MarketWatch.com: Italian bond yields swing higher after party leader threatens to end government
Italian government bonds came under pressure, pushing yields higher, after Italian deputy prime minister Luigi di Maio, who is also the head of the 5-Star Movement, threatened to leave and dismantle the coalition government if he could not deliver on his spending plans. The 10-year Italian government bond yield climbed to 2.890%, from an intraday low of 2.803%, according to Tradeweb data. The selloff pushed investors into risk-free government paper. The yield for the German 10-year bond fell 1 basis points to 0.478%, along with the 10-year Treasury yield , which was down 1.5 basis points to 3.068%. Bond prices move in the opposite direction of yields. European bond investors have scrutinized the deficit projections for the upcoming 2019 budget, amid concerns the antiestablishment Italian government may loosen the fiscal taps and risk a clash between Rome and Brussels.
Tesla Inc.'s 2018 Model 3 has earned a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. the sedan five stars each in frontal crash, side crash, and rollover resistance scenarios. Shares of Tesla extended gains on Thursday, up 0.2% to bring the weekly advance to 1.3% so far. The stock has lost 4% this year, versus advances of 9% and 8% for the S&P 500 index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average .
BookWatch: This NFL exec’s technique for assessing football players also works on stocks
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Grow: Want a bigger paycheck? Here’s what to do
Get motivated and do something about itIf your co-workers make more than you, instead of grumbling about it, do something.
The New York Post: Soon-Yi Previn claims Mia Farrow abused her in interview with Vulture
“What’s happened to Woody is so upsetting, so unjust,” Previn said.Soon-Yi Previn has broken her silence for the first time in decades to launch a no-holds-barred attack on her estranged adoptive mother, Mia Farrow.
MarketWatch.com: ‘The Predator’ tops box office despite weak opening
Sci-fi film likely will struggle to make profit; ‘The Nun’ continues to scare up ticket salesDespite a disappointing opening weekend haul, “The Predator” easily took the weekend box-office crown.
MarketWatch.com: There’s now a $1,000 gulf between Apple’s cheapest and most expensive iPhones
Apple didn’t mention the SE and 6 models at the launch of its new iPhonesApple didn’t mention the SE and 6 models at the launch of its new iPhones.
BookWatch: India can teach the U.S. how to slash health-care costs by 40% — without rationing care
U.S. innovators cut costs through telemedicine and increased spending on primary careBundled pricing, shifting some tasks to cheaper workers and frugality are all part of the mix.
MarketWatch.com: Mark Cuban says the best investing advice he got when young was to be as poor as possible first
Anyone can be a millionaire — with the right mind-setSmart investing advice from ‘Shark Tank’ star Mark Cuban
MarketWatch.com: Five ways to profit from the cold winter just around the corner
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