Warren Buffett Says Markets Have Become a ‘Gambling Parlor’

OMAHA, Neb. — As recently as February, Warren Buffett lamented he wasn’t finding much out there that was worth buying. That is no longer the case. After a yearslong deal drought, Mr. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. BRK.B -2.55% is opening up the spending spigot again. It forged an $ 11.6 billion deal to buy insurer … Read more

JetBlue, Eli Lilly, Occidental Petroleum and more

A JetBlue passenger jet (Embraer 190) taxis at LaGuardia Airport in New York, New York. Robert Alexander | Archive Photos | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading Wednesday. JetBlue – Shares of JetBlue fell another 7.6% on Wednesday, as investors weighed the airline’s $ 3.6 billion cash takeover offer to … Read more

Stock futures are flat after Powell says bigger hikes possible

Stock futures were flat in overnight trading after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said the central bank is open to higher rate hikes to combat rising inflation. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 10 points, while S&P 500 futures Nasdaq 100 futures were flat. Nike shares rose 6% in extended trading on Monday … Read more

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Alibaba, Apple and more

Signage for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. covers the front facade of the New York Stock Exchange November 11, 2015. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Alibaba, Baidu, JD.com – Shares of the China-based companies fell midday after JPMorgan Chase downgraded the stocks to underweight. Their stocks tumbled 9%, … Read more

Russia’s Ukraine threat, worries on Fed rate hikes could make for a turbulent week in markets

Traders working on the floor of the NYSE, Feb. 16, 2022. Source: NYSE The stock market faces another turbulent week, as investors watch the situation in Ukraine and continue to adjust portfolios ahead of the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hikes. Stocks were rocked in both directions in the past week, with the Dow Jones Industrial … Read more