Stocks (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) are flat to down at the midday mark ahead of the FOMC’s 2:00 p.m. ET release of the minutes from the last Fed meeting. The energy sector (XLE) is leading the way down, as materials (XLB) remain in the green. Keith Bliss of Cuttone and Company joins us live from the New York Stock Exchange.
To discuss the other big stories of the day, Alexis Christoforous is joined by Yahoo Finance editor-in-chief Andy Serwer and Yahoo Finance’s Dan Roberts.
Trump’s 1st Month: Best and worst stock performers
President Trump’s first month is in the bag. And as the markets appear to hang on his every move (er, executive order and Tweet), Yahoo Finance has compiled a list of the best and worst stock performers during Trump’s first month.
Google’s Waze to expand carpool service: WSJ
Let’s shift gears now and talk ride-sharing—with news about Waze, the navigation app owned by Google. The Wall Street Journal reports that Waze will expand its car-pool service to several US cities and Latin America in the next few months after testing it first in San Francisco and in Israel.
McDonald’s to cut prices on drinks this spring
And just in time for lunch, McDonald’s is planning to cut drink prices this spring. Bloomberg reports that starting in April the chain will offer sodas of any size for one dollar and—for a limited time—small McCafe specialty drinks for two bucks.