Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated from the 30,000-mark mid-week as the impasse over the stimulus bill continued and jobless claims climbed to a three-month high.
The S&P 500 index shed more than 40 points since Wednesday amid concerns over the resurgence in COVID cases and new restrictions. Currently, it is expected that a consensus on the federal and state stimuli would be reached before year-end.
Continuing the regulatory scrutiny that started a few years ago, the Federal Trade Commission this week filed a lawsuit against Facebook and proposed the breakup of Mark Zuckerberg’s social media empire. If the agency has its way, then Facebook would have to spin off Instagram and WhatsApp.
After a modest start, the earnings scene gathered steam towards the end of the week, with tech firms Adobe, Oracle and Broadcom publishing their latest quarterly numbers on Thursday. A day earlier, Campbell Soup Company reported a double-digit increase in its first quarter earnings.
With the holidays around the corner, there are only a few companies reporting next week. Professional services firm Accenture and grocery store chain General Mills are scheduled to release earnings early Thursday. On the same day, FedEx will report second-quarter results after the market’s close.
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The following are notable companies which have reported their earnings last week. In case if you have missed to catch up on their performance, click the respective links to skim through the transcripts to glean more insights.
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Leading stock indices continued the recent rally this week, with S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average setting new records helped mainly by the tech sector. Also, the overall sentiment
The health insurance sector has been facing multiple challenges from the virus crisis, but market-leading healthcare firm UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) maintained stable financial performance as customers of its core
United Airlines Holdings Inc. (NYSE: UAL) had a tough time in 2020 and its CFO literally bid “good riddance” to the year on its quarterly conference call. The company reported