Bitcoin records 7 consecutive weeks of losses. Could it turn around?

Hello! Welcome back to Distributed Ledger, our weekly crypto newsletter that reaches your inbox every Thursday. I’m Frances Yue, a crypto reporter at MarketWatch, and I’ll walk you through the latest and greatest in digital assets this week so far. Find me on Twitter at @FrancesYue_ to send feedback, or tell us what you think … Read more

Bitcoin records 7 consecutive weeks of losses. Could it turn around?

Hello! Welcome back to Distributed Ledger, our weekly crypto newsletter that reaches your inbox every Thursday. I’m Frances Yue, a crypto reporter at MarketWatch, and I’ll walk you through the latest and greatest in digital assets this week so far. Find me on Twitter at @FrancesYue_ to send feedback, or tell us what you think … Read more

Stock Market Is Top-Heavy, but Carnage Is Widespread

Eight companies are to blame for nearly half the stock market’s decline this year — and the pain doesn’t end there. Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp. Amazon. com Inc., Tesla Inc. and the parent companies of Google and Facebook swelled to be so big in recent years that they accounted for 25% of the S&P 500 … Read more

SoftBank-Backed Fintech Giant Klarna Looks for New Funds at Lower Valuation

Klarna Bank AB is seeking to raise new funds that could value the fintech giant at almost a third less than the roughly $ 46 billion valuation it achieved just under a year ago, according to people familiar with the matter, an example of the struggles facing the tech investing world. Klarna specializes in buy-now-pay-later … Read more

Dollar General and Dollar Tree Earnings Are the Next Big Test for Retailers

Text size Dollar General and Dollar Tree report earnings next Thursday. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images Dollar General and Dollar Tree report earnings next week, but the stocks got crushed well in advance of their releases. That’s because investors are pricing in bad news that’s almost certain to come — and may create a buying … Read more

In This Economy, Getting Fired Takes Hard Work

To hold down a job these days, a worker seemingly needs one essential trait: a pulse. Some jobs have always required a little more than the ability to stay awake. In the tightest labor market in a half-century, people in higher functions may get by just going through the motions, too. “You’d have to be … Read more

Stock Selloff Crunches SPAC Creators as They Race to Find Deals

An investor stampede out of risky trades is squeezing SPACs that are running out of time to find companies to take public, potentially leaving their architects without deals and saddled with sizable losses. Firms that have gone public through mergers with special-purpose acquisition companies have tumbled lately alongside the technology sector and cryptocurrencies. Supply-chain disruptions … Read more

Melvin Capital to Close Funds, Return Cash to Investors

Melvin Capital plans to close its funds and return the cash to its investors, capping a stunning reversal for a firm that lost big on the surge in meme stocks last year and on wagers on growth stocks this year. In a letter to investors that was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Gabe Plotkin, … Read more

‘We did not have a plan for a country to shut down’ – Cisco stock plunges 13% as China lockdown affects supply and outlook

Cisco Systems Inc. shares plunged in the extended session Wednesday after the tech bellwether’s revenue forecast came up more than $ 1 billion short of Wall Street expectations, which executives blamed on COVID shutdowns in China. Cisco CSCO, -4.43% shares dropped 13% after hours, following a 4.4% decline in the regular session to close at … Read more

Stocks Open Lower After Tuesday Rally

US stock indexes fell in early trading after signs that rising costs were weighing on some companies’ profits, putting Wall Street on course to extend the year’s volatility. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 400 points shortly after the open Wednesday, down about 1.3%. The S&P 500 fell 1.5%, and the tech-focused Nasdaq Composite receded … Read more