UK adds nine more COVID symptoms to official list as its struggles with record case load

The official list of symptoms of COVID-19 has been expanded in the UK, where cases are currently running at the highest level since the start of the pandemic. The National Health Service added nine new symptoms to the list of just three, including sore throat, fatigue and headache, as the Guardian reported. About1 in 13 … Read more

CEO of Robinhood rival shines fresh light on what retail investors are doing. Wall Street needs to pay attention.

From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago, a newish crowd of retail investors emerged, pouring extra cash into equity markets and steering Wall Street into places they never dreamed of, such as meme stocks. Our call of the dayfrom the founder and chief executive officer of competitive stock trading app Zingeroo, says … Read more

GameStop seeks to split stock for the first time since 2007, shares jump nearly 17% in after-hours trading

Shares of GameStop Corp. jumped nearly 17% in after-hours trading Thursday, after the company announced that executives are looking to conduct a stock split for the first time in 15 years. The videogame retailer announced that it planned to ask shareholders for authorization to increase its share count to 1 billion from 300 million so … Read more

Stock-market investors brush off yield curve’s recession warning — for now. Here’s why.

Blink and you missed it, but the yield on the 2-year Treasury note traded briefly above the yield on the 10-year note Tuesday afternoon, temporarily inverting the yield curve and triggering recession warning bells. Data shows that it hasn’t paid in the past to abandon stocks the moment the Treasury yield curve turns upside down, … Read more

Robinhood extends trading hours from 7 am to 8 pm — 3 rookie mistakes when trading stocks after hours

At 7 am, it can be the time for a morning coffee while 8 pm can be time to have supper, watch your favorite television shows, or even enjoy a glass of wine. If you have a Robinhood account, it’s also becoming a time to play the stock market during extended trading hours — but … Read more

Opinion: Ned Johnson’s recipe for Fidelity’s success: Give investors a big helping of fund choices and star managers

Few of us changes the world for the better. Edward “Ned” Johnson, III, who became chairman and CEO of Fidelity Investments in 1977 when the firm’s assets under management totaled $3.9 billion, is among those few. In fact, millions of households are today investing in mutual funds in their 401(k) plans, IRAs, and other types … Read more

US Treasury market plagued with illiquidity as government bonds suffer worst week in years

Signs of trouble continue to show up in the world’s largest, most liquid government-securities market as government bonds logged their worst week in years and the US central bank’s interest rate hiking cycle gets under way. All six of the gauges used to monitor US Treasury market depth — or the ease with which securities … Read more

Here is what AT&T is giving investors in WarnerMedia spinoff, and how it will work

AT&T Inc. detailed its plans for the spinoff of WarnerMedia on Friday, with investors eventually expected to receive a share of the new streaming-media entity for every four AT&T shares they own. AT&T T, +2.19% is in the process of spinning off its WarnerMedia business in a combination with Discovery Inc. DISCA, +0.85%, which executives … Read more

Yale professor monitoring companies still doing business in Russia ups the ante by highlighting those that are now ‘digging in’

The Yale professor who is monitoring companies that are still doing business in Russia following its unprovoked invasion of neighboring Ukraine has upped the ante by reclassifying the list into five categories with the fifth titled “digging in” — or defying public demands for exit. Some 39 companies, including Koch Industries Inc., packaging company Ball … Read more

US jobless claims plunge to lowest level since 1969

The numbers: Initial jobless benefit claims fell by 28,000 to 187,000 in the week ended March 19, the US Labor Department said Thursday. That’s the lowest level since September 1969. Economists polled by the Wall Street Journal had expected claims to total 210,000. Key details: The number of people already collecting jobless benefits fell by … Read more