Videogame addiction is now an official disorder—but will health insurers pay for it?

An addiction to videogames can cost some people their livelihoods. Breaking that addiction is costly, too. But that could change now that the World Health Organization (WHO) this week added “gaming disorder” to its International Classification of Diseases. The disorder goes far beyond just a desire to play videogames for hours on end. “For gaming … Read more

Heron Therapeutics stock rockets 31% on high hopes for post-surgery pain treatment

Heron Therapeutics Inc. shares surged 31% Thursday, after the company announced positive developments for its treatment for postoperative pain that aims to reduce patient dependence on opioids. Heron HRTX, +32.08%  unveiled positive results from two mid-stage studies of patients having knee replacement or breast enhancement surgery. It then said that its HTX-011, which was the … Read more

The Margin: President Trump looms over sobbing immigrant child in Time’s latest cover

Time magazine on Thursday used a viral image of a sobbing 2-year-old Honduran child snapped by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John Moore alongside a towering Donald Trump for its “Welcome to America” cover illustration. The visual soon took over the internet: TIME’s new cover: A reckoning after Trump’s border separation policy: What kind of country are … Read more

Market Extra: Small-cap stocks are on a tear—but shares in tiny companies have done even better

Much has been made about the outperformance of small-capitalization stocks as fears about global trade have intensified, but a subset of small-cap equities has produced even more stellar results this year. The Russell Microcap Index RUMIC, -0.70% which is a benchmark of companies with an average market value of about $730 million, has gained 14% … Read more

Key Words: Alleged Tesla saboteur says ‘Elon was lying to investors;’ Tesla says he threatened violence

The accusations flying back and forth between Tesla Inc. and a former employee continued to escalate Thursday, as Tesla accused him of threatening workplace violence at a Tesla facility after he accused Tesla of dangerous practices and inaccurate public statements. Tesla filed a lawsuit against employee Martin Tripp on Wednesday, after Musk sent out a … Read more

Amazon shares fall after Supreme Court ruling on sales tax, as brick-and-mortar retailers gain

Amazon.com Inc. shares slid 1.3% Thursday, after the Supreme Court ruled that states have the right to collect sales taxes on internet companies that do not have a physical presence in their states. The 5-4 ruling “would give every retailer the opportunity to compete on a level playing field without government’s thumb on the scale,” … Read more

Drugs from Heron Therapeutics and two other biotech companies can boost your investment returns by reducing opioid abuse

(Updates story originally published June 20 to add that Heron Therapeutics reported positive FDA results Thursday.) While investors are focused on trade wars as a potential threat to their wealth, drug abuse may be the bigger risk. Fortunately, three biotech companies are coming to the rescue, which makes them good investments. If all of this … Read more