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Companies sound alarm over commodity price hikes

Toilet paper, baby care products, soft drinks and many other everyday products are about to get more expensive. Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark and Coca-Cola have all warned tha...

Stock indexes edge lower, pulling S&P 500 below record high

Stocks edged lower on Wall Street in afternoon trading Tuesday as investors pored over the latest batch of company earnings. The slight pullback comes a day after the S&P 500 hit...

Recharged: Energy seen as big winner after disastrous 2020

Energy companies spent the first quarter of 2021 recharging from a draining year. Wall Street expects that growth to continue as energy companies and many of the other companies beaten down by the vir...

Airline stocks cleared for takeoff, but turbulence ahead

Investors have seemingly cleared airline stocks for takeoff, but the industry still faces a long and bumpy climb. The S&P 500's airline index, which includes American Airlines an...

Uber, Lyft rerouted for post-pandemic profitability

Uber and Lyft are taking different routes around the roadblock the virus pandemic dropped on their paths to profitability. The companies have racked up tens of billions of dollars in...

Investors see green returns as renewable energy rises

The future looks bright for solar and other renewable energy technology. FirstSolar, Enphase and SunPower are among the renewable energy stocks that are benefiting from a much friend...

Retail's online future grows brighter after pandemic bump

Online shopping has been a lifeline for many as the virus pandemic shuttered stores and kept people at home. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the change in how people shop in a ...

3Q earnings offer an unexpected light in pandemic darkness

Corporate earnings are likely to end this year with a fourth-straight quarterly decline, but a profit rebound may be appearing on the horizon, analysts say. Despite the continuing st...

History points to post-election gains for Wall Street

Wall Street is moving past the uncertainty of election season and, if history is a guide, investors can indeed breathe a sigh of relief. Stocks typically post solid gains following a...

M&A roars back from pandemic slowdown

Companies that retreated from corporate deal-making after the virus pandemic struck are now roaring back because of pent-up demand and a clearer view of how the disease is impacting their business. ...

IPOs head for banner year on stock market's strength

Companies that cater to the “new normal” of working and shopping from home are rushing to go public. 2020 could turn out to be the best year for the IPO market in two decades. Newly ...

NY Sports Club latest chain to seek bankruptcy protection

The company that runs New York Sports Club and Lucille Roberts gyms filed for bankruptcy protection with COVID-19, still prevalent in man parts of the U.S., gutting membership rolls at fitness compani...

Economic recovery stalls as consumers signal caution

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. economy's economic engine may be running out of fuel. Consumer spending accounts for about 70% of the U.S. gross domestic product, making it the single most ...

Virus surge interrupts hopes for a swift economic recovery

The worsening COVID pandemic risks choking off the U.S. economy's fragile recovery and turn what some investors hoped would be a sprint back to normal into a long hard slog. States l...

Social media companies face revenue hit from boycotts

Verizon's decision to join the growing boycott against Facebook and Twitter risks hurting the social media giants where it hurts most: their advertising revenue. Advertising account...