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8:28 a.m. Today - By Elisabeth Buchwald
2 million Americans will lose extra unemployment benefits --- here's when it will happen in your stateGovernors in these 18 states say these benefits, which were set to expire in September, contribute to the mounting complaints from employers who cannot fill job vacancies.
4:00 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
As Tax Season Ends, Take Time to Tidy Your Finances. Here Are 4 Considerations. “Spring is an excellent time not only to carefully review the past year, take profits and rebalance portfolios, but also to ... prepare portfolios for the coming year,” says Emily Bowersock Hill, founding partner at Bowersock Capital Partners in Lawrence, Kan.
1:56 p.m. May 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
cdc_d8336dee8acaccae84b72eb0 Inflation Is Here and Rising. The Fed Might Be Behind the Curve. The gap between reported price inflation and the experiences of businesses and consumers is a signal to investors that inflation is hotter than it looks. Here’s a look at the Federal Reserve’s big gamble that inflationary pressure will be transitory.
6:40 a.m. May 14, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
Americans are finally ready to travel --- just as airfare prices peak. Try these tricks to score the best dealsThe cost of airfare rose by a record amount in April, as Americans rushed to book long-awaited trips now that many are vaccinated.
4:21 a.m. May 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
Is the Stock Market’s Inflation Reset Over? Fully vaccinated Americans can stop wearing masks, McDonald’s and Amazon are raising wages, Colonial Pipeline resumes, and other news to start your day.
5:13 a.m. May 13, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Amazon hiring 75,000 people, at an average pay of more than $17 an hourAmazon.com Inc. said Thursday that it is hiring 75,000 people in the U.S. and Canada for work in its logistics and fulfillment network. The ecommerce and cloud giant said new hires will be paid an average of more than $17 an hour, and will receive sign-on bonuses of up to $1,000. The new hires will also receive an additional $100 if they show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Amazon said its locations with the most job openings include Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin. The stock, which rose 1.2% in premarket trading, has slipped 3.2% year to date through Wednesday, while the Nasdaq Composite has edged up 1.1% and the S&P 500 has gained 8.2%.
7:24 a.m. May 12, 2021 - By Brett Arends
Verizon retirees take aim at CEO Vestberg’s $40 million ‘golden parachute’This is a rebellion on behalf of retired workers
4:49 a.m. May 12, 2021 - Barrons.com
What Rising Inflation Means for the Stock Market EU court says Amazon was wrongly ordered to pay $300 million in back taxes, job openings hit a record, long lines at East Coast gas stations, and other news to start your day.
3:53 a.m. May 12, 2021 - By Tonya Garcia
Chipotle says it can offer workers the chance for a six-figure salary in 3.5 yearsThe fast-casual chain announced a number of compensation incentives as it searches for new workers, including an increase in average hourly pay to $15.
12:24 p.m. May 11, 2021 - Barrons.com
The Logic Behind the Tech Rout Pfizer’s Covid vaccine cleared for use in adolescents, Biden announces initiatives to boost employment, FBI says DarkSide behind ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline, and other news to start your day.
2:00 a.m. May 11, 2021 - By Jeffry Bartash
A record number of small businesses can't find enough workers to hire, NFIB findsA record number of small businesses said they could not fill open jobs in April, adding to a growing national controversy over whether extra unemployment benefits are keeping scores of people from re-entering the labor force.
5:07 p.m. May 10, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My boyfriend talked me into depositing my paychecks into his bank account, and paying for a car in his name. What can I do? ‘He financed a brand-new car in his name for me — it cost over $45,000. I made aggressive payments every month and even took money from my 401(k) to pay off the car’‘He financed a brand-new car in his name for me — it cost over $45,000. I made aggressive payments every month and even took money from my 401(k) to pay off the car.’
1:02 a.m. May 10, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
How to find the best credit card for international travelMany of the perks provided by credit cards are good only in the U.S. — here are some tips and tricks for a smart credit card strategy if you often travel abroad.
1:49 p.m. May 7, 2021 - Barrons.com
A Best Buy CEO on What It Takes to Fix a Struggling Retailer Retail spending is booming, despite supply constraints. But is this a real retail turnaround or a postpandemic blip? We consult Best Buy fixer-upper Hubert Joly on the art of the turnaround.
1:45 p.m. May 7, 2021 - Barrons.com
April’s Weak Jobs Report Says We’re Overstimulated Economists called Friday’s weaker-than-expected jobs report puzzling and some said it should be ignored altogether as it is incongruent with other signs of a humming economy. But perhaps it’s a sign that too much stimulus has distorted the market.
11:55 a.m. May 5, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Montana to block payout of federal top-up to state unemployment benefitsU.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh expresses disappointment over Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte's decision.
9:27 a.m. April 30, 2021 - By Weston Blasi
Here’s how much the 2021 NFL draft picks will earn on their rookie contractsNo. 1 pick Trevor Lawrence will make an estimated $36.8 million from his rookie contract
6:52 a.m. April 29, 2021 - By Levi Sumagaysay
Amazon is giving more than half a million warehouse workers a raiseThe company said wages will rise between 50 cents and $3 an hour starting next month.
11:45 a.m. April 22, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Credit Suisse taps shareholders for cash as regulator investigates Archegos lossesSwiss bank Credit Suisse said on Thursday it would sell convertible notes to its current shareholders in a bid to raise nearly $2 billion of fresh capital.
9:26 a.m. April 22, 2021 - Barrons.com
Credit Suisse Taps Investors for Cash After Twin Debacles Switzerland's financial regulator will investigate risk management at the bank.
4:27 a.m. April 22, 2021 - Barrons.com
Why Bitcoin Might Be Good for the Environment Biden wants U.S. greenhouse gas emissions cut in half, Credit Suisse taps shareholders for funds, and other news to start your day.
4:22 a.m. April 19, 2021 - Barrons.com
What to Know About Bitcoin’s Terrible Weekend Johnson & Johnson vaccine could be back by Friday, the travel industry is preparing for summer vacations, U.S. and China agree to accelerate climate goals, and other news to start your day.
5:00 a.m. April 18, 2021 - Barrons.com
Neuberger Berman to Disclose Its Proxy Votes Ahead of Time Neuberger Berman's rationale for its unusual move: To be a more effective investor.
5:00 a.m. April 17, 2021 - By Jeffry Bartash
Businesses are hiring and layoffs are falling, but jobs aren't returning all at once "Now hiring" signs are popping up everywhere, more people are finding jobs and unemployment is falling ---but the U.S. labor market is not going to heal overnight.
8:30 a.m. April 16, 2021 - By Brett Arends
CEO pay has gone up 10-fold in the past 40 years --- do they deserve it?The impact of chief executives has been declining over time, research shows
11:09 a.m. April 14, 2021 - By Jeffry Bartash
Economy accelerates in the spring, Fed Beige Book finds. So does inflationThe U.S. economy grew faster in the early spring and more companies sought to hire new workers, a Federal Reserve survey showed, but inflation also picked up and companies faced an array of supply shortages that could restrain production.
4:15 a.m. April 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
At Home Group's Stock Can Double: Portfolio Manager The market underestimates this home decor retailer’s efficient, low-cost model and appeal with value-conscious consumers.
8:46 a.m. April 13, 2021 - By Alessandra Malito
Have an extra $50? $100? Even $20? Use it on an IRA for your future retirement (maybe even sooner) Individual retirement accounts are just one more way to help your future self.
6:12 a.m. April 12, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's base pay stays at $1, but total compensation rises to $25.3 millionFacebook Inc. Founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg's base pay in 2020 remained at $1, which it has been since 2013, and he again received zero in bonuses and stock awards. However, his total compensation rose 8%to $25.29 million from $23.42 million in 2019, with all but $1 of that total being in the form of "all other compensation," according to the social network company's proxy statement filed late Friday. For Zuckerberg, all other compensation includes $13.44 million for costs related to personal security at his residences and during personal travel, a $10.00 million allowance to cover additional costs related to personal security for Zuckerberg and his family, and $1.85 million for costs related to personal use of private aircraft. Facebook's stock, which fell 0.8% in morning trading Monday, has rallied 23.4% over the past three months while the S&P 500 has tacked on 8.4%.
1:30 p.m. April 11, 2021 - Barrons.com
The Economic Recovery Depends on Getting Women Back to Work. Here’s Why. The pandemic dealt a disproportionate blow to women’s jobs and career advancement. The consequences could be far-reaching, for the economy, companies, and investors.
4:42 p.m. April 9, 2021 - Barrons.com
Waste Haulers May Not Be Wall Street’s Most Popular Stocks. But There’s Gold in the Garbage. Waste-hauling stocks have two big advantages. There aren’t a lot of them around. And they don’t have to own the garbage-processing infrastructure that people dislike. As communities grow, the garbage gets more profitable.
3:39 p.m. April 7, 2021 - By Levi Sumagaysay
Uber spending $250 million to lure drivers back to work as pandemic restrictions ease Uber Technologies Inc. announced Wednesday it will spend $250 million on bonuses to lure drivers back to the platform as it gears up for increased ride-hailing demand.
11:58 a.m. April 6, 2021 - By Lina Saigol
Air France-KLM gets EU approval for $4.7 billion in state aid French government's shareholding could rise to 29.9% under recapitalization plan.
4:30 a.m. April 6, 2021 - Barrons.com
This Might Be the Best U.S. Economy Ever Credit Suisse books $4.7 billion loss, Yellen pushes for a global minimum corporate tax rate, CDC decision on vaccinations sends shares of cruise operators higher, and other news to start your day.
10:10 a.m. April 2, 2021 - By Dan Moisand
How much income do you need to contribute to an IRA? The contribution can go into an IRA, a Roth IRA, or a combination of the twoThe contribution can go into an IRA, a Roth IRA, or a combination of the two
3:02 a.m. March 31, 2021 - By Tonya Garcia
Olive Garden parent is raising wages for hourly workers as customers start dining in againDarden Restaurants says hourly workers earn, on average, $17 per hour
11:57 a.m. March 25, 2021 - By Jack Denton
Big investors shun Amazon-backed Deliveroo’s $12 billion IPO over workers’ rights concernsTwo of the U.K.'s largest investors have voiced serious concerns around workers' rights at Deliveroo this week.
6:42 a.m. March 25, 2021 - Barrons.com
Darden Posts Strong Earnings and Gives Upbeat Guidance. Investors Are Happy. Shares of the Olive Garden's parent climbed after it beat analysts' expectations.
3:31 a.m. March 25, 2021 - By Tonya Garcia
Olive Garden parent earnings beat expectations, announces $500M share repurchase program and wage increase for workersDarden Restaurants Inc. shares rose 4.2% in Thursday premarket trading after the Olive Garden parent reported fiscal third-quarter earnings and sales that beat the Street. Net income totaled $128.7 million, or 98 cents per share, down from $232.3 million, or $1.89 per share, last year. Sales of $1.733 billion were down from $2.347 billion last year. The FactSet consensus was for EPS of 70 cents and sales of $1.625 billion. Same-restaurant sales fell 26.7%, with Olive Garden down 25.8%, Longhorn Steakhouse down 12.6% and the fine dining business, which includes The Capitale Grill, down 45.2%. The FactSet consensus was for a decline of 31.2%. Same-restaurant sales have been increasing week-to-week, turning positive, up 5.4%, the week ending March 21. Olive Garden was up 5.7% and Longhorn Steakhouse was up 23.2%. Nearly all restaurants, 99%, were open with at least limited dining room capacity. Darden declared a quarterly dividend of 88 cents per share, payable on May 3 to shareholders of record as of April 9. And the company's board has authorized a new $500 million share repurchase program. Darden said it will invest $17 million in a one-time worker bonus for hourly team members. Gene Lee, chief executive of Darden, says it has invested $200 million in worker bonuses since March 2020. And it will raise the minimum wage for workers to $10 per hour, including tips, starting Monday. That amount will increase to $11 in January 2022, and $12 in January 2023. "Continuing to attract and retain the best talent in the industry will be critical to our success, and this commitment further solidifies our position as the employer of choice in full-service dining," Lee said in a statement. For the fiscal fourth quarter, Darden is forecasting sales of $2.1 billion and EPS of $1.60 to $1.70. The FactSet consensus is for sales of $1.945 billion and EPS of $1.25. Darden stock has soared 129.1% over the last year, with shares up 13.6% in the last three months. The benchmark S&P 500 index is up 57.1% over the past 12 months.
2:54 p.m. March 21, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘My husband told me that my $1,400 stimulus check will be spent on aluminum siding on our home.’ How can I reclaim what’s mine? ‘As soon as I heard the stimulus bill passed, I got a sick sense of dread in my stomach’‘As soon as I heard the stimulus bill passed, I got a sick sense of dread in my stomach.’
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