The Wall Street Journal: SEC investigating if Facebook properly warned investors of improper data-sharing

The Wall Street Journal: SEC investigating if Facebook properly warned investors of improper data-sharing
Securities regulators are investigating whether Facebook Inc. adequately warned investors that developers and other third parties may have obtained users’ data without their permission or in violation of Facebook’s policies, people familiar with the matter said. The Securities and Exchange Commission’s probe of the social-media company, first reported in early July, follows revelations that Cambridge Analytica, a data-analytics firm that... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Nearly half of youngest migrant children unable to be reunited with parents, Trump administration says

The Wall Street Journal: Nearly half of youngest migrant children unable to be reunited with parents, Trump administration says
Trump administration officials said Thursday they had reunited all eligible migrant children younger than 5 years old with their families, two days after a court-imposed deadline, and were turning to the far more arduous task of reuniting hundreds more older minors who were separated from their parents while illegally crossing the border. Of the 103 infants and toddlers in government... Read More

Personal Finance Daily: Americans are finally making progress paying back their debts and financial lessons to learn before leaving high school

Personal Finance Daily: Americans are finally making progress paying back their debts and financial lessons to learn before leaving high school
Happy Thursday, Marketwatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. Personal Finance Americans are finally making progress paying back their debts Delinquencies are inching back up, but still relatively low. I paid for my girlfriend’s rent, food, vacations and utilities while she was in college—now we’re breaking up This man wants to know whether he has any legal recourse after supporting his... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. government revenue drops after tax cuts

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. government revenue drops after tax cuts
A July 12, 2015 photo shows the US Treasury in Washington, DC. WASHINGTON—Corporations taking advantage of new, lower tax rates reduced their payments to the federal government last month. The Treasury Department on Thursday said government receipts fell 7% in June compared with the same month a year earlier, including a 33% drop in gross corporate taxes. Individual withheld and... Read More

The Ratings Game: Broadcom stock broadsided with worst day ever as CA bid is met with confusion

The Ratings Game: Broadcom stock broadsided with worst day ever as CA bid is met with confusion
Broadcom Inc. stock suffered its worst one-day performance ever Thursday, as investors and analysts appeared confused about a self-proclaimed leading infrastructure-technology company agreeing to pay a premium for a legacy mainframe software company. That confusion took the form of Broadcom AVGO, -13.74%  stock falling 13.8% to close at $209.94, after hitting an intraday low of $197.46. Previously, the stock’s worst... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Walmart may switch to Capital One as its credit-card partner

The Wall Street Journal: Walmart may switch to Capital One as its credit-card partner
Walmart Inc. is talking to Capital One Financial Corp. about taking over its store credit card, according to people familiar with the matter. The discussions, which are expected to wrap up in coming weeks, could end Synchrony Financial’s nearly 20-year run as the exclusive issuer of Walmart cards. Synchrony SYF, -5.29%   has been Walmart’s exclusive credit-card issuer since 1999... Read More

Bond Report: Treasury yields rise, putting 2-year back at highest since 2008

Bond Report: Treasury yields rise, putting 2-year back at highest since 2008
Treasury prices fell, nudging yields higher, on Thursday, a day after fears sparked by a fresh round of tariffs from Trump administration had fueled buying in assets perceived as havens. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note TMUBMUSD10Y, -0.06% rose 0.9 basis point to 2.853%, the 30-year Treasury bond TMUBMUSD30Y, -0.25%  added 0.5 basis point to 2.950%. The two-year... Read More