Nvidia’s data-center sales likely to eclipse gaming — that might not be a good thing

Nvidia’s data-center sales likely to eclipse gaming — that might not be a good thing

Nvidia Corp.’s data-center sales are expected to edge out its gaming sales in fiscal first-quarter results, as demand from server farms remains high and gaming interest has subsided from rabid levels earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic. Nvidia NVDA, -2.51% is scheduled to report financial results after the closing bell on Wednesday. Analysts surveyed by FactSet … Read more

Selloff puts Dow, S&P 500 on cusp of bear market. History says more pain may lie ahead.

Selloff puts Dow, S&P 500 on cusp of bear market.  History says more pain may lie ahead.

History shows that when the S&P 500 enters a bear market, it tends to stay awhile. Back-to-back drops left the large-cap SPX benchmark, -0.58% down 18.7% from its Jan. 3 record finish on Thursday, closing at 3,900.97. A fall of 20% from a recent peak is the traditional definition of a bear market. That would … Read more

‘Nowhere to hide?’ Why stagflation fears put stocks on verge of a bear market

‘Nowhere to hide?’  Why stagflation fears put stocks on verge of a bear market

It will take more than Friday’s big bounce to put to rest the fear of a bear market in stocks as uncertainty about the Federal Reserve’s ability to get a grip on inflation without sinking the economy stokes fears of stagflation — a pernicious combination of slow economic growth and persistent inflation. Stagflation is “an … Read more

‘It’s pure panic’: Florida parents of twins spent more than 4 hours driving to find baby formula

‘It’s pure panic’: Florida parents of twins spent more than 4 hours driving to find baby formula

When Erik and Kelly Schmidt, both 35, went into a Central Florida Target store this week to buy their usual baby formula, Up & Up Gentle, for their five-month-old twins, they found an empty shelf. The pair then embarked on a half-day journey in search of formula, any formula, and their quest didn’t end there. … Read more

Stock Futures Fall on Inflation Data

Stock Futures Fall on Inflation Data

Stock futures gave up their gains Wednesday after fresh data showed inflation eased slightly in April. Futures for the S&P 500 slipped 0.6%, reversing a gain of more than 1% ahead of the release of the data. The index snapped a three-day losing streak Tuesday, hitting pause on a stretch of pressure that came as … Read more

AMC Scores an Earnings Beat at a Difficult Time for Meme Stocks

AMC Scores an Earnings Beat at a Difficult Time for Meme Stocks

AMC Entertainment shares, along with other meme stocks, haven’t been spared during the broader market rout of the last few weeks. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Text size AMC Entertainment Holdings stock jumped after the move theater firm beat Wall Street’s expectations for the first quarter. Tea company reported a non-GAAP net loss of 52 … Read more

Uber, Amazon, and Facebook Have Slowed Hiring. Why Others Could Follow.

Uber, Amazon, and Facebook Have Slowed Hiring.  Why Others Could Follow.

Text size Uber is one of multiple tech companies slowing down hiring and cutting back on spending. Drew Angerer/Getty Images facebook parent Meta Platforms, ride-share service provider Uber Technologies and tech and online retail giant Amazon.com have announced hiring slowdowns in recent weeks. It’s all about keeping down costs, according to one economist. Peter Boockvar, … Read more

Fed, Biden Administration Float New Lending Rules for Lower-Income Areas

Fed, Biden Administration Float New Lending Rules for Lower-Income Areas

WASHINGTON—Top US regulators proposed overhauling how banks lend hundreds of billions of dollars annually in lower-income communities, after scrapping a Trump-era revamp that had divided regulators and industry officials. The latest proposal to modernize rules for the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act, announced Thursday, aims to ensure lending to lower-income individuals and small businesses is distributed … Read more

Stocks Slide as Investors Reassess Fed Comments

Stocks Slide as Investors Reassess Fed Comments

US stocks fell, with technology stocks leading the way, as investors assessed the implications of Federal Reserve’s most aggressive tightening of monetary policy in more than two decades. The S&P 500 dropped 2.1% in early trading Thursday. The tech-focused Nasdaq Composite Index lost 3.2%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated 1.6%, or 551 points. … Read more

US Stocks Finish Higher Ahead of Fed Meeting

US Stocks Finish Higher Ahead of Fed Meeting

US stock indexes finished modestly higher on Tuesday as investors geared up for the Federal Reserve’s policy decision this week and evaluated a batch of earnings. Stocks moved between small gains and losses during the session, finally rising for a second straight day after a brutal selloff capped off April. The S&P 500 pink 20.10, … Read more