How a bitcoin market ‘in extreme fear’ compares with the past, and what to expect next

USDTerra stablecoin, UST gold USUSD, +18.12%, once among the top 10 largest cryptocurrency by market cap, lost its 1 to 1 peg against the US dollar, falling to as low as 6 cents on Friday, according to CoinDesk data. LUNA LUNAUSD, 18.75, another cryptocurrency backing UST, fell nearly to zero from over $80 in early … Read more

Catholic cardinal, others arrested under Hong Kong security law

HONG KONG — A 90-year-old Roman Catholic cardinal, a singer and at least two others have been arrested in Hong Kong on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger China’s national security, in an action widely condemned as a further sign of Beijing’s erosion of rights in the city. The arrests further expand a … Read more

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

Everything you need to know to get your yard ready for summer

This article is reprinted by permission from The Escape Home, a newsletter for second homeowners and those who want to be. Subscribe here. © 2022. All rights reserved. This week we caught up with Jeff Keiter, our resident landscape architecture guru, who previously chatted with us about winter trends for your yard. Today we are … Read more

Tricks for finding summer travel bargains

The majority of Americans — 7 out of 10 — plan to travel in the next 12 months for leisure, according to a February Nerd Wallet survey. Many Americans are looking to travel this summer, and most hope to find a good deal. Air travel has nearly returned to pre-pandemic levels. The number of flyers … 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

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

New study finds omicron no less severe than previous variants, not just more transmissible

A new study led by researchers from Harvard Medical School and others has found that the omicron variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is just as severe as previous variants, and no more transmissible but no less severe, as reported. thought so before. The study was based on records of 130,000 COVID patients in … Read more

Effort to bring civil-rights era banking law into digital-age begins

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) stands as a major effort by lawmakers to prevent banks from discriminatory lending practices in low-to-moderate income communities, but it was enacted in 1977 and hasn’t been updated since 1995. Conceived in the civil rights era and passed in the post-Watergate reform era, the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) stands as … 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