Marketwatch : News (230)

IPO market could be slowed down by revenue recognition rules

Though the market for initial public offerings has been improving, it may hit another speed bump as most companies are not prepared to comply with new accounting rules.

Next Avenue: The smartest things I did when starting my own business

This personal trainer learned some valuable lessons in her first year as an entrepreneur.

'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' is a flashy example of the future of Hollywood marketing

The Statesman of Matthew Vaughn's film, Kingsman: The Golden Circle,' was created at a cocktail party in London, attended by filmmakers and the family of one of the oldest distilleries in America.

Outside the Box: This 88-year-old has some advice about staying young — and happy

How to reinvent yourself as you get older.

Metals Stocks: Gold prices pause losing skid as Fed signals awaited

Gold prices rebounded Wednesday to snap a string of three-straight losses as the dollar dipped and stocks looked likely to pause their run to fresh records ahead of an update on interest-rate policy from the Federal Reserve.

Need to Know: One more big push is coming for the S&P 500, thanks to these losers

The third quarter is winding down and the fourth quarter is straight ahead. Fear not, says our call of the day. This market is looking at a tailwind that will take the S&P 500 to 2,600.

The Wall Street Journal: Toshiba will tap Bain-Apple group in chip-business sale

Toshiba Corp. decided Wednesday to sell its chip business to a group that includes Apple Inc. and Dell Technologies Inc., a person familiar with the matter said, although the parties have yet to reach a final agreement and opposition to the deal remains.

We're a queer 'Game of Thrones!''' How 'Transparent' became Amazon's longest-running series

Genre-bending show is resolutely anti-Trump and pro-gender fluidity

WHO warns the world is running out of antibiotics

Not enough new antibiotics are being developed, which will challenge our ability to treat infections.

Amazon isn't the only reason Toys 'R' Us filed for bankruptcy

Analysts say that Toys 'R' Us may have filed for bankruptcy because the company could see a tough holiday season ahead.

London Markets: FTSE 100 takes topsy-turvy turn as pound, Fed decision take center stage

U.K. stocks were whipped around Wednesday, with retail shares stretching gains after monthly British retail sales leapt past expectations, but a brief surge in the pound pulled the benchmark FTSE 100 to session lows.

Europe Markets: European stocks mark time as investors stay focused on Fed decision

European stocks wavered Wednesday, with investors not making big moves before the U.S. Federal Reserve outlines its latest policy decision, but they did have deal news from Thyssenkrupp and other corporate updates to consider.

Some states have more student debt than others — here's why

States with higher debt levels are concentrated in the Northeast and Midwest.

Darrell Delamaide's Political Capital: German Chancellor Angela Merkel's challenge? Not winning, but going the distance

She'll seek a partnership in the political center, but she won't be able to hold off smaller parties forever, writes Darrell Delamaide.

More than 1 in 10 college students is a single mom

The share of single moms in college has been growing.

Key Words: ABC's Jimmy Kimmel calls senator a liar, pleads for health care

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel called out Sen. Bill Cassidy as a liar on Tuesday night, assailing the Republicans' latest attempt to repeal Obamacare and pleading with Congress to protect Americans' health insurance.

The Wall Street Journal: Nintendo stock scores 9-year-high after Tencent deal

For all its global popularity, Nintendo Co. has had relatively limited business in China. Now, a deal with Tencent Holdings Ltd. has investors excited at the prospect of the Japanese company's Switch console and smartphone games taking off in one of the world's biggest game markets.

The Margin: Oops! Amazon glitch sends gift alerts for non-existent babies

Amazon.com Inc. knows a lot about its customers. But it still doesn't know that you're pregnant before even you find out.

The Wall Street Journal: Powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico City, killing more than 100

Mexico is rocked by a strong 7.1-magnitude earthquake, the second temblor this month to strike the country.

Your Digital Self: These are the horrifying things a nuclear war would do to the planet

The bomb blasts themselves would be devastating, but firestorms and radioactivity would do even more damage, says Jurica Dujmovic.

Personal Finance Daily: Bad news for American workers and the flavors stealing pumpkin spice's spotlight

Tuesday's top personal finance stories

Your five-point investing guide for this aging bull market

Bull markets take on new personalities as they age, and this one is pushing nine years.

NewsWatch: Women's wages are catching up with those of men in these states…

Some states are doing more than others to equalize the wages men and women earn.

The Ratings Game: Nike downgraded on underperformance in the basketball category

Nike was downgraded on declines in the basketball category, an a slowdown at athletic retailers could continue to be a hurdle.

The Wall Street Journal: Nintendo Switch deal with Tencent paves the way for a China push

For all its global popularity, Nintendo Co. has had relatively limited business in China. Now a deal with Tencent Holdings Ltd. has investors excited at the prospect that Nintendo's Switch console and smartphone games could take off in one of the world's biggest game markets.

Economic Report: Cost of imported goods surge in August as fuel costs climb

The cost of imported goods surged in August, but it marked only the second increase in the past six months and half of the gain stemmed from higher oil prices. The import price index jumped 0.6% last month.

Capitol Report: Here's how much inversions take from the U.S. Treasury

So-called inversions may cut corporate tax revenue by $12 billion a year, or 2.5%, a report released Monday showed.

The Fed: What to expect from the Fed's new dot plot

The Federal Reserve's dot plot will continue to project the next interest-rate hike will happen in December, economists say.

Economic Report: Housing starts dip in August, but permits surge in sign of optimism

Construction on new houses in August fell slightly, but rising permits point to more building in the months ahead, especially for single-family homes. So-called housing starts slipped 0.8% to an annual rate of 1.18 million, but permits jumped 5.7% to 1.3 million.

Market Snapshot: Stock market on track for fresh records as Fed meeting steals focus

U.S. stocks are set to push further into record territory on Tuesday, with futures moving cautiously higher as investors eagerly wait for the Federal Reserve meeting to kick off.

Need to Know: The overlooked asset class that looks set to dominate over the next 5 years

U.S. investors traditionally have stuck to the home playing field, but some fresh research shows how over the next five years the best bet may not be in U.S. stocks.

Currencies: Dollar drops as Fed's rate decision draws closer

The dollar retreated on Tuesday, with traders erring on the side of caution ahead of the Federal Reserve rate decision that could offer clues on future policy and steer direction for the greenback.

Asia Markets: Nikkei surges to 2-year high, but other Asian markets sag

Action was mostly muted across Asia on Tuesday ahead of central-bank meetings in the U.S. and Japan — with the notable exception of Japan, where stocks surged after a holiday Monday.

Tax Guy: What the IRS does on its website that's unfair to taxpayers

You can't rely on FAQs and other unofficial' guidance posted on the IRS website.

Market Extra: Don't call the German election boring — it could mean a huge shift for the eurozone

The race is on to become Merkel's junior coalition partner and her choice could determine Germany's political direction for the next four years, including on issues such as the EU, refugees and social inequality.

Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks aim for fresh records as Fed meeting steals focus

U.S. stocks are set to push further into record territory on Tuesday, with futures moving cautiously higher as investors eagerly wait for the Federal Reserve meeting to kick off.

Your 5-point investing guide for this aging bull market

Bull markets take on new personalities as they age, and this one is pushing 9 years.

Next Avenue: 3 hard decisions you must make before someone does it for you

As you grow older, if you want to make your own decisions about how to live, you need to be proactive.

Toys 'R' Us files for chapter 11 bankruptcy

In a statement, the retailer said it intends to use bankruptcy proceedings to restructure its outstanding debt and establish a sustainable capital structure that will enable it to invest in long-term growth.'

Key Words: Dominica's prime minister gives harrowing live updates as Hurricane Maria hits

The winds are merciless! We shall survive by the grace of God!' wrote Roosevelt Skerrit in a series of Facebook posts.

Hurricane Maria upgraded to Category 5 as it smashes into Caribbean

Hurricane Maria barreled toward areas of the Caribbean that were already devastated by Hurricane Irma on Monday, while Hurricane Jose continued to churn northward and was expected to bring heavy rains, strong winds and surf swells to the Northeast.

The Wall Street Journal: Lawsuit accuses Fox News, host of defamation following rape claim

Scottie Neil Hughes, a former on-air guest on the Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, alleged in a lawsuit that she was blacklisted by the network and defamed after accusing an anchor of rape and assault.

numberFire: This Oakland A's rookie is worth your attention

Oakland Athletics outfielder Matt Olson bashed 3 home runs in his weekend series in Philadelphia, the fourth time this year he's had a similar run.

numberFire: The numbers say Kevin Durant was right in his accidental tweet

Were Kevin Durant's Oklahoma City teams a big bowl of underachievement? Was it a numerically sound decision to bail on the Thunder and ink with the Warriors?

The New York Post: Who in the world is flushing 500-euro notes in Geneva?

These potties are flush with cash.

4 things to know about the hair-transplant robot company going public

Restoration Robotics filed to go public with a price range of $7 to $9 a share, but the hair transplant company has some questionable financials.

NewsWatch: Tough questions for your adviser and what makes children more likely to cheat

Monday's top personal finance stories

The Ratings Game: Ubiquiti shares hammered by Citron 'fraud' claim that contains little new evidence

Ubiquiti Networks Inc. shares on Monday see their sharpest drop since February after a noted short seller claimed the company was a fraud.'

Here's why flagship stores for retailers like Apple and Starbucks have become tourist attractions

Tourists feel a deep connection to certain brands, and flock to flagship stores for companies like Apple and Starbucks as a result

Currencies: Dollar-yen jumps to 8-week high as North Korea fears fade

The dollar advances against the yen as concerns over North Korea abate and traders look ahead to this week's Federal Reserve meeting.