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

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

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

Fed official doesn’t think housing market is headed for a crash: ‘I am trying to buy a house here in Washington and the market is crazy’

Federal Reserve Governor Christopher Waller has no doubt about how competitive today’s housing market is. “Trust me, I know it is red hot because I am trying to buy a house here in Washington and the market is crazy,” Waller said in a speech at a housing conference. But even as home and rental prices … Read more

A ‘Marshall plan’ for energy? Here’s what it would look like as new cold war dawns

One of America’s top bankers told President Biden the US needs a “Marshall Plan” for energy production in light of surging oil prices. Higher energy costs threaten to worsen to already high inflation and could even trigger a recession. The Marshall Plan was a multi-pronged US strategy after World War Two to rebuild Europe, help … Read more

Foreclosures are on the rise. Here’s what that says about the housing market

The foreclosure uptick indicates that the economic — and especially employment recovery — is not complete, an expert says. Getty Images In January there was a seven-fold increase in foreclosure starts as compared to December, with roughly 33,000 loans referred to foreclosure, according to a report from mortgage data and analytics company Black Knight. What’s … Read more

Oil suffers ‘spectacular’ collapse, falls into bear market territory just 5 days after settling at nearly 14-year highs

US and global benchmark crude oil entered bear market territory on Tuesday, just five trading days after they settled at their highest prices since 2008. “The collapse has been spectacular,” Fawad Razaqzada, market analyst at ThinkMarkets, in a market update. In Tuesday dealings, the front-month April West Texas Intermediate crude futures contract CL.1, -5.85% CLJ22, … Read more

Not ready for an electric vehicle, despite the spike in gas prices? Buckle up, here are some of the most fuel-efficient traditional cars

The sting of gasoline prices above $4 a gallon leaves some Americans rethinking their driving options, and just how aggressively they burn gas while driving. For some drivers, the double-edged sword of rising inflation after the worst days of the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s war in Ukraine leading to a spike in gas prices has … Read more