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Economy | Thu, Apr 2, 2020 | By

Fed balance sheet expands to record $5.81 trillion in latest week

The Federal Reserve’s balance sheet expanded to a record $5.81 trillion in the week ended April 1, an increase of $557 billion from the prior week, the central bank said... Read More

Economy | Mon, Mar 30, 2020 | By

On frontlines fighting COVID-19… for $17.30 an hour and the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill encourages Americans to donate to charity

Stay safe and don’t miss these top stories: Personal Finance Closing our business to stop the coronavirus violated our employees’ rights, lawsuit claims ‘Most small businesses operate on a month... Read More

Economy | Thu, Mar 26, 2020 | By

The world is running out of tanks to store oil as coronavirus and price war lead to flood of crude

A fast-rising tide of crude oil — courtesy of a plunge in demand due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and an ill-timed price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia —... Read More

Economy | Thu, Mar 19, 2020 | By

How to keep your sanity while working from home and homeowners and renters will get a financial break during the coronavirus pandemic

Hope you’re taking care of yourselves, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal Finance How to get help paying your credit card bills and mortgage if you’ve been laid off... Read More

Economy | Thu, Mar 19, 2020 | By

Show us the money: Cash is the coronavirus vaccine we need now

“When will you all tell us, we won’t get the money next month because of the virus?” This simple text from Brandy sent me over the edge emotionally. Brandy is... Read More

Economy | Thu, Mar 12, 2020 | By

Private-jet companies in Europe swamped with calls to fly CEOs, sports stars and entertainers to the U.S. after Trump’s travel-ban announcement

The phone started ringing off the hook early Thursday at Swiss-based private-jet company LunaJets, with desperate Americans on the other end of the line willing to pay big bucks to... Read More

Economy | Wed, Mar 11, 2020 | By

This plunge looks a lot like the ones that rocked stocks in 1929, 1987 and 2008 — if it keeps tracking, look out

Beware the chop! The takeaway from this Longview Economics visual (our “chart of the day”) seems to be: Don’t get sucked into the bounces. If history is any indication, a... Read More

Economy | Sun, Mar 8, 2020 | By

Ben Carson urges people to be calm about coronavirus: ‘This virus is like other viruses’

‘It’s very important for people to remember that this virus is like other viruses. It should be treated the same way.’  That’s HUD secretary and White House coronavirus-task-force member Ben... Read More

Economy | Sat, Mar 7, 2020 | By

Will coronavirus stock selloff end bull market’s 11-year run?

The longest bull market in U.S. history is set to hit another milestone on Monday. But with worries over the economic impact of the spread of COVID-19 sending major stock... Read More

Economy | Sun, Mar 1, 2020 | By

Coronavirus fatality rates vary wildly depending on age, gender and medical history — some patients fare much worse than others

As the coronavirus spreads, scientists are learning more about the disease’s fatality rate. The medical journal JAMA released a paper this month analyzing data from the Chinese Center for Disease... Read More

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