Walmart is testing new dress codes in a small number of U.S. stores with the hopes that this more relaxed environment will help to reel in and retain staff in an increasingly tighter labor market. This means that workers will be allowed to wear shirts of any solid color, which marks a shift from its previous option of only having blue or white shirts, according to an employee manual obtained by Bloomberg News. Walmart adds that visible facial tattoos will be forbidden for those hired after April 14, according to the manual.
The Bitcoin bulls didn’t get the memo on Wednesday, with Bitcoin only managing a 3.56% rise on day, partially reversing Monday and Tuesday’s losses, to end the day at $8,169.5. A morning rally saw Bitcoin break out from the 23.6% FIB Retracement Level of $7,996.57 to hit a morning $8,168.8 high, breaking through the first major support level of $8,098.87 before seeing a pullback to an early afternoon $7,907.4 to call on buyer support at the 23.6% FIB Retracement Level of $7,996.57. A late afternoon rally saw Bitcoin hit an intraday high $8,237.2, testing the day’s 1st major resistance level for a 2nd time and this time managing to hold on through to the day’s end.
Unsanitary conditions were found during multiple inspections of a Rose Acre Farms facility in Hyde County, N.C., that allowed for the “proliferation and spread of filth and pathogens throughout the facility that could cause the contamination of egg processing equipment and eggs,” according to a report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration detailing inspections. A review of the farm’s pest control records flagged an ongoing rodent infestation, with rodents, dead carcasses and baby mice observed, along with workers who weren’t following proper sanitary practices.
On paper, most analysts will agree that Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) is enjoying a solid start to this year. Against the January opener, ATVI stock has gained nearly 9%. Despite Activision’s immense reputation in delivering the most compelling first-person shooter games, another company has unexpectedly taken its throne.
Former Yahoo Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer is starting a technology business incubator, Lumi Labs, with longtime colleague Enrique Muñoz Torres. The venture will focus on consumer media and artificial intelligence, according to the company’
Kraken co-founder and CEO Jesse Powell says the cryptocurrency exchange will not comply with the New York attorney general's request for information.
, the worst-performing Dow stock in 2017, may present investors with disastrous first-quarter results when it reports earnings on Friday, April 20, before the opening bell, according to analyst expectations. Weak performance in its core power unit and legacy accounting woes related to its former finance unit leave CEO John Flannery tasked with the tall order of redirecting investor attention away from a hailstorm of troubles. The company may have to reduce its outlook for profit in 2018 just two months after the company's new chief financial officer said earnings would be at the low end of expectations.
Semiconductor stocks as a group had a difficult day on Thursday as a broad-based sell-off in this space pushed many of these stocks lower. In my eye however the next major catalyst are the upcoming earnings reports. For Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) the earnings report will hit on April 25 after the close of trading for the day.
Other industry players are falling today as well on the news as investors ruminate on an uncertain future for tobacco. U.S. Marlboro producer Altria (MO) is down over 7% and British American Tobacco (BTI) – owner of R.J Reynolds – is down almost 6%. Philip Morris has missed the Zacks Composite Earnings estimate in each of the last 4 quarters due to regulation, increased taxation and an overall decline in demand for tobacco products.
Caught between obligations to shareholders and employees, IBM (NYSE:IBM) was unable to commit to the $1 billion per quarter needed to compete in cloud early in this decade. IBM was not the only company to make this historic mistake.
The same day Linn Energy Inc. exited bankruptcy, it awarded Chief Executive Officer Mark Ellis a $60 million compensation package, more than three times the amount Exxon Mobil Corp. paid its CEO.Ellis’s pay included an equity grant worth $58 million,
Investors in cryptocurrency startup Savedroid are wondering whether the founder ran off with their money, the site has been hacked, or if it’s all part of an elaborate joke. A South Park meme with big, block letters saying "And It’s Gone," was the only thing on the company’s website on Wednesday.
After a few strong days in the stock market, equities are coming under pressure Thursday. Earnings results from Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:TSM) and Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) are not inspiring much confidence in the semiconductor space, weighing on names like Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and the rest of tech. With that in mind, let’s see what stock trades are setting up for Friday.
Germany's supreme court has rejected a legal case that sought to stop people using the popular Adblock Plus program that removes ads from websites. The lawsuit was started three years ago by German publishing giant Axel Springer. It alleged that the way Adblock Plus stopped people seeing adverts on its sites amounted to unfair competition. Axel Springer said it would continue its legal challenge by taking the issue to Germany's Constitutional Court. Free speech Adblock Plus is widely used to stop intrusive pop-up adverts and limit tracking by websites of where people go online. Adblock Plus creator Eyeo, which is based in Cologne, claims the PC version of its software has been downloaded more
AT&T Inc. Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson made his grandest pitch yet for the company’s planned takeover of Time Warner Inc., describing the $85 billion deal as a crucial step to the judge who holds the deal’s fate in his hands. Stephenson, who honed his defense of the acquisition by selling it first to his board of directors and then to shareholders, testified Thursday in federal court in Washington that the merger will help the combined company compete with streaming rivals such as Netflix Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. The AT&T CEO began his testimony by describing his 35-year history at the company.
Snap SNAP is introducing ShoppableAR (augmented reality) lens on its messaging application, Snapchat that will enable advertisers to sell products directly through the filler.Shoppable Lenses, which is much like the app’s Sponsored Lenses launched in
The layoffs will take place on or around June 19 as part of the company's efforts to reduce its spending by $1 billion. News of the layoffs come just weeks after President Trump issued an executive order preventing Broadcom, a Singapore-based competitor, from acquiring Qualcomm.
Puerto Rico is a laggard in terms of infrastructure and can’t afford to make needed fixes, according to Harry Dent, an economist who has a home on the island and is known for his bold calls. “The infrastructure here is not ideal,” he told FOX Business’ Stuart Varney during an interview on “Varney & Co.” on Thursday. “They have an aging power system that’s underfunded, and the municipal bonds have defaulted on the electric power system – so they are in trouble,” Dent said.
June E-mini Dow Jones Industrial Average futures are trading lower at the mid-session. Buyers failed for a second day to make a new high for the week, giving investors an excuse to take profits and play for a better entry price. Daily June E-mini Dow
"President Trump and his trade team .....are now hell-bent on taking on China," said Jim Cramer in his during his March Action Alerts PLUS members' call. He is not happy about the President's handling of the pending trade war and says, "[The President] seems to have no real clue of what it means to bluff at this level." For more on what a trade war can do to your wallet, watch this video now! He now is worried that China's small scale retaliation will become bigger and affect AAP Portfolio names like Apple (AAPL) (an AAP Portfolio holding) Intel INTC, and Boeing (BA) . Watch the clip above to hear his thoughts on what happens to our markets. "Want more exclusive investing insight from Jim
By Olof Swahnberg and Eric Auchard STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - Investors are warming to beleaguered mobile network makers Ericsson and Nokia as they begin to recover ahead of a once-a-decade uplift from a new business cycle and an unexpected boost from a U.S. ban on exports to low-cost Chinese rival ZTE. ZTE has snatched market share in Europe and the Americas, growing four times faster in those markets last year than it did its home market and acting as a drag on contract pricing and revenue growth for Ericsson and Nokia.
Micron Technology, Inc.(NASDAQ:MU) beat earnings expectations last month and closed at $61.07 on March 21, just off 52-week high of $63.42. Since then, Micron stock has retreated, and the stock now sits at $48.46 per share. Micron stock has more than doubled since December 2016.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s annual shareholder letter, released on Wednesday evening, included an unexpected reveal. Your first question might be to wonder how that number compares to other subscription services for streaming content. To be sure, these are not apples-to-apples comparisons, since Prime is not only for video—in fact, it’s likely that the vast majority of Prime members pay for the service to get the shipping benefits, not for Prime Video.
Shares in Apple Inc and its suppliers fell on Thursday after a raft of analysts read a prediction of softer smartphone sales from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd as driven chiefly by concern about demand for iPhones. TSMC, the world's largest contract chipmaker and a major Apple supplier, revised its full-year revenue target to the low end of its earlier forecast. "Apple represents nearly 20 percent of TSMC's revenue so the outlook potentially points to weaker-than-anticipated iPhone demand," Atlantic Equities analyst James Cordwell told Reuters.