The ‘lipstick index’ is back – and retailers are trying to cash in

The ‘lipstick index’ is back – and retailers are trying to cash in

Target has added new brands to its beauty department. At a growing number of stores, it also has mini Ulta Beauty shops with prestige brands. Melissa Repko | CNBC As prices creep up, some people have decided against getting a new outfit, delayed big purchases like TVs or canceled Netflix accounts. But for now, they’re … Read more

Saudi Aramco profit surges 90% in second quarter amid energy price boom

Saudi Aramco profit surges 90% in second quarter amid energy price boom

An employee looks on at Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia October 12, 2019. Maxim Shemetov | Reuters Saudi oil giant Aramco reported a stunning 90% surge in second quarter net income and record half year results on Sunday, as high oil prices continue to drive historic windfalls for “Big Oil.” Aramco said … Read more

Activist Meister eyes up another possible conglomerate break-up to unlock value

Keith Meister, founder and chief investment officer at Corvex Management LP. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Company: MDU Resources Group Inc. (MDU) MDU Resources is a regulated energy delivery and construction materials and services business. The company is organized into the following four business segments: (i) utilities: electric and natural gas distribution, (ii) pipeline, (iii) construction … Read more

Even airline employees are having trouble finding a seat home from Europe this summer

International passengers walk through the arrivals area at Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport on November 26, 2021 in London, England. Leon Neal | Getty Images News | Getty Images Airlines want people to take a European vacation this summer – as along it’s not their employees. Carriers are discouraging their staff from using their employee … Read more

How to get your old job back

Despite some indications of an economic slowdown, the job market remains remarkably stable, and many workers have reaped the benefits. In fact, a record number of employees quit their jobs, found new positions and renegotiated along the way. But not everyone who joined the so-called Great Reshuffle is better off. More than a quarter – … Read more

Rivian, Teladoc, Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart

Here are Friday’s biggest calls on Wall Street: DA Davidson initiates Teladoc as buy DA Davidson said it sees upside for the the telehealth company. “COVID created unprecedented tailwinds for the market, which turned into headwinds; we believe we are now at stable to growing penetration rates for telehealth, and that Teladoc is well-positioned to … Read more

How to pick the right MacBook

A new MacBook Air running M2 chip is seen displayed during Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California, June 6, 2022. Peter Dasilva | Reuters Apple has five MacBook computers to choose from, which might be a little daunting if you’re in the market for a new laptop as we hit back-to-school season. … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday, August 12

Traders on the floor of the NYSE, Aug. 11, 2022. Source: NYSE Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Markets looking up US stock futures pointed to a rally Friday morning, a day after the three major indexes posted mixed results. On Thursday, the Dow finished … Read more

Pharma stocks crater as investors brace for litigation charges

Shares of GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi and Haleon all sold off sharply this week, shedding tens of billions in market value, amid investor fear over potential US litigation charges focused on popular heartburn drug Zantac. This has been a known issue bumbling in the background for years but investor concern exploded this week in the lead-up to … Read more

Why ‘box fatigue’ may be hitting the apparel industry, Stitch Fix

A selection of men’s clothes packaged by Trunk Club, which was shuttered earlier this year after Nordstrom bought the personal styling service in 2014. Source: Trunk Club After earning a master’s degree a decade ago, David Hill wanted to amp up his personal style and signed up for the Trunk Club, which promised to mail … Read more