Recession fears flare and jobs report looms as markets head to Q3

Investors are greeting the third quarter with greater trepidation about a recession, and that makes next Friday’s June jobs report a potentially bigger catalyst for markets than it might otherwise have been. The jobs report and Wednesday’s release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last interest rate meeting are expected to highlight the four-day, post-holiday … Read more

Seagen, Moderna, Utz, Kroger and more

The Kroger supermarket chain’s headquarters is shown in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lisa Baertlein | Reuters Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading Friday. Seagen – Shares of the biotech company surged more than 16.1% following a Wall Street Journal report that pharmaceutical company Merck is considering buying Seagen. The report, citing people familiar with … Read more

JD.com, Roku, Alibaba and more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Adobe (ADBE) – Adobe shares fell 3.7% in premarket trading after the software company issued weaker-than-expected financial guidance for the current quarter and the full year. Adobe is facing headwinds from the war in Ukraine and unfavorable foreign exchange rates, although its most recent quarter did … Read more

China real estate troubles sent debt indicator to record high

Fixed asset investment data for the first five months of 2022 showed real estate investment declined at a greater scale than it did during the first four months of the year. Pictured here on May 16 is a development in Huai’an City in Jiangsu province in east China. CFOTO | Future Publishing | Getty Images … Read more

Campbell Soup, Moderna, Western Digital and others

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Campbell Soup (CPB) – The food producer’s shares rallied 3.7% in the premarket after Campbell reported an adjusted quarterly profit of 70 cents per share, 9 cents above estimates. Sales also beat forecasts, and the company raised its full-year sales outlook. Campbell also maintained its prior … Read more

China faces a nearly $ 1 trillion funding gap. It will need more debt to fill it.

During the first four months of the year, investment in real estate development fell by 2.7% from a year ago. Pictured here is a project in Qingzhou, Shandong province, on May 15, 2022. CFOTO | Future Publishing | Getty Images BEIJING – The Chinese government faces a growing shortfall of cash, analysts say, as they … Read more