Meta stock spikes nearly 20% as cost cuts and $40 billion for investors overshadow earnings miss

Meta Platforms Inc. shares soared in after-hours trading Wednesday despite an earnings miss, as the Facebook parent company guided for potentially more revenue than Wall Street expected in the new year and promised more share repurchases amid cost cuts. Meta Meta, +27.57% said it hauled in $32.17 billion in fourth-quarter revenue, down from $33.67 billion … Read more

Opinion: Zuckerberg and Intel are shipping the proceeds from their layoffs straight to Wall Street

For years, Wall Street groused about Silicon Valley’s refusal to pay dividends and buy back stock as tech companies grew into cash-generating machines. That is no longer a problem, even though those tech companies are generating fewer profits than they were in previous years. In fact, some tech companies are basically paying off Wall Street … Read more

New York attorney general will seek sanctions on Trump

Former US President Donald Trump addresses the crowd during a 2024 election campaign event in Columbia, South Carolina, on January 28, 2023. Logan Cyrus | AFP | Getty Images The New York attorney general’s office on Tuesday said it will ask a judge to impose sanctions on former President Donald Trump and his attorneys in … Read more

Look inside luxury Los Angeles condos seeking record prices

Two developers in California are looking to lure a buyer willing to do something no other buyer has ever done before in Los Angeles history – pay between $50 million and a $100 million for a condo. A deal anywhere near those asking prices would shatter a record in the City of Angels, where no … Read more

London’s luxury home sellers turn to WhatsApp as private sales surge

A growing number of Londoners are opting for novel means of buying and selling their properties, with WhatsApp emerging as a new home for luxury listings. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON — In trying times for the UK real estate market, a growing number of Londoners are opting for novel means of buying … Read more

I’m a retired mom, and want to buy an apartment in New Jersey with my daughter. Should we sell her home and buy now — or sell and wait for house prices to fall?

Dear MarketWatch, I’m from New Jersey. My daughter and I are looking to invest in a multi-family unit for our family. I’m retired and live in a luxury apartment paying $2,000 a month for rent, soon to increase to $2,200. My daughter is a homeowner and her property currently has $75,000 to $100,000 in equity. … Read more

The ‘best job in America’ pays over $120,000 a year — and can offer a low-stress, healthy work-life balance

We’ve had the great resignation, quiet quitting, resistance to going back to the office — and now? It turns out people are looking for happiness, stability, flexibility and a good salary. In 2023, in the wake of the worst days of the pandemic, most US job switchers and others seeking employment want to land a … Read more

‘As he reminds me, it’s not his house’: My boyfriend lives in my house with my 2 kids, but refuses to pay rent or contribute to food and utility bills. What’s my next move?

Dear Quentin, My boyfriend and I come from completely different backgrounds. I am in my mid-30s and he is 40. We both own our own homes, and had a life built prior to meeting. We have now been together for five years and we have lived only at my house for the last 2.5 years. … Read more

‘I grew up poor’: My wife and I have a $1.2 million real-estate portfolio and $250,000 invested in stocks. Are we financially secure enough to start a family?

My wife and I have been married for 12 years and have not started a family yet, with the exception of our two Labradors. We are both in finance, and have several years of technical experience in our professions. We have a $1.3 million dollar real-estate portfolio that has positive cash flow, and have a … Read more

Benefits of Having Same Day Loan

Do you want an easy way to get your finances sorted and refinance your debt? Do you need money fast to start a business or to develop it? Or maybe you just need money for day-to-day expenses, even if it’s just for one day. The best option is probably to get a same-day loan. The … Read more