Stocks fell sharply today, bringing yet more unwelcome volatility to tech shares – TechCrunch

Are you tired of TechCrunch reporting on the daily stock market gyrations? Well, we’re tired of writing about them. And yet here we are, because stonks yet again did wild things that we have to talk about. Markets are...

Italian priest who donated his ventilator has reportedly died

An Italian priest who contracted the new coronavirus died after he gave up a ventilator so a younger patient could have one, local media reports say.Don Giuseppe Berardelli, 72, was the archpriest of Casnigo, a town in northern Italy about 50...
Dow soars 496 points as traders await official approval for $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus deal

Dow soars 496 points as traders await official approval for $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus...

Getty Images / Drew Angerer US stocks climbed on Wednesday as the Senate moved toward a final vote on a $2 trillion relief package to aid the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. The White House and the Senate reached an agreement overnight on the package, but a final vote is pending. The bill includes…

Stocks Drop With Oil; Dollar Halts Four-Day Slide: Markets Wrap

Today they were down less than 2%. Japan's Topix underperformed as a majority of its members traded without the right to the latest dividend. Source link
Blackouts and superstorms are new fuel for rooftop solar companies – Business Insider

Blackouts and superstorms are new fuel for rooftop solar companies – Business Insider

The selling point for rooftop solar panels was once just about sourcing clean energy or saving money. Now it's also about resiliency. Rooftop solar companies like Sunrun have seen boosts in battery sales in response to blackouts, and more customers are opting for solar-plus-storage in states that are prone to frequent hurricanes.The rooftop solar industry is…
The Dow plunged into a bear market in just 20 days — the fastest 20% drop in history

The Dow plunged into a bear market in just 20 days — the fastest...

ReutersIt took just 20 trading days for the Dow Jones Industrial Average to enter bear market territory on Wednesday, easily making it the fastest such slide in the US stock market's history. Past 20% declines from the index's peak took 255 sessions on average, Michael Batnick, director of research at Ritholtz Wealth Management, wrote in…
The Fed’s balance sheet exceeds $5 trillion for the first time in history amid the bank’s wave of coronavirus relief efforts

The Fed’s balance sheet exceeds $5 trillion for the first time in history amid...

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters The Federal Reserve's balance sheet surpassed $5 trillion for the first time as the coronavirus threat drove major liquidity operations. The central bank added $586 billion worth of assets in the week ended March 25, according to a Thursday release, bringing its total holdings to $5.3 trillion. Treasury and mortgage-backed securities accounted for…
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson blames administrative error for failure to sign up to EU equipment help scheme

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson blames administrative error for failure to sign up to EU equipment...

Downing Street has blamed an administrative error for the UK's failure to sign up to an emergency EU scheme to help procure vital medical equipment to fight coronavirus. After an outcry about the refusal to take part in the programme, a government spokesperson claimed that "initial communication problems" meant the UK was confused about whether…