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  1. AMC's Charlie Collier named CEO of Entertainment for the new Fox corporationFri, 19 Oct 2018 23:39:24 GMT
    AMC President and General Manager Charlie Collier has been tapped as the next CEO of Entertainment for Fox, the company that will be spun off from the Disney [s:dis] acquisition of 21st Century Fox, [s:fox] Lachlan Murdoch, chairman and CEO of the new Fox company said in a press release late Friday. Collier will oversee the Fox Broadcasting Network and lead the company's entertainment programming strategy across live, scripted and non-scripted content, Murdoch said. Dana Walden and Gary Newman, chairmen and CEOs of the Fox Television Group, will stay in their current roles until the close of the transaction. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news. More...
  2. New Age Beverages dumps board member who settled with SECFri, 19 Oct 2018 21:00:15 GMT
    New Age Beverages Corp. disclosed Friday afternoon that a board member resigned after the company learned that he had previously settled a disciplinary action with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The beverage company, which plans to launch drinks with a cannabis-derived compound commonly known as CBD, said in a filing with the SEC that it "was apprised of previously undisclosed information relating to Robert J. Evans and Pennington Capital Management LLC stemming from a November 2014 Securities and Exchange Commission Order" on Thursday. That order required board member Evans and Pennington Capital Management to pay $165,000 to settle charges of illegally buying shares in a secondary offering that they had previously shorted in a restricted period, without admitting nor denying guilt. Companies that sell or plan to sell CBD beverages, such as New Age Beverages and India Globalization Capital Inc. , or IGC, have been caught up in a volatile market for cannabis-related stocks around Canada's legalization of recreational marijuana sales this week. New Age Beverages shares have jumped 193% in the past three months, as the S&P 500 index has declined 1.3%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news. More...
  3. Moody's cuts Italy's credit rating one notch; stable outlookFri, 19 Oct 2018 20:45:17 GMT
    Moody's Investors Service downgraded Italy's sovereign debt rating by one notch to Baa3 late on Friday, leaving it one rung above sub-investment grade, or junk. They cited Italy's fiscal deterioration and the government's decision to target higher budget deficits in the coming years. The ratings firm also added that the government's policy proposals did not offer a set of reforms that could lift Italy from its anemic economic growth. At the same time, Moody's gave Italy a stable outlook, meaning it was unlikely to cut the country's debt rating again anytime soon. Investors are wary of further downgrades as falling into a 'junk' rating would have forced more conservative investors to dump their holdings of Italian government paper.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news. More...
  4. Trump to meet defense and aerospace CEOs to talk supply chain: reportFri, 19 Oct 2018 20:25:03 GMT
    President Donald Trump on Friday is scheduled to meet the chief executives of Lockheed Martin Corp. , Boeing Co. , Northrop Grumman Corp. and General Dynamics Corp. to discuss their supply chains, according to a Reuters report that cited people familiar with the meeting plans. The meeting will take place at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, and on the table is a discussion about ways the companies can source more parts and materials domestically, the report said. Trump is scheduled to be on a tour and participate in a roundtable at the base on Friday, according to the White House.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news. More...
  5. Stocks end mixed; Nasdaq suffers 0.6% weekly fallFri, 19 Oct 2018 20:05:15 GMT
    Stocks saw a mixed finish to a choppy session Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average taking back a modest portion of the previous session's more-than-300-point decline. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite lagged behind, falling 0.5% to finish around 7,449, according to preliminary figures, and leaving it with a 0.6% weekly loss. The S&P 500 ended less than 0.1% lower near 2,768, leaving it virtually unchanged on the week. The Dow rose around 65 points, or 0.3%, to close near 25,444.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news. More...
  6. Software company Qualtrics files to go publicFri, 19 Oct 2018 18:52:07 GMT
    Qualtrics International Inc., a Utah-based software company filed for an initial public offering Friday. The company did not yet provide a number of shares it expects to offer or an expected price, but said it plans to raise $200 million, which is likely a placeholder amount. The company applied ti list its Class B common shares on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol "XM." Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs are the lead underwriters. The company said its "new category of software" enables organizations to succeed in the "experience economy." Qualtrics said it lost $3.4 million on revenue of $184.2 million during the six months ending June 30, 2018, compared with a loss of $3.71 million on revenue of $131.4 million in the same period a year ago. The company has filed to go public at a time that the Renaissance IPO ETF has tumbled 13.3% over the past three months, while the Nasdaq Composite has lost 4.6% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained 1.7%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news. More...
  7. CBS Corp's Showtime Networks names new chief financial officerFri, 19 Oct 2018 18:46:45 GMT
    CBS Corp's Showtime Networks, whose programs include "Shameless," "Billions" and the upcoming comedy "Black Monday" about the Wall Street crash of 1987, announced Friday it has named Adam Townsend to the position of executive vice president and chief financial officer. Townsend will be replacing Christina Spade, who now serves as chief financial officer and executive vice president of Showtime parent CBS. In his new role, Townsend will be oversee the finance, strategy and information systems for Showtime Networks' businesses. Townsend started at CBS in 2008 as executive vice president of investor relations, where he oversaw the company's outreach to investors, and in 2016 he became executive vice president of corporate finance and investor relations. Shares of CBS have fallen 3.1% so far this year, while the S&P 500 has gained 3.6%. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news. More...
  8. DOJ charges Russian woman with interfering in midterm elections Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:45:16 GMT
    The Justice Department charged a Russian woman for her role in a conspiracy to interfere with the 2018 U.S. election, it announced Friday. Elena Khusyaynova, 44, was charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States. The charges are the first criminal case prosecutors have brought against a foreign national for meddling in the upcoming midterms. Prosecutors said Khusyaynova managed finances of an operation they said was designed to "sow discord" in U.S. politics by pushing arguments online about topics including immigration and gun control. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news. More...
  9. Oil sees end-of-week bounce, but suffers hefty weekly lossFri, 19 Oct 2018 18:44:26 GMT
    A tougher stance by the Trump administration on the suspected death of a prominent Saudi journalist lifted oil futures Friday, analysts said, though the U.S. benchmark still posted a heavy weekly decline after a further rise in domestic supplies. West Texas Intermediate crude for November delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange rose 47 cents, or 0.7%, to close at $69.12 a barrel, leaving it with a 3.1% weekly decline. Trump on Thursday said it appeared likely the journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, was dead and that there would be "very severe" consequences if Saudi Arabia was found to be behind it, without specifying what they might entail.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news. More...
  10. Homebuilder ETF falls for 23rd time in 25 sessions after disappointing housing starts dataFri, 19 Oct 2018 18:30:36 GMT
    The homebuilder sector continued its long stretch of losses Friday, in the wake of another disappointing data point on the housing market. The SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF dropped 1.5% with 32 of 35 equity components trading lower, putting the ETF (XHB) on track for its lowest close since Dec. 2, 2016. The selloff comes data out early Friday showed that existing home sales fell 3.4% in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.15 million, the fastest pace of monthly declines in about three years, and below the average estimate of economist surveyed by MarketWatch of a 5.27 million rate. The XHB is headed for the 23rd decline in the past 25 sessions, a stretch that included a 13-session losing streak that was the longest in the XHB's history by a wide margin. The XHB has tumbled 16% over the past 25 sessions. Over the same time, the S&P 500 has slipped 4.6%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news. More...
Market Watch Top Stories
  1. Economic Report: Mortgage rates retreat, but housing supply crunch won't let up Sun, 21 Oct 2018 20:08:43 GMT
    Rates for home loans edged lower in the most recent week, but a few basis points of financing relief wont help the housing market as much as fresh inventory would. More...
  2. Market Extra: This troubling trend may wreak havoc on the stock market, analysts warnSun, 21 Oct 2018 20:06:09 GMT
    Corporate earnings over the past two weeks gave investors an injection of much-needed good cheer, with most of the roughly 20% of S&P 500 companies to report thus far bearing expectations. Yet these positive numbers may mask some troubling signs, analysts say. More...
  3. Health Exchange: Doctors have a simple piece of advice for heart patients who want to live longerSun, 21 Oct 2018 18:05:34 GMT
    A paper on how to improve the outcome of patients with coronary heart disease was presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. More...
  4. Best New Ideas in Money: To boost the economy, lets first change how we measure the economySun, 21 Oct 2018 17:45:02 GMT
    GDP, the value of a countrys goods and services, is outdated, which is why economists are devising replacements. More...
  5. Best New Ideas in Money: Heres what it would take to make college tuition-freeSun, 21 Oct 2018 17:44:27 GMT
    The free-college movement is making inroads, but funding and equality are big stumbling blocks. More...
  6. The Margin: Critics charge true intent of Trump threat to would-be fraudulent voters is vote suppressionSun, 21 Oct 2018 16:49:17 GMT
    Supporters, in contrast, cheer President Trumps tweeted vow that law enforcement will find and punish vote-fraud perpetrators, even if commission led by Vice President Pence and Kobach, now a candidate for governor in Kansas, was disbanded after failing to More...
  7. Only two fast-food restaurants received A grades for banning antibiotics in beefSun, 21 Oct 2018 16:31:44 GMT
    A new report comes down hard on chains, including McDonalds and Burger King, over how they source their meat. More...
  8. The Moneyist: Should I sell my $565,000 duplex and invest the moneyor continue to collect rent?Sun, 21 Oct 2018 16:29:58 GMT
    This retiree is 60, has no debt and owns two other properties. More...
  9. Not winning the Mega Millions could be the best thing that ever happens to youSun, 21 Oct 2018 16:29:15 GMT
    The $1.6 billion lottery jackpot is now the largest in U.S. history. More...
  10. The Moneyist: My husband inherited moneyshould I divorce him after he pays off our mortgage?Sun, 21 Oct 2018 16:27:44 GMT
    This woman appears to be planning an exit from her marriage, helped by her husbands windfall. More...
Market Watch Stocks to Watch
  1. Stocks to Watch: DuPont, Nike, KB Home are stocks to watch Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:48:27 GMT
    Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Fridays session are DuPont, Nike, and KB Home. More...
  2. Stocks to Watch: Bed Bath & Beyond, GoPro, Nike are stocks to watchThu, 26 Jun 2014 09:30:24 GMT
    Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Thursdays session are Bed Bath & Beyond, GoPro, and Nike. More...
  3. Stocks to Watch: Google, Barnes & Noble are stocks to watch WednesdayWed, 25 Jun 2014 15:17:02 GMT
    Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Wednesdays session are Google Inc., and Barnes and Noble Inc. More...
  4. Stocks to Watch: Wisconsin Energy, Oracle, GE are stocks to watchMon, 23 Jun 2014 11:42:35 GMT
    Wisconsin Energy Corp., Oracle Corp., and General Electric Co. may all see active trading after deals, or talk of deals. More...
  5. Stocks to Watch: Stocks to watch: Oracle, Smith & Wesson, Family DollarFri, 20 Jun 2014 10:42:33 GMT
    Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Fridays session are Oracle, Smith & Wesson, and Family Dollar. More...
  6. Stocks to Watch: BlackBerry, Oracle, Kroger are stocks to watchThu, 19 Jun 2014 10:01:11 GMT
    Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Thursdays session are BlackBerry, Oracle, and Kroger. More...
  7. Stocks to Watch: FedEx, Jabil, Red Hat are stocks to watchWed, 18 Jun 2014 09:30:21 GMT
    Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Wednesdays session are FedEx, Jabil Circuit, and Red Hat. More...
  8. Stocks to Watch: Covidien, Medtronic, are stocks to watchMon, 16 Jun 2014 12:05:28 GMT
    Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Mondays session are Covidien, Medtronic and Layne Christensen and Korn/Ferry International. More...
  9. Stocks to Watch: Intel, Finisar are Fridays stocks to watchFri, 13 Jun 2014 10:05:24 GMT
    Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trading in Fridays session are Intel and Finisar. More...
  10. Stocks to Watch: Lululemon, Finisar, Target are stocks to watch Thu, 12 Jun 2014 10:24:41 GMT
    Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Thursdays session are Lululemon Athletica, Finisar, and Target. More...
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