NewsWatch: Microsoft earnings jump nearly 50% to destroy expectations, stock heads higher


Microsoft Corp. blew away earnings expectations Thursday thanks to continuing strong growth from its Azure cloud offering and LinkedIn, sending its trillion-dollar valuation even higher in late trading. See full story.

This gold-related ETF is crushing the stock market’s gains in 2019 — and analysts say the metal has room to run

Gold futures are brandishing lustrous gains but a popular exchange-traded fund focused on companies that mine the yellow metal is en fuego. See full story.

4 great American cities where a Social Security check is easily enough to cover housing costs

You don’t have to spend all your loot on rent in these spots See full story.

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