Just 18 months ago, the standard travel insurance policy wouldn’t have covered losses stemming from a pandemic. But nowadays some countries demand exactly that and travel insurers have been forced to pivot. Costa Rica, for example, now requires all...
Mortgage rates jumped higher in response to hints that the Federal Reserve may soon alter its approach to the economy in light of high inflation. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3% for the week ending May 20, up six...
A previous version of the story had incorrect figures for the subcomponents in May and April. The report has been corrected. The numbers: The Philadelphia Federal Reserve’s business activity index fell to 31.5 in May from a nearly 50-year...
Shares of Coinbase Global Inc. bounced Thursday, putting the stock on track to snap a six-day losing streak, after a bullish call from Wedbush analyst Moshe Katri, who said the cryptocurrency trading platform’s business model is “more resilient” than...
LONDON (Project Syndicate)—When asked on Monday whether he would insist on a cease fire after the escalation in violence between Israel and Hamas, President Joe Biden said that he would speak to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu “in an hour, and I’ll be able to talk to you after that.”...
Gold prices headed lower Thursday morning, with bullion threatening to snap a five-session win streak, which would match its longest stretch of consecutive gains so far in 2021. June gold ...
Apple Inc.’s top engineer played up the security of its App Store as a safe haven for developers and consumers as the company continued its defense in an antitrust case vs. Epic Games Inc. Craig Federighi, senior vice...
Thousands of volunteers will be given a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as part of a world-first clinical trial to examine whether a “booster” shot can protect against the coronavirus disease and its variants, the U.K. government announced...
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