Whole Foods isn’t priming Amazon’s pump

2019-02-03

Amazon.com Inc. has touted its big deal for Whole Foods Market Inc. as a way to use physical retail to grow its business, but after its first full year owning the grocery chain, it’s not growing at typical Amazonian levels. On Thursday, the e-commerce giant reported record-breaking results for theRead More →

Symantec, Proofpoint earnings drive rally in cybersecurity stocks

2019-02-02

Cybersecurity stocks received a boost Friday following strong earnings results from Symantec Corp. and Proofpoint Inc. Shares of Symantec Corp. SYMC, +8.99%  rallied 9% to close at $22.91, touching an intraday high of $24.05, after the security company’s earnings topped Wall Street estimates late Thursday. Symantec also announced Chief FinancialRead More →

Facebook had a bad year? Not judging by its bottom line

2019-01-30

Facebook Inc. suffered a series of data and privacy scandals and controversies in 2018, its worst year in the public eye. Have there been any actual consequences, though? Not according to what Facebook FB, +4.32%  showed off Wednesday. The world’s largest social network reported record profit and revenue in theRead More →

The sneaky way some daters save money on Netflix

2019-01-26

Love & Money is a MarketWatch series looking at how our relationship with money impacts our relationships with significant others, friends and family. Over the past nine years, New York City-based massage therapist Lorraine has binged on a number of shows on Netflix NFLX, +3.48% from the platform’s original seriesRead 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 →

Al Roker vs. Jillian Michaels: Who’s right about the Keto diet?

2019-01-18

There’s a major smackdown going on between Al Roker, weatherman and presenter on NBC’s CMCSA, +0.67%  ”The Today Show” and “The Biggest Loser” fitness trainer Jillian Michaels. The subject: The fashionable ultra-low-carb “Keto” diet. Roker follows it, along with a host of other celebrities. Michaels says it’s bad news. “SoRead More →

Tech finds a middle lane for autonomous cars at CES

2019-01-12

Two years ago on the main stage at CES, Nvidia Corp. Chief Executive Jensen Huang proudly proclaimed that his company’s technology would lead to Level 4 autonomy — basically full self-driving — on the market by 2020. As 2019 dawned, Huang’s big news at CES was a “Level 2+” systemRead More →