Use this calculator to add up the ‘true’ cost of your streaming services, and Taylor Swift is squaring off with private-equity giant Carlyle Group — here’s how the combatants stack up

2019-11-15

TGIF, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal Finance No pizza boxes, batteries or shredded paper — fix your recycling sins Effective paper and plastic recycling is dictated by tossing only “empty, clean and dry” containers. Otherwise, the bin that feeds your green soul is really only a second garbageRead More →

The cost of an out-of-network ATM withdrawal just hit a record high, and my sister-in-law is a greedy, gold-digging woman — it floored me that men could be so stupid

2019-10-02

Happy Wednesday, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal Finance Harvard discrimination ruling suggests high schools may hinder Asian-American applicants Ruling says teachers’ and guidance counselors’ weaker personal recommendations may hurt Asian-American applicants’ chances. Male surgeons are paid more than female surgeons, even in fields like gynecology Women also hadRead More →

How much would it cost to buy Greenland — and how would you calculate that price? and here are 10 off-the-beaten-path wine destinations

2019-08-19

Happy Monday, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Four in 10 parents would switch doctors if their pediatrician also treated anti-vaxxer families Health providers are in a ‘challenging position’ in the vaccination debate, research shows. The relatable reason why the ‘tooth fairy’ is leaving less money under the pillow theseRead More →

What’s the cost of smartphone addiction?

2019-03-14

Sean Gallup/Getty Images Maybe it’s not healthy to pay more attention to your phone than to your friends. What if our smartphones are making us stupid? We are so used to thinking of technology as an unmitigated good, not to mention a key driver of productivity growth, that any potentialRead More →