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The Morning Hustle

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Text size The tax-preparation company recently unveiled Spruce, a mobile-banking app. Cindy Ord/Getty Images As tax season gets under way, H&R Block is continuing its push to offer year-round financial solutions for its customers. Investors will get a look at how the process is going when the company reports its quarterly results on Tuesday. Just […]

Facebook FB 1.83% says it’s helping millions of the world’s poorest people get online through apps and services that allow them to use internet data free. Internal company documents show that many of these people end up being charged in amounts that collectively add up to an estimated millions of dollars a month. To attract […]

Rising mortgage rates could put a chill on housing. A 30-year loan is averaging 3.5%, up from 3% just last month. If rates keep rising as the Federal Reserve tightens monetary policy, housing stocks will struggle as home loans grow less affordable. The outlook doesn’t look great for mortgage originators either, with volumes likely to […]

Text size Farmers descended on Washington to protest high interest rates in 1979. Charles Harrity/AP/Shutterstock About the author: Robert Heller is a former member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. As Milton Freedman said in 1970, “Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon.” Little has changed since then. For most of the 1970s, […]

Fetch Rewards Inc., a SoftBank-backed consumer rewards company, has named David Sommer as its first chief customer officer, the company said. Mr. Sommer was previously head of industry at Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc., overseeing the accounts of the company’s largest retail and consumer packaged goods clients, such as Walmart Inc. and Procter & Gamble […]

Moonshot stocks are coming back to Earth. As the Federal Reserve moves closer to raising interest rates, investors are repricing their bets on one of the riskiest corners of the market: shares of companies that don’t make money. Cash-burning technology firms, biotechnology companies without any approved drugs and startups that listed quickly via mergers with […]

Text size Pfizer says its Omicron-targeting vaccine should be ready by March. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images Pfizer said it should be able to launch a redesigned Covid-19 vaccine that targets the Omicron variant of the virus by March, while Facebook parent Meta Platforms  delayed its U.S. office reopening plans and mandated booster shots […]

Jan. 6, 2022 4:40 pm ET Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: Nick Wass/Associated Press In “No Facebook Funding for Elections” (op-ed, Dec. 31), Tarren Bragdon and Joe Horvath endorse a ban on private funding for public election administration. The problem they target—partisan spending by public officials—may be real, but their proposed ban is a significant […]

Consumer credit risk was in retreat in 2021. It might begin to return next year, though not necessarily in a way that should worry bank investors yet. The average rate of delinquent payments rose from October to November across loans from six large credit-card banks, according to master trust figures compiled by S&P Global Market […]