Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Novavax, Upstart, Allbirds and more

A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine” sticker and a medical syringe in front of displayed Novavax logo in this illustration taken, October 30, 2020. Dado Ruvic | Reuters Check out the companies making headlines after hours. Novavax — The biotech stock dropped 32% after…

Why Mark Zuckerberg is talking so much about Meta’s Whatsapp for business

Facebook’s new rebrand logo Meta is seen on smartpone in front of displayed logo of Facebook, Messenger, Intagram, Whatsapp and Oculus in this illustration picture taken October 28, 2021. Dado Ruvic | Reuters WhatsApp is already widely popular with U.S. consumers. Now Meta Platforms is turning more attention to building…

Best offense is defense? This sophisticated market play helps investors protect themselves from dramatic lows

It’s a class of exchange-traded funds designed to prevent your portfolio from hitting dramatic lows — but it may require a level of sophistication. The idea: Incorporate short-term levered plays including covered call and risk-reversal strategies in order to help investors customize their own defensive strategies similar to hedging. However, it…

Some consumers are cutting back on restaurant spending, but CEOs say not all chains are affected

Howard Schultz David Ryder | Reuters Some restaurants are reporting weaker sales or declining traffic in the second quarter, signaling that diners are cutting back on eating out to save money. But CEOs are split on how consumer behavior is changing and whether it’s impacting their companies. McDonald’s Chris Kempczinski…

Fed Governor Bowman sees ‘similarly sized’ rate hikes ahead after three-quarter point moves

Federal Reserve Bank Governor Michelle Bowman gives her first public remarks as a Federal policymaker at an American Bankers Association conference In San Diego, California, February 11 2019. Ann Saphir | Reuters Federal Reserve Governor Michelle Bowman said Saturday she supports the central bank’s recent big interest rate increases and…

Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Eli Lilly, Cigna, Restaurant Brands and more

Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Eli Lilly (LLY) – The drug maker’s stock fell 3.6% in the premarket after it missed estimates with its quarterly results and cut its full-year forecast. Lilly’s performance during the quarter was impacted by lower prices for insulin…

3 takeaways from the Investing Club’s ‘Morning Meeting’ on Wednesday

Every weekday the CNBC Investing Club with Jim Cramer holds a “Morning Meeting” livestream at 10:20 a.m. ET. Here’s a recap of Wednesday’s key moments. Oil is all about Russia Quick mentions: AMD, F Eli Lilly reports Thursday 1. Oil is all about Russia U.S. oil prices, as measured by…

Employee stock purchase plans can carry ‘a big risk,’ says advisor. What to know before buying in

How employee stock purchase plans works Typically offered to all employees, ESPPs may allow you to purchase company stock at a discount of up to 15%, capped at $25,000 per year for tax-qualified plans. The plan collects after-tax contributions from each paycheck during an “offering period,” and uses the funds…

Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: Boeing, Nio, Check Point Software and more

Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Boeing (BA) – Boeing defense workers will vote on a new proposed labor agreement on Wednesday, averting – for now – a strike that could have begun today. Separately, sources tell CNBC the Federal Aviation Administration has approved…

Are we in a recession? It doesn’t matter, Fed official says: ‘I’m focused on the inflation data’

Neel Kashkari, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Brendan McDermid | Reuters If you’re debating whether or not the U.S. is in a recession, you’re asking the wrong question, according to a top Federal Reserve official. “Whether we are technically in a recession or not doesn’t change my analysis,” Neel Kashkari, president of…