Coronavirus Drives Stocks Down for 6th Day

A global stock market meltdown entered its sixth day on Thursday, a decline that has reflected rising fear over the fast spreading coronavirus and pulled major benchmarks to near four-month lows. Thursday’s selling came after public health officials in the United States and Germany said new patients in each country had no known connection to others with the illness, a …

Freaked Out by the Stock Market? Take a Deep Breath

Defining net worth. The phrase “net worth” is wrongheaded, as if the only reasonable sum of our financial selves is assets minus liabilities. Next year may bring a big market bounce, or a pay raise, and your capacity for earning more ought to be part of the equation. Besides, net worth need not equal self worth. Nevertheless, a positive and …

Air Travelers Can’t See All of It, but More Tech Is Moving Them Along

The time an airplane spends waiting for a gate after landing or waiting in line to take off could also be reduced. A group at SITA focused on airport management systems is helping to design technology that can synthesize data from many sources, including changing aircraft arrival times, weather conditions at destination airports and logistical issues to improve runway schedules …

‘I Felt Like Crying’: Coronavirus Shakes China’s Expecting Mothers

HONG KONG — The hospital waiting room was filled with dozens of women wearing homemade hazmat suits. Their hair was tucked tightly under shower caps. Their rain ponchos zipped taut over winter coats. All of the women, anxious and pregnant during the coronavirus outbreak, had been waiting hours to see the same doctor. “I don’t feel at ease,” said Vigor …

Market Fears Persist After Wall Street’s Worst Drop in 2 Years

“The emergence of a large number of new cases in Italy has materially increased the risk of a sharp drop in consumer and business confidence in Europe, and potentially North America too if more cases are confirmed there in the coming days,” Mark Haefele, the chief investment officer at UBS’s global wealth management operations, said in an investment report. President …

U.S. Stocks Plunge as Coronavirus Crisis Spreads

Stocks tumbled around the world on Monday as expanding outbreaks of the coronavirus in Italy and in South Korea forced investors to reconsider the threat the virus poses to economies in Europe and the United States. China’s economy has already been hamstrung by fears of the virus, which has infected more than 77,000 people there and triggered quarantines that have …

Don’t Blame Millennials For All The Emotional Support Animals, Delta’s CEO Said

The CEO of Delta, Ed Bastian, told BuzzFeed News in an interview this week that travelers’ reliance on emotional support animals is “out of control” — but that he doesn’t blame millennials for the boom in in-flight pets. Delta is among the airlines that cracked down last year on the lightly regulated practice of bringing animals — from dogs to …

Kanye, Out West – The New York Times

CODY, Wyo. — It’s surprising that a global celebrity who frequently self-identifies as the greatest artist living or dead has become an everyday presence in a tightly connected town of about 10,000 people. It’s more surprising just how much the town’s leaders want him to stay. There Kanye West is at the McDonald’s, the Best Western and the Boot Barn. …

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos And His Wife, MacKenzie, Are Getting A Divorce

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie announced on Twitter Wednesday that they are getting a divorce after 25 years of marriage. Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world with an estimated net worth of $137 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. This means that MacKenzie could be entitled to half of her husband’s accrued wealth …