How nature could change the way we do business

A hot cup of coffee is the perfect start to the day for millions of people around the world. But when taking that first sip, it’s easy to forget how much work goes into bringing it to the table. From the farmers cultivating and harvesting coffee plants, to milling and roasting, many crucial and labor-intensive … Read more

U.S. job market divide boosts some workers’ prospects, puts others on notice

A help wanted sign is displayed in the window of a Brooklyn, New York business. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Cracks are forming in the US labor market as some companies look to curb hiring while others are desperate for employees. Microsoft, Twitter, Wayfair, Snap and Facebook-parent Meta recently announced they plan to be more … Read more

Insider buying is surging. What investors need to know, and why it may not signal a market bottom

Stock buying by corporate insiders has risen sharply in May, but retail investors may want to hold out a little longer before following their lead. Through May 23, the ratio of insider buy to sell value was at its highest monthly level since March 2020, according to data from The Washington Service. The number of … Read more

These are the cheapest stocks in the S&P 500 that could be buying opportunities

The last two months have been chaotic for Wall Street as big technology giants like Alphabet and Netflix stretch further into bear market territory and the S&P 500 verges on a bear market of its own. While short-term selling could be far from over, current market conditions may mark an opportune time for long-term investors … Read more

Chinese jet aborts takeoff, catches fire

A plane of Tibet Airlines taxis on a runway on January 9, 2020 in Lhasa, Tibet. He Penglei | China News Service | Getty Images China’s Tibet Airlines said all passengers and crew had been evacuated from an Airbus A319 plane that caught fire after an aborted takeoff in the southwestern city of Chongqing on … Read more

GE signs contract to upgrade vast hydropower facility in South America

Straddling the border between Brazil and Paraguay, Itaipu commenced electricity production in 1984. The technological upgrades being planned for the site are set to take 14 years. Tifonimages | Istock | Getty Images GE Renewable Energy has signed a deal that will see it carry out upgrades to the 14 gigawatt Itaipu hydropower plant, a … Read more

China factory activity contracts in April at steeper pace as lockdowns bite

Employees working on the production line of carbon fiber badminton rackets at a factory in Sihong County, Suqian City, Jiangsu Province of China. China reported Saturday that factory activity in April contracted at a steeper pace as Covid-19 lockdowns halted industrial production and disrupted supply chains. Visual China Group | Getty Images China’s factory activity … Read more

General Electric, Warner Bros. Discovery and more

A General Electric (GE) sign was seen at the second China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, China November 6, 2019. Aly Song | Reuters Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. General Electric – Shares slid more than 11% despite the industrial company reporting top and bottom line beats for the first … Read more

PepsiCo, General Electric, UPS and others

Check out the companies making headlines in premarket trading. PepsiCo – Shares of the food and beverage giant dipped in the premarket although the company reported a beat on the top and bottom lines in the recent quarter as consumers paid more for some of the company’s key brands. General Electric – General Electric’s stock … Read more