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Railroads Strike a $25 Billion Merger

Canadian Pacific agreed to acquire Kansas City Southern in a merger valued at about $25 billion that would create the first freight-rail network linking Mexico, the U.S. and Canada.

Warren Buffett Would Say Do This With Your $1,400 Stimulus Check

The billionaire isn't getting a payment, but he has a strong opinion on how to use yours.

A Fed With No Fear of Inflation Should Scare Investors

Markets are only just waking up to the implications of an important shift in Federal Reserve policy.

As Blackstone Barrels Toward Trillion-Dollar Asset Goal, Growth Is In, Value Out

Jonathan Gray, Blackstone Group's day-to-day leader, is guiding a shift at an investment powerhouse that made its name buying into undervalued companies.

The New Stock Influencers Have Huge—and Devoted—Followings

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-new-stock-influencers-have-hugeand-devotedfollowings-11616319001

A Year Without Student-Loan Payments

The Covid-19 pandemic brought unexpected relief for millions of borrowers. Here is how some of them were affected.

Short-Term Rates Might Be Better Long-Term Guide on Banks— Leverage

Falling short-term yields could prove more relevant than rising 10-year Treasury yields when it comes to thinking about banks and the Federal Reserve.

Intuit Needs Good Karma

The tax-deadline extension shouldn't hurt full-year revenue, but expectations are still high for an expansion of opportunities.

Buying a Home in the Pandemic? Family Members Team Up on Bids

With real-estate prices rising and concerns about Covid-19 lingering, more buyers are moving in with their parents and siblings.

Why two former central bankers are talking about trust

Two books by Mark Carney and Minouche Shafik consider its importance for economies and societies

America used to be behind on digital payments. Not any more

PayPal, Stripe and others are only just getting started

Efforts to modernise economics teaching are gathering steam

The hope is that it will help diversify the profession

Treasury Yields Remain Volatile After Fed Kills Capital Relief

U.S. government-bond yields rose sharply after the Fed said it wouldn't extend a temporary rule that encouraged banks to hold Treasurys, but then yields retreated as investors debated how significant the hit would be to debt markets.

NFL Stops the Clock on Streaming Consolidation

New distribution deals should help establish streaming entrants like Paramount+ and Peacock.

Warren Buffett Would Say Do This With Your $1,400 Stimulus Check

The billionaire isn't getting a payment, but he has a strong opinion on how to use yours.

Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: A State-by-State Guide

Don't be surprised by an unexpected state tax bill on your unemployment benefits. Know where unemployment compensation is taxable and where it isn't.

Bank of New York Mellon Invests in Crypto Startup

The investment in Fireblocks comes as part of a larger funding round that the startup is set to announce Thursday.

An 'Affordability Crisis' Could Hit Key Housing Markets

One analyst says some key housing markets are "on a collision course with an affordability crisis." Here's what it could mean for home builder stocks.

Visa Faces Antitrust Investigation Over Debit-Card Practices

The Justice Department's antitrust division is asking whether Visa, the largest U.S. card network, has limited merchants' ability to route debit-card transactions over card networks that are often less expensive.

NFTs: The Method to the Madness of a $69 Million Art Sale

‘Nonfungible tokens' could solve problems that have dogged the art world and other markets for centuries. Still, some buyers may be getting a bit too enthusiastic.

JPMorgan to Buy $410 Million Stake in Chinese Bank's Wealth Business

The U.S. bank's asset-management arm plans to take a 10% stake in the wealth subsidiary of China Merchants Bank, marking the first time a Chinese bank has opened up its wealth-management subsidiary to a foreign strategic investor.

Sorry, Honey, It's Not You, It's Travel

In a recent survey from trivago, consumers say they will give up just about anything—even sex—to travel right now.

Inflation Might Hold Back Dollar's Rebound

As interest rates have shot upward, the U.S. dollar's continued weakness is something of a puzzle. Fear of rising inflation is partly to blame.

Robinhood's Vlad Tenev Talks Crypto Growth in 'Fireside' Chat

Robinhood is working to expand the capabilities of its crypto trading platform and repair the reputational damage it suffered in the wake of the retail trading frenzy over GameStop, the online brokerage's CEO Vlad Tenev said in a video of what the company called a "fireside chat" posted on YouTube Thursday.

Can Uber Eats, Delivery Hero and DoorDash Make Money in the Grocery Business?

Uber Eats, Delivery Hero and DoorDash are all racing to deliver groceries, a notoriously low-margin and competitive business

FedEx, Nike, Boeing: What to Watch When the Stock Market Opens Today

Technology stocks were poised to lead gains.

Stocks End Week With Modest Declines

The Dow industrials fell 0.7% Friday, while the benchmark yield on U.S. government bonds slipped. The three major U.S. stock indexes lost ground on the week.

Despite a weak economy, India's stockmarket is at record highs

What do investors know that economists don't?

Will central-bank digital currencies break the banking system?

Perhaps. But that might not be so bad

Music royalties are proving a hit for investors

Apart from being fun to own, they offer steady dividends

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