US Futures Slip; European Stocks Gain

US stock futures edged down to start the week, while European stocks ticked higher, as investors continued to assess the odds of a global economic slowdown. Futures tied to the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average both slipped 0.4% while contracts on the tech-heavy Nasdaq-100 fell 0.5%. .

Chip Boom Loses Steam on Slowing PC Sales, Crypto Rout

Chip Boom Loses Steam on Slowing PC Sales, Crypto Rout.

Stock Futures Drop Ahead of Fed’s Favored Inflation Gauge

US stock futures fell as investors rebalanced portfolios ahead of the end of a grueling first half and awaited a gauge of inflation that Federal Reserve officials consider their preferred measure of rising prices. Futures tied to the S&P 500 dropped 1.4%, a day after indices finished slightly changed. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures fell … Read more

Zendesk Close to Striking Buyout Deal, Sources Say

Zendesk Inc. is close to a deal with a group of buyout firms, according to people familiar with the matter, resurrecting a failed attempt to sell itself in what would be one of the biggest private-equity takeovers of the year. A deal with a group that includes Hellman & Friedman LLC and Permira could be … Read more

Buying From Mark Cuban’s Pharmacy Could Save Medicare Billions, Study Says

Medicare’s prescription-drug program could save billions of dollars annually if it purchased generic acid-reflux, cancer and other drugs from a new pharmacy backed by investor Mark Cubanaccording to Harvard Medical School researchers. Mr. Cuban, the billionaire internet entrepreneur and owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, launched his pharmacy in January with an eye toward disrupting … Read more

The Lords of Money Pose Massive Threats to Markets

Think the Fed’s job is hard? At least the US Federal Reserve can concentrate on fighting inflation. In Japan and Europe, the central banks are battling the markets, not merely price rises. That’s leading to some very strange, even contradictory, policies. The troubles of the three central banks mean investors should prepare for the sort … Read more