List/Grid Monthly Archives: April 2016

Weekend Sip: A high-proof tequila for Cinco de Mayo

Weekend Sip: A high-proof tequila for Cinco de Mayo

The bottle: Tequila Herradura Colección de la Casa, Reserva 2015 — Directo de Alambique, $90. The back story: With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, it’s time to break… Read more »

Currencies: Yen hits 18-month high against dollar after U.S. inflation data

Currencies: Yen hits 18-month high against dollar after U.S. inflation data

The dollar continued to tumble against the yen Friday, reaching an 18-month low against the Japanese currency after a U.S. inflation gauge remained subdued but roughly within expectations. The data,… Read more »

Financial News: What Leicester City’s soccer success can teach banks about pay

Financial News: What Leicester City’s soccer success can teach banks about pay

Leicester City’s remarkable success in the U.K.’s Premier League this season is an inspiration to underdogs everywhere. If a soccer club that has never finished better than second (and that… Read more »

Economic Report: Chicago PMI falls to 50.4 April in sign of economic weakness

Economic Report: Chicago PMI falls to 50.4 April in sign of economic weakness

Business conditions in the Chicago area took a turn for the worse in April. A measure of Chicago-area economic activity softened in April, indicating that manufacturers and other large companies… Read more »

These U.S. Olympians have extra motivation to go for the gold: They’re broke

These U.S. Olympians have extra motivation to go for the gold: They’re broke

The No. 1 épée fencer in the U.S. lives with several roommates in Astoria, Queens, and works at Dick’s Sporting Goods to help pay the rent. Many of the Olympic… Read more »

The Ratings Game: Amazon wows Wall Street analysts; $900-a-share here we come

The Ratings Game: Amazon wows Wall Street analysts; $900-a-share here we come

In an earnings season that has been sketchy at best, a company that delivers earnings that double Wall Street’s expectations is a rare bird. But Amazon.com AMZN, +9.19%  squawked from… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Stocks open lower, headed for 1st weekly drop in 3

Market Snapshot: Stocks open lower, headed for 1st weekly drop in 3

U.S. stocks opened lower Friday as a series of sour earnings reports and weak economic data continued to weigh on shares, leaving markets on track for their first weekly drop… Read more »

Slide Show: Meet the ultra-exclusive club of people fired by Warren Buffett

Slide Show: Meet the ultra-exclusive club of people fired by Warren Buffett

Richard Santulli The story of another high-level departure is also centered on NetJets. Santulli founded the company but announced in August 2009 that he was leaving. (He was replaced by… Read more »

The Balance: Mr. Potato Head can now take longer paid family leave

The Balance: Mr. Potato Head can now take longer paid family leave

While they may normally be charged with “creating the world’s best play experiences” for kids, many of the adults who work at Hasbro Inc. were probably feeling pretty good this… Read more »

NewsWatch: Amazon wows Wall Street analysts; $900-a-share here we come

NewsWatch: Amazon wows Wall Street analysts; $900-a-share here we come

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE Analysts had nothing but praise for Amazon on Friday, talking of shares ready to march much higher and a company that looks unstoppable in its space. See… Read more »

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