NewsWatch: Dow futures retreat as number of coronavirus cases take a surprise jump

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Stock-index futures point to a fall for U.S. stocks on Thursday, taking a cue from pressure on global equity markets after China reported a sharp rise in novel coronavirus infections and deaths. See full story.

Barclays profit misses views as CEO faces regulatory probe over Epstein link

Barclays PLC said Thursday that Chief Executive Officer Jes Staley retains the board’s full confidence despite a U.K. regulatory investigation concerning his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, as it reported its 2019 results. See full story.

This one change can improve retirement wealth by 50%

How investor psychology can make or break your golden years See full story.

Jobless claims edge up 2,000 to 205,000, but there’s still no sign of widespread layoffs

The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits in early February rose slightly, but there’s still no sign of widespread layoffs in an economy that has been expanding for a record 10 and a half years. Initial jobless claims edged up by 2,000 to 205,000. See full story.

CEOs are switching between industries 4 times as much due to blurring of skills

New data shows a blurring of skills has prompted a 45% increase in executives moving between the sectors from 2015 to 2019. See full story.


Gen Z is already influencing mortgage lending and builders, writes Sanjiv Das. See full story.