Hoping to snag a cheap airline ticket for summer travel? Good luck, new inflation data show

Airfare costs have taken off ahead of a summer travel season running on steep demand and high gas prices, according to new price inflation data released Wednesday. The record-breaking cost increase for airline tickets stood out in a Consumer Price Index reportt that showed an overall 0.3% increase in the cost of living from March … Read more

‘Open discussion of salary is protected by law’: Should you tell your coworkers your salary — or keep it a secret?

Hello and welcome to Financial Face-off, a MarketWatch column where we help you weigh financial decisions. Our columnist will give her verdict. Tell us whether you think she’s right in the comments. And please share your suggestions for future Financial Face-off columns. The job market is hot and so are salaries. People are quitting jobs … Read more

MicroStrategy Stock Is Crumbling as Bitcoin Slides and Rates Rise

Bitcoin’s tumbling price is dragging down MicroStrategy’s stock. Dreamstime Text size MicroStrategy , a software and Bitcoin holding company, was tumbling again as the price of the crypto continued to slide. Shares of MicroStrategy (ticker: MSTR) were down 23% in trading Monday, to around $227 a share. The company held 129,218 Bitcoins on its balance … Read more

Earnings preview: Is Disney+ in for a wake-up call like Netflix?

Is the Walt Disney Co. headed for a subscriber miss, like its biggest streaming rival? disney SAY, -3.00% has ferociously eaten into rival Netflix Inc.’s NFLX, -4.35% subscriber base since launching Disney+ in November 2019, climbing to 129.8 million subscribers. That is more than half of Netflix’s total of 219.6 million, which declined by 200,000 … Read more

Travel is recovering, but not travel stocks. Here is where the opportunities lie.

Dream of travelers: spring in Paris. The business of some online travel agencies has almost doubled. AFP/Getty Images Text size After two years of staying put, Americans are once again planning summer vacations, giving the travel industry a boost. So why are investors absent from the trip? Airlines hinted at the revival when they posted … Read more

Travel is recovering, but not travel stocks. Here is where the opportunities lie.

Dream of travelers: spring in Paris. The business of some online travel agencies has almost doubled. AFP/Getty Images Text size After two years of staying put, Americans are once again planning summer vacations, giving the travel industry a boost. So why are investors absent from the trip? Airlines hinted at the revival when they posted … Read more

Why Sony Should Buy Final Fantasy Maker Square Enix

Text size Square Enix, the maker of the popular Final Fantasy games, is a perfect fit for Sony. Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images sony needs to bulk up to ward off its multi-trillion dollar gaming rival Microsoft. Another Japan-based gaming company may be exactly what the PlayStation owner needs. The videogame industry is the most … Read more

Bitcoin Prices Drop to Near 2022 Lows. Why the Weekend Is Key for Cryptos.

Text size Bitcoin prices haven’t been this low since January. Dreamstime Bitcoin prices neared their lowest levels of the year on Friday as cryptocurrencies suffered from a stock market selloff that spread to digital assets. There’s a chance for more volatility in the day ahead. The price of Bitcoin fell 8% over the past 24 … Read more

Why Is Bitcoin Falling? Prices Drop Amid Broader Market Tumble.

Bitcoin was trading around $37,000 Thursday. Rutmer Visser/Dreamstime Text size The price of Bitcoin, Ether, and other cryptocurrencies slumped on Thursday, reversing a recent rally as a deep selloff in the stock market spread to digital assets.. Bitcoin tumbled 6% over the past 24 hours to around $36,900, after ending 6% higher on Wednesday and … Read more

How a smart home can get you a discount on home insurance

This article is reproduced with permission from NerdWallet. A smart thermostat can turn up the heat in your home before you get out of bed. A smart speaker can play your favorite podcasts with voice command. A smart bulb can be turned on or off from across the room. But smart home devices aren’t just … Read more