MarketWatch First Take: Micron forecast creates jitters that big memory-chip party is ending

MarketWatch First Take: Micron forecast creates jitters that big memory-chip party is ending
Micron Technology Inc. has skyrocketed in the past two years as price hikes in memory chips have helped its business soar to new heights, but its latest forecast created fears that the party is coming to an end. On Thursday, investors got jittery that the boom cycle may be winding down, with the company giving a lower-than-expected forecast for the... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Comcast, Fox’s battle for Sky to be decided at auction this weekend

The Wall Street Journal: Comcast, Fox’s battle for Sky to be decided at auction this weekend
LONDON — Comcast Corp. and 21st Century Fox Inc. will settle their takeover battle for Sky PLC in a weekend auction run by British regulators, setting up a dramatic climax to a 21-month sale process that has pitted some of the world’s biggest media giants against each other. The U.K. Takeover Panel, which polices deal making in the country, laid... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Google workers mulled manipulating search-engine results in wake of Trump’s travel ban

The Wall Street Journal: Google workers mulled manipulating search-engine results in wake of Trump’s travel ban
WASHINGTON — Days after the Trump administration instituted a controversial travel ban in January 2017, Google employees discussed ways they might be able to tweak the company’s search-related functions to show users how to contribute to pro-immigration organizations and contact lawmakers and government agencies, according to internal company emails. The email traffic, reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, shows that... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: South Korea’s finance minister has high hopes for new trade deal with U.S.

The Wall Street Journal: South Korea’s finance minister has high hopes for new trade deal with U.S.
SEOUL — South Korean Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon expressed optimism about signing a revised U.S. free-trade pact into law, though lawmakers in Seoul have threatened to block the deal if Washington imposes new tariffs on Korean autos and auto parts. The first trade deal that the Trump administration successfully renegotiated in March is waiting to be signed by the U.S.... Read More

Market Extra: Far-right candidate leads Brazil’s polls as investors worry about reforms, ailing real

Market Extra: Far-right candidate leads Brazil’s polls as investors worry about reforms, ailing real
With a far-right candidate leading in the presidential polls, potential for a fragmented Congress and a possible deterioration in economic data, investors worry about what’s next for Brazil following October’s election. Much like other emerging-market currencies, Brazil’s real USDBRL, -0.0074%  has already sold off this year, dropping more than 23% since January, according to FactSet. But the currency could come... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Ford open to testifying against Kavanaugh, but with conditions and not Monday

The Wall Street Journal: Ford open to testifying against Kavanaugh, but with conditions and not Monday
WASHINGTON — Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, is willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee if certain conditions are met, according to congressional aides. Ford is open to appearing before the Judiciary Committee, though not by the scheduled Monday hearing, her lawyer said in an... Read More

GOP congressman questions Tilray medical-cannabis imports to U.S.

GOP congressman questions Tilray medical-cannabis imports to U.S.
U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Florida Republican who is spearheading a medical cannabis reform law, has questioned this week’s decision to allow Canada-based Tilray Inc. to import the drug for use in a clinical trial. Tilray TLRY, -17.62%  announced early Tuesday that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration signed off on the company’s plan to import a marijuana product from Canada... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Michael Cohen has reportedly talked about Trump to Mueller investigators

The Wall Street Journal: Michael Cohen has reportedly talked about Trump to Mueller investigators
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, has met multiple times with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators, including within the past month, according to people familiar with the matter. As part of the meetings, investigators asked Cohen questions about Trump, including about the president’s business dealings with Russia, one of the people said. Cohen’s lawyer had previously said his client... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Number of teens who vape has jumped 75% this year, new study finds

The Wall Street Journal: Number of teens who vape has jumped 75% this year, new study finds
Teen use of e-cigarettes has soared this year, according to new research conducted in 2018 that suggest fast-changing youth habits will pose a challenge for public-health officials, schools and parents. The number of high-school students who used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days has risen roughly 75% since last year, according to a person who has seen new preliminary federal... Read More

Dow, S&P 500 records belie festering fear that China and the U.S. ‘are on a collision course’

Dow, S&P 500 records belie festering fear that China and the U.S. ‘are on a collision course’
Is Wall Street ignoring the potential for simmering trade conflicts with China to intensify, upending the stock market’s newfound buoyancy? It may be hard to fathom that consternation tied to President Donald Trump’s hard-line stance with China, Europe and other major economies may bubble up into something more severe for investors after the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.95% on... Read More