Capitol Report: Help-wanted ads point to Boston and D.C. area as top sites for Amazon HQ2
April 21, 2018

Boston and the greater Washington, D.C. metro might be the most likely places for Amazon to build its second headquarters If help-wanted ads are any indication.


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CEO pay ratios provide little more than noise for investors

The new requirement for companies to report how much more their CEOs made than the typical employee may have produced some “oohs” and “aahs,” but without standardization, it falls short of providing the material information for investors that the SEC intended.


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Top Ten: Weekend roundup: Amazon’s prime success | Wells Fargo’s sins | Netflix’s blowout

Here are MarketWatch articles to read this weekend.


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MarketWatch First Take: Pivotal IPO falls short of recent cloud hysteria

The recent hysteria for new cloud-software stocks seemed to ease a bit Friday with Pivotal Software Inc.’s initial public offering, but there are obvious questions about whether that is an issue with Pivotal or if enthusiasm is waning overall.


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Market Snapshot: U.S. stock futures wobble as bond yields rise; GE higher after earnings
April 20, 2018

U.S. stock futures struggle for direction on Friday, but head for a weekly win, as investors keep an eye on rising government bond yields and focused on fresh batch of earnings.


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Therese Poletti's Tech Tales: SEC: Tell us more about all this money; Amazon and Google: Nope

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has tried hard to force Alphabet Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. to disclose more information about their fast-growing businesses, but the tech giants aren’t playing along.


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Pivotal IPO: 5 things to know about the cloud software company

Pivotal Software Inc., a cloud-software company majority-owned by Dell Technologies Inc., is expected to begin trading Friday after being valued at nearly $4 billion in an initial public offering.


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Netflix unveils 10 new European projects—and second season of ‘Glow’

Netflix Inc. on Wednesday unveiled 10 new European projects that include seven original series, two documentaries and one Italian film.


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Need to Know: Watch for ‘violent selloff’ to thwart Saudis’ wish for $100 oil
April 19, 2018

Oil is back in the spotlight. Our call of the day looks at Saudi Arabia’s desire to see $100 oil, and while that may get investors excited, it’s not likely to happen anytime soon.


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61% of women say they would rather discuss their own death than money

Merrill Lynch says women regret this financial mistake the most.


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