and state-owned SAIC Motor.
Surging Covid cases globally send medical supplier stocks higher in Singapore
The Singapore-listed shares of Top Glove, the world's largest medical glove maker, have risen 18.4% so far this month.
A house just rented in the Hamptons for $2 million for the summer
A home in the Hamptons rented for $2 million for the summer, as demand far outstrips a record low supply of homes for sale and for rent, according to brokers.
Fears of Biden's capital gains tax proposal are discounting stocks, Jim Cramer says
"Be ready to buy stocks that are getting crushed by tax fears that have nothing to do with the fundamentals," the "Mad Money" host said.
Nestle CEO says business case for sustainability emerges as consumers demand it more than before
"Today's consumer asks even more than before for sustainability," Nestle CEO Mark Schneider said in a CNBC interview on Earth Day.
Mattel sales soared 47% as parents bought toys with stimulus checks, toymaker raises outlook
Mattel's sales jumped 47% in the latest quarter as families spent more on toys for their children.
Delta orders 25 additional Airbus A321neo jetliners, options for 25 more
Delta increases its Airbus A321 order as the carrier prepares for a rebound in travel.
Biden to Propose Capital Gains Tax Hike
The president is expected to include a capital gains tax increase for millionaires in his soon-to-be-released American Families Plan.
$100 million NJ deli company was delisted for 'irregularities' — related firm E-Waste is under scrutiny, too
N.J. deli owner Hometown International had its stock delisted by an over-the-counter markets firm. The company's CEO is high school wrestling coach Paul Morina.
Stocks making the biggest moves after the bell: Intel, Snap, Silicon Labs, Boston Beer & more
These are the stocks posting the largest moves after the bell on Thursday, April 22.
SpaceX will launch astronauts with a reused rocket and spacecraft: Here's what you should know
SpaceX is set to make history once again, as Elon Musk's space company prepares to launch the Crew-2 mission for NASA on Friday morning.
Fauci says people who get Covid between vaccine shots can get second dose soon after recovery
People who get infected with the coronavirus between Covid-19 vaccine shots can get their second dose after they've recovered, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday.
Stock Market Today: Threat of Capital Gains Tax Hike Thumps Stocks
A Thursday report that President Biden was set to propose a capital gains tax increase on the wealthiest Americans short-circuited optimism over jobs progress.
Nikola shares surge on hydrogen fuel station plans and battery truck production
The plans include installing hydrogen fueling stations for heavy-duty trucks at two sites in California as "a first step" in exploring a nationwide network.
New Covid variant detected at Texas A&M lab shows signs of antibody resistance and more severe illness in young people
Scientists at Texas A&M say they've detected a new Covid-19 variant that shows signs of causing more severe illness and appears to be resistant to antibodies.
Red hot real estate markets have turned surprising profits for unintentional property flippers
Real estate brokers are seeing a rising number of unintentional real estate flippers as wealthy buyers find luxury properties are scarce.
HBO Max adds 2.7 million domestic subscribers ahead of global launch
On Thursday, AT&T, which owns WarnerMedia, revealed that HBO Max and HBO added 2.7 million domestic subscribers during the first quarter.
New York Comic Con will be hosted in person in 2021 with limited capacity
New York Comic Con will be hosted in person Oct. 7-10 at the Javits Center in New York City at reduced capacity.
5 Mortgage REITs for a Yield-Starved Market
Mortgage REITs took their lumps in the COVID downturn, but any mREIT trading today is a survivor. Here are five high-yield options that are still on the battlefield.
American and Southwest report stronger bookings, ramp up schedules ahead of summer
American and Southwest say leisure travel is on the rise, and they are preparing to fly more this summer.
'World's most powerful tidal turbine' gears up for operation
Turbine will now be towed to the Orkney Islands, an archipelago north of mainland Scotland, for commissioning.
Department stores like Nordstrom and Macy's are still Americans' favorite place to buy shoes
In a new AlixPartners survey, consumers were asked were they've been buying shoes during the pandemic, and overwhelmingly the answer was department stores.
Planning a trip? Last year's travel voucher could be about to expire
If you were issued a voucher or credit for canceled plans during the pandemic, remember to use them before it's too late.
Rich countries are refusing to waive the rights on Covid vaccines as global cases hit record levels
The landmark proposal, which was jointly submitted by India and South Africa in October, has been backed by more than 100 mostly developing countries
Biden administration to use celebrities, athletes in campaign to combat Covid vaccine hesitancy
The Biden administration is launching a massive campaign to persuade more Americans to take the Covid-19 vaccines, administration officials told NBC News.
Here's how much money you'd have if you bought $1,000 worth of Netflix stock in 2011
Netflix's stock growth over the past decade has outpaced Apple's and more than doubled Google parent Alphabet.
European Super League: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says plans are not 'dead' despite withdrawals
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insists the European Super League is not "dead."
As women directors enter the Oscar spotlight, here are 13 filmmakers to watch
The historic nomination of two female directors signals that Hollywood is changing. A look at 13 women who are making waves in the film industry.
Jaguar Land Rover, Daimler production scaled back due to global chip shortage
The global chip shortage is continuing to wreak havoc at some of the world's biggest carmakers including Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes, and Renault.
Biden hits 100-day vaccine goal as case counts in Michigan, U.S. show signs of slowing
President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that his administration had reached its goal of 200 million vaccine shots given during his first 100 days in office.
When Is Amazon Prime Day 2021? The Dates May Have Leaked
Circumstances beyond its control forced Amazon to move its annual Christmas-in-July Amazon Prime Day blowout sale in 2020 to October. It looks like Prime Day 2021 may be returning home.
Did You Know Your Financial Adviser Can ‘Fire’ You as a Client? Here Are 6 Times When They Should
It’s a sensitive topic, but sometimes it’s necessary for a financial professional to cut ties with a client. Here are six scenarios where it may be the appropriate action for them to take.
Best Rewards Credit Cards
Don’t settle for any old plastic. Choose a credit card that provides maximum rewards for your spending habits.
Stock Market Today: Dow Bounces Back as Earnings Beats Roll On
Everything from the blue-chip Dow to the small-cap Russell 2000 both benefited from a broad recovery day as Q1 earnings continued to impress.
The Best ESG Stocks in the Dow
Only a third of the stocks in the Dow rank as industry leaders according to MSCI's ESG rankings. Fortunately, most of those who do also are favored by Wall Street analysts.
7 ESG ETFs to Buy for Responsible Profits
Investors are rapidly moving toward investing with environmental, social and corporate-governance (ESG) qualities in mind.
The Essentials You Need for an Estate Plan
You can reduce stress and expenses for yourself and your family if you develop an estate plan that includes these important documents.
6 Ways to Bounce Back after Being Forced into Retirement
Many folks leave their careers before they had planned, and this type of sudden retirement can be a financial shock. Here are six strategies to help get you back on solid ground moving forward.
Rebuilding Emergency Savings in 2021: Take a Realistic Approach
Saving for a rainy day can be a tall order, especially if you have recently experienced a financial setback. Taking even small steps can help you work toward the larger goal of building up your emergency savings.
Retirement Tips for Women – Whether You’re 22, 62 or 102
Women of every age can benefit from the insights of this seasoned financial executive … and the wisdom of her 102-year-old grandmother. A Q&A with Nationwide’s Ann Bair reveals retirement strategies honed over three generations.
O Boom Fintech na América Latina
Read this post in English. / Lee este artículo en Español. A fintech brasileira Nubank se tornou o maior neobank do mundo, com 33 milhões de clientes e um valor de mercado de US$25 bilhões. Tal valor já é … The post O Boom Fintech na América ...
El Boom Fintech en América Latina
Read this post in English. / Leia esse artigo em Português. La empresa brasileña de tecnología financiera, Nubank, es ahora el neobanco más grande del mundo, con 33 millones de clientes y una valoración de 25 billones de dólares. … The post El ...
Microsoft’s Big Deal and Coinbase’s Big Debut
Microsoft buys Nuance Communications in a $16 billion deal. Coinbase makes an $86 billion Wall Street debut. FDA hits the pause button on Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. Katrina Lake steps down as the CEO of Stitch Fix. Bed Bath & Beyond slips on ...
Today we are excited to announce that we are promoting Ali Yahya to General Partner, focusing with me and Katie on crypto. Ali studied computer science at Stanford with our friends and research partners Dan Boneh and Tim Roughgarden. … The post Ali Yahya ...
Coinbase Direct Listing
When I joined the Coinbase board in 2017 as its first independent director, crypto in many ways was still the wild west. Back then the perception of crypto was that it was largely used by bad actors, and in fact … The post Coinbase Direct Listing appeared ...
Latin America’s Fintech Boom
Leia esse artigo em Português. / Lee este artículo en Español. The Brazilian fintech company Nubank is now the largest neobank in the world, with 33 million customers and a $25 billion valuation. That valuation is already half … The post Latin ...
How Tech Stacks Up in B2B
In the past year, we have seen companies of all sizes and across all industries make significant adjustments to their tech stack as technological trends, which were already underway before the COVID-19 pandemic, crested faster and hit harder because of … The...
Are You $avvy?
The stock market hits a new high. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon expresses bullishness about the economic recovery and concern about the future. Constellation Brands serves up strong growth. Amazon gains ground in digital advertising and announces plans to ...
On Supercities, Economic Growth, and Income Inequality in a Post-COVID World
The pandemic has been devastating in many ways — from total number of deaths (in the U.S. alone, topping half a million — exceeding the number of deaths across World Wars I and II and Vietnam combined) to devastating economic … The post On Supercities, ...
Investing in Firefly Health
Half-Priced Healthcare That’s Twice as Good Health insurance is undergoing a rapid cycle of unbundling and repackaging. Vertically-integrated “payviders” (groups that both pay for services, like an insurer would, and administer those services, like a ...
My Marketplace Strategy: Go Niche
The a16z Marketplace 100 series explores the startups and trends behind largest and fastest-growing marketplace companies. See the complete ranking at a16z.com/marketplace-100 There’s a well-known crop of marketplaces that have achieved global scale and ...
The Market for User Research Platforms
As more and more B2B companies become product-led, how quickly and precisely a company identifies new customer needs and ships product ultimately determines its success. To develop product ideas faster and get shorter time to MVP (minimum viable product), ...
Spring Cleaning for Investors
Do you have stocks that need to be cleaned out of your portfolio? What about trimming the gains of your high-fliers? Does any stock in your portfolio spark joy in a way that would make Marie Kondo proud? Analysts Jason Moser and Ron Gross reveal why Disney, ...
GameStop, Adobe, and Domino’s CEO Ritch Allison
GameStop’s volatility continues in the wake of earnings. Adobe has a strong start to the fiscal year. Restoration Hardware hits an all-time high. Laser equipment maker Coherent settles on a suitor. Darden Restaurants serves up a stronger-than-expected ...
The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb
FedEx rises on a strong holiday quarter. Nike stumbles on earnings. Williams-Sonoma surges on strong stay-at-home sales. Laser technology company Coherent rises on competing buyout offers. Five Below ramps up expansion plans. Lennar raises the roof. Disney ...
Roblox’s Debut and the Future of Gene Editing
Ulta Beauty’s CEO steps down. Docusign and JD.com decline on earnings. Bumble bounces higher. Poshmark misses the mark. Roblox has a big debut. And Dick’s Sporting Goods and Funko deliver on earnings. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser ...
Tech Sell-Off, Square Deals, and Power Moms
The Trade Desk, Magnite, and other ad-tech companies tumble after Google announces some big changes. Costco and Target fall on earnings. Zoom Video reports a big jump in revenue but the stock tumbles. Okta buys rival Auth0 for $6.5B in stock. Square buys a ...
Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: A State-by-State Guide
Don't be surprised by an unexpected state tax bill on your unemployment benefits. Know where unemployment compensation is taxable and where it isn't.
Market Volatility, Airbnb, and Dan Ariely
The stock market falls as interest rates rise. Airbnb reports a big loss but shares rise on stronger than expected revenue. Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Square slip on growth concerns. Etsy rises on earnings. Papa John’s and Domino’s don’t. Beyond Meat ...
Retail, Tech Earnings, and Berkshire’s Surprising Buys
Walmart shares slip on earnings. The Trade Desk surges on record revenue. Roku rises on an unexpected profit. Fastly falls on growth concerns. Shopify slips. CVS Health treads water. Berkshire-Hathaway makes some big investments. And Marriott suffers a big ...
Disney’s New High, Bumble’s IPO, and Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner
Disney hits an all-time high as Disney+ reports 95 million subscribers. Dating app Bumble surges 70% in its Wall Street debut. Twitter and Zillow surge on earnings. Affirm Holdings and Cloudflare slip. Electronic Arts buys mobile video game developer Glu ...
What Are the Capital Gains Tax Rates for 2020 and 2021?
Which tax rate applies to your long-term capital gains depends on your taxable income.
Taxes in Retirement: How All 50 States Tax Retirees
We rated every state, plus Washington, D.C. on how retirees are taxed. We considered taxes on Social Security and other retirement income, tax exemptions for older residents, and the state's overall income, property and sales taxes.
End of an Era
Jeff Bezos announces he’s stepping down as CEO, with Andy Jassy (the head of AWS) named to take over. Amazon also reports a $125 billion quarter. Activision Blizzard, Alphabet, PayPal, and Pinterest rise on earnings. Chipotle and Unity Software fall on ...
$5.5M for One Ad?
Super Bowl ad time are the most expensive you’ll find on television. So after companies spend the money, what’s the best advertising strategy to use with your time? Jeanine Poggi, senior editor at Ad Age, believes that branding (over a specific call-to-...
As GameStop Turns
Investors react to the escalating drama with Redditt, speculators, and GameStop. Johnson & Johnson reports Phase 3 trial results from its one-shot vaccine. Apple reports record-breaking revenue. Microsoft hits a new high on earnings. Facebook slides. Atlassian...
Dan Heath on the Economic Upside of “Moments”
Creating a powerful experience for customers can deliver economic upside for businesses. Dan Heath, co-author of the best-selling book The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact, explains how Southwest Airlines makes more money by ...
The Power of Netflix
Netflix hits an all-time high on strong subscriber growth. Bank of America, IBM, Intuitive Surgical, and Procter & Gamble slip on earnings. Intel stays flat despite surprising PC sales. Lumentum joins forces with fellow laser maker Coherent. Google grounds its...
Hot IPOs, Big Banks, and Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson
JPMorgan Chase reports big earnings. Citigroup surprises. Wells Fargo disappoints. Online clothing reseller Poshmark and fintech company Affirm have big Wall Street debuts. Petco rises on its IPO. Zoom Video and Lemonade issue secondary offerings. Visa and ...
Adam Grant on Finding Leaders Outside Their Comfort Zone
Does having deep expertise automatically ensure a leader will be great? Adam Grant, author of The New York Times bestseller Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, explains how the ability to get outside of one’s comfort zone contributes to leadership...
Wall Street Reacts, CES Preview
The business world reacts to the insurrection at the United States Capitol Building. Bezos, Buffet, and Dimon pull the plug on health venture Haven. Teledyne Technologies and FLIR Systems team up in an $8 billion merger. Bed Bath & Beyond tumbles on earnings. ...
Quarterly Conference Calls: Morning vs. Afternoon
When a company in your portfolio holds a conference call with analysts, is the call in the morning or afternoon? As best-selling author Dan Pink writes in his book When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, the answer matters more than you think.
Why should investors be watching 5G, financials, healthcare, and industrials in 2021? Why do Cloudflare and Docusign have big upside potential? Will Berkshire Hathaway, Etsy, and NBC’s Peacock surprise investors in 2021? Will Roblox score a big IPO? Are ...
Dave Barry’s Tip for Writing Humor
Dave Barry is the rare humor writer who has also been awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. For anyone looking to inject some humor in their writing, Dave has some simple advice to follow.
2 Cutting-Edge Companies in 2020
In 2020, Zoom Video grew from 10 million daily meeting participants to 300 million daily meeting participants. How has Zoom managed to scale? How will Zoom maintain its culture? What’s it like when your company becomes a verb? Motley Fool senior analyst ...
The Case for Giving Your Kid Cash
Are digital payments on the rise? Yes. But if you’re looking to teach your kid about money, best-selling author Beth Kobliner shares why handing them cash can help make the lessons stick.
2020 in Review: Best CEOs, Surprising Stocks, and Dumbest Investments
Teladoc and Livongo join forces in a mega-merger. Airbnb, DoorDash, and Snowflake headline a red-hot IPO market. Jose Andres and Jack Dorsey set a high bar for benevolence. Medtronic shares its design for ventilators with the world. Disney makes a successful ...
The 21 Best ETFs to Buy for a Prosperous 2021
Exposure to emerging trends. Core holdings. Tactical defensive plays. The 21 best ETFs for 2021 cover a wide range of options for numerous objectives.
“When” is a Dangerous Word
With the market on track to finish up for 2020, some investors are already asking when the next downturn will come. Howard Marks, co-founder of Oaktree Capital, explains why “when” is a word investors should avoid.
Disney’s Latest Magic and Year-End Financial Tips
Disney shares surge on big news from Disney Plus. DoorDash delivers a big IPO. Airbnb delivers an even bigger IPO. Starbucks hits an all-time high. And Chipotle serves up clothing! Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories and ...
10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Retirees
When it comes to state and local taxes, retirees in these states are likely to pay more than retirees in other states.
Get Rid of the Penny
A single penny costs more than two cents to make, which means the U.S. government loses roughly $90 million a year on its production. Stephen Dubner, co-author of the bestselling "Freakonomics" books and host of “Freakonomics Radio”, makes the case for ...
Big Buys, New Highs, and Hot Holiday Toys
Wall Street shrugs off disappointing jobs numbers. Salesforce buys Slack and squares off against Microsoft. Docusign beats on the top and bottom lines. Crowdstrike, Five Below, and Zscaler all hit all-time highs. Zoom Video reports strong earnings but slips on...
Motivation is a Skill
Motivation is important for a number of reasons, but how and why it works can be misunderstood. In his best-selling book Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg shares how motivation can be a learned skill...
Giving Thanks For Stocks
It’s our Thanksgiving Special! Host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser explain why they’re thankful for Cerence, Nike, and PayPal. We discuss why investors might want to avoid stock market turkeys Blue Apron, Macy’s, and Slack...
A Gem for Thanksgiving
Looking for a movie to fit the Thanksgiving season? Nell Minow, corporate governance expert and film critic, shares why the often-overlooked Thanksgiving movie “What’s Cooking?” is worth finding.
Retail Surprises and the Future of Video Games
Walmart delivers big online sales. Target and Williams-Sonoma hit all-time highs. Home Depot and Lowe’s fall on earnings. Amazon gets into the pharmacy business. And Radio Shack returns! Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss those stories ...
Pixar & Disney: Spanning the Range
Disney dominates the film industry, but within the company itself the studios are a smaller fish in a big pond. How much pressure is there for the animated films to generate revenue beyond the box office? Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar and longtime executive ...
The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Middle-Class Families
Failing to consider state and local taxes before moving your family to another state could cost you thousands of dollars each year.
A Vaccine Boost
Pfizer announces encouraging results from its COVID-19 vaccine. Disney gives investors 73 million reasons for optimism. Beyond Meat reports a surprising loss. Lyft reports a surprising increase in revenue. And DoorDash prepares for an IPO. Motley Fool ...
Is Bitcoin Money?
Investors keep asking if bitcoin is a good investment, but is the digital currency actually, y’know…..money? Charlie Wheelan, author of the best-selling “Naked” series of books (e.g, Naked Economics) shares why bitcoin doesn’t pass the money test.
Election Drama and New All-Time Highs
Investors react to the election. Uber reports a big loss but scores a big win at the ballot box. The Trade Desk soars on earnings. CVS Health names a new CEO. Match Group and MercadoLibre hit all-time highs. Paycom and Qualcomm surprise. And Clorox cleans up...
Theranos & the Power of a Good Story
Theranos promised the world a breakthrough in blood-testing technology, until everything came crashing down in early 2018. Alex Gibney, director of the award-winning documentary The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley, discusses Theranos founder ...
Earnings and Elections
Alphabet surges on strong earnings. Microsoft reports higher profits but disappoints with guidance. Amazon reports record quarterly sales. Facebook falls on concerns over a decline in U.S. and Canadian users. Starbucks serves up a surprise. Apple dips on weak ...
Chocolate Secrets from Inside Mars
Mars makes some of the most popular chocolate candies in the world. It’s dedication for secrecy rivals Willy Wonka. Joelle Glen Brenner, author of the book The Emperors of Chocolate: Inside the Secret World of Hershey and Mars, shares why secrecy is such ...
Netflix, Tesla, and the State of the Movie Business
Intel falls on a big drop in its data center business. Netflix reports its weakest subscriber growth in 4 years. Tesla reports its 5th consecutive quarter of profitability. Southwest Airlines rises despite reporting its biggest loss ever. Chipotle falls ...
The #1 Mistake Small Businesses Make
The overwhelming majority of small businesses in America are one-person operations. Unfortunately, there are aspects to running a business that even prepared minds don’t think of. Laura Adams, personal finance expert and author of Money-Smart Solopreneur: A...