Green Startups, Flush With Cash, Face Pressure to Make Climate Advances

Green startups hit the lottery last year. Investors have turned cautious since then, putting added pressure on the cash-rich companies to deliver better batteries, more sustainable materials and zippy electric cars. About 1,200 privately held green startups raised a record $45 billion last year, roughly double the previous year’s total, according to PitchBook. Companies tied … Read more

Home Sales Fell in February Amid Tight Supply, Rising Mortgage Rates

Sales of previously owned homes declined in February as rising mortgage-interest rates and a shortage of homes for sale made it difficult for buyers to compete. Existing-home sales fell 7.2% in February from the prior month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.02 million, the National Association of Realtors said Friday. February sales fell … Read more

US stocks end higher as Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq score biggest weekly gains since November 2020

US stocks closed higher Friday, with all three major indexes notching their best weekly performance since November 2020, as investors took the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike and uncertainty over the Russia-Ukraine war in stride. Volatility in markets has become the norm this month as investors struggle to forecast economic growth and corporate profitability amid … Read more

US stocks end higher as Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq score biggest weekly gains since November 2020

US stocks closed higher Friday, with all three major indexes notching their best weekly performance since November 2020, as investors took the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike and uncertainty over the Russia-Ukraine war in stride. Volatility in markets has become the norm this month as investors struggle to forecast economic growth and corporate profitability amid … Read more

GameStop Shares Fall on Surprise Loss

GameStop Corp. GME 0.97% recorded a loss during the holiday quarter despite an increase in sales, surprising analysts who were expecting the videogame retailer to turn a profit. GameStop has been working to turn around its business under the leadership of a revamped executive team and board of directors. The Grapevine, Texas-based company on Thursday … Read more

Why haven’t we seen the rise of next Dogecoin or Shiba Inu? Here are three main reasons

Hello! Welcome back to Distributed Ledger, our weekly crypto newsletter that reaches your inbox every Thursday. I’m Frances Yue, 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 @FranceYue_ to send feedback or tell us what you think we … Read more

Alibaba and JD.com Stocks Fall After Biggest Gains Ever. What Comes Next?

Text size Alibaba stock notched its best-ever one-day gains on Wednesday. Qilai Shen/Bloomberg Investors in Chinese stocks, long-accustomed to pain, have just seen an astonishing turnaround. What comes next? Shares in Chinese tech giants Alibaba (ticker: BABA) and JD.com (JD) both notched eye-watering gains on Wednesday, climbing 37% and 39%, respectively. It was, by far, … Read more