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

Most Medical Debts to Be Removed From Consumers’ Credit Reports

The biggest credit-reporting firms will strip tens of billions of dollars in medical debt from consumers’ credit reports, erasing a black mark that makes it harder for millions of Americans to borrow. Equifax Inc., EFX 0.89% Experian EXPGY 1.50% PLC and TransUnion TRU -1.23% are making broad changes to how they report medical debt beginning … Read more

Most Medical Debts to Be Removed From Consumers’ Credit Reports

The biggest credit-reporting firms will strip tens of billions of dollars in medical debt from consumers’ credit reports, erasing a black mark that makes it harder for millions of Americans to borrow. Equifax Inc., EFX 0.13% Experian EXPGY 0.62% PLC and TransUnion TRU -1.06% are making broad changes to how they report medical debt beginning … 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