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June 4- A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday to boost protections for pregnant workers in response to a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that revived discrimination claims by a former United Parcel Service Inc driver. The group of lawmakers backing the bill includes Senator Kelly Ayotte, a Republican from New Hampshire, but...
Wal-Mart, Target Corp, T.J. Maxx, Gap, and McDonald's Corp have already announced wage increases, and the trend appears to be trickling further into the retail and restaurant sectors. So far in this reporting season, companies such as Bed Bath& Beyond Inc and Buffalo Wild Wings Inc have discussed wage pressure, while Pier 1 Imports Inc plans incentive pay for the...
NEW YORK, Feb 11- U.S. stocks edged lower on Wednesday as investors worried about how much risk they should take on while they waited for the outcomes of major talks involving Greece and Ukraine. Adding to the market's uncertainty, the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine began peace talks in Belarus, while in Ukraine pro- Moscow separatists tightened the...
Investors get rattled over Pier 1 Imports' decision to slash its full-year guidance.
Pier 1 Imports slashed guidance. Herb Greenberg, GVB Financial Research partner, doesn't think the company has a grasp on its turnaround.
*Apple lifts Nasdaq after solar deal. *Rite Aid to buy EnvisionRx for about $2 billion. "We all know what the big problem is- if the Greeks exit, so can others and that would throw this whole EU thing into disarray," said Kim Forrest, senior equity research analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group in Pittsburgh.
*Rite Aid to buy EnvisionRx for about $2 billion. NEW YORK, Feb 11- U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, a day after the S&P 500 reached its highest level of the year and ahead of a meeting of euro zone finance ministers to discuss plans for Greece's debt. "It looks like we are kind of hanging in and waiting to see if there are any fireworks," said Peter Jankovskis,...
*PepsiCo climbs in premarket after results. *Rite Aid to buy EnvisionRx for about $2 billion. "It looks like we are kind of hanging in and waiting to see if there are any fireworks," said Peter Jankovskis, co-chief investment officer at OakBrook Investments LLC in Lisle, Illinois.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
*PepsiCo climbs in premarket after results. *Rite Aid to buy EnvisionRx for about $2 billion. *PepsiCo rose 2.6 percent to $100.50 before the opening bell after the maker of soft drinks and Tropicana beverages posted quarterly results.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Tuesday: Apple, Pier 1, Western Union & more.
Jim Cramer explains why the Web is the culprit behind the low wage number for the U.S.
Powerful rally, but headwinds may impact earnings.
Lower gas prices and better employment numbers could have been factors in better guidance from retailers.
Six months after the last five 50-percent drops in oil prices, the S&P 500 was up four of those times.
European debt yields keep dropping, the dollar is strengthening against the euro, and oil has not found a bottom yet.
Companies making headlines after the bell Thursday:
U.S. stock index futures signaled a sharply higher open on Thursday, as Wall Street cheered comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
New money making opportunities lie ahead. “This stock has a history of reporting, then selling off, and rallying again," Cramer said.
Stocks rose Thursday as investors continued to relish the Federal Reserve's renewed vow to keep rates low.