NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. technology and growth stocks have taken the market’s reins in recent weeks, pausing a rotation into value shares as investors assess the trajectory of bond yields and upcoming earnings reports. Technology has been the top-performing S&P 500 sector in April, rising 8% versus a 5% rise for the benchmark index.
Why ‘early specialization’ is the key parenting approach for raising exceptional kids: Performance expert
Parents often face the question of how to allocate their kids’ time when their kids show promise in a particular activity at an early age.
FEDERAL RESERVE Powell says it’s ‘highly unlikely’ the Fed will raise rates this year, despite stronger economy
Despite what he sees as a rapidly recovering economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has reaffirmed the central bank’s commitment to keep loose monetary policy in place.
Federal Reserve officials indicated at their last meeting that easy policy will stay in place until it produces stronger employment and inflation, and won’t be adjusted based merely on forecasts.
Despite an initial falloff due to the Covid pandemic, digital advertising spending grew 12.2% year over year in 2020, according to a new report commissioned by the Interactive Advertising Bureau and conducted by PwC.
Consumers across the globe spent $900 billion more at online retailers in 2020 compared with the prior two-year trend, according to a report released Tuesday by the Mastercard Economics Institute.
Microsoft wins U.S. Army contract for augmented reality headsets, worth up to $21.9 billion over 10 years
The U.S. Army said Wednesday that Microsoft has won a contract to build more than custom HoloLens augmented reality headsets. The contract for over 120,000 headsets could be worth up to $21.88 billion over 10 years, a Microsoft spokesperson told CNBC. Microsoft shares moved higher after the announcement. The stock was up 1.7% to $235.77 per share
A measure of U.S. manufacturing activity soared to its highest level in more than 37 years in March, driven by strong growth in new orders, the clearest sign yet that a much anticipated economic boom was probably underway. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said on Thursday its index of national factory activity jumped to
The nation’s economic growth is in for a boost in the second quarter, as parts of the economy most impacted by the pandemic reopen. Never before has the service sector led the U.S. into a recession or so many trillions of dollars in stimulus have been applied. But with more Americans vaccinated and more states reopening activities, the
LONDON — UBS on Wednesday upgraded Apple stock to a buy rating and raised its price target from $115 to $142 per share. Apple shares closed Tuesday’s session at $119.90, down 9.64% year to date, with Big Tech having taken the brunt of the market jitters on rising bond yields. In a new research note, UBS gave three fundamental reasons