Asia Markets: Asian markets continue to rise, as Nikkei nears 7-month high

Asia Markets: Asian markets continue to rise, as Nikkei nears 7-month high
Asian markets rose in early trading Friday although trade tensions between the U.S. and China lingered. While China said it welcomed an invitation for new trade talks with the U.S., an editorial in a state-run newspaper Friday warned that China would not cave to pressure. “The Trump administration should not be mistaken that China will surrender to the U.S. demands.... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: iHeartMedia buys podcaster Stuff Media for $55 million

The Wall Street Journal: iHeartMedia buys podcaster Stuff Media for $55 million
iHeartMedia Inc. is turning up the volume on its podcasting business. The biggest U.S. radio broadcaster is acquiring Stuff Media LLC, one of the largest podcasting companies by audience size, the companies said. The price was $55 million, according to people familiar with the matter. iHeartMedia Chief Executive Bob Pittman declined to comment on the acquisition price. The deal is... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Cuomo beats Nixon in New York Democratic primary

The Wall Street Journal: Cuomo beats Nixon in New York Democratic primary
Gov. Andrew Cuomo fended off a left-flank challenge led by Cynthia Nixon in a Democratic Primary Thursday, according to the Associated Press. Cuomo, who is seeking a third term, ran on the strength of his experience and has spent the campaign attacking President Donald Trump. He was endorsed by establishment figures in the Democratic Party, including former Vice President Joe... Read More

The New York Post: Gas explosions cause dozens of fires in Massachusetts towns

The New York Post: Gas explosions cause dozens of fires in Massachusetts towns
Dozens of homes burst into flames in three towns outside Boston on Thursday, sending thick plumes of black smoke into the sky and forcing mass evacuations. The Massachusetts State Police released a map that showed 39 confirmed fires and told all residents who receive service from Columbia Gas to leave their homes immediately. “39 locations confirmed thus far. Number will... Read More

Watch out for iPhone scalpers

Watch out for iPhone scalpers
IPhone scalpers will be looking to make a fast $1,000 in the next couple of weeks with minimal risk. As usual. Apple’s AAPL, +2.42%   new iPhones, unveiled Wednesday, will go up for sale on the Apple website at 3 a.m. Friday morning Eastern Time. If history is any guide, they’ll sell out almost immediately. And as soon as the... Read More

The Ratings Game: iPhone XR creates some drama for Apple’s new lineup

The Ratings Game: iPhone XR creates some drama for Apple’s new lineup
After a fairly straightforward iPhone launch event, Apple Inc.’s approach to the iPhone XR sparked some debate Thursday morning among analysts. The company largely won praise for its new iPhone XS Max, a 6.5-inch OLED phone that’s expected to both satisfy consumer appetite for large screens and help Apple AAPL, +2.42%  financially, thanks to its starting price of $1,099. But... Read More

Mutual Funds Weekly: Just 3 mutual funds and Jack Bogle’s wisdom may be all investors really need

Mutual Funds Weekly: Just 3 mutual funds and Jack Bogle’s wisdom may be all investors really need
Don’t miss these top money and investing features: Here’s the not-so-secret sauce of investing: cheaper and simpler is better. What’s so hard about that? Plenty, evidently. Many people still believe that mutual fund managers are portfolio doctors — tell them where it hurts and they will make it better. In truth, the best way to get yourself into top financial... Read More