Numbers by Barron's

Numbers by Barron's

Every trading day, Numbers By Barron's breaks down the market's most important stories into three essential numbers.

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May 7, 2021 4 min
American workers have the fastest growth rate in output per hour worked since the financial crisis. Why Americans are importing more oil from Canada. Plus, a look at the surge in fraudulent job claims in Ohio. Host: Matthew Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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Nearly 70% of workers report that tips have dropped by at least half since the pandemic began. The small business job index shows signs of recovery. And the trade deficit hits its highest value ever. Host: Matthew Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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Pfizer beats its early projections for Covid-19 vaccine sales. Market falls despite strong first-quarter earnings. And General Electric's shareholders vote down CEO compensation package. Host: Alexandra Scaggs. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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Apollo Global Management will buy a majority stake in Verizon's media business. Activist hedge fund Starboard Value takes issue with Box. And Robinhood could earn more than $1 billion in revenue this year. Host: Alexandra Scaggs. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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130 S&P 500 companies will report earnings this week. Why American cannabis producers have to trade outside the U.S. Plus, Apple's diminishing shares. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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The latest data from the U.S. Labor Department shows a healing economy. Amazon reports a huge first quarter. And the price of corn is up 30%. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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Boeing's stock is down 50% from its peak in 2019. Apple reports an impressive quarter. The S&P 500 is up 9% in Biden's first 100 days. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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What to expect from the Fed's April monetary policy meeting. Microsoft reports its latest quarterly earnings. Plus, why lumber prices are soaring. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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Professional money managers are anticipating a bullish market amid the Covid-19 recovery. Tesla reports first-quarter results. Plus, 47 other companies reporting results today. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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SpaceX launched four astronauts into orbit. Despite its success with the Covid-19 vaccine, analysts and investors are unsure what to make of Moderna. And the price of copper is up. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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April 23, 2021 4 min
The majority of China's top films were domestic productions. Mortgage rates are falling again. And ticket reseller Vivid Seats is being acquired in a SPAC deal. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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The FAANG Companies have devoted a record amount of money to lobbying. Gross profit per vehicle is up for auto dealers. And hotels anticipate a surge in vacations. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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Dogecoin is now worth more than many major companies. Cannabis companies are optimistic about sales bumps. And Kobe Bryant's estate files for trademarks.Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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JPMorgan is reportedly funding a breakaway soccer league in Europe. The Biden administration considers new regulations on cigarettes. And what India's Covid-19 surge can tell us about emerging markets. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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New housing starts are back on track for March. DraftKings announces a partnership with the NFL. And Morgan Stanley lost $911 million in the Archegos Capital collapse. Host: Alexandra Scaggs. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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Retail sales beat economists' forecasts in March. Jobless claims hit their lowest number since March 2020. And Delta is generating cash again. Host: Alexandra Scaggs. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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Coinbase fell below its peak market valuation on Wednesday. Bernie Madoff dies in federal prison. And JPMorgan Chase stock dips after quarterly earnings report. Host: Alexandra Scaggs. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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U.S. regulators pause administration of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine. Plus, a record high for Bitcoin and what to make of concerns about inflation. Host: Alexandra Scaggs. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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Businesses paid over 10% more to retailers and wholesalers in March. Real retail spending is on the rise in the European Union. And the federal deficit is up amid enhanced unemployment benefits. Host: Matthew Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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The producer price index is higher than economists' forecasts. An Amazon warehouse votes against unionizing. And a manufacturing error at Johnson & Johnson has the vaccine count drop. Host: Alexandra Scaggs. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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