Norwegian drops COVID-19 testing, vaccination and masking. MarketWatch asks health experts, ‘Would you take a cruise?’

President Joe Biden has said the pandemic is over, despite more than 300 people dying from COVID-related illness every day. Now cruise lines, which experienced severe disruptions during the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak and, in some cases were stranded offshore due to ports refusing them permission to dock due to coronavirus outbreaks onboard, … Read more

Want to gamble your savings on a quick collapse in inflation?

Inflation is running at 8% or higher, depending on how you count it (and who’s counting). The Federal Reserve is clearly panicking. And the markets are clearly panicking too. So at this point, Uncle Sam would like to offer you a bet. How would you like to wager your hard-earned retirement savings that inflation is … Read more

Weekend reads: How to manage your finances when inflation is high and interest rates keeping shooting up

Financial markets have reacted in shock to the Federal Reserve’s strengthened vow to continue tightening of monetary policy to fight high inflation. The S&P 500 has declined 10.5% over the past month and the average interest rate on a 30-year mortgage loan has increased to 6.29% from 6.02% in only one week, according to Freddie … Read more

Opinion: How can Apple hold the line on iPhone prices amid soaring inflation?

Inflation in the US is surging to near a 40-year high, with prices on food, fuel and pretty much everything seeming to rise more every month. Smartphones may be an exception. Apple AAPL, +0.44%, for example, recently announced its new versions of the iPhone and other gadgets, and turned a lot of heads when it … Read more