1:27 p.m. Feb. 22, 2021
Wife of 'El Chapo' arrested in Virginia on drug-trafficking chargesThe wife of Mexican drug kingpin “El Chapo” Guzman was arrested on Monday at an airport in Virginia on international drug trafficking charges, the Justice Department said.
12:40 p.m. Feb. 19, 2021
Six more linked to far-right Oath Keepers group charged in Capitol attackSix more people linked to the far-right Oath Keepers militia group have been indicted on charges that they planned and coordinated with one another in the attack on the U.S. Capitol, authorities said Friday.
1:21 p.m. Feb. 17, 2021
- By Claudia Assis
Firearms maker Sturm Ruger has best year since 2016 Sturm Ruger & Co. had its best sales year since 2016 as a "historic surge" in firearms demand held throughout 2020. Shares of the firearm maker rose nearly 3% in the extended session Wednesday. Sturm Ruger said it earned $31.7 million, or $1.78 a share, in the fourth quarter, compared with 46 cents a share in the year-ago period. Sales rose to $169.3 million, from $105.1 million a year ago, and were the company's highest quarterly sales since the first quarter of 2017. Sales for the year reached $568.9 million, the highest yearly sales since 2016. "Our tremendous sales growth and profitability in 2020 was driven by the historic surge in consumer demand that began late in the first quarter and continued throughout the year," Chief Executive Christopher J. Killoy said in a statement. Shares of Sturm Ruger ended the regular trading day down 1.1%.
6:05 a.m. Feb. 11, 2021
Students exposed to school shootings suffer lasting health and educational problemsSchool shootings carry vast social costs, beginning with the injuries and death, and extending to reduced educational performance, adverse health outcomes, and higher financial costs for school districts.
12:53 p.m. Jan. 30, 2021
Pelosi decries ‘enemy within the House’ and Missouri Democrat moves office as Capitol security is tightenedRep. Cori Bush says she and her staff felt unsafe with office near that of Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene.
10:38 a.m. Jan. 27, 2021
Biden administration pauses Trump arms sales to Gulf states for further review The Biden administration has put a temporary hold on several major foreign arms sales initiated by the administration of then-President Donald Trump.
3:08 a.m. Jan. 27, 2021
Barron’s Daily: GameStop Stock Won’t Stop Climbing—and the Risks Are Rising
GameStop trading draws attention from state regulator, the global economy is improving, acting Capitol Hill police chief apologizes for security lapses, and other news to start your day.
1:11 p.m. Jan. 22, 2021
Maryland congressman Andy Harris won't confirm he was armed when House metal detector was set offCapitol Police are investigating an incident in which a Republican lawmaker was blocked from entering the House chamber after setting off a metal detector while apparently carrying a concealed gun.
10:23 a.m. Jan. 20, 2021
This is the big risk if Biden copies Trump and uses an obscure rule to cancel regulatory rollbacksAfter tit-for-tat, should the Congressional Review Act be repealed?
6:21 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021
Makers of explosives push for end to overlapping regulations, while labor union voices concernsChemical facilities would face fewer regulations under a proposed rule change from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency that targets 49 explosive chemicals.
3:32 p.m. Jan. 7, 2021
Capitol Police twice refused offers of aid -- once while already under siegeThree days before the pro-Trump riot at the Capitol, the Pentagon asked the U.S Capitol Police if it needed National Guard manpower. And as the mob descended on the building Wednesday, Justice Department leaders reached out to offer up FBI agents. The police turned them down both times, according to a defense official and two people familiar with the matter.
12:48 p.m. Jan. 4, 2021
Wisconsin pharmacist arrested and fired over spoiled vaccine doses is an admitted conspiracy theoristHundreds of doses of Moderna vaccine spoiled by pharmacist who believed they were unsafe and the world was 'crashing down,' according to court documents.
5:48 a.m. Dec. 30, 2020
Police visited home of suspected Nashville suicide bomber a year ago after tip from girlfriendMore than a year before Anthony Warner detonated a bomb in downtown Nashville on Christmas, officers visited his home after his girlfriend told police that he was building bombs in an RV trailer at his residence, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press. But they were unable to make contact with him, or see inside his RV.
7:00 a.m. Dec. 26, 2020
Tennessee and Kentucky hit by communications outages after Nashville blastSweeping communications outages continued to plague large swaths of Tennessee on Saturday after a recreational vehicle exploded early Christmas morning in sleepy downtown Nashville.
6:18 a.m. Dec. 25, 2020
Nashville police suspect Christmas morning explosion was intentionalPolice spokesman Don Aaron said the 6:30 a.m. explosion, which shattered glass and damaged buildings, was believed to be "an intentional act."
7:39 a.m. Dec. 22, 2020
- By Tomi Kilgore
Vista Outdoor's stock shoots up toward a near 4-year high after Cowen analyst said it's time to buyShare of Vista Outdoor Inc. shot up 24.6% in midday trading Tuesday, putting them on track for the highest close since February 2017, after Cowen analyst Gautam Khanna turned bullish on the ammunition and shooting sports accessories maker, saying the current ammo demand upcycle is likely to last. Khanna raised his rating to outperform, after being at market perform for at least the last three years, and raised his price target to $33 from $29. Among the reasons Khanna believes ammo demand will continue, he believes President-elect Joe Biden's stricter gun control ambitions than current President Donald Trump's will provide an ammo/firearm "demand stimulant." Also, the recent ammo demand surge reflects and "an influx of new shooters," rather than just stockpiling by longstanding shooters, and the "cultural 'Armageddon' mentality may linger" given the recent surge in COVID-19 cases and civil unrest fears. The upbeat assessment of ammo demand was giving the shares of firearms makers a boost amid broader stock market weakness, with Smith & Wesson Brands Inc. rallying 2.5% and Sturm Ruger & Co. climbing 2.8%, while the S&P 500 fell 0.2%.
2:34 p.m. Dec. 9, 2020
Bid to block Trump's $23 billion arms sales to UAE fails in SenateThe Senate fell short Wednesday in trying to halt the Trump administration's proposed $23 billion arms sales to the United Arab Emirates, despite bipartisan objections to the package of F-35 fighter jets and drones stemming from a broader Middle East peace agreement.
5:12 a.m. Dec. 5, 2020
- By Tomi Kilgore
Smith & Wesson's stock jumps as record gun demand fuels latest earnings surpriseShares of Smith & Wesson Brands Inc. rallied Friday after the gun maker reported another big profit beat and sales that more than doubled, as demand for firearms continued to surge to record levels.
11:23 a.m. Dec. 3, 2020
Smith & Wesson Q2 profit rises as sales skyrocketSmith & Wesson Brands Inc. said Thursday that profit rose in the second quarter of fiscal 2021 as revenue more than doubled in the period. For the period ended Oct. 31, the Springfield, Mass.-based firearms manufacturer reported a profit of $52.2 million, or 92 cents a share, compared with $1.3 million, or 2 cents, for the same period last year.
1:10 p.m. Nov. 15, 2020
Nearly 2 dozen arrested after violence at pro-Trump march in WashingtonDemonstrations over President Donald Trump's loss at the polls have resulted in charges against nearly two dozen people in Washington, including a person accused of setting off a commercial firework and four people accused in an assault that left the victim unconscious on the street.
8:08 a.m. Nov. 11, 2020
BAE Expects Arms Sales Growth to Continue Under Biden. The Stock Rose.
The British defense giant also lifted its earnings guidance slightly in a market update on Wednesday.
6:11 a.m. Nov. 7, 2020
- By Associated Press
Military-style semiautomatic rifles and other guns increasingly seen at key vote-counting centersThe most turbulent and norm-breaking presidential election of a lifetime has led to an extraordinary spectacle in the United States over the past three days: armed protesters gathering nightly outside offices where workers are counting the votes that will decide who wins the White House.
9:09 a.m. Nov. 4, 2020
- By Tomi Kilgore
Gun stocks tumble, as election uncertainties sparked worries of reduced demandShares of gun makers tumbled Wednesday, as a failed Democratic election sweep assuaged concerns over potential tighter regulations, which could have sparked further demand for firearms. Smith & Wesson Brands Inc.'s stock plunged 1.7% and Sturm, Ruger & Co.'s stock dropped 10.5%. Shares of ammunition and shooting sports accessories maker Vista Outdoor Inc. was knocked down 4.6%. The selloff bucked the surge in the broader stock market, in which the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 643 points, or 2.3%, and the S&P 500 hiked up 3.0%. , amid growing expectations that Former Vice President Joe Biden would be elected president and Democrats would take over a majority of the Senate. Analysts say that concerns over tighter gun regulation tends to be the primary driver of demand for firearms. Meanwhile, gun stocks had been soaring since March, as worries about social unrest stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and calls to defund the police also fueled demand.
8:33 a.m. Nov. 4, 2020
- By Jacob Passy
Both Trump and Biden voters are stocking up on cash, gas and food to prep for possible election unrest --- 'It's not a natural disaster. It's an election'‘My son's safety is my first priority and I never would have thought that a presidential election would cause me to fear for his safety,’ one woman said.
8:03 a.m. Nov. 4, 2020
- By Meera Jagannathan
Democrats and Republicans are confident their candidate will win — and that could affect consumer spending after the election87% of Democrats expect Joe Biden to win the 2020 election, while 84% of Republicans expect President Trump to triumph, a new paper says.
10:32 a.m. Nov. 3, 2020
- By Tomi Kilgore
Gun stocks gain, suggesting a Trump loss may be anticipatedShares of gun makers rallied on election day, to outperform the broader stock market, which suggests investors may be anticipating a Biden victory.
12:01 p.m. Nov. 1, 2020
Thousands of protesters defy police warning shots in Belarus; hundreds arrestedThousands of protesters in Belarus swarmed the streets of the capital to demand the resignation of the country's longtime president for the 13th straight Sunday and encountered police using stun grenades to break up the crowds and making warning shots in the air from what authorities said were “non-lethal weapons.”
12:48 p.m. Oct. 30, 2020
1:50 p.m. Oct. 29, 2020
Walmart pulls guns, ammo from shelves ahead of potential 'civil unrest'Walmart says it has removed ammunition and firearms from displays at its U.S. stores, citing “civil unrest" in some areas.
12:30 p.m. Oct. 28, 2020
- By Wallace Witkowski
5:23 p.m. Oct. 23, 2020
2021 Will Be a Challenge for Investors
Letters on Barron’s Big Money poll, infrastructure investments, risks/rewards of preferred stock, electric vehicles, sales of guns and ammo, and bets on risky debt
7:01 a.m. Oct. 23, 2020
- By Meera Jagannathan
Trump raises alarm about suicides during the pandemic — but an increase isn't 'inevitable,' one report saysIncreased suicide rate during COVID-19 isn’t a ‘foregone conclusion,’ a journal article says.
1:30 a.m. Oct. 16, 2020
How to Play the Surge in Gun and Ammo Sales
Fears of civil unrest, especially surrounding the November election, have triggered a run on guns and ammunition. With no sign of abating, it’s time to reset a trade we recommended in April.
9:34 a.m. Oct. 7, 2020
Derek Chauvin, the ex-cop charged in George Floyd's death, posts $1 million bond to leave Minnesota prisonThe former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd posted bail on Wednesday and was released from prison.
5:25 a.m. Oct. 5, 2020
Soaring Gun Demand Boosts Firearm Maker Stocks
The latest sales data shows no sign of slowing gun demand.
1:06 p.m. Oct. 2, 2020
Kathleen Malone: Let’s Do a Gut Check
The veteran Wells Fargo advisor recalls learning the business as a teen during visits to her father’s office. She shares where she’s looking for growth and income right now, and which investment segment is seeing strong demand. Finally, she shares her unusual method of relaxing (it doesn’t involve peace and quiet).
5:38 p.m. Sept. 30, 2020
Parscale stepping away from Trump campaign after hospitalizationPresident Donald Trump's former campaign manager is stepping away from the reelection campaign days after he was hospitalized after Florida law enforcement officials said threatened to harm himself.
5:29 p.m. Sept. 27, 2020
Ex-Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale hospitalized after threat of self-harmPresident Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Brad Parscale was hospitalized Sunday after he threatened to harm himself, according to Florida police and campaign officials.
6:15 a.m. Sept. 26, 2020
- Associated Press
Portland braces itself for large right-wing rally The Proud Boys, designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, described the rally as a free speech event to support President Trump and the policeAt least several thousand people are expected in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday for a right-wing rally in support of President Donald Trump and his “law and order” reelection campaign as tensions boil over nationwide following the decision not to charge officers in Louisville, Kentucky, for killing Breonna Taylor.
9:14 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020
- By Rob Csernyik
20 Minutes With: Ellevest CEO Sallie KrawcheckHer investing platform for women recently launched a racial justice lens