London Markets: U.K.’s FTSE 100 closes higher, boosted by fresh drop for Brexit-battered pound

London Markets: U.K.’s FTSE 100 closes higher, boosted by fresh drop for Brexit-battered pound
The U.K.’s main stock index finished with a solid gain Monday, getting a lift from the pound’s tumble, which came as a key European Union official criticized Britain’s Brexit plan. A softer pound can boost the FTSE 100, as the index’s multinational companies generate most of their sales in other currencies. How markets are performing The FTSE 100 UKX, +0.97%... Read More

Does society still put pressure on husbands to earn more than their wives?

Does society still put pressure on husbands to earn more than their wives?
Are married heterosexual couples under pressure to ensure that the husband earns more? Perhaps, but times are finally changing. A new working paper from researchers at the University of Michigan examines how seemingly old-fashioned social norms impact our choice of partner. It looked at women who choose taller partners and used that as a jumping off point to ask whether... Read More

NewsWatch: The rampaging U.S. economy is pushing unemployment to lowest level since 1960s

NewsWatch: The rampaging U.S. economy is pushing unemployment to lowest level since 1960s
MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE The U.S. economy is stoked. How stoked? Any month now the unemployment is likely to fall to the lowest level since 1969, reflecting the longest sustained burst in hiring since the Internet boom some two decades ago. See full story. Bulls could finally take a shine to gold in September September historically has been the most lucrative... Read More

London Markets: U.K.’s FTSE 100 gains, boosted by fresh drop for Brexit-battered pound

London Markets: U.K.’s FTSE 100 gains, boosted by fresh drop for Brexit-battered pound
The U.K.’s main stock index advanced Monday, getting a lift from the pound’s slide, which came as a key European Union official criticized Britain’s Brexit plan. A softer pound can boost the FTSE 100, as the index’s multinational companies generate most of their sales in other currencies. How markets are performing The FTSE 100 UKX, +0.82% rose 0.8% to 7,488.44,... Read More