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Chico's shares soar after plan to start reopening stores announced

Shares of Chico's FAS Inc. soared 15.1% in Tuesday premarket trading after women's apparel and accessories retailer announced plans to begin reopening stores on May 4. Chico's portfolio includes the namesake chain, White ...

Hawaiian Airlines receives first installment of PSP money, to issue U.S. government warrants to buy stock

Hawaiian Airlines parent Hawaiian Holdings Inc. disclosed Tuesday that it received on April 22 the first installment of the Payroll Support Program under the CARES Act of $146 million. That is half of the expected total o...

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Dow futures up 300 points on easing of coronavirus lockdowns as earnings season hits stride

Stock-index futures rise Tuesday, with analysts citing progress toward easing coronavirus lockdowns as investors prepare for earnings from tech heavyweights and blue-chip companies.

Harley-Davidson cuts dividend but stock gains after earnings

Shares of Harley-Davidson Inc. are up 3% in premarket trading Tuesday after the company missed earnings expectations for the first quarter but announced "aggressive cost management efforts" amid the pandemic. The company ...

Waters profit, sales fall below expectations

Waters Corp. said its profit and sales for the first quarter fell, mostly due to the coronavirus containment measures in China. The maker of laboratory instruments and software on Tuesday posted net income of $53.6 million...

Xerox profit falls short of estimates

Xerox Holdings Corp. reported smaller-than-expected adjusted earnings in the first quarter, as revenue declined from a year earlier. The Norwalk, Conn.-based office-machines company reported a $2 million loss in the three-...

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U.K. economy forecast to remain below pre-COVID peak through 2021 while FTSE 100 surges again

The U.K. economy won’t recapture its pre-coronavirus health until the end of next year, a leading forecaster said on Tuesday.

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Expert who called the 2008 crisis says the signal to sell stocks is coming soon

It is the start of a bumper week of U.S. corporate earnings and one that will tell us more about the devastating impact of coronavirus on the economy.

UPS stock falls after profit miss, but revenue rises above forecasts

Shares of United Parcel Service Inc. dropped 2.5% in premarket trading Tuesday, after the package delivery giant reported first-quarter profit that fell below expectations although revenue beat, and said it is unable to p...

Chico's stock soars 12.7% in Tuesday premarket trading

Chico's to begin a phased reopening of stores starting on May 4

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How to develop and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine for all

Strong health systems, adequate testing capacity, and an effective, universally available vaccine will be key to protecting societies from the coronavirus. But ensuring that no one is left behind requires not just unpreced...

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These two signals will soon tell us if investors are fighting a ‘losing game’ with stocks, says this strategist

Our call of the day worries investors are fighting a ‘losing game’ with stocks. Jim Bianco of Bianco Research is opting for cash and gold these days and keeping a close eye on big economic signals coming in the next couple...

UPS suspending share buybacks for 2020

UPS sees 2020 capex reduced by $1 bln from previous estimates

UPS did not provide full-year outlook

UPS Q1 domestic revenue up 9.3% to $11.46 bln; int'l revenue down 2.2% to $3.38 bln

UPS Q1 revenue $18.04 bln vs. $17.16 bln a year ago; FactSet consensus $17.27 bln

UPS Q1 adj. EPS $1.15 vs. $1.39 a year ago; FactSet consensus $1.24

UPS Q1 EPS $1.11 vs. $1.28 a year ago

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HeartVista Powers Up With $8.7 Million Series A

HeartVista has collected $8.7 million in Series A financing to use artificial intelligence to make magnetic-resonance imaging faster for people with heart conditions and other illnesses.

Stocks Rallied Ahead of Blue-Chip Earnings; Oil Drops

A fresh plunge in oil prices signaled a bleak outlook for energy demand as the coronavirus pandemic ravages the global economy.

Caterpillar Records Smaller First-Quarter Profit

Caterpillar reported a smaller first-quarter profit as dealers slowed growth of their construction-equipment inventory during the coronavirus pandemic.

3M to Cut Costs as Business Cools Beyond Masks

3M, maker of the coveted N95 face masks used by workers treating coronavirus patients, said sales grew in its medical business while a deepening industrial downturn weighed on its results overall.

China Said African Swine Fever Was Stable. Then Cases Climbed Again.

As China has largely brought the coronavirus pandemic under control within its borders, another highly contagious disease—one affecting livestock—is reappearing and raising questions about the accuracy of the country’s rep...

When the Music Stops

Album delays caused by an inability to tour can hurt even the industry’s streaming players.

KKR Invests in AI Software Maker O9 Solutions

KKR’s technology growth fund has taken a minority stake in o9 Solutions, valuing the cloud-based supply-chain management software maker at more than $1 billion.

Pandemic Peril for Renewables Is Buying Opportunity for Heavyweights

The renewable-energy sector will experience some real but familiar pain from the compounding effect of the pandemic and the tax-credit deadline.

Wirecard Tumbles as Questions Remain After Special Audit

Shares in German electronics-payments giant Wirecard dropped more than 20% after a special audit reviewing allegations about some of its accounting practices left unanswered questions.

PepsiCo Posts Higher Quarterly Sales, Withdraws Guidance

PepsiCo Inc. posted higher sales for the first quarter of the year but withdrew its full-year guidance as it faces uncertainty amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Oil Swings Wildly, Touching Lowest Level Since 1986

Dysfunction in the oil market intensified, sending the most popularly traded U.S. oil contract at one point to its lowest level since at least 1986 before it recovered somewhat.

Coronavirus Widens Europe’s North-South Economic Divide

Most nations of Europe’s north are set to recover faster from their medically induced economic comas than those in the south, exacerbating a divergence of fortunes in the eurozone.

BP Racks Up $6 Billion in New Debt in Three Months Amid Pandemic

BP said debt rose sharply and warned of falling production and a worsening outlook for refining margins, offering a first look at how the new coronavirus pandemic is straining the balance sheets of the world’s largest oil ...

The Strategic Costs of Boeing’s Dash for Cash

Whatever flight path Boeing finds through the Covid crisis, it is unlikely to improve the U.S. aerospace giant’s competitive position versus European rival Airbus.

Senator Pushes DOJ to Open Criminal Investigation Into Amazon

Sen. Josh Hawley is urging the Justice Department to open a criminal antitrust investigation into Amazon after a Wall Street Journal report detailed the company’s use of third-party seller data to develop its products.

A Coronavirus Surge in Screen Time Boosts Chip Makers

With much of the world in lockdown, internet users are logging billions of hours of additional screen time, leading data centers to beef up their infrastructure and bolstering the businesses that support all those Zoom cal...

‘Trolls World Tour’ Breaks Digital Records

In three weeks of digital release, the ‘Trolls’ sequel has made more money for Universal Pictures than the original did during five months in theaters.

Don’t Let the Screens Win

What limits are appropriate in these unusual times, when videogames and phones provide the only socializing many kids are getting these days—and the only interruption-free time parents might get to work?

On West Coast, Counties Push Back Against Lockdowns

Democratic governors in West Coast states, who were among the first in the nation to issue stay-at-home orders, are facing pressure and defiance from some counties to relax uniform stay-at-home policies.

Before Coronavirus, She Made Parts for Ford for 26 Years—Now She Makes Ventilators

Despite some trepidation, Michigan resident Trina Bird answered a call from her employer, Ford Motor, to return to an idled factory as the auto maker switched to making ventilators.