MarketWatch rounds up 10 of its most interesting topics over the past week.
1. Uber’s big belly-flop
fell below its offering price in the initial minutes of its hyped stock-market debut. The car-share company priced its shares at $45 a share and expects to raise at least $8.1 billon. At that price, the entire company would be worth more than $75 billion, making it the largest to go public since Facebook in May 2012.
More about Uber and arch-competitor Lyft:
2. Market-moving trade negotiations with China
Broad stock indexes were on pace for their worst week of 2019, as it became apparent that President Trump was set to pull the trigger on his threat to raise tariffs on $200 billion in annual imports from China to 25% from 10%.
More on the trade conflict:
3. Achieving financial independence means sweating the small stuff
A 75-year-old retiree lists 16 money wasters that keep people from saving for retirement; hundreds of readers respond.
More on planning and saving for retirement:
4. Digging deeper into marijuana stocks
Jeff Reeves lists five under-the-radar marijuana stocks he believes investors should look at.
5. Revolutionary genomics companies
Michael Brush examines three biotech stocks that are changing lives.
6. Underappreciated long-term tax breaks through your health insurance
7. The disappearing primary care doctor
Physicians employed by hospitals or health groups now outnumber those with their own practices. Here’s why many primary care doctors in the U.S. are closing their offices.
More health-related coverage:
8. Pitfalls in a non-compete contract
A startling number of American workers — at various income levels — have signed non-compete contracts, which can make it very difficult for them to find their next jobs. Here’s what to do if your boss asks you to sign one.
9. Tips for selling your home
If you are thinking of selling your home, here are tips on timing and actions you can take to make it more attractive to buyers.
More on housing:
10. A bizarre bond market
It is one thing for the market yield on 10-year U.S. Treasury notes
to match the yield on 6-month Treasury notes
Providing critical information for the U.S. trading day. Subscribe to MarketWatch’s free Need to Know newsletter. Sign up here.