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After a U.S. Appeals Court ruled to vacate the Obama-era fiduciary rule, various states are now moving to create their own fiduciary rule, which requires financial advisors to act in the best interest of their clients. Here's what you need to know.
Some people think cryptocurrencies are a bubble waiting to pop just like the dot-com bubble in the early 2000s. Using that same analogy for cryptocurrency, what about blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin and Ether? Here's what you need to know.
This software enables computers to understand human emotions and turn them into actionable insights. Here's how it works.
As women are freezing their eggs at younger ages, here's how companies are offering coverage for fertility treatments.
Entrepreneur Seth Godin spoke with MarketWatch on leadership, marketing, and the tools for business success.
Investing in marijuana or cannabis stocks can be risky. Small companies that are actually handling and growing marijuana might not be legal at a federal level. Here's what you need to know.
Here's how rising interest rates and a spike in volatility have disrupted the rules of asset allocation.
As global e-sports audience is projected to reach 380 million this year, brands aim to capitalize on the growth through marketing vehicles traditionally used in physical sports, such as sponsorships and partnerships with 'social influencers.'
Here's what's behind the disconnect between the wellness and health-care industries.
Here's how the spirits industry is using technology and innovation to enable consumers to enjoy a cocktail on demand at any time and in any place.
The 'subscription economy' could soon capture everything from dishwashers and other home appliances to food, entertainment, heavy machinery and even floors. Here's how.
The advent of decentralized technologies could soon enable entire indexes to be traded as tokens on a blockchain. Would that be the end of exchange-traded funds or would it mean their transformation into blockchain-traded funds?
Lindsay Pattison, chief transformation officer of GroupM, the world's largest media agency network, talks to MarketWatch about the unique challenges the ad industry is facing as it moves towards a global digital-first media environment.
John Zealley, senior managing director at Accenture, explains why most investors actually miss the warning signs of 'compressive disruption,' a gradual and dangerous form of disruption that erodes operating profits and revenues.
After co-founding the cryptocurrency Ethereum, Anthony Di Iorio founded Decentral, a blockchain hub for decentralized projects. Di Iorio talked to MarketWatch about how a blockchain-based digital wallet could enable anyone to 'be your own bank.'
Helima Croft, head of commodity strategy at RBC Capital Markets, talks to MarketWatch about the future of oil markets as key producers, namely Russia and Saudi Arabia, are working to increase supply in response to rising oil prices.
TrasnferWise CEO Kristo Kaarman talks to MarketWatch about how fintech is disrupting cross-border money transfers, allowing consumers to send funds at a cost that's up to 12 times cheaper than what banks would offer.
Eduardo Lecubarri, J.P. Morgan's head of equity strategy for small and mid-cap stocks, talks to MarketWatch about the role that small and mid-caps can play in protecting a portfolio from a global trade environment rife with tension.
Will Rhind, chief executive of GraniteShares and a pioneer in gold-fund investing, explains why 'the best is yet to come' for the yellow metal.
Sprout CEO Cindy Eckert launched the world's first drug approved to treat female sexual dysfunction and in 2015 sold it to Valeant for $1 billion. Three years later, she sued Valeant to regain control and relaunched the drug at half the price.
Science shows why kindness helps us. Here's what it means for the workplace.
The European Union's new data-privacy law, known as GDPR, has created the first ever Bill of Rights for consumer privacy across the world. Here's what you need to know.
It can feel like you're falling behind your friends financially when their Instagram feeds show nicer vacations and fancier cars. But social media doesn't tell the true story of one's financial health. Here's how to properly assess where you stand.
Here are the four most common mistakes people make with their 401(k)s, which end up costing them tens of thousands of dollars over the course of their careers.
Cybersecurity is no longer limited to our digital life but could affect our physical safety – from hijacked security cameras to attacks on airports and power grids. McAfee CEO Chris Young explains what you need to know.
Britain's tech startups raised a record amount of venture-capital funds in 2017 – but Brexit could severely hurt the sector. Kristo Kaarmann, CEO of TransferWise, which has been called the U.K.'s fastest-growing startup, explains why.
A handful of companies are offering ETFs that employ hedge-fund strategies. Here's what investors need to know.
A handful of companies are offering ETFs that employ hedge-fund strategies. Here's what investors need to know.
The U.K. is in the grips of a skills shortage crisis, with companies struggling to fill one in four vacancies, due to lack of appropriately skilled candidates. Here's why Brexit is projected to make the problem even worse.
Soda consumption is down, bottled water sales are up, and these naturally-sweetened drinks are vying for sales.
Some 70% of the $5 trillion global ETF market resides on U.S. markets, but ETFs are on offer on 70 exchanges in 57 countries. In fact, the history of exchange-traded funds begins in Canada.
People are increasingly paying with connected devices like smart speakers, wearables and mobile phones, but Mastercard explains why security is paramount.
Intel Chief Strategy Officer Aicha Evans talks to MarketWatch about how 5G network technology can revolutionize numerous industries, from e-sports to disaster relief and autonomous cars.
Lobster fishermen in Massachusetts face rising prices, environmental regulations and the closure of their fishing grounds. Now, the U.S.-China trade war has threatened their industry with additional tariffs.
In this episode of 'On The Clock', McAfee CEO Chris Young breaks down 'cryptojacking', a new type of cyberattack, and explains how you can protect your devices.
Companies are deploying artificial intelligence and 'incident response teams' to fight cyber security attacks. Caleb Barlow, vice president of threat intelligence at IBM explains what you need to know.
Here's how hospital-operation software could help eliminate the waste in health-care spending by deploying artificial intelligence.
Dave Auten and John Schneider, also known as "The Debt Free Guys," played the MarketWatch Wheel of Debt.
In this episode of 'On The Clock', Ethereum co-founder Anthony Di Iorio breaks down what most people get wrong about blockchain, cryptocurrency and decentralized digital wallets.
IBM Research Cambridge Director Dr. Lisa Amini talks to MarketWatch about how AI is analyzing medical images to provide doctors with deeper insight into their patients and better treatment options.
Jeremie Capron, ROBO Global's research director, talks to MarketWatch about how robotics could soon transform all aspects of health care, from surgery and diagnosis, to mobility enhancement and elderly care.
Many individuals in emerging markets lack credit scores but have a wealth of financial data on their smartphones. Here's how alternative lending companies are stepping in.
Millennials born in the 80s are among the brokest Americans. So you can imagine how outraged they got when we published a story on how retirement experts recommend that by age 35, you should have twice your salary saved.
A look at how to use the Japanese government's 'Womenomics' initiative as a strategy for gender-lens investing.
In this episode of 'On The Clock', Brian Kelly, the credit-card guru known as The Points Guy, reveals the secrets to maximizing credit-card points and cashing them for rewards like travel and other experiences.
Stadium Goods matches buyers and sellers in the sneaker aftermarket. But how the industry ballooned in the last 20 years is another story.
Getting to Work With: The Ellevest CEO on why she still wakes up well before 4am every day.
Film photography is still popular among professionals. But will it stay a niche market or expand to the mainstream?
Allegations of sexual harassment can cause direct financial harm to companies and shareholders. Here's how you can identify and invest in companies that are serious about creating a safe and equitable workplace culture.
As blockchain-related jobs continue to boom, NYU's graduate-level course on blockchain and cryptocurrency has seen its number of students skyrocket.
Getting to Work With: Melanie Whelan on the secrets to productivity and successful leadership.
Jon Stein on how biking to work and limiting phone time make him an efficient leader.
Brian Kelly, the credit-card guru known as The Points Guy, reveals the secrets to maximizing the right credit card for your personal finances – even if you have debt.
Modeled after Tactical Operations Centers (TOCs) used by the military, IBM created the first Cyber-Tactical Operations Center (C-TOC) to travel onsite during cybersecurity attacks.
Here's why innovation isn't a genius act of creativity, but an orchestrated process that can be taught, says Accenture's Group Chief Executive.
The gig economy is as big as 34% of the workforce and could grow to 43% by 2020. But while many hail its staggering growth, others argue that the gig economy has hurt middle class income and has circumvented insurance and licensing requirements.
After Canada became the second nation in the world to legalize recreational marijuana, the cannabis industry is betting on edibles and beverages to drive future growth.
In this episode of 'On The Clock', Dario Gil, Chief Operating Officer of IBM Research, breaks down quantum computing, a technology that has the potential to fundamentally transform all areas of the economy.
The space economy is currently valued at $384 billion and is expected to grow to $1.1 trillion by 2040. Here's what investors need to know about the sector.
Stablecoins, such as Tether, Basis, and Sagacoin, are cryptocurrencies whose price is rigidly tied to the price of a fiat currency or a basket of national currencies. Here's what investors need to know.
Getting to Work With: Kenn Ricci, principal of Directional Aviation Capital, shares the secrets to 'provocative' leadership and why pilots make good business leaders.
Dario Gil, Chief Operating Officer at IBM Research, explains how quantum computers work and what their application could mean for the future of different sectors.
Jarel Hawkins, an engineer and sneaker investor, explains how to monitor a sneaker collection like an investment portfolio, use data to project value growth, track liquidity rates and implement 'buy', 'sell', 'hold' strategies like a pro.
Helima Croft, Global Head of commodity strategy at RBC Capital Markets, on what 'Super Friends' and working for the CIA taught her about empowerment, leadership, and team-building.
An underground community is experimenting with tech implants that could disrupt the healthcare industry by pushing the limits of the human body. But will regulation stop their devices from wide adoption?
Dogs are increasingly treated like humans in the U.S., offering advertisers and retailers new sources of revenue. Meet the famous dogs that make up to $10,000 per Instagram post, as the pet industry grows.
Two years after a fatal accident, Virgin Galactic launched its first successful test flight in September. Richard Branson, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are racing to send tourists to space. Branson talks to MarketWatch about the future of space travel.
Actor and screenwriter Alan Alda, who founded the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, talks to MarketWatch about how effective communication can help the scientific community rebut deniers.
Pieter Elbers, CEO of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, talks to MarketWatch about how digital technologies are changing the landscape of the global airline industry.
Robert Kiyosaki, author of 'Rich Dad Poor Dad', talks to MarketWatch about what Millennials need to know to become successful real-estate investors.
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss run a bitcoin exchange on which investors trade on average $1 million in bitcoin per day. But is this cryptocurrency safe or a fad?
Joel Peterson, chairman of the board at JetBlue Airways and Stanford business school professor, talks to MarketWatch about how the airline industry can transform to refocus on 'delighting' the customer.
As millennial home ownership declines, is the future of real estate to buy or to rent?
Joseph Coughlin, director of MIT's AgeLab, talks to MarketWatch about what investors can do to make sure they don't outlive their savings.
Francois Robinet, Managing Director, AXA Strategic Ventures, is a French venture capitalist who invests in startups that are disrupting the insurance industry. He talked to MarketWatch about the future of insurance.
Planning for your financial future in your 20s takes a lot of discipline, but your future self will thank you. Here's everything you need to know.
Your 30s can be full of adventure – such as new homes, cars, jobs and babies – but planning for your financial future can be forgotten in the process. Here's what you need to know.
Here's what you need to do in your 40s to make sure you retire with a million dollars.
When you hit your 50s, it's easy to start feeling reflective about your life. But actually, what you should do is plan for your future. Here's what you need to know.
Instead of retiring, more and more people are working through their 60s to maximize their earnings. Here's what you need to do in your 60s to make sure you live comfortably in retirement.
Taggart Matthiesen, Lyft's director of product, talks to MarketWatch about how autonomous vehicles can revolutionize the ride-sharing industry.
Nvidia's general manager of automotive, Rob Csongor, breaks down how artificial intelligence can teach a supercomputer to drive just like (or even better than) a human.
Max Friefeld, CEO of Voodoo Manufacturing, the nation's first robot-operated 3-D printing hub, talks to MarketWatch about how 3-D printing can revolutionize mass manufacturing.
Osaka University and NTT Laboratories recently created the first "discussion dialogue" androids – the only robots that have human-like independent cognitive abilities, as opposed to scripted speech.
At CES in Las Vegas, tech executives, industry analysts and enthusiasts voiced different ideas about when self-driving cars would become widely available. MarketWatch took a spin in a semi-autonomous car to learn more about this emerging technology.
Daimler CEO and Head of Mercedes-Benz says this is the future of autonomous cars.
Here's how artificial intelligence can be used to create the 'smart city' of the future.
Nvidia, a leader in self-driving technology, announced partnerships with Bosch and Audi at CES 2017. Rob Csongor, Nvidia's automotive general manager, talked to MarketWatch about the company's promise to have a self-driving car on the road by 2020.
Can charities focusing on job creation over emergency aid re-invent charity and re-build trust from donors?
Voice-assistant software will enable you to connect to everything in your home, from your TV to the washer and dryer.
Citrix Systems CEO Kirill Tatarinov talks to MarketWatch about how technology will shape the future of work.
Mapping-software company HERE is owned by the biggest German automotive companies – BMW, Audi and Mercedes owner Daimler. HERE CEO Edzard Overbeek spoke to MarketWatch about the evolution of maps from two to three and, eventually, four dimensions.
Harvard Business School Professor Bharat Anand explains why the music industry is still strong despite the prevalence of streaming.
The global sports industry is worth roughly $150 billion in revenue, but the competition for consumers' time and money is fierce. So sports organizations are offering new exclusive experiences that can add up to thousands of dollars per ticket.
Whiskey suppliers' gross revenues reached $8.1 billion in 2015 and are estimated to have grown further in 2016. The surging demand for whiskey in the U.S. has led to a boom in craft distilleries opening up across the country.
By 2025, the Federal Aviation Administration plans for drones to be flying along airplanes over the U.S. But full integration of manned and unmanned aircraft might prove more tricky than Congress expected.
Technology has already automated much of the sorting of packages, but delivery is still done by humans. Could machines take over the deliveries industry?
Lawsuits on health and environmental liability are among the biggest risks affecting the chemical industry. But could they also be one of the main drivers of progress?
Customers return about 23% of their purchases both in-store and online, costing retailers $643 billion per year. Can artificial intelligence eliminate returns through virtual 3D try-on?
As the retail sector is going through a severe disruption, investors are looking for ways to evaluate which companies will survive the meltdown. Here's what you need to know.
For decades, FICO has used big data and mathematical algorithms to calculate people's three-digit credit scores. Now it's using the same technology to predict whether a consumer's likely to buy a product in-store or click on a link online.
Tooey Courtemanche, CEO of Procore, a cloud-based construction-management platform, talks to MarketWatch about how bringing mobile technology to the job site could save the construction industry over $100 billion in waste.
Microtransit aims to be a third option in between private companies like Uber and Lyft, and public transportation. But can it catch on in big cities?
Stephen Jones, CEO of Covanta, talks with Marketwatch about how the energy from waste sector is going to revolutionize the waste management industry.
Brad Katsuyama, CEO of IEX, the company that was the focus of Michael Lewis's best-selling book "Flash Boys," talks to MarketWatch about the overlooked dangers to investors that U.S. stock exchanges pose.
Recreational cannabis is a $6 billion industry that is projected to reach $50 billion in legal annual sales by 2026. Here's what you need to know if you're thinking of investing in marijuana.
The "SHE" ETF allows everyday people to invest in companies with strong female leadership. It is based on recent data that suggests companies with a high representation of women in the executive ranks outperform their male-dominated peers.
Women have only half the retirement savings of men, even though they control $5 trillion in investable assets. Can Wall Street get women to invest more?
In investing, giving in to your emotions can cut your return by about 1.56 percentage points a year. Should you leave the job to an emotionless robo adviser instead?
Recreational cannabis is projected to grow to a $50 billion market by 2026, but many obstacles remain. Here's everything you need to know to protect your money, if you decide to invest in marijuana stocks.
NASA scientists are on a race to send humans to Mars by mid 2030s. But many challenges remain, explains Stanley Starr, branch chief of applied physics at the Kennedy Space Center.
The number of drones sold in the U.S. is expected to triple from 2.5 million in 2016 to 7 million in 2020, according to the FAA. But illegal and unauthorized drone flights have also increased amid this boom in demand. Here's what you need to know.
Colorblindness affects 300 million people globally – including about 13 million in the U.S. Meet Enchroma, the startup company that makes glasses that have allowed many colorblind people to see color for the first time.
ShapeScale is the first health-tech device that allows people to create their 3D avatar at home in a matter of minutes. ShapeScale's CEO spoke to MarketWatch about how 3D avatars can transform retail, fitness and health care.
Proofpoint CEO Gary Steele talks to MarketWatch about the cyber attacks that caused over $3 billion in losses in 2016 and how companies and individuals can protect themselves.
The Pentagon's Strategic Capabilities Office aims to "get the military ready to fight tomorrow's war." SCO Director William Roper talked to MarketWatch about how drones, innovation and big data will shape the future of warfare.
The Enhance Games suit allows people to experience and play video games with their entire body. The prototype was launched at "The Wow Factory", an innovation lab organized by Sony at SXSW.
University of Pennsylvania Professor Lisa Servon explains why 56 million Americans are turning to alternative financial services, like payday loans and check cashers.
Former NOKIA CEO Jorma Ollila spent 25 years at the helm of the company that dominated the pre-iPhone mobile-phone market. Ollila talked to MarketWatch about how tech startups can avoid the dangers of rapid growth and turn a 'breakthrough' into a 'permanent position' in the market.
As e-banking technology has improved, the number of bank branches is expected to fall by a third in the next decade. But rather than get rid of branches altogether, banks are trying to give them makeovers to get customers to still come in.
At the Kennedy Space Center, NASA scientists are learning how to grow food on Mars. The Veggie plant-growth system has already allowed astronauts to eat their first space-grown red romaine lettuce.
Drone sports, such as drone racing and various forms of drone combat, have become a booming global industry that combines Nascar with mixed martial arts and video games.
Augmented and virtual reality are growing into multi-billion-dollar businesses that will transform how users shop, work and communicate. Intel, HTC, Lenovo and Alphabet showed their latest innovations at CES in Las Vegas.
Harvard Business School Professor Bharat Anand explains why cheap digital content – from unlimited music and video streaming, to free online document processors and cheap e-books – actually helps tech giants make money.
Fitbit CEO talked to MarketWatch about the new software updates it launched at CES 2017. In an effort to enhance the experience for users and keep them on its platform, Fitbit's new social component helps users manage their diet and exercise.
Now that Tesla's Elon Musk has proven it is possible to create an electric autonomous car, traditional automakers and other startups are looking to follow a similar path.
EdTech, or educational technology, companies raised over $1 billion in new capital in 2016. Here's how this growing sector can affect millions of students across the nation.
Around 12-15 million people use wearable technology for health care – a market that includes Fitbit, Apple, Samsung and LG. MarketWatch spoke to Kate McCarthy, a health-care analyst that manages a rare disease using an Apple Watch and a service dog.
President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have vowed to repeal the Dodd-Frank Act, claiming that it's dampening lending and harming small banks. Here's what you need to know.
President Trump wants to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure over the next 10 years, but the federal government's role in infrastructure is limited. Is there money in the form of private capital to help?
Silicon Valley is on a corporate-campus construction spree, which – despite the splashy headlines – has had adverse effects on the population of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Feeding America CEO Diana Aviv explains how President Trump's proposed budget and fiscal policies could affect the nonprofit sector.
The U.S. is the largest health-care spender in the world, but that doesn't actually translate into better health outcomes for Americans. Dr. Clay Johnston, Dean of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, explains why.
Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen developed the famous "jobs to be done" theory to explain consumer behavior. He talked to MarketWatch about how his jobs-to-be-done theory can also explain Donald Trump's rise to power.
One coffee shop in Sunset Park, Brooklyn is charging $18 for a cup of coffee using rare beans and a steampunk machine.
Tech startup AltWork has created a desk that moves from standing, to sitting, to lying flat while you work. But will it catch on in workplace design?
Millennials that shop online are starting to include diamond engagement rings in that list. But as brick-and-mortar jewelry stores decline, can the online sales catch up?
Medical costs related to obesity are estimated at $147 billion per year. But according to recent research, the answer to the obesity epidemic might in fact have more to do with our brains than with our bodies.
There are around 750 pet cemeteries and crematories in the U.S., where people spend on average $2,000 to $3,000 to bury their cats and dogs. Established in 1986, the Hartsdale Pet Cemetery is the oldest operating in the country.
Here's how to negotiate your salary and how to deal with a difficult boss.
Men's plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures have grown 325% over the past 20 years. Here's how the financial industry is making money on the surge.
The BrainBot, a brain-scanning technology developed by tech startup PotBotics, enables physicians to pick a marijuana strain that is most suited for their patients' needs.
A burgeoning industry of tech companies is enabling employers to make contributions toward their employees' student loans. Could this be the answer to the $1.3-trillion student-debt crisis?
Abyss Creations produces RealDoll, a life-size companion robot geared for romance. But even as its creators claim that RealDoll is for companionship, it has sparked some criticism from the proponents of the "Campaign Against Sex Robots."
What if you never had to pull out an ID card at the airport, at the doctor's office, or even at the voting poll? Here's how biometric IDs could replace wallets, passwords, keys and tickets.
More than 50% of Americans report feeling burned out and overworked, with Millennials being affected the most. Could corporate retreats that focus on emotional awareness help reduce burnout and executive turnover?
What the New York Post pressmen have to say about the future of print – and their jobs.
Like fashion, most nightclubs and bars come and go. Nightlife veteran Richie Akiva explains what it takes to survive the industry.
Tech companies like Eight Sleep and Sense are personalizing your sleep with apps and data. Here's how.
Here's everything you need to know to invest in the next generation of medical, biotech and pharmaceutical companies.
President Trump has pledged to lift regulations that aimed to curtail the use of coal in electricity production. But would that reverse the decline of the coal industry or could it backfire? Here's what you need to know.
Here's what you need to know about the rise of the 'grocerant', a hybrid of a grocery store and restaurant, which has grown 30% since 2008.
Eric Ellestad, CEO of Local Roots, talks to MarketWatch about the advantages of indoor farms versus traditional outdoor farms.
Here's why some retailers have gone against the stream, moving from online-only to opening brick-and-mortar locations.
Meet the tech startup that raised $4 million in seed funding to turn food stamps into a market opportunity with a social cause.
Americans now owe $1.34 trillion in student debt. But how did we get here? The history of student debt is more complicated than you think.
Ever been confused by compound interest? Here's exactly what it means and how to reap all the benefits.
Confused about the fiduciary rule and when it begins? Take a look at what the word fiduciary really means, both in the financial services industry and beyond.
Interconnection – a private alternative to the public internet – is growing twice as fast as the public internet. Here's why.
President Donald Trump unveiled his much-anticipated tax reform, which would make sweeping changes to the U.S. tax code. Here are the biggest winners and losers if Trump's tax plan moves forward.
Luis Peres-Breva, director of MIT's flagship hands-on innovation program, talks to MarketWatch about the biggest misconceptions around innovation and explains how real innovation can be scaled up to make an impact.
Most Americans die in debt. But what happens to those unpaid bills after someone dies? Do all debts go to heaven?
Puerto Rico now has more than $70 billion in debt – and President Trump wants to wipe it out. But why does Puerto Rico owe so much in the first place? And what can the territory do now?
As pet-specialty retailers see in-store sales decline, they're turning to pet beauty and grooming services to boost foot traffic.
The SEC and the IRS are looking into ways to track and regulate cryptocurrency trading. Here's what you need to know.
Blockchain-backed loans enable individuals and companies to secure a loan using bitcoin as collateral.
Here's how blockchain technology, most commonly known for being a core component of cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin, can help boost transparency and data integrity for the government.
The U.S. is Australia's largest foreign investor, with U.S. investment totaling $860 billion in 2016 and growing at a pace of more than $10 billion per year. Here is why.
In his new book, The Rooster Bar, author John Grisham brings the issue of for-profit law schools into focus. The novel follows three students who discover in their last semester of law school that their institution is essentially a scam.
House Republicans unveiled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which slashes individual and corporate tax rates. Here's how the proposed tax plan could affect the stock market.
From the first toys using batteries in the '80s to today's 'connected toys', here's a history of the use of technology in the toy industry.
The murky world of cryptocurrencies has exploded into the mainstream lately. Here's what investors need to know about initial coin offerings or ICOs – how to invest in them and what red flags to watch out for.
Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, about 1 million Americans will receive their first student-loan bill. Here's what they need to know, according to Rohit Chopra, former Student Loan Ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Impact investing, a subset of socially responsible investing, doesn't just focus on avoidance of harm to society and the environment, but actively seeks to make a positive impact. Here's what you need to know to become an impact investor.
The number of concussions for those under 18 could be as high as 1.9 million annually in the U.S. Here's how robots and technology are used to protect athletes from dangerous injuries.
In a new original series, The Moneyist solves a financial request from a woman's boyfriend.
We tried the shampoo that customizes ingredients on an individualized basis – a new trend in the beauty industry.
Everything you need to know about how the GOP tax plan affects the Federal budget deficit and what that means for the economy and the stock market.
In this episode, The Moneyist addresses what to do when someone in the family steals your identity.
Corporate pension funds in the U.S. are, on average, only 82% funded, representing a whopping trillion-dollar funding 'gap'. Here's how we got here.
Students facing the challenge of student debt have more options than they think. Here's how to find out what your options really are.
Here's everything you need to know to invest in disruptive companies across multiple sectors.
Voice-recognition fraud globally costs organizations $14 billion per year. Here's what you need to know.
In this episode, The Moneyist tells you what to do when a friend requests $1.50 on Venmo.
In this episode, The Moneyist helps a woman decide how to handle her finances while divorcing a husband who didn't contribute financially.
Coding has affected all aspects of the economy. Here's what you need to know to land or save your job.
Here's how robots working alongside humans in warehouses to fulfill online-shopping orders can disrupt retail.
Water companies are turning to environmentally-friendly packaging – and sales have doubled in the last two years.
A new study shows why millennials are finally growing up and getting responsible with their finances.
In this episode, the Moneyist solves the dilemma of tipping when there's no waiter or waitress.
Here's how technology can quantify exactly how much more money a company can make by embracing diversity and inclusion.
How AI and machine learning is changing the farming landscape.
How new tech may convince more older Americans to work out.
Community Land Trusts (CLTs) have created over 15,000 affordable homes across the country. Here's how it works.
Developments in computer-vision chips could make it possible for drones to be programed for fully autonomous flights, with no need for human control.
Warren Buffett's formula looks simple, but it's not necessarily easy. Buffett has managed to win what is basically an unwinnable game. Here's how to invest like him.
Neuroscientists have been studying how the human brain works for decades. Here's how their insights are being applied to the creation of artificial intelligence products that will shape the future of machine learning.
Intel has adopted a mathematical model developed at Hebrew University, which determines exactly how self-driving cars will make decisions to prevent accidents.
Chris Hyzy, chief investment officer for Bank of America's Global Wealth and Investment Management businesses, talks to MarketWatch about the equity sectors that could come under pressure in 2018.
So you want to be a millionaire… We can't get you a winning lottery ticket but these five steps will help you get there before you retire.
Want to be more ambitious than the average investor? Here's how.
Here's why autonomous cars will be here sooner than you think, and what it means for the inside of your car travel experience.
Lisa Su, CEO of Advanced Micro Devices Inc., talks to MarketWatch about the future of the $16-billion data-center market.
On Jan. 11, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross delivered a secret report to the President on the effects of steel imports on national security. But President Trump's potential measures could disrupt international trade and even spark a trade war.
Jackie Mason sat down with MarketWatch to discuss exactly how money can actually make us miserable.
Here's how robotics can be used to engage customers, deliver marketing messages and input analytics in stores across the country.
Donor-advised funds, a form of charitable fund investing, are the fastest growing philanthropic vehicle, growing at about 6% annually. Here's what you need to know.
Konstantinos Stylianou, a law-school lecturer at the University of Leeds who specializes in the intersection of law, telecommunications and technology, explains why net neutrality is far from dead in the U.S.
If you want to treat your money like high-earners do, here's why you shouldn't try to get rich quick.
Business-to-business payments constitute a $36-trillion industry, 10 times the size of consumer payments. But technology is only beginning to disrupt the sector, which still largely relies on paper checks.
President Trump is considering imposing steep tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum, sparking fears of a trade war with China and other nations. But he is not the first U.S. President to impose tariffs and quotas on foreign steel.
Around 250,000 deaths happen in hospitals every year due to medical errors. Here's how advocates for simulation training are ambitiously trying to change that.
You've probably heard of bitcoin turning people into overnight millionaires, but are unsure how or if you could be part of the bitcoin wave. Here's what you need to know.
Stolen credentials are still the primary reason people get hacked, says Cisco’s chief technology officer. Here’s how using multi-factor authentication can decrease an organization’s risk by 90%.
Facing labor shortages and stagnant milk prices, dairy farmers in Pennsylvania are turning to robots to milk their cows. The robots, however, come at a steep cost.
Cloud computing began as a cheap way to access computing power, but a hybrid-cloud approach has transformed the technology into something completely different.
China, a controlled government and economy, is all in on blockchain technology, which works best in a decentralized and self-sovereign environment. Here's why blockchain still might have a future in China.
How prices for these precious metals are likely to be linked to growing demand for environmentally friendly automobiles running on cleaner fuels and batteries.
Andreas Ehmann, manager of research and data science at Pandora, talks to MarketWatch about the science behind using data to help users discover new music and enable artists to reach new fan bases.
Bridget Karlin, chief technology officer at IBM Global Technology Services, talks to MarketWatch about how AI will transform the banking industry.
In this episode, The Moneyist talks about what rights you have when you pay off your partner's student debt and they file for divorce shortly thereafter.
On the Clock: Personality test expert Julie Gross analyzes the personalities of celebrities like Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey.
In this episode of Love & Money, financial therapist Amanda Clayman helps a couple who have very different financial habits when it comes to big purchases.
Here's how the 'consumerization' of payroll could affect when and how you receive your paycheck.
In this episode, The Moneyist discusses what to do when your kids' friends expect a little bit too lavish of presents from their guests.
Restaurants are an $800 billion industry in the U.S. Here's how they're using new data from food delivery apps like Caviar to choose everything from in-store to design to where to build the next store.
Underbanked Americans can spend nearly 10% of their income on fees. Here's how tech can help. PayPal CFO John Rainey explains why it's "expensive to be poor."
In this episode of Love & Money, financial therapist Amanda Clayman helps a couple who have been avoiding navigating finances as a married couple.
In this episode, The Moneyist talks to a concerned mother whose ex-husband wants their only daughter to co-sign a $30,000 mortgage with him.
In this episode of Love & Money, financial therapist Amanda Clayman helps a couple work through a lack of commitment to longer-term goals.
Here's why the future of life insurance might be sharing data from wearables for better rates.
Tom Lawson, CEO of FM Global, one of the largest commercial property insurers in the world, talks to MarketWatch about the biggest misconceptions around risk assessment and mitigation.
In this episode, The Moneyist talks to a man whose rich ex-wife who didn't exactly pay her share during the marriage.
Opinions about the state of the nation's economy are often divided along political lines. But when it comes to their personal finances, most Americans haven't actually felt an improvement since President Trump's inauguration.
Personality assessment companies are on a mission to convince companies not to use their assessments improperly – especially when it comes to workplace hiring.
The question now is whether a downturn in the housing market would bring the broader economy along with it.
Total retail expenditure at frictionless payment stores, such as Amazon Go, is projected to grow from an estimated $253 million in 2018 to more than $45 billion by 2023. But could checkout-free retail give U.S. consumers their time back?
American scooter-sharing companies collectively generate more than $1 million in daily revenue across more than 240,000 rides per day. Marcy Klevorn, President of Mobility at Ford, explains how scooters could transform how people move in big cities.
Marc McAllister, vice president of product portfolio at Harley-Davidson Motor Company, talks to MarketWatch about the steps the motorcycle sector is taking to boost its appeal to young riders.
Autonomous vehicles are threatening to disrupt the business model that has defined the auto-insurance industry for decades – insuring risk and assessing fault when a crash occurs. Here's how the industry plans to adapt to the new reality.
California's 'Weed Nuns' are in battle with law enforcement, big banks and right-wing pastors for a place in the lucrative CBD market. Meanwhile, the FDA has deemed CBD a drug, banning its use in food and health products without official approval.
A fully autonomous vehicle would need about 74GB of RAM memory and 1TB (1,000GB) of storage memory. That's a huge leap from only 2.7GB of RAM and 43GB of storage in today's average smart phone. Here's how the industry plans to bridge this gap.
Want to retire early? Tanja Hester and her husband Mark Bunge went from freewheeling spending to financial independence, and say it's simpler than you think.
Since taking office, President Donald Trump has reduced the number of resettled refugees to a historic 30-year low. Yet many corporations – from Starbucks, Walmart, and Chobani – to small businesses in rural Georgia, are hiring refugees not just as a move of compassion, but to improve business.
Most home appliances will soon be voice-enabled, allowing you to speak to them directly. But will they be able to talk to each other, creating a wholistic customized experience for users?
The personal computer (PC) industry is branching into the educational market, as more classrooms across the world opt for connected learning. Alex Cho, head of PCs at HP, talks to MarketWatch about the future of tech applications in the classroom.
Free college. It's a reality in several nations around the world, but in the U.S. it's a political minefield. Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others have made tuition-free college a big part of their platforms, but what would it actually take to make that dream a reality?
The latest generation of cellular mobile communication, known as 5G, promises speeds up to 100 times faster than 4G. Intel's Asha Keddy talk to MarketWatch about how this will transform media consumption and gaming experiences.
Sherif Markaby, Ford's VP of autonomous vehicles and electrification, talks to MarketWatch about how the auto industry plans to adjust to a future of autonomous vehicles and declining car ownership.
Office technology has fallen behind, compared to most of the personal devices that many in the millennial workforce use in their everyday lives. Here's why companies worry this could hurt productivity and talent retention.
Here's how 5G, the latest generation of cellular mobile communications, will bring access to health care in underserved communities at a fraction of today's cost.
Dave Forstrom, Senior Director for Artificial Intelligence at Microsoft, talks to MarketWatch about the common obstacles standing in the way of AI's wide adoption.
'New collar' jobs require in-demand technical skills, such as software engineering, data analytics, and hardware design. What they don't require is a four-year college degree, according to Kelli Jordan, who leads IBM's 'New Collar Initiatives'.
Brigid McDermott at IBM explains why blockchain isn't just about cryptocurrency.
Companies are investing increasing amounts of money in AI capabilities. However, not all of them are getting a strong return on their investment. Deloitte's Center for Technology, Media & Telecommunications investigated why that is.
Pax Labs CEO Bharat Vasan talks about the most common mistakes that novice marijuana investors make and how to avoid them.
In the future, riders will be able to complete on their car's dashboard most of the tasks they can only do on smart devices today, including placing orders and paying for merchandise. Here's how payment companies are preparing for this new reality.
Tax season is officially upon us. But the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has some notable changes that will take effect for tax year 2018 – some of which you might not be too pleased with.
The good news: The new 1040 form is the size of a postcard, and if your tax situation is super simple, that's all you'll need to fill out. The bad news: It's probably not that simple, and that means the new Form 1040 is just different, not simpler.
By the end of this year, half of all mobile calls are expected to be spam robo calls. Here's what you can do.
There are 15 Democrats running for president and at least eight more on the fence. Here's what you need to know.
Until recently, virtual reality headsets were tethered to PCs or mobile phones. Here's how the advent of standalone VR headsets could fundamentally disrupt the industry.
While spending hundreds to cram yourself into a tiny seat on a crowded airplane may seem like a racket, airfare has actually gotten significantly cheaper since then – and has even dropped a ton in just the past 25 years.
Daniel McGahn, the CEO of AMSC, an energy-solutions provider serving both the wind and electric grid industries, explains why the U.S. needs to build up the resilience of its electric grid and how new technologies could help achieve that.
Nearly 80% of businesses have not yet made gender equality a formal business priority, a recent IBM study found.
Getting to Work With: Ben Chestnut on why being a 'professional CEO' could cause business leaders to miss out on creative thinking.
Thanks to the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, today's federal income-tax rates might be the lowest you'll see for the rest of your life. Here's why this might be the time to consider a Roth IRA conversion.
They live frugally and save 70 percent of their income, and now Jose and Tatiana are trying to decide what they'll do when they retire early. The first episode of the new Marketwatch series FIRE Starters.
So much more goes into your cup of coffee than you might think. We break it down in this episode of The Cost of Things.
Alternative data networks can provide unique insights into investing in different sectors. However, they come at a cost that is prohibitive for most ordinary investors.
While we don't know what will happen in 2019, these five money moves can help protect your finances in an uncertain environment.
Companies are investing in high-quality benefits to fight disengagement and increase loyalty. Here's why studies show it works.
Recent software developments have enabled users to access their entire smart phone interface in a VR experience. Could this lead to broader adoption of VR technologies?
Medical bankruptcy can happen to anyone and is common even among the financially secure. Here's what you need to know.
Here's how new devices enhance accessibility and also improve the employment rate for the deaf and hard of hearing community.
AR and VR will eliminate returns and transform online shopping. Here's how.
CFRA investment strategist Lindsey Bell on which sectors to watch.
More than half of employees say having nontraditional benefits would reduce their stress. Here's how companies are introducing nontraditional benefits to increase retention and loyalty.
The CMO of Salesforce on the importance of inclusivity and diversity in brand marketing.
Around $3.2 trillion has been invested in innovation over the last five years, but most companies struggle to convert that investment into value. Omar Abbosh, chief executive of Accenture's Communications, Media, and Technology Group, explains why.
Roku platform head Scott Rosenberg talks to MarketWatch about the future of television ads and how streaming platforms could get an ever increasing piece of the pie.
From RawStory: Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson warned that Americans should stop pretending that President Donald Trump is a normal leader and call him out for un-American behavior. “Do you support the impeachment of President Trump? What is your reasoning and if I could clarify that we as DC residents can’t go to congressional representation that will vote on this issue?” asked DC resident Dennis Jaffe. She agreed to impeachment, saying that his offenses do […]
Donald Trump's tariff hike on $200 Billion worth of Chinese starts May 10, the latest turn in what China calls "the largest trade war in economic history
BREAKING NEWS: France's Macron seen launching privatization drive with airports
Uber second guessing going public after Wednesday's nationwide protest Uber & Lyft in trouble with drivers Driver's protest Uber & Lyft May 8th 2019 in major cities workers for the ride-hail services organized protests Uber and Lyft drivers are striking ahead of Uber’s IPO
Greg Smith, who publicly resigned in scathing op-ed, says investment bank's unethical culture threatens firm's future. Anderson Cooper reports.