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US Treasury sweetens the pot on I-bonds by adding a fixed rate

US Treasury sweetens the pot on I-bonds by adding a fixed rate

After record-breaking sales of I-bonds in October, the US Treasury is dangling another good deal in front of savers for the next six months. Starting Nov. 2, when I-bonds will be available again after site maintenance at TreasuryDirect.gov, the inflation-adjusted annualized rate will be 6.48%, down from 9.62%. But there will also be a 0.4% …

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Opinion |  Post Elizabeth: 5 things we know about Prince Harry's memoir

Opinion | Post Elizabeth: 5 things we know about Prince Harry’s memoir

Comment on this story Comment You’re reading Post Elizabeth, our newsletter following the British monarchy’s transition. Click here to get it in your inbox. One picture may be worth a thousand words, but the one-word title of Prince Harry’s forthcoming memoir was enough to ignite social media when details of the much-awaited book dropped this …

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The cloud boom has hit its stormiest moment yet, and it is costing investors billions

The cloud boom has hit its stormiest moment yet, and it is costing investors billions

The cloud boom has finally reached a resting altitude, but Wall Street is doing anything but resting. Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, -4.06%, the original pioneer in cloud computing, confirmed Thursday what rivals Microsoft Corp. MSFT, -1.98% and Alphabet Inc. GOOGLE, -2.85% GOOG, -2.34% suggested with their earnings reports earlier in the week: Cloud-computing growth has finally …

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Opinion |  Post Elizabeth: 'The Crown' controversy's clash of art and reality

Opinion | Post Elizabeth: ‘The Crown’ controversy’s clash of art and reality

Comment on this story Comment You’re reading Post Elizabeth, our newsletter following the British monarchy’s transition. Click here to get it in your inbox. It’s a TV drama, but “The Crown” is making real-life waves. Netflix bowed this week to criticism of its majestic hit ahead of the fifth season’s scheduled release Nov. 9. After …

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Elon Musk pumps Tesla stock with a ridiculous $4 trillion target.  Is a dump coming next?

Elon Musk pumps Tesla stock with a ridiculous $4 trillion target. Is a dump coming next?

Another Tesla Inc. earnings call, and another fanciful Elon Musk prediction that likely encouraged yet another open file at the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday. The chief executive of Tesla Inc. TSLA, +0.84% told investors Wednesday that he believes the valuation of the electric-car maker will exceed the combined market capitalization of the two …

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Inflation is going to fall just as fast as it rose, and that's investors' cue to enter the stock market

Inflation is going to fall just as fast as it rose, and that’s investors’ cue to enter the stock market

When central banks, most notably the Federal Reserve these days, move too aggressively on interest-rate increases, things break. Believe it or not, this is bullish in the twisted thinking of Wall Street. It’s why stocks rallied earlier this week. Before you laugh this off, consider the logic. It is not completely absurd. Faced with a …

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Micron earnings suggest the chip downturn could be worse than Wall Street expects

Micron earnings suggest the chip downturn could be worse than Wall Street expects

Micron Technology Inc. executives warned about a semiconductor downturn in late June, but now say that a “sharp and sudden” drop in demand exceeded even those expectations, suggesting the current chip glut could get a lot worse. Micron MU, -1.94% reported a worse-than-expected fiscal fourth quarter Thursday, with revenue plunging 23% from last year, but …

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