The Wall Street Journal: Croatia dashes England’s hopes, advances to World Cup final

The Wall Street Journal: Croatia dashes England’s hopes, advances to World Cup final
MOSCOW — Rewriting history isn’t supposed to be easy. But from the moment they arrived at the 2018 World Cup, England’s national soccer team had made it look exactly that. They cruised through the group stage. They breezed into the semifinals. They even found time to cure a deep-seated psychological hangup about penalties with England’s first-ever shootout win at a... Read More

NewsWatch: The 7 reasons behind U.S. oil’s sharpest daily point drop in almost 3 years

NewsWatch: The 7 reasons behind U.S. oil’s sharpest daily point drop in almost 3 years
MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE The biggest weekly drop in U.S. crude supplies couldn’t halt the drop in oil prices Wednesday as traders chose to focus on expectations for higher global output. See full story. What any American who eats should know about Trump’s trade fight for farmers Are U.S. farmers — most savvy in export rhetoric — really getting the raw... Read More

Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks halt 4-day win streak as latest China tariffs rekindle trade-war jitters

Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks halt 4-day win streak as latest China tariffs rekindle trade-war jitters
U.S. stocks snapped a four-session winning streak Wednesday after the Trump administration announced new tariffs on Chinese goods, further escalating tensions between the two largest economies in the world, which some investors fear could morph into a full-on trade war. How did the market fare? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.88% slumped 219.21 points, or 0.9%, to 24,700.45. The... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Latest round of tariffs on Chinese goods would hit U.S. consumers’ wallets — literally

The Wall Street Journal: Latest round of tariffs on Chinese goods would hit U.S. consumers’ wallets — literally
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expanding the battlefield in its trade fight with China, moving beyond industrial goods to threaten tariffs for the first time on a range of consumer products that illustrates how dependent the vast U.S. consumer economy is on imports. The list includes such retail items as bicycles, sound systems, dog food and leashes, pocketbooks, hammers and... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Twitter to purge millions of suspended accounts, but active-user numbers won’t change

The Wall Street Journal: Twitter to purge millions of suspended accounts, but active-user numbers won’t change
Twitter Inc. said it is subtracting some accounts it has flagged for suspicious activity from the follower numbers of its hundreds of millions of users, part of the social-media company’s efforts to clamp down on abusive activity. Twitter TWTR, +0.27%   is removing accounts that had been locked due to an unusual change in behavior such as the sudden sharing... Read More

Howard Gold's No-Nonsense Investing: Democrats’ ‘socialism’ will bury us in debt we won’t be able to get out from under

Howard Gold's No-Nonsense Investing: Democrats’ ‘socialism’ will bury us in debt we won’t be able to get out from under
The recent stunning upset victory by 28-year-old former bartender Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over Democratic leader Joe Crowley in the primary in New York’s 14th Congressional District has made her an instant political superstar. She has appeared on “Meet the Press,” fielded hundreds of interview requests and has been touted as the new face of the Democratic Party. A former Bernie Sanders... Read More

Pfizer did win an important concession for letting Trump take a victory lap on drug prices

Pfizer did win an important concession for letting Trump take a victory lap on drug prices
After a presidential tweet directly targeted Pfizer Inc. for recent drug price hikes, the pharmaceutical company appeared to back down. “Pfizer is rolling back price hikes, so American patients don’t pay more,” President Donald Trump tweeted triumphantly. But always read the fine print. Pfizer is actually postponing its July 1 price increases until the end of the year or the... Read More

The Moneyist: My grandmother and uncle destroyed my late grandfather’s will—and put the wrong date on his headstone

The Moneyist: My grandmother and uncle destroyed my late grandfather’s will—and put the wrong date on his headstone
Dear Moneyist, I am concerned that my family is money hungry. My grandfather passed away and my uncle who lives overseas and my grandma took all the money out of my grandfather’s bank account in less than 24 hours and put it in a bank account with only my uncle’s and grandma’s names on the account. My grandma and uncle... Read More