Stocks Surged on an Inflation Reading. But the Bear Market Isn’t Over.

Investors finally got the inflation reading they were looking for, and are likely to get a split government for the next two years. That combination propelled stocks to their best weekly showing since June. On Friday, the S&P 500 even briefly crossed the 4,000 threshold, a level it hadn’t breached in two months. The S&P … Read more

Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg Says He Is Accountable as Company Preps for Mass Layoffs

WSJ News Exclusive Tech Layoffs are to begin on Wednesday morning, the CEO told hundreds of executives on Tuesday

Facebook to limit traders on credit bureaus blacklist

Technology Facebook to limit traders on credit bureaus blacklist Monday October 31 2022 Meta, which owns Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, is racing to protect its bottom line from non-performing accounts. PHOTO | SHUTTERSTOCK Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc will from January start relying on credit reference bureaus (CRB) to build profiles of traders’ advertising on … Read more

Apple, Alphabet, and Other Big Tech Stocks Poised for Further Losses

Text size Apple shares were poised to extend losses on Monday. Dreamstime Major technology stocks such as Apple and Alphabet were poised for further losses Monday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank would stick with its plan to raise interest rates to fight inflation. Growth stocks are particularly vulnerable to higher … Read more

Apple, Visa, Microsoft, Exxon Mobil, Chipotle, and Other Stocks for Investors to Watch This Week

It will be a busy week on both the micro and macro fronts. Second-quarter earnings season ramps up, as more than 150 S&P 500 firms report, including Big Tech. The Federal Reserve’s policy committee will announce an interest-rate decision on Wednesday afternoon, and economists will get a look at a bevy of new data. Wednesday will … Read more

Facebook Changed Name, Now Changing Ticker. What It Means for the Stock.

Text size Meta Platforms follows a number of high-profile companies that changed their ticker symbols. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images Meta Platforms , formerly known as Facebook , is taking the final step to decisively shed its previous identity on Thursday. The company will begin trading under ticker symbol “META,” leaving behind its current trading … Read more

Meta’s Sheryl Sandberg Is Stepping Down

Text size Meta Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg joined Facebook in 2008. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Meta ’s Sheryl Sandberg is stepping down as chief operating officer of Facebook’s parent company. “It is time for me to write the next chapter of my life,” Sandberg wrote on a post on Facebook. “I am not … Read more

Looking for $100,000 Salary? See How Much the Biggest U.S. Companies Pay Workers

Wages for the median workers at the majority of big American companies are higher than they were before the pandemic, with the tight job market helping to lift paydays for many bank tellers, factory workers and software programmers. Compensation in 2021 for the median worker at 275 companies in the S&P 500 index was higher … Read more

The Market Is Melting Down and People Are Feeling It. ‘My Stomach Is Churning All Day’

The last time Todd Jones heard this kind of panic in his clients’ voices, it was 2008 and the global financial system was on the brink of collapse. Mr. Jones, the chief investment officer at investment advisory firm Gratus Capital in Atlanta, now finds himself fielding similar calls. Two clients, both retirees, asked him this … Read more

Buying the Dip Can Be a Retiree’s Best Friend. Here’s How Seniors Can Safely Shop.

Photo illustration by Barron’s Staff; (reference) Dreamstime (4) Text size It’s hard at any age to buy stocks when prices are falling, but for retirees it can be especially nerve-racking because their time frame for recovery is shorter if share values continue to fall. But buying a dip prudently can not only boost your returns … Read more