The Wall Street Journal: Transgender woman wins Vermont Democratic primary for governor

The Wall Street Journal: Transgender woman wins Vermont Democratic primary for governor
Vermont Democrat Christine Hallquist, a former executive at an electric co-op, beat out three other candidates to become the nation’s first transgender gubernatorial nominee for a major party. Hallquist campaigned on improving economic conditions in Vermont’s rural regions and advocated for single-payer health care. Now Hallquist will face incumbent Republican Gov. Phil Scott, who easily won his matchup with primary... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Tony Evers wins Wisconsin Democratic primary to challenge Scott Walker

The Wall Street Journal: Tony Evers wins Wisconsin Democratic primary to challenge Scott Walker
Wisconsin state schools superintendent Tony Evers emerged from a crowded Democratic primary field for governor on Tuesday and will now try to unseat incumbent Republican Scott Walker, who is seeking his third term. Walker, first elected in 2010, is a high-profile conservative whose approval rating has been under 50% in recent polls. He was the first governor in U.S. history... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Kansas governor concedes to Kobach in tight GOP primary

The Wall Street Journal: Kansas governor concedes to Kobach in tight GOP primary
Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has conceded to Secretary of State Kris Kobach in the state’s Republican gubernatorial primary, ending almost a week of uncertainty in a tight election. Colyer’s concession Tuesday night comes as counties across the state counted provisional ballots from last week’s election, which was too close to call. The most recent vote tally has Kobach leading Colyer... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Defense Department spokeswoman investigated for treatment of staffers

The Wall Street Journal: Defense Department spokeswoman investigated for treatment of staffers
Investigators are eyeballing one of the Defense Department’s top civilian advisers for allegedly retaliating against staffers who complained after she ordered them to run personal errands for her on the taxpayers’ dime. The department’s Inspector General is investigating Dana White, a Trump administration political appointee who works as the Pentagon’s chief spokeswoman, CNN reported. White had staffers pick up her... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Sears CEO’s hedge fund offers to buy Kenmore brand for $400 million

The Wall Street Journal: Sears CEO’s hedge fund offers to buy Kenmore brand for $400 million
Edward Lampert, the chief executive of Sears Holdings Corp. SHLD, +2.23%  , has offered to buy the company’s Kenmore brand for $400 million in cash, according to a letter Lampert sent to Sears’s board. The offer, from Lampert’s hedge fund, ESL Investments, is contingent on obtaining equity financing from an unnamed potential partner, according to the letter. ESL also proposed... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway buys another 12.4 million Apple shares

The Wall Street Journal: Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway buys another 12.4 million Apple shares
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. continued to load up on technology giant Apple Inc. in the second quarter. Berkshire BRK.B, +0.32%   increased its holdings of Apple AAPL, +0.42%   stock by 12.4 million shares in the quarter, taking its stake to $46.6 billion by the end of June, according to a new securities filing on Tuesday. Read: Berkshire Hathaway... Read More

Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks close higher as Turkish-crisis jitters ease

Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks close higher as Turkish-crisis jitters ease
U.S. stocks bounced back to close higher Tuesday, with the S&P 500 snapping its longest losing streak since March as the worst of the panic over Turkey’s currency crisis abated, allowing investors to focus on a healthy domestic economy and strong corporate results. How did the benchmarks fare? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.45% rose 112.22 points, or 0.5%,... Read More

Personal Finance Daily: How the 1% shop for clothes and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on frugal living

Personal Finance Daily: How the 1% shop for clothes and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on frugal living
Happy Tuesday, MarketWatchers! Don’t miss today’s top personal finance stories. Royal Caribbean reportedly bans emotional support animals from all cruises The cruise line is the latest company in the travel industry to take a stand against emotional support animals. Scam robocallers are getting creative and stole nearly $1 billion last year Over 1,500 robocalls were placed every second last month,... Read More