‘I could live on my Social Security and still save money’: This 66-year-old left Chicago for ‘calming’ Costa Rica — where he now plans to live indefinitely

2019-11-30

A school break changed 66-year-old Martin Farber’s life forever. In 2007, his daughter — who at the time was attending Illinois State University — decided she wanted to spend a college holiday volunteering in Costa Rica and staying with a local family, he explains. She came home raving about theRead More →

Bill Gates says he’s happy to pay $20 billion in taxes, but Warren’s plan will make him ‘do a little math on what I have left over’

2019-11-09

MarketWatch photo illustration/iStockphoto, Getty Images Bill Gates’s fortune would take a tax hit under Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s tax plan — what would that mean for his philanthropic goals? Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft MSFT, +1.18%  and a philanthropist behind the world’s largest charitable foundation, said Wednesday he would mull overRead More →

Where you live may affect how many years you have left

2019-11-01

Health and genetics aren’t the only factors that affect life expectancy — location might, too. Current location has a “large causal impact” on a person’s life span, according to researchers at Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who looked at Medicare beneficiary data and how location affects mortalityRead More →

Dialysis Stocks: A Threat From Left Field

2019-05-28

There is a potential development in the near horizon which could disrupt an entire industry. The industry that stands to be disrupted is the current treatment for ESRD (End-Stage Renal Disease) Dialysis. The potential development is a drug that might either delay or avoid ESRD coming from several different causes.Read More →

London markets left behind as Europe rallies

2019-04-03

London markets were flat Wednesday as investors weighed strong economic data from Asia against weak U.K. figures, as well as the latest attempt to move Brexit forward. How did markets perform? The U.K.’s FTSE 100 UKX, -0.01%  was roughly flat at 7,389.3. Investors may have been taking a breather followingRead More →