The Wall Street Journal: U.S.-Russia tensions rise after Trump threatens pulling out of 1987 nuclear pact

The Wall Street Journal: U.S.-Russia tensions rise after Trump threatens pulling out of 1987 nuclear pact

National security adviser John Bolton, a longtime critic of a landmark nuclear treaty with Russia, is expected to meet with President Vladimir Putin and other top officials in Moscow on Monday, according to U.S. and Russian officials, as tensions rise over what Washington calls the country’s violations of the pact. President Trump said after a → Read More

Asia Markets: Big stock rally in China bolsters markets across Asia

Asia Markets: Big stock rally in China bolsters markets across Asia

Stock markets in China picked up Monday right where they left off late Friday, with indexes up more than 4%. Shanghai SHCOMP, +4.17%   was higher by 4.1% midday Monday. The Shenzhen 399106, +4.96%   was 5.7% higher. That’s helped lift equities in not-as-beaten-up Hong Kong HSI, +2.40%   by at least 1.5%. The rebound → Read More

Key Words: Stripe COO warns of ‘unintended consequences’ in the dominance of internet ad giants

Key Words: Stripe COO warns of ‘unintended consequences’ in the dominance of internet ad giants

Stripe Chief Operating Officer Claire Hughes Johnson on Sunday took aim at the internet economy’s overreliance on advertising, saying that the consolidation of online power into a few hands has led to “unintended consequences.” During a keynote address at Money20/20, a financial-technology conference in Las Vegas, Johnson told the audience that if the internet economy → Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Interest in midterm elections surges, along with Trump’s approval, poll finds

The Wall Street Journal: Interest in midterm elections surges, along with Trump’s approval, poll finds

Voter interest in the midterm elections has surged to records within both parties, helping to drive up President Trump’s approval rating while maintaining the Democrats’ lead as the party most preferred to lead Congress, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found. The findings point to an energized electorate, buffeted by dynamics that bring great → Read More

NewsWatch: These 5 things will kill your early retirement dreams

NewsWatch: These 5 things will kill your early retirement dreams

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE ‘Planning on being lucky’ isn’t a viable retirement strategy. See full story. Elon Musk spars with Fortnite on Twitter after joking about buying the video game The Tesla CEO tweeted out a doctored screenshot of a MarketWatch story claiming he had deleted the video game. See full story. Canada’s pot party: Big → Read More

Market Extra: This troubling trend may wreak havoc on the stock market, analysts warn

Market Extra: This troubling trend may wreak havoc on the stock market, analysts warn

Corporate earnings over the past two weeks gave investors an injection of much-needed good cheer, with most of the roughly 20% of S&P 500 companies to report thus far bearing expectations. Yet these positive numbers may mask some troubling signs, analysts say. Some three-quarters of the 140 companies that have reported third-quarter earnings beat Wall → Read More

Health Exchange: Doctors have a simple piece of advice for heart patients who want to live longer

Health Exchange: Doctors have a simple piece of advice for heart patients who want to live longer

Heart patients should move around every 20 minutes during an eight-hour period of sitting, according to a paper presented on Saturday at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Toronto, an event where visiting experts from the European Society of Cardiology participate in joint scientific sessions with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Heart patients spend most of their → Read More

The Margin: Critics charge true intent of Trump threat to would-be fraudulent voters is vote suppression

The Margin: Critics charge true intent of Trump threat to would-be fraudulent voters is vote suppression

When President Trump tweeted an ominous pre-midterms warning to would-be fraudulent voters late Saturday, critics were quick to note that voter fraud is statistically nonexistent in the United States; to recall that the president’s own voter-fraud commission, chaired by Vice President Mike Pence and led by controversial Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, had not → Read More

3 ways to buy happiness (instead of a $1.6 billion lottery ticket)

3 ways to buy happiness (instead of a $1.6 billion lottery ticket)

If I ever have trouble sleeping at night, I close my eyes and think of Clash, my dog who was named after the rock band. Giving him a home was the best decision my family ever made. He had the proud, handsome face of a Jack Russell with the wobbly behind of a Dachshund. He → Read More

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