The share price of gun-makers Smith & Wesson and Sturm Ruger both jumped after the Uvalde massacre. In the past, gun-makers were punished after a shooting, but things have changed.
Plunging stocks have triggered rarely used ‘circuit breakers’ that temporarily halt trading. A finance scholar explains what they are and the costs of shutting down markets.
An economist explains how a virus like COVID-19 could disrupt the US economy – and why it’s too soon to freak out just yet.
An economist unravels the seeming contradiction between stocks flirting with all-time highs and growing fears of a recession.
An economist explains why the Dow Jones industrial average’s biggest-ever one-day drop shouldn’t bother you too much.