Why paying more than $50K for college is like a coin flip

Why paying more than $50K for college is like a coin flip

For decades, Americans have viewed a college education as a ticket to the middle class. But stagnant wages, rising college costs, growing student debt and the proliferation of degrees of varying quality have called that notion into question. Skeptics of the value of a college education assert that as a nation, we’ve promoted the four-year → Read More

Europe Markets: Europe stocks limp along, dented by trade-war headlines

Europe Markets: Europe stocks limp along, dented by trade-war headlines

Europe’s main stock gauge struggled on Tuesday, dogged by a deepening U.S.-China trade spat. German retailer Zalando SE was the worst performer, while Swiss chemicals firm Clariant AG SA rallied. What are markets doing? The Stoxx Europe 600 SXXP, -0.32%  was barely above the flat line at 378.18, after Monday’s tiny gain of 0.1%. Germany’s → Read More

Capitol Report: White House contacting women from Kavanaugh’s past | Cohn says Dimon would be ‘phenomenal’ president

Capitol Report: White House contacting women from Kavanaugh’s past | Cohn says Dimon would be ‘phenomenal’ president

Reuters Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh speaks in the East Room of the White House in July. The White House’s plan to defend Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will rely heavily on women who will attest to the judge’s good character, officials told CNN, including from his teenage years, during which he is alleged → Read More

Market Snapshot: Stock futures edge up, but trade uncertainty remains in focus

Market Snapshot: Stock futures edge up, but trade uncertainty remains in focus

U.S. stock-index futures pointed to a slightly higher open Tuesday, though investors monitored the latest development on the trade-policy front, which has recently shown signs of escalating. Where are the major benchmarks trading? Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average YMU9, +0.00%  rose 54 points, or 0.2%, to 26,156. Futures for the S&P 500 ESU9, → Read More

Futures Movers: Oil rallies as Saudi Arabia said to grow comfortable with crude above $80 a barrel

Futures Movers: Oil rallies as Saudi Arabia said to grow comfortable with crude above $80 a barrel

Oil futures traded higher early Tuesday in New York, buoyed by recent remarks from Saudi Arabian officials that reportedly expressed a renewed level of comfort with higher prices in light of renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran that could disrupt global output. The U.S. benchmark, West Texas Intermediate crude futures for October delivery CLV8, +1.25% rose → Read More

Tilray to import cannabis to U.S. for clinical trial

Tilray to import cannabis to U.S. for clinical trial

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has signed off on cannabis cultivator Tilray Inc.’s plan to import a marijuana product from Canada to test its effectiveness at treating a disorder that affects millions of Americans. The DEA’s signoff is the final regulatory hurdle Tilray TLRY, +10.22%  needed for a clinical trial of the medication’s effects on → Read More

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