When you play the Game of Loans, you pay either way

2019-05-18

One of the world’s most popular television shows may be nearing its conclusion, but for most Americans, it’s trying to win the Game of Loans that can take longer than finishing one of George R.R. Martin’s “Game of Thrones” novels. So what life lessons can we take away from thisRead More →

Why the middle class is shrinking

2019-04-22

If you want to understand the surge in angry politics around the developed world, from President Trump’s populist politics to the U.K.’s Brexit to France’s “yellow-vest” protesters, look no further than the economic plight of the middle class. The middle class is shrinking, stagnating, and becoming less secure, even asRead More →

Health-care drama has now spread to biopharma stocks

2019-04-18

Health stocks had another bad day, with investor jitters spreading to the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors, as well. Investors’ anxiety seemed to have expanded from health retailers, managed care companies and health insurers to include biopharma companies on Thursday. The three biggest losers in the Health Care Select Sector SPDRRead More →

5 things to know about Hookipa Pharma ahead of its IPO

2019-04-17

Hookipa Pharma Inc., a biotech that’s using arenavirus-based platforms to develop treatments targeting infectious diseases and cancers, priced its initial public offering on the low end of its range late Wednesday. The company said it will sell 6 million shares at $14 each, after previously saying it would offer 6.7Read More →

The 10 commandments of retirement

2019-04-07

We’re faced with a host of thorny retirement issues: Keep Social Security solvent. Make Medicare affordable. Many Americans aren’t saving enough. They want to retire earlier than they can reasonably afford. They’re effectively financially illiterate. But in the end, you don’t need to worry about all Americans. Instead, what youRead More →

Mental-health apps use scientific language, but do they actually work?

2019-03-29

Many mental-health apps may overstate their effectiveness. Research published this week in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Digital Medicine examined 73 top-ranking mental health apps found by searching the iTunes AAPL, +0.23%  and Google Play GOOG, +0.14%  stores for apps related to anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, self-harm and substance use. “You’re kindRead More →