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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Economic Report: Durable-goods orders get big boost from the military, but business investment weak...

Orders for long-lasting or durable goods surged 2.4% in December owing to the military, but business investment in the civilian part of the economy declined again to finish the...

Market Snapshot: Dow on track for higher open after biggest one-day loss since October

Stock-index futures point to a slightly higher start for U.S. equities Tuesday, a day after growing worries about the impact of China’s coronavirus outbreak on global economic growth sparked...

Outside the Box: Avoid these 3 estate-planning mistakes and make probate cheaper and easier...

At the very least, fill out simple forms to make sure your bank accounts and investments immediately go to your heirs

Flaw in Zoom allowed intruders to illegally eavesdrop on meetings

A hack that let intruders eavesdrop on meetings over Zoom Video Communications Inc., the popular video-conferencing service used by more than 60% of the Fortune 500, has been detected...

British stocks inch higher after previous day’s hammering

U.K. stocks inched higher on Tuesday as traders waited for more news on the deadly coronavirus outbreak before pushing in either direction. After being hammered by 2.3% on Monday, the...

Need to Know: The ‘emerging’ U.S. Midwest is hiding these underappreciated small-cap stocks, says...

The stock market could use a distraction right now, as the coronavirus death toll hits 106 and the number of infected people in China tops 4,000. Earnings from Apple AAPL,...

Futures Movers: Oil steadies after hitting 3-month low on coronavirus fears

Oil futures edged higher Tuesday, steadying after falling to morethan a threemonth low to start the week on fears China’s coronavirus outbreak could dent global demand for crude. West Texas...

The Chicago Fed’s Charles Evans has become a pivotal player on interest rates —...

Chicago Fed President Charles Evans is heavily influencing monetary policy this year — just not in the United States. Futures prices assigned a 57% chance the Bank of England will...

Sales of new homes fell in December, but the future looks bright for the...

The numbers: Sales of newly-constructed homes in the U.S. dropped 0.4% on a monthly basis in December to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 694,000, the government reported Monday. That’s compared...

5 reasons coronavirus fears are overblown — and 14 stocks to buy now

Investor fears about the coronavirus are overblown. So Monday’s biggest one-day percentage declines since early October in the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.57%   and the S&P 500 index...