This is the best place to buy a home in the U.S.

2019-01-27

Looking to buy a home? You might want to relocate to Virginia Beach, Va. The metropolitan area ranked as the No. 1 home buyer market in the country, according to a study from online real-estate brokerage Owners.com ASPS, +1.66% The report analyzed the housing markets in metropolitan areas with moreRead More →

Why are Latino businesses so often denied funding?

2019-01-25

Many fledgling Latino businesses are strapped for cash, a report released Friday by researchers at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business found, and credit scores could be to blame. There are an estimated 5 million Latino-owned businesses in the U.S., according to the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI). Though theRead More →

Bitcoin holds firm after VanEck and SolidX pull ETF proposal

2019-01-24

Bitcoin prices were holding firm on Thursday, despite the withdrawal of a widely followed bitcoin-backed exchange-traded fund proposal. On Thursday, bitcoin, BTCUSD, +0.13%  the world’s largest digital currency, was changing hands at $3,583.06, up 0.5% since Wednesday at 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the Kraken exchange. The ETF proposal byRead More →

Chip earnings provide a sigh of relief for tech

2019-01-23

Investors concerned about the big swoon for tech stocks at the end of last year received welcome news Wednesday afternoon. Three large semiconductor companies announced earnings beats after the market closed Wednesday, a welcome respite from the barrage of poor forecasts and plunging stock prices for chip companies in theRead More →

Heavyweight U.K. banks weigh on FTSE 100

2019-01-22

The FTSE 100 struggled on Tuesday, as the London banking sector came under pressure after earnings from Swiss bank UBS Group AG fell short of analysts’ expectations. Energy stocks were also weaker as oil prices fell on continued concerns about global growth, most recently sparked by a warning from theRead More →

European markets drop as SocGen warns on Q4 revenues

2019-01-17

European indexes were in the red on Thursday, as French bank Société Générale SA announced it expected its fourth-quarter capital markets revenues to fall by around 20%. In the U.K., Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a no-confidence vote, freeing her to start cross-party discussions on finding a way forwardRead More →