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1:48 p.m. Dec. 3, 2021 - Barrons.com
A Metaverse Skeptic Starts to Believe Investors are scrambling to buy stocks related to the metaverse. This one company may be the closest thing to a pure play.
6:05 a.m. Dec. 1, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
GM to build a factory with POSCO Chemical to process materials for EV batteries, creating 'hundreds of jobs'Shares of General Motors Co. jumped 4.4% in morning trading Wednesday, after the auto maker said it will create "hundreds of jobs" as it plans to build a factory in North American with South Korea-based POSCO Chemical Co. Ltd. to process battery materials for GM's Ultium electric vehicle platform. GM said it was forming a joint venture with POSCO Chemical to build the factory, which is expected to open in 2024 at a location to be announced later, and to process Cathode Active Material (CAM), which is a battery material that represents about 40% of the cost of an EV battery cell. "Our work with POSCO Chemical is a key part of our strategy to rapidly scale U.S. EV production and drive innovation in battery performance, quality and cost," said Doug Parks, GM executive vice president of global product development, purchasing and supply chain. The new facility will supply Ultium cells facilities being built in Lordstown, Ohio and Spring Hill, Tenn., as part of to 2025. GM's stock has soared 23.0% over the past three months, while the S&P 500 has gained 2.5%.
4:02 a.m. Dec. 1, 2021 - Barrons.com
Direct Listings Jump. Why This Path to Going Public Is Getting Noticed. Direct listings number seven so far this year, but that's still more than the total for 2018, 2019, and 2020 combined. Experts talk about the benefits to retail investors.
3:07 a.m. Dec. 1, 2021 - By Steve Gelsi
Billionaire Steven A. Cohen funds 24Exchange: WSJSteven A. Cohen, the billionaire owner of the New York Mets, is providing $14.25 million in financing to stock trading company 24 Exchange, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Cohen's venture fund Point72 Ventures is backing efforts by 24 Exchange to provide stock trades 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The three-year-old company is currently seeking approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission to set up a round-the-clock stock market. It's already launched trading platforms for cryptocurrencies and foreign exchange transactions.
9:34 a.m. Nov. 30, 2021 - By Claudia Assis
U.S. airlines may find domestic travel acting as a cushion against the omicron variant, analysts sayNews about the omicron variant of the coronavirus rattled U.S. airline and travel-related stocks this week just as a relatively strong Thanksgiving traveling season wrapped up.
4:00 a.m. Nov. 28, 2021 - Barrons.com
DraftKings Stock Has Slumped. Insiders Are Betting on a Comeback. Shares of sports-betting company DraftKings have slipped to 52-week lows, and three directors recently bought $2.6 million of shares.
6:38 a.m. Nov. 27, 2021 - By Gregory Zuckerman
‘Why did you guys sell everything?’ Inside the life-and-death struggle to fund Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine.Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel is the biotech industry’s smoothest fundraiser. But he had to walk a fine line to raise the money for the game-changing vaccine.
10:15 p.m. Nov. 21, 2021 - Barrons.com
Bitcoin Is Now Showing Up in Bond, Stock, and Commodity Funds If crypto is a new asset class, how do you define it? Some see it as a gold-like hedge, others as a call option on the development of a crypto market, and yet others are looking to juice up moribund portfolios. And then there’s FOMO.
11:19 a.m. Nov. 21, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
El Salvador to build 'Bitcoin City' powered by volcano's geothermal energyIn a rock concert-like atmosphere, El Salvador President Nayib Bukele announced that his government will build an oceanside “Bitcoin City” at the base of a volcano.
11:49 a.m. Nov. 20, 2021 - By Philip van Doorn
Inflation is high, interest rates are very low and you need income — here's an alternative that yields more than 7%The First Eagle Credit Opportunities Fund lets individual investors participate in a private lending market typically reserved for institutions.
9:13 a.m. Nov. 20, 2021 - Barrons.com
Durational’s Buyout of Casper Is Hardly a Win for Shareholders Durational’s buyout of mattress company Casper is a reminder that economics usually win out. And Casper’s were challenged, to say the least.
9:28 a.m. Nov. 19, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
Storms could cause Thanksgiving flight cancellations — here's how travelers can prepare themselvesAirlines are struggling with staff shortages and other operational issues, but passengers can take steps to make sure their trip doesn't get derailed.
6:26 a.m. Nov. 19, 2021 - By Abby Schultz
New York Auction Sales Reach US$2.5 BillionResults at Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Phillips surpass estimates with strong results for masterworks alongside freshly created art
1:38 p.m. Nov. 18, 2021 - Barrons.com
Genstar to Buy ACA Group Starr Investment Holdings has sold ACA Group, a regulatory compliance consultancy firm, to Genstar Capital.
10:08 a.m. Nov. 18, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
For minority business owners, it’s been a rough ride. Here’s where things stand now, and how older people of color can launch an idea.Minority entrepreneurs, and specifically minority entrepreneurs over 50, have faced particular challenges, as well as some opportunities.
6:47 a.m. Nov. 16, 2021 - By Abby Schultz
Future Returns: Why Wealthy Investors Co-Invest in Private MarketsCommonfund Capital offers clients the option of co-investing in a diversified pool of companies
2:08 a.m. Nov. 16, 2021 - By Steve Gelsi
SambaTV files to go public on the NYSESamba TV Inc. on Tuesday filed its initial public offering to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "SMBA". The IPO has seven underwriters led by BofA Securities and Evercore ISI. The San Francisco-based specialist in proprietary TV viewership data reported a net loss of $17.1 million for the nine months ended Sept. 30, compared to a net loss of $12.7 million in the year-ago period. Revenue grew 24% to $82.8 million during the same nine-month period. SambaTV's principal shareholders include entities affiliated with August Capital, an early stage venture capital firm based in San Francisco.
12:00 a.m. Nov. 16, 2021 - Barrons.com
Commentary: Can America Still Do Megaprojects? Unless the Biden administration is careful, history will repeat itself, write Tinglong Dai and Christopher S. Tang.
5:42 a.m. Nov. 15, 2021 - Barrons.com
Here Are the Fintechs That Are Looking to Go Public Nium, Credit Sesame, and Yieldstreet are the latest that plan to list their shares.
5:09 p.m. Nov. 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
Some Energy Stocks Could Double. Where to Invest. An industry veteran finds promise in both conventional and alternative energy names. Why he likes Diamondback Energy, Antero Resources, EQT, Cottera Energy, PDC, EOG, Enphase, Enviva, and others.
5:58 a.m. Nov. 13, 2021 - By Eleanor Laise
Profits and Pain: Backed by D.C. power players and private equity, a healthcare provider is under scrutiny for failing fragile seniorsInnovAge promises all-inclusive care to help seniors stay out of nursing homes. But the reality, critics say, can be far different.
11:42 a.m. Nov. 12, 2021 - By Brent Crane
Great Escapes: Sunny San Diego Is a Beach Destination—and Much MoreCalifornia’s second-biggest city features top-tier dining, drinking, and cultural offerings
7:30 a.m. Nov. 12, 2021 - Barrons.com
Morgan Stanley’s Lisa Shalett: Why Left-for-Dead Investments Can Make a Comeback The chief investment officer of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management explains why investors need to reach beyond mainstream asset classes, and why they shouldn’t get too excited about the $1 trillion infrastructure bill.
3:46 a.m. Nov. 10, 2021 - By Steve Gelsi
Can industrial hemp become a sustainable building material? These private investors think soAfter the Farm Bill legalized hemp in 2018, farmers produced too much CBD for the market, but now investors see a larger addressable opportunity for industrial hemp.
9:37 a.m. Nov. 9, 2021 - Barrons.com
Morgan Stanley Launches Platform to Put Clients in Start-Ups The wealth management giant already has offered wealthy clients access to some direct investments in private companies. The new platform will expand that capability.
1:14 a.m. Nov. 8, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
CorePoint's stock tumbles after $1.5 billion buyout deal represents near 12% discount to Friday's closing priceShares of CorePoint Lodging Inc. tumbled 13.8% in premarket trading Monday, after the U.S. lodging real estate investment trust announced an agreement to be acquired in a cash deal valued at $1.5 billion by a joint venture between affiliates of Highgate and Cerberus Capital Management. Under terms of the deal, the per-share price paid is $15.65 a share, or 11.9% below Friday's stock closing price of $17.76 but 42% above the July 13 closing price, which was the last trading day before CorePoint announced its strategic alternatives process. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2022. Separately, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts announced an agreement with CorePoint regarding the termination of all hotel management agreements once the CorpPoint merger is closed. CorePoint's stock has soared 158.1% year to date through Friday, while the SPDR Real Estate Select Sector ETF has rallied 31.9% and the S&P 500 has gained 25.1%.
11:16 a.m. Nov. 6, 2021 - Barrons.com
Weird Finance and Bubbles in Crypto, Stocks, and NFTs Strange assets are reaching spectacular prices. What it means for traditional investors.
3:36 p.m. Nov. 5, 2021 - Barrons.com
Gene Therapy Is a Huge Opportunity. It Pays to be Patient. Biotechs and big pharma companies are targeting diabetes, cardiovascular problems, and even wrinkles. This is one opportunity where it pays to be patient.
6:18 a.m. Nov. 4, 2021 - Barrons.com
ViacomCBS's Earnings Show Progress on Streaming. Wall Street Still Isn't Convinced. The stock fell after the company reported lower EPS than expected. Adjusted operating income before depreciation and amortization was a bit better than anticipated.
11:59 p.m. Nov. 2, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Want to start a business? Here are some ways to fund it, plus some new optionsThese are the main alternatives for financing your business, and how some may be better than others depending on your circumstances.
2:12 p.m. Nov. 2, 2021 - Barrons.com
SEC Chief Warns Many Cryptos Will ‘Fail’ Here's what to know.
9:19 a.m. Nov. 2, 2021 - Barrons.com
Commentary: John Doerr, Venture-Capital Legend, Talks Climate Change "We should put the nail in the coffin of coal at Glasgow," says John Doerr in a Q&A on his new book, 'Speed and Scale.'
7:13 a.m. Nov. 2, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
SEC Chair Gensler likens crypto to 'early seed investing,' warns many coins will 'fail'Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman defended the tough stance he and other regulators have taken on cryptocurrencies, arguing that there is a lot of "hype" in the markets for digital assets, and that investors in these markets lack the protection they enjoy in markets for stocks and bonds, during an interview at the The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association annual meeting Tuesday.
5:18 a.m. Nov. 2, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
Zillow is offloading 7,000 homes — raising 'red flags' about the real-estate marketZillow 'may have leaned into home acquisition at the wrong time,' one analyst said.
3:34 a.m. Nov. 2, 2021 - By Steve Gelsi
Hexo shares fall to all-time low after auditor questions company's ability to surviveCIBC analyst cuts rating on stock to neutral and its auditor raises concerns about Hexo's viability as shares fall to their lowest level yet.
12:02 a.m. Nov. 2, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Why you need a plan B for your holiday travelThere's already been plenty of travel fiascos this year. As you book 2021 holiday travel, have a backup plan. Here's what that may mean.
8:55 a.m. Nov. 1, 2021 - By Emily Bary
'The thrill is gone' on AMD stock, but Intel is looking better: AnalystShares of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. have been red-hot since the start of the pandemic, but one analyst worries that momentum could stall due to a possible slowdown in digital-transformation efforts and remote-work initiatives.
2:46 p.m. Oct. 31, 2021 - Barrons.com
Inside DeFi, the Wild West of Crypto Uncanny things are happening in DeFi, the Wild West of cryptocurrency, where a token called Squid Game rocketed nearly 5,000% this week. Regulators’ hands are tied.
4:05 p.m. Oct. 29, 2021 - Barrons.com
IonQ and Life Time Group See Activist Action New Enterprise Associates disclosed a large stake in quantum-computing firm IonQ. TPG Capital has large holdings in health and wellness company Life Time Group.
7:56 a.m. Oct. 29, 2021 - By Brent Crane
Great Escapes: The Bohemian Charms of the 6th Arrondissement of ParisLong a destination for the literary and learned, this Left Bank neighborhood continues to evolve and surprise
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