The Market Rewards Companies That Prioritize National Security

The Market Rewards Companies That Prioritize National Security

Massive container ships crisscross the world’s oceans, some traveling west, some traveling east. They are a symbol of the interconnectedness of today’s modern economy—vast, moving monuments to global trade. The ships traveling to the Western world carry products manufactured in Asia, bound for American and European markets. The ships traveling to the East—many of them, … Read more

Tech companies shed workers even as the talent shortage rages on

A worker sorts ordered goods into an automated shelving system during operations on Cyber ​​Monday at Amazon’s fulfillment center in Robbinsville, New Jersey, November 29, 2021. Mike Segar | Reuters Layoffs and hiring slowdowns have been the top talking points from tech leaders on earnings calls over the past few weeks. Then there was last … Read more

Wall street: Wall St Week Ahead-Soft landing hopes for US economy brighten outlook on stocks

Optimism is seeping back into the US stock market, as some investors grow more convinced that the economy may avoid a severe downturn even as it copes with high inflation. The benchmark S&P 500 has rebounded about 15% since mid-June, halving its year-to-date loss, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite is up 20% over that time. … Read more

8 employment fields that advertise the most signing bonuses

Luis Alvarez | Digitalvision | Getty Images Employers are using signing bonuses at an elevated rate to attract talent — and there are ways workers can capitalize on the trend. A signing bonus is a financial sweetener — often a lump sum of cash — that businesses offer prospective hires. Offers vary widely by company … Read more

Treasury yields in focus as investors await economic data

US Treasury yields were slightly lower on Friday as market participants awaited a fresh batch of economic data. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note dipped less than 1 basis point to 2.8857%. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond also ticked under 1 basis point lower to 3.1554%. Yields move inversely to prices, … Read more

Why Disney’s Earnings Report Is A Good Sign For The US Economy

It’s been a very good quarter for Disney Parks. (Photo Joshua Sudock/Walt Disney World Resorts) Walt Disney Resorts via Getty Images Disney shares are up 5% following Wednesday’s third-quarter earnings report that surpassed expectations, largely due to higher spending at the company’s domestic theme parks. But might Disney’s success also say something about the current … Read more

Stop calling them ‘job creators’

You can tell “job creator” is a loaded term because it’s only used in political debates. Yes, some business owners say it, not in boardrooms or internal memos, but rather when defending their role to the public. For years, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has invoked the concept against public scrutiny. Bernie Marcus, the founder of … Read more

Consumer confidence in the housing market hits the lowest in over a decade

A sign stands outside an upscale home for sale in the Lake Pointe Subdivision of Austin, Texas. Ed Lallo | Bloomberg | Getty Images Consumer confidence in the housing market dropped to the lowest level since 2011, as both prospective buyers and sellers have become more pessimistic, according to a monthly survey released Monday by … Read more

Milwaukee lakefront events had $3.2M economic impact in July.

Milwaukee Lakefront Fireworks Show Milwaukee’s Lakefront Fireworks Show on Sunday drew thousands of people to the area around Veterans Park for the first time in three years. MILWAUKEE – Major events returning to Milwaukee’s lakefront in July created a significant economic boost for the region, according to Milwaukee County Parks. The July 3 Fireworks Show, … Read more