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Meta takes on the US antitrust agency over the future of virtual reality

Meta takes on the US antitrust agency over the future of virtual reality

SAN JOSE, Calif./WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The Biden administration on Thursday accused Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) of trying to buy its way to dominance in the metaverse, launching a high-profile lawsuit to try to stop parent Facebook from buying virtual reality app developer Within Inc. The FTC filed a lawsuit in July to end …

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The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq chain losses following the rise in unemployment insurance claims

The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq chain losses following the rise in unemployment insurance claims

Weekly jobless claims rise in line with estimates Moderna and Pfizer in place as FDA clears updated COVID boosters Exxon climbs after strengthening its buyback program Indices up: Dow 0.55%, S&P 0.75%, Nasdaq 1.13% Dec 8 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 (.SPX) ended higher on Thursday, ending a five-game losing streak as investors interpreted data …

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S&P posts fourth straight decline as recession talk weighs on Wall Street

S&P posts fourth straight decline as recession talk weighs on Wall Street

Meta stumbles upon EU concern report over targeted ads Energy stocks fall as crude trades at lowest level since January Indices down: Dow 1.03%, S&P 1.44%, Nasdaq 2% Dec 6 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended lower on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 extending its losing streak to four sessions, as jittery investors worried about Federal …

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US labor market shrugs off recession fears;  keeps the Fed on a tightening path

US labor market shrugs off recession fears; keeps the Fed on a tightening path

Non-farm payrolls increase by 263,000 in November Unemployment rate stable at 3.7%; turnout drops The average hourly wage increases by 0.6%; up 5.1% year-on-year WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – U.S. employers hired more workers than expected in November and raised wages, ignoring growing fears of a recession, but that is unlikely to stop the Federal …

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Crypto lender BlockFi files for bankruptcy, cites exposure to FTX

Crypto lender BlockFi files for bankruptcy, cites exposure to FTX

Filing follows weeks after FTX collapse FTX listed as BlockFi’s #2 creditor Bitcoin down over 70% from 2021 peak Nov 28 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrency lender BlockFi has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it said on Monday, the industry’s latest casualty after the company was hit by the exposure to the dramatic collapse of the FTX …

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For retirement income purposes, it might be a good idea to figure out how much you and your partner will need assuming you live to age 90.  How does this compare to the expected annual income from all your retirement plans?  Don't forget to add inflation, both to your Social Security benefits and to the cost of living.

What to do if you’re late starting to save for retirement: follow these steps

If you’re in your 40s or 50s and haven’t saved a dime for your retirement, don’t panic. There’s still time to build a little nest egg, but you have to hurry and be realistic, experts say. First you need to take a look at what you have and what you need, create a plan and …

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Indian Morning Briefing: Asian markets follow higher gains on Wall Street

GLOBAL MARKETS DJIA 34194.06 95.96 0.28% Nasdaq 11285.32 110.91 0.99% S&P 500 4027.26 23.68 0.59% FTSE 100 7465.24 12.40 0.17% Nikkei Stock 28450.62 334.88 1.19% Hang Seng 17626.64 102.83 0.59% Kospi 2432.14 14.13 0.58% SGX Nifty* 18480.00 103 0.56% *Dec contract USD/JPY 138.88-89 -0.51% Range 139.66 138.76 EUR/USD 1.0430-33 +0.36% Range 1.0435 1.0393 CBOT Wheat …

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European markets rise as investors follow data, Fed minutes;  Credit Suisse down 4%

European markets rise as investors follow data, Fed minutes; Credit Suisse down 4%

Stocks in motion: Nemetschek up 7%, Endesa down 6% Shares of Nemetschek climbed 7.5% in the early afternoon after the German software company launched a new cloud-based service on Tuesday. At the bottom of the index, Spanish power utility Endesa fell more than 6% after new 2023-24 targets failed to excite analysts. EBRD: real risk …

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Foxconn's massive iPhone factory in China rocked by new worker unrest

Foxconn’s massive iPhone factory in China rocked by new worker unrest

Online footage shows hundreds of workers protesting Surveillance cameras and windows smashed by men with sticks Workers complain of late payments and insufficient food SHANGHAI/TAIPEI, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Hundreds of workers joined protests at Foxconn’s (2317.TW) flagship iPhone factory in China, with some men smashing surveillance cameras and windows, pictures showed images uploaded to …

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