Numbers by Barron's

Numbers by Barron's

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Total U.S. employment has declined at least 22% since the coronavirus crisis began. The U.S. trade deficit in capital goods is on the rise. And what bond costs in Europe can tell us about the pandemic. Host: Matt Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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Coronavirus is hitting migrant workers hard. Oil storage is down 21% from May's highs. And why 8 weeks of PPP weren't enough to save small businesses. Host: Matt Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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Americans are wary of in person spending amid potential coronavirus reopenings. About a third of the money that should have been distributed to jobless Americans hasn't yet been disbursed. And the American labor share is up - but not for long. Host: Matt Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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A 10.5% drop in the space of 11 weeks is the steepest decline in American credit card balances on record. Spending at Taiwanese restaurants remains low. But renewable energy sources are on the rise. Host: Matt Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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JD Peet's IPO may indicate the market is ready to ramp up. Lululemon is getting even stronger. And how gold has rallied since last summer. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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Moderna takes investors on a wild ride. May's consumer confidence index is up. And PayPal faces new competition from Amazon and Apple, but is holding its ground. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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May 28, 2020 4 min
SpaceX postpones its rocket launch, but not the buzz it has generated. Virgin Galactic stocks soar 49% this year. Plus, more on how to invest in space. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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AutoZone sales drop, but it's not all bad news. Convertible bonds companies issue $31 billion since the start of April. And streaming has taken Warner Music Group's potential IPO to a new level. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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The daily death toll from Covid-19 is higher in Sweden than countries with stricter lockdown measures. Forecasting the FTSE Russell rebalance. And a French shipping company tries to stay afloat. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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The U.S. is funding a coronavirus vaccine from Oxford University. TJX reopens 1,600 stores around the world. And the CBD gold rush continues. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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The U.S. Senate approves legislation that could impact Chinese companies on the U.S. stock exchange. Spotify makes a big podcast purchase. And payment deferment programs are on the rise for credit card holders amid coronavirus. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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New-home construction decreased 30% in the U.S. between March and April. As they reopen casinos, Louisiana and Mississippi are taking a gamble. And the coronavirus pandemic boosts Walmart's first-quarter earnings. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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The TSA reports passengers are returning to the skies. Productivity was up 47% for U.S. workers in March and April despite remote work. But global dividend payments are expected to fall this year. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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Retail sales fell 16% in April - the biggest drop ever. What semiconductor companies' stock prices can tell us about a potential trade war between China and the U.S. And a rebound for oil. Host: Alexandra Scaggs. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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The U.S. Department of Labor releases new data about jobless claims amid Covid-19. Cisco is boosted by a strong earnings report. Norwegian Cruise Lines' business is sinking - but its stock isn't. Host: Alexandra Scaggs. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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May 14, 2020 3 min
The S&P 500 continues to decline. General Electric hits 1991 lows. But applications for mortgages are up. Host: Alexandra Scaggs. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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The Federal Reserve begins buying bond exchange-traded funds. Consumer prices took a hit in April. And GrubHub stock is up amid merger talks with Uber. Host: Alexandra Scaggs. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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May 12, 2020 4 min
AMC Entertainment's stock rallies amid talk of a potential sale to Amazon. Beauty company Coty strikes deal with private- equity firm KKR. And Under Armour underperforms. Host: Alexandra Scaggs. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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18.1 unemployed workers in the U.S. believed they are on temporary layoff. 4.1 million borrowers have stopped paying the full amount on their mortgages. And 80% of American renters make a full or partial payment for May. Host: Matt Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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Americans are hitting the road again after April's gas consumption lows. U.S. banks are tightening their loan criteria. And California expected to have a budget surplus - but now faces a probable deficit. Host: Matt Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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