The major stock indices (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) are higher today, though not by much. Investors are digesting some housing data, as well as jobless claims and surveys from the Chicago and Philadelphia Feds.
Here are some of the other stories Yahoo Finance is keeping an eye on today.
Lumber Liquidators CEO calls it quits
Shares of Lumber Liquidators (LL) are sinking today. This after the embattled flooring retailer announced CEO Robert Lynch quit unexpectedly. Of course, Lumber Liquidators has been struggling after a "60 Minutes" (CBS) report in March that suggested its Chinese-made products have high levels of formaldehyde, a charge the company disputes.
A stock that's soaring today is Shopify (SHOP). It's the first day of trading for the company that allows you to set up your own online store. After pricing above the top of the range at $17, the stock is now close to 50% higher on its first day on the New York Stock Exchange.
Hillary Clinton joins LinkedIn
LinkedIn (LNKD) bills itself as THE place to go to get a job. So perhaps we shouldn't be surprised that Hillary Clinton has joined the professional networking site. The Democratic presidential hopeful listing under her "experience" section Secretary of State, U.S. Senator and First Lady. She used the new platform to outline her plan for small businesses.
Working from home
Do you have to answer emails at home or on vacation? A lot of us do, and now the Labor Department is working on rules to increase the salary limits for those who are eligible for overtime. That could mean many more people would have to get paid for taking those late-night messages.
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