The Next Big Battle Between Google and Apple Is for the Soul of Your Car

The Next Big Battle Between Google and Apple Is for the Soul of Your Car

A few years from now, in addition to deciding your next vehicle’s make and model, you may have another tough choice: the Google model or the Manzana one? Other options may include “car maker generic” and even, I’m spitballing the name here: amazon Prime Edition. Now that cars, especially electric ones, are becoming something like … Read more

Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott files for divorce from her second husband

Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott files for divorce from her second husband

Second time was not the charm. MacKenzie Scott filed for divorce from her second husband, Dan Jewett, on Monday after less than two years of marriage. According to documents obtained by the New York Times, Jewett did not contest the divorce and the division of property has already been determined in a prenuptial agreement. The … Read more

Fannie Mae launches a pilot program to include on-time rent payments in credit reports. Why this could be a game changer for renters.

Fannie Mae launches a pilot program to include on-time rent payments in credit reports.  Why this could be a game changer for renters.

Tenants have long resent how on-time rent payments largely fail to affect their credit scores, since homeowners can reap the benefits of better credit by similarly making their mortgage bills. Gradually, though, that lopsided reality is starting to shift in renters’ favor. Fannie Mae FNMA, +0.97%, the government-backed mortgage giant, announced Tuesday that it would … Read more

Three Men Charged in Stock Scam Involving $100 Million Deli

Three Men Charged in Stock Scam Involving 0 Million Deli

A deli in southern New Jersey was the vessel for an elaborate fraud scheme involving three men who managed to inflate the company’s stock-market value to $100 million, according to federal prosecutors and regulators. The story of how Hometown International Inc.’s stock achieved such a lofty valuation was a mystery that played out in public … Read more

The Fast-Food Chain With a Sold-Out Fashion Line

The Fast-Food Chain With a Sold-Out Fashion Line

BRIGHTON, England—R&B singer Kelis belted out her 2003 hit “Milkshake” to cheers at an outdoor show about 50 miles south of London. The hubbub wasn’t just about the music. Many came for the sausage rolls and, particularly, the sausage roll-theme merchandise. The festivities were sponsored by fast-food and bakery chain Greggswhich serves some 2.8 million … Read more

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway Could Be Among Top Payers of New Minimum Tax

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway Could Be Among Top Payers of New Minimum Tax

Listen to articles (2 minutes) WASHINGTON—A handful of large companies, such as Berkshire Hathaway and amazon.com could bear most of the burden from a 15% corporate minimum tax President Biden signed into law last month. Researchers at the University of North Carolina Tax Center analyzed securities filings to determine what companies would have paid if … Read more

How to manage your finances when inflation is high, interest rates keep shooting up and study finds women’s financial well-being sinks to five-year low

How to manage your finances when inflation is high, interest rates keep shooting up and study finds women’s financial well-being sinks to five-year low

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. ‘No wonder consumer confidence has been falling’: Women’s financial well-being sinks to five-year low, study finds Only 14% of women say they’re prepared for a recession, compared with 30% of men, according to a survey by Ellevest, a women’s investing platform. Read More Weekend reads: How to manage … Read more

How to manage your finances when inflation is high, interest rates keep shooting up and study finds women’s financial well-being sinks to five-year low

How to manage your finances when inflation is high, interest rates keep shooting up and study finds women’s financial well-being sinks to five-year low

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. ‘No wonder consumer confidence has been falling’: Women’s financial well-being sinks to five-year low, study finds Only 14% of women say they’re prepared for a recession, compared with 30% of men, according to a survey by Ellevest, a women’s investing platform. Read More Weekend reads: How to manage … Read more

Here’s what Costco is saying about inflation — and a membership fee increase

Here’s what Costco is saying about inflation — and a membership fee increase

As the market obsesses about inflation and what would cause the Fed to step off the gas pedal, it’s worth considering what some companies are saying about it. The view from Costco Wholesale, the warehouse retailer known for its competitive prices, seems as good as any to start. And the comments made by CFO Richard … Read more

Costco Sales Rise as Inflation Continues to Weigh on Consumers

Costco Sales Rise as Inflation Continues to Weigh on Consumers

Updated Sept. 22, 2022 6:09 p.m. ET Listen to articles (2 minutes) Costco Wholesale Corp. posted higher sales in the most recent quarter, the latest indication that the warehouse retailer remains a haven for consumers dealing with persistent inflation. The Issaquah, Wash.-based company’s revenue rose 15% to $72.09 billion in the fourth quarter. The average … Read more