‘M3gan’ box office success sets the stage for a scary good year in horror

A lifelike doll programmed to be a child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally turns murderous in Universal Studios and Blumhouse’s “M3GAN.” Universal A fashion-forward, murderous doll is ringing up big bucks at the box office. “M3gan,” the newest release from the Universal Studios and Blumhouse collaboration, will end…

Morgan Stanley CEO says the bank’s push for more stable revenue streams has worked. It’s a key reason we own the stock

Morgan Stanley ‘s (MS) multiyear transformation plan has been a success, CEO James Gorman said with pride Thursday — and, as shareholders, we see no reason to disagree. “We’ve steadily de-risked parts of the business that got us in trouble during the [Great Financial Crisis], and we obviously made a…

Why we still like Coterra Energy despite the recent fall in natural gas prices

Natural gas prices jumped Thursday following a multiweek swoon, providing a lift to shares of Club holding Coterra Energy (CTRA), which lately has relied on the commodity for more than half its operating revenues. U.S. natural gas prices rose nearly 4% Thursday to roughly $3.81 per million British thermal units…

Inflation is expected to have declined in December, but it may not be enough to stop the Fed

A woman shops in a supermarket as rising inflation affects consumer prices in Los Angeles, California, June 13, 2022. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters The pace of consumer inflation is expected to have fallen slightly in December from the prior month because of a sharp drop in gasoline and energy prices,…

Top Wall Street analysts pick these stocks to celebrate the new year

Apple CEO Tim Cook poses in front of a new MacBook Airs running M2 chips display during Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California, June 6, 2022. Peter Dasilva | Reuters With the brutal 2022 behind us, we look ahead to a year of relatively predictable challenges. This…

Fanatics is divesting its 60% stake in NFT company Candy Digital

Michael Rubin’s sports platform company Fanatics is divesting its 60% stake in NFT company Candy Digital, according to an internal email obtained by CNBC. Fanatics, who previously held the majority share of Candy Digital, will be selling its interest to an investor group led by Galaxy Digital, the crypto merchant…

The fintech reckoning is upon us. Here’s what to expect next year

Partygoers with unicorn masks at the Hometown Hangover Cure party in Austin, Texas. Harriet Taylor | CNBC Bill Harris, former PayPal CEO and veteran entrepreneur, strode onto a Las Vegas stage in late October to declare that his latest startup would help solve Americans’ broken relationship with their finances. “People…

Target hopes value-hungry shoppers will come to the rescue this holiday season

Target is stressing value this holiday season, as consumers feel pinched by inflation. At its store in New Jersey, signs that advertise low-priced items are more prominent than in previous years. Melissa Repko | CNBC FAIRFIELD, N.J. — Inside of this large store in the suburbs, Target is trying to…

Why everyone thinks a recession is coming in 2023

People who lost their jobs wait in line to file for unemployment following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at an Arkansas Workforce Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S. April 6, 2020. Nick Oxford | File Photo | REUTERS Recessions often take everyone by surprise. There’s a very good…

Here’s what the Federal Reserve’s half-point rate hike means for you

The Federal Reserve raised its target federal funds rate by 0.5 percentage points at the end of its two-day meeting Wednesday in a continued effort to cool inflation. Although this marks a more typical hike compared to the super-size 0.75 percentage point moves at each of the last four meetings, the…