Stocks Slide Amid Ukraine Concerns, Inflation Data

US stocks and bond yields sank Friday, as growing tensions between Russia and Ukraine sent investors flocking to safer assets. All three major US stock indexes finished the day lower, capping another volatile week on Wall Street. Just days ago, it seemed possible that indexes would extend their weekly winning streak to three. But concurrent … Read more

Over the Hedge: Three Books on Private Equity’s Highs and Lows

Books on current business or economic events that aim for a popular audience usually gravitate toward a now-standard strategy. The “Barbarians at the Gate” technique—inspired by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar’s 1989 book chronicling the takeover of RJR Nabisco by leveraged buyout firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.—serves up a fast-paced, moment-by-moment account of a … Read more

Wrong Pronoun, in My Book

Feb. 4, 2022 6:07 pm ET In Meghan Cox Gurdon’s column “And a Few Shall Have Prizes” (Children’s Books, Jan. 29), she writes, “There’s been gushing, for instance, that Kyle Lukoff’s novel ‘Too Bright to See,’ about a trans middle-school child with they/them pronouns, won a Newbery Honor.” At no point in “Too Bright To … Read more