Owning a cat vs. owning a dog — which pet makes better financial sense?

Owning a cat vs.  owning a dog — which pet makes better financial sense?

Hello and welcome to Financial Face-off, a MarketWatch column where we help you weigh financial decisions. Our columnist will give her verdict. Weigh in on whether you think she’s right in the comments. And please share your suggestions for future Financial Face-off columns. If you’re not already a pet owner, headlines about pandemic pets may … Read more

JetBlue makes offer for Spirit in attempt to derail deal with Frontier

JetBlue makes offer for Spirit in attempt to derail deal with Frontier

new York CNN Business — JetBlue Tuesday made an unsolicited $3.6 billion offer for low-fare rival Spirit Airlines in an attempt to derail a proposed deal between Spirit and Frontier Airlines. JetBlue’s cash offer is about 33% more than the value of Frontier’s stock-and-cash offer for Spirit. Such a transaction would stop a combined Frontier … Read more

China could make a U-turn to stop its companies being kicked off Wall Street

China could make a U-turn to stop its companies being kicked off Wall Street

hong kong CNN Business — China is extending an olive branch to the United States in a bid to prevent Chinese firms from being kicked off the US stock market. The China Securities Regulatory Commission, the country’s top securities watchdog, has proposed changing a decade-old rule that forbids Chinese firms from sharing sensitive data and … Read more

AMC Battles the Streaming Trend. Its Biggest Weapon May Be the Meme Crowd.

AMC Battles the Streaming Trend.  Its Biggest Weapon May Be the Meme Crowd.

Elias Stein Text size The morning after streaming won big at the Academy Awards, shares of a movie theater chain— AMC Entertainment—surged 45%, driven by CEO Adam Aron’s efforts to create a future beyond, well, theaters. In mid-March, Aron caught Wall Street off guard with a $27.9 million stake in Hycroft Mining Holding, which owns … Read more

America’s job market is on fire. Here’s why it doesn’t feel like it

America's job market is on fire.  Here's why it doesn't feel like it

new York CNN Business — America’s economic recovery from the historic shock of the pandemic has been nothing short of extraordinary. However, consumers are feeling disparaged as they struggle with rising prices on everything from garden furniture and groceries to gas. Home prices have gone through the roof but with the Federal Reserve raising interest … Read more

America’s job market is on fire. Here’s why it doesn’t feel like it

America's job market is on fire.  Here's why it doesn't feel like it

new York CNN Business — America’s economic recovery from the historic shock of the pandemic has been nothing short of extraordinary. However, consumers are feeling disparaged as they struggle with rising prices on everything from garden furniture and groceries to gas. Home prices have gone through the roof but with the Federal Reserve raising interest … Read more

New fuel economy rules will require 49 mpg average within by 2025

New fuel economy rules will require 49 mpg average within by 2025

new York CNNBudget — The Biden administration Friday rolled out final emissions rules that will require cars and trucks to have an average fuel economy of 49 miles per gallon in just a few years. The rule comes as Americans are paying record prices for gas. Friday’s reading for the national average price for a … Read more

These 10 stocks have fallen at least 20% this year, but are expected to soar up to 66% from here

These 10 stocks have fallen at least 20% this year, but are expected to soar up to 66% from here

It sure has been a wild ride for investors over the past few weeks, with the S&P 500 benchmark rising 10% from March 8 through March 30. But the broader stock market is still down for 2022. Below is a list of 10 stocks that have fallen at least 20% this year, but are expected … Read more

Robinhood extends trading hours from 7 am to 8 pm — 3 rookie mistakes when trading stocks after hours

Robinhood extends trading hours from 7 am to 8 pm --- 3 rookie mistakes when trading stocks after hours

At 7 am, it can be the time for a morning coffee while 8 pm can be time to have supper, watch your favorite television shows, or even enjoy a glass of wine. If you have a Robinhood account, it’s also becoming a time to play the stock market during extended trading hours — but … Read more

Robinhood extends trading hours from 7 am to 8 pm — 3 rookie mistakes when trading stocks after hours

Robinhood extends trading hours from 7 am to 8 pm --- 3 rookie mistakes when trading stocks after hours

At 7 am, it can be the time for a morning coffee while 8 pm can be time to have supper, watch your favorite television shows, or even enjoy a glass of wine. If you have a Robinhood account, it’s also becoming a time to play the stock market during extended trading hours — but … Read more