NewsWatch: Founder of world’s largest hedge fund says ‘first day of the war’ with China has begun

NewsWatch: Founder of world’s largest hedge fund says ‘first day of the war’ with China has begun
MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE Ray Dalio, founder of hedge fund Bridewater Associates implies that a trade war may have just erupted. See full story. Here are the S&P 500 stocks trading way over analyst price targets — half are tech companies Just ahead of earnings season, tech companies figure prominently on a list of S&P 500 stocks that are outperforming and... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Trump administration halts billions in payments expected by insurers under Obamacare

The Wall Street Journal: Trump administration halts billions in payments expected by insurers under Obamacare
WASHINGTON—The Trump administration on Saturday confirmed it is suspending billions of dollars in payments expected by insurers under the Affordable Care Act, saying the halt is necessary because of a federal judge’s ruling in a lawsuit over the program. The ruling prevents the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which administers the program known as risk adjustment, from making further collections or payments, including amounts... Read More

The Tell: Here are the S&P 500 stocks trading way over analyst price targets — half are tech companies

The Tell: Here are the S&P 500 stocks trading way over analyst price targets — half are tech companies
Just ahead of earnings season, tech companies like Twitter Inc., Advanced Micro Devices Inc., and Micron Technology Inc. figured prominently on a list of S&P 500 index stocks that are outperforming or underperforming analyst expectations. In a list prepared by FactSet, tech companies accounted for nearly half the stocks that had the largest disparities by percentage between their current trading... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: World Cup: England beats Sweden to reach semifinals, continuing its remarkable run

The Wall Street Journal: World Cup: England beats Sweden to reach semifinals, continuing its remarkable run
SAMARA, Russia—England’s run during this World Cup has been a windfall of firsts. Which is oddly peculiar for the same reason that it is appropriate: This is the country that first kicked around a ball and created the sport that’s being played here. But the last 50-plus years of English soccer have been so filled with agony that England had... Read More

Groupon may be seeking a buyer: report

Groupon may be seeking a buyer: report
Chicago-based online discount company Groupon GRP, -0.94%   may be looking for a buyer, according to a Recode report on Saturday. Groupon reportedly has made its openness to an acquisition clear in recent months, and has upped its inquiries in the past month. The Recode report says that Groupon executives and bankers on its behalf have contacted several public companies... Read More

NewsWatch: No longer just ‘noise’: ongoing trade uncertainty saps investor confidence

NewsWatch: No longer just ‘noise’: ongoing trade uncertainty saps investor confidence
MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE There’s both good news and bad news for those who watch how U.S. stock-market investors are feeling about the current state of the equity market. See full story. North Korea says U.S. demands on denuclearization violate spirit of the deal with Trump North Korea’s foreign ministry expressed disappointment in the U.S.’s continued demands for complete and verifiable... Read More