Bitcoin surpasses $50,000 for first time ever as major companies jump into crypto

Bitcoin hit a record high of more than $50,000 on Tuesday, continuing its blistering rally as major companies appear to be warming to cryptocurrencies. The world’s largest digital currency by...

GameStop head-spinning volatility may be only the beginning of a new wave

Trading in GameStop has reached fever-pitched levels and shows little sign of breaking. Despite the plunge in prices during Thursday’s session after several brokerages put limits on buying and selling, the stock...

Stocks hit records as Biden sworn in as 46th U.S. President

Stocks hit record highs Wednesday as President Joe Biden was sworn in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. Ticker Security Last Change Change % I:DJI DOW JONES AVERAGES 31154.09 +223.57 +0.72% SP500 S&P 500 3848.74 +49.83 +1.31% I:COMP NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX 13438.109997 +240.93 +1.83% Powered by The Dow Jones Industrial Average was higher...

Stocks drop as banks, energy names cap a losing week

U.S. equities fell Friday morning after details of President-elect Joe Biden’s proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package underwhelmed investors and as investors sold financials and energy stocks. Ticker Security Last Change Change % I:DJI DOW JONES AVERAGES 30814.26 -177.26 -0.57% SP500 S&P 500 3768.25 -27.29 -0.72% I:COMP NASDAQ COMPOSITE...

Bitcoin Value Surpasses $23,000 Per Unit

Bitcoin’s meteoric rise in recent months continued Thursday as the virtual currency shattered the $20,000 barrier and surged to more than $23,000 per coin. The world’s oldest and most popular...

Spiraling COVID-19 cases driving up U.S. layoffs; inflation still benign

The number of Americans filing first-time claims for jobless benefits jumped to a near three-month high last week as mounting new COVID-19 infections led to more business restrictions, further...

LA County dining ban withstands legal, political challenges

Los Angeles County's ban on outdoor dining apparently will go forward as planned Wednesday, as efforts to block the measure in the courts and at the county Board of...

From Tiffany to Target, stores are boarding up windows in case of election unrest

Retailers across the country are stepping up security measures to try to head off any damages to their stores during election-related protests in the coming days. Tiffany, Saks Fifth Avenue, CVS, Target...

Presidential election sets betting records with $1B in wagers possible

Regardless of who wins on Election Day – the bets are in, and they are big. Betfair, one of the world's largest online betting and gaming companies, said more than $260 million has...

Tech CEOs Square Off With Senators in Hearing Over Online Speech

Chiefs of the largest social-media companies tangled with U.S. senators over their role in public discourse amid a contentious election that has stoked bipartisan criticism of the companies’ policies. Facebook Inc. Chief...