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    Twitter Drops 2.8% After Jack Dorsey Steps Down

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 3:50

    Twitter will get a new CEO. A look at Black Friday spending. And inside Nissan's electric vehicle efforts. Host: Shaina Mishkin. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    One in Five Adults Have Gotten a Covid Booster

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 4:47

    New variant concerns spark selloff. Johnson & Johnson isn't benefiting from boosters. And why Uber's investment in a Chinese company may become a liability. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    3 Numbers to Know About Black Friday

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 4:34

    What the history of Black Friday can tell us about this year's post-Thanksgiving shopping spree. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Dollar Tree to Hike Prices 25%

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 4:05

    Most products at Dollar Tree will now cost $1.25. Zoom takes a dive as workers return to offices. Plus, a move to stem rising gasoline prices. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ford's $11 Billion EV Bet

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 3:57

    The U.S. may be seeing the strongest pace of home sales since 2006. Jerome Powell will continue to head the Fed. Plus, a look at Ford's plans in the electric-vehicle market. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Brent Crude Dips 3%

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 4:02

    A price target upgrade for Tesla. Johnson & Johnson's big plans. And oil prices are taking a hit. Host: Zoe Szathmary. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    CVS to Close 900 Stores Over Next 3 Years

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 3:53

    CVS plans to streamline. Sweetgreen goes public. And Boeing's shares may soon take flight. Host: Zoe Szathmary. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Debt Limit Set to Run Out December 15

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 4:07

    Target shares fell despite better-than-expected quarterly results. Janet Yellen warns Congress about the debt limit. And Rivian's impressive post-IPO run. Host: Zoe Szathmary. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    U.S. Retail Sales Climb 1.7% for October

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 3:55

    Retail sales see a boost heading into the holiday season. Pfizer announces a royalty-free deal for its Covid-19 antiviral pill. And Home Depot reports strong third-quarter results. Host: Zoe Szathmary. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Gold Futures Dip, Ending Seven-Session Hot Streak

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 3:51

    Software company Splunk's stock sinks. AMC Entertainment shares rebound despite a poor showing at the box office. And gold dips - but its run may not be done. Host: Shaina Mishkin. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Consumer Sentiment Survey Sees Lowest Score Since 2011

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 3:54

    Long-time conglomerates are spinning off into more focused companies. A preview of companies reporting third quarter earnings this week. And a new survey finds consumers are wary of inflation. Host: Nick Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Nvida Is Worth $750 Billion

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 4:14

    A look at why Moderna's shares have fallen so far. A new IBM spinoff has a rocky start. Plus, Nvida is the seventh most valuable company on U.S. markets. Host: Nick Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    October's Consumer Price Index Rises 6.2% Year-over-Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 3:58

    The rapid pace of price increases for the U.S. economy has not been seen for decades. A look at the real change in hourly earnings. Plus, the Federal Reserve will likely increase its benchmark interest rate target. Host: Nick Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    General Electric to Split into 3 Companies

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 3:53

    GE will spin off into companies focused on healthcare, energy and power, and aviation. The October producer price index sees a record for modern times. And why bank stocks are a good bet. Host: Nick Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Congress' $550 Billion Infrastructure Bill Pushes Some Stocks Higher

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 4:05


    Steel, cement, asphalt, and electric vehicle producers see their stocks shoot up after Congress passes its infrastructure bill. Berkshire Hathaway reports earnings. Plus, Elon Musk's latest Twitter poll. Host: Nick Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    531,000 Jobs Added in October

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 3:36

    Stay at home stocks are beginning to drop. The Labor Department reports October numbers. And the IRS ups contribution limits . Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Moderna Misses Revenue Estimate by 20%

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 4:33

    Moderna reports $5 billion in sales. Roku and other pandemic stocks are taking a dip. Plus, a look at the blockbuster deal between Tesla and Hertz. Host: Zoe Szathmary. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Federal Reserve to Begin Tapering This Month

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 3:39

    The Fed will end its monthly bond purchasing program by June. Allbirds' stock takes flight. And Ford is bouncing back from the chip shortage. Host: Zoe Szathmary. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Dow Jones Industrial Average Closes Above 36,000 Points

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 3:43

    The Dow Jones Industrial Averages reaches a prediction after 22 years. Yahoo pulls out of China. And Rivian is set to go public next week. Host: Zoe Szathmary. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Coca-Cola Acquires Sports Drink Brand for $5.6 Billion

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 3:44

    A preview of Berkshire Hathaway's earnings. Coca-Cola is coming after Gatorade. Plus, why the end of the year is traditionally a good time for the stock market. Host: Shaina Mishkin. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Oil Futures' Record Streak of Gains Ends

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 3:45

    The price of oil declines after nine straight weeks. Charter Communications' stock drops. And the FDA approves the Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Cigarette Sales Rise for First Time in Two Decades

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 4:34

    Shiba Inu is the third-most Googled cryptocurrency this year. Cigarette sales are on the rise. Plus, a look at Biden's Build Back Better plan. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Dreamliner Production Delays Could Cost Boeing $1 Billion

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 3:54

    Hedge fund Third Point wants Shell to split into two companies. Boeing continues to face production problems. And a preview of the holiday shopping season. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Robinhood Loses 2 Million Users

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 3:55

    Facebook plans to boost capital spending. Robinhood faces a new setback. And the FTC issues warnings on misleading claims on money-making opportunities. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tesla Reaches $1 Trillion Market Capitalization

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 4:13

    Tesla is the first auto maker to reach a new market cap threshold. Futures prices for oats are on the rise. And why the Covid-19 pandemic set of a retirement spree. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Dow Jones Industrial Average Posts Record Close

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 3:24

    Tech companies had a rough close of the week. A look at Phunware's blockbuster day. Plus, gold futures climb. Host: Zoe Szathmary. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    WeWork Finally Goes Public

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 3:50

    A new study on Pfizer's Covid-19 booster shots. Former President Trump announces a new public media company. And WeWork goes public after its 2019 debacle. Host: Zoe Szathmary. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Online Holiday Retail Shopping Projected to Grow 10%

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 4:06

    Online holiday retail shopping will grow to $207 billion in 2021. A look at the companies going public this week. Plus, Biogen releases sales figures for a new drug. Host: Shaina Mishkin. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bitcoin Rises 4.5%

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 3:43

    The first U.S. Bitcoin futures exchange-traded fund has its first day of trading. A preview of Rent the Runway's IPO. Plus, Procter & Gamble will be hit by commodity and freight costs. Host: Shaina Mishkin. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Toyota to Invest $3.4 Billion in Electric Vehicle Batteries

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 3:36

    Zillow's stock drops 9%. Apple announces a new Macbook. And Toyota goes all in on EVs. Host: Shaina Mishkin. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    72 Companies Reporting Earnings This Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 4:27

    A look at Barron's biannual Big Money poll. The price of oil increases for the eighth week in a row. Plus, a preview of the week's earnings reports. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Domino's 41-Quarter Same-Store Sales Growth Comes to an End

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 4:15

    Domino's same-store sales dip 2%. Strikes abound amid a tight labor market. Plus, a look at university endowments. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    4 Banks Reporting Earnings This Morning

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 3:42

    Delta anticipates higher fuel costs. Gold surges 2%. Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo all release their third-quarter financials. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Airbnb Stock Jumps 4% After Upgrade

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 4:27

    The IMF modifies its economic growth forecast for 2021. Airbnb gets a Buy from one analyst. Plus, Tesla's latest rebound. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

    Southwest Airlines Takes a 4% Nosedive

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 4:35

    A series of flight cancellations hits Southwest's stock. Wall Street forecasts a big third quarter. And cable companies are facing new competition. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

    September's Jobs Report Misses Forecast by 285,000

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 3:31

    The Labor Department reports disappointing job gains for September. Booster shots of the Covid-19 vaccine outpace first doses. And oil futures are on the rise. Host: Zoe Szathmary. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

    New York City's Office Buildings Decline 17% in Value

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 3:34

    New York City sees its first decline in property value in over two decades. Costco's sales are up. And AT&T gets a lukewarm upgrade. Host: Zoe Szathmary. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

    Bitcoin Rallies Above $55,000 for First Time Since May

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 3:26

    Peloton's stock goes up despite a downgrade. A survey finds teens are back to spending on apparel. And Bitcoin gets a boost. Host: Zoe Szathmary. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

    Markets Rebound After Tech-Driven Selloff

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 3:40

    The S&P 500, Dow Jones, and Nasdaq bounce back after Monday. General Motors' stock revs into high gear. Plus, new data on Pfizer's Covid vaccine. Host: Zoe Szathmary. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

    Tesla's Deliveries Up Nearly 100% Compared to Last Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 3:47

    Tesla shares delivery figures for its third quarter. Box offices are beginning to rebound. And Johnson & Johnson reports promising data on a new vaccine. Host: Shaina Mishkin. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

    Merck Stock Reaches Highest Level in Five Years

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 4:39

    Merck gets a boost from a promising new Covid drug. States and local governments are issuing bonds to pay down pensions. And Google scraps plans for a planned bank account program. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

    Netflix Shares Have Risen More Than 18% Since July

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 4:04

    Netflix's stock reaches a new all-time intraday high. Sports merchandise company Fanatics is looking for new financing. Plus, a new study on AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

    2 More Companies Go Public via Direct Listing

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 4:17

    Data management company Amplitude and eyeglasses retailer Warby Parker go public via direct listings. United Airlines will lay off 600 employees who did not comply with its vaccine deadline. Plus, YouTube combats misinformation. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

    A German Hamster Has a 16.6% Return on Trading Crypto

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 4:22

    Mergers and acquisitions in the registered investment advisor space get a boost. Eli Lilly drops the price of one of its insulin products. Plus, meet the German hamster trading cryptocurrency. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

    TikTok Now Has 1 Billion Monthly Users

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 4:13

    TikTok's new milestone doesn't come without difficulties. Labor costs skyrocket for Amazon. And plant-based chicken nuggets notch record sales. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Jackson Cantrell.

    Carnival Loses $2 Billion

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 3:36

    Investors were not deterred by Carnival's loss for the quarter. A government shutdown looms. Plus, one way to trade Apple's iPhone release.

    Chip Shortage Could Cost Auto Makers $210 Billion

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 3:56

    General Electric makes an acquisition. The chip shortage continues to hit the auto industry. And Target will hire fewer seasonal workers this year. Host: Shaina Mishkin. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

    General Mills Reports $4.5 Billion in Quarterly Sales

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 3:53

    General Mills beats expectations. Biogen's latest drug disappoints. And a look at three newly public companies. Host: Shaina Mishkin. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

    August Housing Starts Hit 1.62 Million

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 3:43

    Housing starts rose at a faster pace than expected last month. Universal Music Group begins trading in Europe. And Google's plans for a new office in New York. Host: Shaina Mishkin. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

    S&P 500 Drops 1.7%

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 3:32

    The S&P 500 had its most dramatic daily decline since May. Twitter will pay nearly $810 billion to settle an investor lawsuit. And AstraZeneca announces a promising new treatment for breast cancer. Host: Shaina Mishkin. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

    Price of Gold Dips 2.3%

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 3:56

    Buybacks and dividends dipped in 2020, but are set to make a rebound. China's Evergrande Group is in hot water. Plus, why gold is falling. Host: Nick Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

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