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Stocks Jump Higher To End January On Positive Note – $AAPL $ATOS $GM $INM $INVO $PYPL $TSLA $XOM Rise!

Quote of the Day -- "If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm." - Vince Lombardi   Happy Tuesday! I hope that the second day of the workweek has served you well.  As for the markets today, it was an overall grand finish for the last day of the month wher...

Stocks Move Lower While Investors Eye Wednesday’s FOMC Decision – $ADT $APE $BRQS $IQ $SOFI $VIX Rise!

Quote of the Day -- "Either you run the day or the day runs you." - Jim Rohn   Happy Monday! I hope that you had a great start to your week. We here in San Francisco are still reeling a bit from the unfortunately demise of the 49ers, but remain amazed and encouraged with their ability ...

Stocks Race Forward Weekly With Nasdaq’s Outsized Lead – $AAPL $ATOS $INVO $LCID $NVDA $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day:  "Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave." - Mary Tyler Moore   Happy Saturday! I hope that you had a wonderful week and that you managed to build your wealth in the stock market and...

GDP Report, Chevron Buyback, & Tesla Power Stocks Higher – $AAPL $CVX $FSLR $TSLA $XM Rise!

Quote of the Day -- "A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing." - Emo Philips   Happy "Thors" Day! I hope that you had an amazing day and managed to invest as strongly and adeptly as Odin's son wields his mighty hammer, Mjǫllnir.  We continued to be...

Peter McConnell Appointed As CFO For Travelers Europe – $TRV $DIA $SPY $INM

Reportedly, Travelers Europe announced the appointment of Peter McConnell as its Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Mike Gent. McConnell will report to Matthew Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of Travelers Europe, and will oversee the financial management of Travelers’ European operations. Additio...

Stocks Regain Strength During Hump Day’s Mixed Session – $ATOS $COF $DIS $GOVX $INVO $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day -- "I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse." - Florence Nightingale   Happy Hump Day! I hope that you had a a wonderful Wednesday in your part of the world. We continued to be blessed with yet another clear blue-sky day here in San Francisco a...

Stocks Deliver Sluggish Performance During Tuesday’s Session – $AAPL $GE $INVO $LMT $RYX $WMT $VZ Rise!

Quote of the Day -- I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. - Jimmy Dean   Happy 2nd Day Of The Week! I hope that you had a great Tuesday. We once again enjoyed a clear and somewhat chilly day in San Francisco, while dreaming ...

Stocks Climb Buoyed By Earnings Report & Rate Hike Hopes – $AAPL $BRQS $CRM $DIS $INVO $SHOP $SPOT $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day -- "If you fell down yesterday, stand up today." - H. G. Wells   Happy Monday! I hope that you had a great first day of the week. We were thankful to begin the week in San Francisco with a beautiful clear blue sky, albeit on the chilly side. As for the broader stock ...

Friday’s Bounce Secures Weekly Win For Nasdaq Despite Growth Concerns – $AAPL $AMC $ATOS $BRQS $CLLS $DIS $INM $NVDA $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day:  "A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong." - Tecumseh   Happy Saturday! I hope that you had a solid holiday-shortened week and that you managed to make a fortune in the stock market and otherwise. We stayed relatively dry here in San Francisco and pressed...

J&J’s Spin-Off Kenvue Moves One Step Closer To NYSE Listing – $JNJ $DIA $KVUE $INM $ATOS

As per reports, Kenvue, Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) newly formed consumer health unit files on the New York Stock Exchange to be listed as an independent company, more than a year after the consumer giant announced its plan to break up into two companies. The filing, for Kenvue will be listed unde...

Microsoft Announces $10B Investment In San Francisco-based OpenAI – $MSFT $DIA $TSLA $INVO

As per reports, Microsoft (MSFT) is to invest $10 billion into San Francisco-based firm OpenAI, the owner of ChatGPT, valuing the firm at $29 billion. OpenAI, founded by Tesla Inc. (TSLA)  CEO Elon Musk and investor Sam Altman, made the ChatGPT chatbot available for free public testing on Nov. 30. ...

Yellen Confirms Debt Ceiling Reached, Bears Smile As Stocks Decline On Thursday – $AAPL $BRQS $DIS $EDU $HL $SDRL $VIX Rise!

Quote of the Day -- "The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places." - Ernest Hemingway   Happy Thursday! I hope that you had a great Thursday. I happy to report that we experienced yet another sunny and clear day in The City by the bay.  As for the bro...

Stocks Turn Deeply Red As Retail Sales, PPI Turn South During Hump Day’s Session – $ATOS $SHIP $TCBP $VIX Rise!

Quote of the Day -- "The power to question is the basis of all human progress." - Indira Gandh   Happy Hump Day! I hope that you had a wonderful middle of the week experience wherever the world has landed you.  We had another rain free day here in San Francisco, but are currently prep...

Nasdaq Edges Higher To Begin the MLK Holiday-Shortened Trading Week – $AAPL $AMC $ATOS $BRQS $GME $INM $INVO $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day -- "The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important." - Martin Luther King, Jr.   Happy Tuesday! I hope that you had a great beginning to the work week after the long MLK holiday weekend and continued to make your fortunes in the stock market and oth...

Disinflation Beliefs & Stock Values Grow During #JPM2023 Week – $AMZN $ATOS $BRQS $GME $INM $INVO $SHIP $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day: "If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Happy Saturday! I hope that you had a wonderful week and that you are out enjoying yourself this long MLK holiday weekend. This week, I spent a great deal of my days tryin...

December CPI Drops, Rates Fall, Stocks Ascend As #JPM2023 Concludes – $ATOS $BRQS $CLLS $DIS $GME $INVO $TSLA $XBI Rise!

Quote of the Day -- "You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put a few nickels in the machine." - Flip Wilson   Happy Thursday! I hope that you had a great fourth day of the week.  Here in San Francisco I am happy to report that we got a break from the rain during the fourth an...

Disinflation Speculation Produces Stock Index Escalation During 3rd Day Of #JPM2023 – $AAPL $AMC $ATOS $DIS $GME $INVO $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day --"Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success." - Swami Sivananda   Happy Wednesday! I hope that you had a great third day of the week.  Here in San Francisco we are enjoying yet another wet and windy day, but The City is ...

Stocks Move Higher & Yields Drop To Kick Off 2023 – $AAPL $ATOS $BRQS $DIS $INVO $SHIP Rise!

Quote of the Day: "There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself." - Louis XIV   Happy End to the First Week of 2023! I hope that you had a wonderful beginning to your year and that we all have prosperous balance in view. As for the markets this week, we experienced a refr...

Jobless, Interest Rates Climb As Stocks Cruise Lower During Last Few Sessions of 2022 – $INM $INVO $IWC $JPM $TGTX $XBI $XLE Rise!

Quote of the Day: "The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible." - Arthur C. Clarke   Happy New Year's Eve! I hope that you had a great week & that you are out ringing in the new year that will hopefully prove to be prosperous to one and all. ...

Korean Day Traders Reportedly Invested ‘Big’ In Tesla – $TSLA $SPY $INVO

Reportedly, South Korean retail investors have bought a net $2.8 billion worth of Tesla Inc. (TSLA), stock this year amid the electric-vehicle maker’s worst slump on record. According to data from Korea Securities Depository, Day traders have added $160 million in Tesla shares this month through D...

Stock Market Fails To Deliver A ‘Santa Rally’ This Week, Yet… – $ADT $APE $ATXS $CVX $SHIP $XPON Rise!

Quote of the Day:  "Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies." - Mother Teresa   Happy Saturday All! I hope that you had a great week and that you are out enjoying the long holiday weekend.  As for the markets this week, we experienced yet another down we...

Stocks Take Another Hawkishly Fed Weekly Hit – $CVX $HZNP $KDNY $XLE Rise!

Quote of the Day:  "The future rewards those who press on. I don't have time to feel sorry for myself. I don't have time to complain. I'm going to press on." - Barack Obama   Happy Saturday All! I hope you all had a wonderful week and that you have your seat all picked out to watch the 202...

UnitedHealth Announces Appointment Of Google’s Kristen Gil To Its Board – $UNH $GOOG $DIA $INVO

As per reports, UnitedHealth Group (UNH) announced Kristen Gil of Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Gil currently serves as vice president, and business finance officer, at Google. She has held numerous senior positions at the parent company Alphabet since joinin...

IBM & Japan’s Rapidus Aiming to Manufacture The World’s Most Advanced Chips – $IBM $DIA $INVO

As per reports, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) partnered with a newly formed chip maker, Rapidus, backed by the Japanese government aimed to manufacture the world's most advanced chips in Japan by the second half of the decade. Japan's industry and trade ministry has agreed to inv...

Tesla To Suspend Model Y Output In Shanghai Plant Between December 25 – January 1- $TSLA $INVO

Reportedly, Tesla (TSLA) is set to suspend Model Y assembly between December 25 and January 1 at its Shanghai plant. The suspension at the end of the month is reportedly a part of a reduction in planned production of about 30% in the month for the Model Y, Tesla's best-selling model, at China’s Sh...

A Sprinkling Of Fed Worries/Global Growth Fears & Tax Loss Swaps Knocked Out Stocks This Week

Quote of the Day:  "By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest." - Confucius   Happy Saturday All! I hope you all had an amazing week & that you have been able to ...

Disney+ Launches Major Advertisers, Mattel, Marriott, On Platform – $DIS $MAR $MAT $INVO

Reportedly, Disney (DIS) launched an ad-supported version of the Disney+ service recently attracting major advertisers from different sectors and bringing in new revenue as the company strives to push its streaming business to profitability.  Disney Advertising President Rita Ferro informed more th...

Honeywell Raises Outlook For Business Jet Deliveries As Demand Soars – $HON $DIA $ATOS $INVO

Reportedly, Honeywell International Inc, (HON) raised its outlook for business jet deliveries, as the COVID-19 pandemic brought in a wave of first-time users and buyers in the private flying market. The company forecast up to 8,500 new business jet deliveries worth $274 billion from 2023 to 2032, up...

JP Morgan Launches Capital Connect Fundraising Platform Inviting Startups – $JPM $DIA $ATOS $INVO

As per reports, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) is launching a platform, Capital Connect that aims to connect startup founders with venture capital investors and ease the fundraising process. Capital Connect is looking to fulfill the ambition of JP Morgan by assets and further expand into the private ...

Fed Chair Empowers Weekly Stock Market Continuation – $ADT $AMC $FATE $HL $KDNY $TSLA $XBI Rise!

Quote of the Day:  "No man was ever wise by chance." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Happy Saturday All! I hope you ll had a great week and enjoyed the balance of the group stage of the 2022 World Cup. Congratulations to Team USA that is now scheduled to play Netherlands in the knock out stage ...

Are Engine No 1 & Coca-Cola In Talks Over Recycling Initiatives? – $KO $DIA $ATOS $INVO

As per reports, sustainability-focused investment firm Engine No. 1 has held talks with the Coca-Cola Company (KO) about steps the beverage giant could take to ramp up the recycling of its cans and bottles. The activist investor has a passive stake in Coca-Cola through its Transform 500 exchange-tra...

Verizon Gains Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) Task Order Worth $1.58B – $VZ $DIA $INVO

Reportedly, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) has entered a new Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract to modernize the global communications infrastructure and offer IT services for each of the Department of State’s (DOS) U.S. consular, embassies, and other key locations in nearly 260...

Thanksgiving Holiday-Shortened World Cup Filled Week Produces Positive Returns – $ADT $ATOS $BBY $DIS $JPM $SHIP Rise!

Quote of the Day:  "Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity." - Thor Heyerdahl   Happy Saturday All! I hope that you are enjoying the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend and that you are taking in your favorite festivities and games including those from 2022 World Cup that are bei...

Angie Klein Appointed To Lead Verizon’s Value Business – $VZ $DIA $INVO

As per reports, Angie Klein, Chief Revenue Officer of TracFone and Verizon Prepaid and CEO of Visible has been appointed to the new role of SVP and President of the Verizon (VZ) Value organization starting January 1, 2023. Angie will report to EVP & Group CEO of Verizon Consumer Group Manon Brou...

Salesforce Lays Off Workers From Sales Team Amid Shaky Economy – $CRM $DIA

Reportedly, Salesforce Inc. (CRM) has cut hundreds of workers from sales teams, seeking to improve profitability while facing slowing demand for its software products in an unsteady economy. Salesforce almost tripled its workforce in the past five years and reported 78,634 employees as of July 31. ...

Twitter May Revise Its User Verification Process

Reportedly, Twitter may soon update its user verification process, informed CEO Tesla (TSLA) Elon Musk, after he took over the social media giant recently. The social media giant is considering charging for the blue check mark verifying the identity of its account holder.  "Whole verification proc...

Biotech Giant Amgen Completes The Acquisition Of ChemoCentryx – $AMGN $JNJ $DIA $ATOS

As per reports, Amgen (AMGN) has successfully acquired ChemoCentryx, Inc. (CCXI), for $52 per share in cash, representing aggregate merger consideration of approximately $3.7 billion. A biopharmaceutical company, ChemoCentryx, Inc is focused on orally-administered methods to treat cancer, inflammato...

Intel Ties With Google Cloud Introducing Secure & Improved Chip For Data Centre – $INTC $GOOG $DIA $BRQS $INVO

Reportedly, Intel Corporation (INTC) and Alphabet Inc's Google Cloud have launched a co-designed chip to make data centers more secure and efficient. The E2000 chip, code-named Mount Evans, takes over from the expensive central processing units (CPU) that do the main computing, for the work of packa...

Walmart Offers To Acquire Remaining 47% Of Johannesburg Stock Exchange Listed Massmart Shares – $WMT $DIA $INVO

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) has launched a 6.4 billion rand ($377.6 million) offer for the 47% of Massmart shares it does not already own. If approved by shareholders, the retailer would be delisted from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Since acquiring majority control over Massmart in 20...

Goldman Hires Elizabeth Burton As Its New Adviser For Asset Management Unit – $GS $DIA $INVO

As per reports, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc's  (GS) asset management arm has hired Elizabeth Burton to advise its institutional clients. Burton will be a managing director and client investment strategist at the Wall Street bank's client solutions and capital markets business in New York. Burton will ...

McDonald’s Increasing Support To The Chicago Community Impact Grants Program For Youth – $MCD $DIA $INVO

As per reports, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is set to invest in 40 Chicago-based nonprofit organizations addressing some of the city's most pressing needs for Opportunity Youth through its Chicago Community Impact Grants Program, developed in partnership with The Chicago Community Trust (the Trus...

Walgreens Sells 11 Million Shares Of Option Care Health, Decreasing Stake $WBA $OPCH $DIA

As per reports, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) announced that it has sold 11.0 million shares of Option Care Health, Inc. (OPCH) common stock in an underwritten secondary offering. After the sale, Walgreens Boots Alliance’s ownership of Option Care Health’s common stock decreased from approximate...

Could Musk’s Recent Sale Of $6.9B Tesla Shares Be A Sign Of A Potential Twitter Deal? – $TSLA $TWTR $SPY $QQQ

Reportedly, Tesla (TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk recently sold $6.9 billion worth of his Tesla shares. Some analysts and investors are suggesting that this recent move might be implying that these funds could be used to finance the outstanding and highly publicized Twitter (TWTR)  deal if the EV giant loses...

Home Depot Links With ‘BDR’ Supporting Supplier Diversity – $HD $DIA

Reportedly, The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) has joined the Billion Dollar Roundtable Inc. (BDR), a nonprofit organization that promotes supplier diversity excellence and best practices. The BDR consists of U.S.-based corporations that spend $1 billion or more annually with minority and woman-owned supplie...

Merck To Pay Q4 2022 Dividend On Oct 7, 2022 – $MRK $DIA $ATOS

As per reports, the board of Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) has announced a quarterly dividend of $.69 per share of the company’s common stock for the fourth quarter of 2022. Payment will be made on Oct. 7, 2022, to stockholders as of Sept. 15, 2022.   Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) is a global...

Travelers Reported A Profit Drop Due To High Catastrophe Claims & Low ROI – $TRV $DIA

Property and casualty insurer Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) released quarterly earnings reporting a nearly 29% fall in quarterly profits. {robots reportedly suffered due to higher catastrophe-related claims and lower returns on its investments. The company's core income reduced to $625 million, or...

Merck Seeking To Close Buyout Of Biotech Company Seagen Inc. – $MRK $SGEN $DIA $ATOS

Reportedly, Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) is in advanced talks to buy cancer-focused biotech company Seagen Inc. (SGEN) for roughly $40 billion or more. The companies are discussing a price above $200 a share for Seagen. Both the parties are seeking to seal a deal on or before the announcement of Merc...

Reportedly Reliance Industries Preparing To Acquire Walgreens Boots Alliance’s International Arm – $WBA $DIA

As per reports, Reliance Industries Ltd. is in talks with several global banks to raise as much as $8 billion for its planned leveraged buyout of Walgreens (WBA) Boots Alliance’s international arm. The company is in talks with Barclays Bank Plc, Deutsche Bank AG, HSBC, and Standard Chartered Bank...

Walgreens Agrees To Pay $105M All-Cash Settlement – $WBA $DIA

Reportedly, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) to pay $105 million to settle a long-running class-action lawsuit accusing it of misleading stockholders about how rising generic drug prices and reimbursement pressures would hurt its pharmacy business. The preliminary all-cash settlement was filed in a fed...

The Home Depot Canada Foundation Raises Investment In Support Of Homeless Youth – $HD $DIA

Reportedly, TradeWorx, launched by The Home Depot (HD Canada Foundation in 2021 is a collaboration with 10 successful Canadian employment social enterprises (ESEs) to help fill systemic gaps and prevent youth homelessness. TradeWorx partners offer at-risk youth skills training needed to secure a lon...

Cisco Schedules Quarterly Dividend Date Payable July 27, 2022- $CSCO $DIA

Reportedly, the board of Cisco (CSCO) announced a quarterly dividend of $.38 per common share payable on July 27, 2022. The dividend is payable to all shareholders as of July 6, 2022.   Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) is a global technology leader that designs, manufactures, and sells Internet P...

Billionaire Investor Carl Icahn Ends Proxy Fight Over Kroger’s Pig Policy – $MCD $KR $DIA

As per reports, Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is dropping a proxy fight focused on the treatment of pregnant pigs at Kroger Co. (KR) after losing a similar fight with McDonald's Corp last month.  "I congratulate the McDonald's team on their victory in this proxy engagement and, after much contem...

Caterpillar Enters Multi-Year Global Sponsorship With NHL – $CAT $DIA

As per reports, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) has been announced as the Official Heavy Equipment and Industrial Power Sponsor of the National Hockey League (NHL), beginning in the 2022-23 NHL Season. The NHL and Caterpillar announced a multi-year global sponsorship focussing on recognizing the people who ...

Apple’s Maryland Retail Store Employees Vote For Unionization- $AAPL $DIA

Reportedly, Apple (AAPL) workers in Maryland have voted in favor to join a union, becoming the first retail employees of the iPhone maker to unionize in the United States. More than 100 workers in Towson near Baltimore "have overwhelmingly voted to join the International Association of Machinists a...

Caterpillar Enters Sponsorship Deal With MLS, America’s Fastest Growing Sports League- $CAT $DIA

As per reports, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) has entered a multi-year sponsorship with North America's fastest growing sports League, the Major League Soccer (MLS). The sponsorship is aimed to boost the Caterpillar brand exposure to a more diverse audience in the United States and Canada and also engage ...

Caterpillar Releases Its 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Report – $CAT $DIA

As per reports, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) has released its 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Report and a new diversity and inclusion website that reflects the company's strong focus on continuing to build a rich culture of inclusion. "The competitive advantage of a diverse team and inclusive culture...

FAA Notifies Boeing For More Documentation On Its 787 Jets In Order To Resume Deliveries – $BA $DIA

Reportedly, Federal Aviation Administration has asked Boeing (BA) for more documentation in order to resume deliveries of its 787 Dreamliner jet, signaling it may face a further delay before the Federal Aviation Administration signs off on its inspections and repairs to the plane.  The development ...

Travelers Publishes Annual Community Report Detailing Its $228M Charitable Contributions Over Decade – $TRV $DIA

Reportedly, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) released its annual Community Report, announcing 2021 charitable contributions of $24 million, bringing in the company’s total giving to approximately $228 million over the past decade. "We have a culture deeply rooted in helping others. Our communi...

Caterpillar To Pay Quarterly Dividend On May 20 – $CAT $DIA

Reportedly, the board of Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) has confirmed that they will maintain a quarterly dividend of $1.11 per share of common stock, payable May 20, 2022, to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 25, 2022.   Dow 30 Component Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is the world...

Amgen Contemplates Further Issuance of Green Bonds- $AMGN $DIA

Reportedly, Pharmaceutical giant Amgen Inc. (AMGN) is planning to sell more bonds to benefit the environment and society after its debut green bond was received well by investors. Amgen raised $4 billion in February in a four-part transaction including a $750 million green-bond tranche, a first for ...

Cincinnati, Ohio-based Procter & Gamble Company Halts New Capital Investments In Russia – $PG $DIA

As per reports, Cincinnati, Ohio-based Procter & Gamble Company (PG) to halt all new capital investments in Russia and reduce its portfolio to focus on health, basic hygiene, and personal care items, informed CEO Jon Moeller. P&G is also suspending all media, advertising, and promotional act...

Verizon To Pay Quarterly Dividend On May 2 – $VZ $DIA

Reportedly, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) announced its quarterly dividend of 64 cents per outstanding share. The board announced the dividend is payable on May 2, 2022, to all stockholders of record as of April 8, 2022. Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg stated, “We are pleased that our consiste...

Verizon Returns With Its 4th Transaction In The Green Bond Market -$VZ $DIA

Reportedly, Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) is back to the green bond market with a $1 billion offering, its fourth transaction since it first started raising funds earmarked for environmental projects in 2019. As per sources, the telecom giant is selling the bonds in one tranche maturing in 30 yea...

Disney Announces Building Local Theme Based U.S. Residential Communities – $DIS $DIA

Reportedly, Walt Disney Company (DIS) is to design U.S. residential communities in deals with property developers, capitalizing on fans' passion and enthusiasm for the entertainment giant’s control of detail, elaborate and fancy experiences. Recently, Disney announced Cotino, its first residentia...

Luke Sarsfield Appointed As Co-Head Of $2.47T Asset Management Unit For Goldman Sachs – $GS $DIA

As per reports, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) has appointed Luke Sarsfield as the global co-head of its $2.47 trillion asset-management business, which offers advisory and investment services to several clients, including insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, and public and private pension fu...

McDonald’s To Pay Cash Dividend Payable On March 15 – $MCD $DIA

As per reports, the board of McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.38 per share of common stock to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 1, 2022, payable on March 15, 2022. McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is the leading global foodservice retail...

Visa & Uber Join To Offer $1M In Grants & Resources Supporting Small Businesses – $UBER $V

As per reports, Uber and Visa (V) announced Grants for Growth, a program that will provide $1 million in grant funding to small businesses in 10 U.S. cities that are currently active on Uber Eats, focussing on restaurant recovery and entrepreneurship, the program was created to support merchants whe...

Disney Extends Contract Of CFO & 22-Year Co. Veteran Christine M. McCarthy Through June 30, 2024

As per reports, the Walt Disney Company (DIS) has extended Christine M. McCarthy’s contract as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer through June 30, 2024. Ms. McCarthy, a 22-year veteran of the Company first joined Disney in 2000, and prior to becoming CFO in 2015, she was E...

Verizon To Pay Quarterly Dividend On Feb 1

Reportedly, the board of Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) announced a quarterly dividend of 64 cents, the same as the previous quarter, payable on February 1, 2022.  The dividend is payable to all shareholders as of January 10, 2022. Chairman and CEO, Verizon Hans Vestberg stated, “Our disciplin...

AmEx Global Business Travel Announces $5.3B SPAC Deal With Apollo Global -$ASGC $GBTG

Reportedly, American Express Global Business Travel has announced to merge into with Apollo Global Management Inc. backed blank-check firm or SPAC to go public in a deal valued at around $5.3 billion. The deal with Apollo Strategic Growth Capital (ASGC) is expected to deliver gross proceeds of up to...

Salesforce Announces 14,444 Restricted Stock (RSU) Units For 12 LevelJump employees

Reportedly, Salesforce (CRM), the global leader in CRM, announced recently that it has granted equity awards under its 2014 Inducement Equity Incentive Plan to new employees (non-executive officers) who joined Salesforce related with the acquisition of LevelJump. The step was initiated by the Salesf...

Goldman Sachs Announces Increased Employee Benefits To Attract & Retain Talent

Reportedly, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is offering a series of benefits for its employees, in an attempt to ease the strain on its workers and attract talent. The bank is increasing its retirement fund, matching contributions for U.S. employees to 6% of total compensation, making a jump of 2%. T...

Caterpillar & Microsoft Team Up For A Project Using Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology

Reportedly, Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) entered a three-year project through a collaboration with Microsoft (MSFT) and Ballard Power Systems (BLDP) to demonstrate a power system incorporating large-format hydrogen fuel cells to produce sustainable and reliable backup power for Microsoft data centers. Par...

The U.S Federal Communications Commission Approves +$6B Verizon & TracFone Wireless Deal

Reportedly, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) more than $6 billion acquisition of pre-paid mobile phones provider TracFone Wireless, following the California Public Utilities Commission's approval of the deal last week.  FCC informed the requ...

Nike & U.S. Soccer Federation Reached Long-Term Deal

As per reports, the U.S. Soccer Federation reached a long-term deal with NIKE, Inc. (NKE) to extend their apparel partnership, also elevating the profile of the women's game globally and promoting inclusivity. The partnership that began in 1995 will focus on all levels of the national team, includin...

J&J Dividing To Create 2 Public Co’s In Consumer & Healthcare

As per reports, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is to split its consumer products business from its pharmaceutical and medical device operations, creating two publicly traded companies. The move will separate its household/consumer products unit, maker of Band-Aid bandages, Aveeno and Neutrogena skincar...

Travelers Acknowledged For Its Military-Friendly Initiatives

Reportedly, the Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) has once again been named a Military Friendly® Company by VIQTORY and a Best for Vets Employer by Military Times. The company has secured a spot on VIQTORY’s Military Spouse Friendly Employers list for the first time and maintained its standing on V...

Boeing Donates $1M Towards Hurricane Ida Relief Efforts ($500,000 Donation To American Red Cross)

As per reports, Boeing (NYSE: BA) has announced that it will donate $1 million from the Boeing Charitable Trust to help with disaster recovery and relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. The fund includes a $500,000 donation to the American Red Cross that will assist with food, shelter, w...

IBM To Acquire Leading Adobe Workfront Consultancy Unit From Rego Consulting Corporation

As per reports, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is acquiring Adobe Workfront consulting unit and assets from Rego Consulting Corporation to expand its hybrid cloud and AI strategy.  The company has been investing aggressively to strengthen its hybrid cloud and AI strategy and capa...

Coca-Cola Eyes 2022 IPO For Majority Owned Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

As per reports, Coca-Cola Co. (KO) is seeking a value of 7 billion euros ($8.1 billion) for its Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, expected to list next year. Bank of America Corp., Morgan Stanley, and Standard Bank Group Ltd. are being enlisted to run the initial public offering. As per sources, the final...

IBM Shareholders To Receive One Share of Kyndryl Services Stock For Every Five Shares of IBM Stock

Reportedly, the board of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has approved the previously announced separation of Kyndryl, the company’s managed infrastructure services business. The IBM board of directors declared a pro-rata distribution to IBM stockholders of 80.1 percent of the out...

Verizon & Partners Launch Women’s CoLab, An Initiative Empowering Women

Reportedly, Verizon and its partners announced the launch of Women’s CoLab, an initiative providing women with essential resources to help them achieve success in an increasingly digital economy, and assisting them to re-enter the workforce and realize their career ambitions. Women’s CoLab found...

Visa To Expand Operations & Hiring In Midtown Atlanta

Reportedly, Visa Inc.(V) to open a new office in Atlanta next year as part of an expansion in the city. Visa’s new office will be based at 1200 Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta district and will have employees performing a range of functions, focussing mainly on technology and client services. ...

Walmart Health Centers Partners With Epic Systems To Offer Easy Access To “e-health” Records

As per reports, Walmart Stores, Inc. has entered a partnership with electronic health records company Epic Systems to support all of the retailer’s health and wellness lines of business. Epic’s technology platform will offer patients a consolidated health record across care settings, multiple so...

UnitedHealthcare Offering Apple Fitness+ To Fully Insured Members At No Additional Cost

Reportedly, UnitedHealthcare (UNH) is offering its fully insured members (approximately 3 million) in most states with Apple (AAPL)  watch to sign up for Apple Fitness+ and get a 12-month subscription at no additional cost to Apple Fitness+, starting Nov 1. The first fitness service is built entire...

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Goldman Announces Appointment Of New CFO To Succeed Stephen Scherr

Reportedly, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) has appointed Denis Coleman, as its chief financial officer effective year-end and is taking over from current CFO Stephen Scherr, 57. Coleman, 47, is currently serving as the co-head of the global financing group in Goldman's investment banking division. Go...

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JPMorgan Chase Entered Agreement To Acquire ‘The Infatuation’

Reportedly, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) has entered an agreement to acquire the popular restaurant discovery platform that provides honest recommendations for where to eat, The Infatuation. JPMorgan Chase will acquire The Infatuation’s entire business, including Zagat. The deal promises the ban...

Hurricane Hit Louisiana Region Receives $1 Million Assistance From United Health Foundation

The philanthropic foundation of UnitedHealth Group (UNH), the United Health Foundation, announced that they are donating $1 million to support Louisiana resident's recovery and rebuilding needs after the region has been hit by the devastating impact of Hurricane Ida. The funds will reportedly be dis...

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Verizon Announces Increases Cash Dividend Payable November 1, 2021

As per reports, the board of Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) announced a dividend increase of 1.25 cents per share from the previous quarter, to 64 cents per outstanding share, payable on November 1, 2021. The dividend is payable to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 8, 202...

Visa Black Scholars and Jobs Program

50 First-Year College Students Welcomed Into Visa’s Black Scholars & Jobs Program

Reportedly, Visa Inc. (V) announced the inaugural class of the Visa Black Scholars and Jobs Program, rewarding 50 first-year college students around the country with scholarship assistance for up to four years. Visa Black Scholars will get a chance to work with Visa mentors throughout their college ...

Verizon Issues Full Allocation Of $1B

Verizon Issues Green Bond Impact Report Confirms Full Allocation Of $1B

Reportedly, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) released its Green Bond Impact Report stating the full allocation of $1 billion of net proceeds from its second green bond. Verizon is the only U.S. telecommunications company to complete the full allocation of two green bonds. In February 2019, it becam...

Make Free Calls To Afghanistan

Verizon Customers Can Now Make Free Calls To Afghanistan From Aug. 24 – Sept. 6

Reportedly, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) announced to waive call charges of its consumer and business wireless customers as well as its residential landline customers to Afghanistan, from Aug. 24 through Sept. 6, due to the current circumstances in the country. Calls made from Verizon residenti...

The Boeing Charitable Trust to CARE Offers $500k To Fund CARE Indonesia’s Battle Against COVID-19

Reportedly, the Boeing Company (BA) announced a $500k donation from the Boeing Charitable Trust to CARE to support COVID-19 relief efforts in Indonesia, helping communities currently battling the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant. Slightly more than 11% of the Indonesian population has been f...

Peloton Ties With UnitedHealth Offering Free Fitness Classes To Its Insured Members

Reportedly, upscale fitness bike maker Peloton Interactive Inc. (PTON) is teaming up with insurer UnitedHealth Group (UNH) to offer fitness classes to fully insured UnitedHealth members. The members of the U.S. health insurer can enroll with Peloton starting Sept. 1. "Expanding access to Peloton's ...

Verizon & Google Coming Together To Offer Advanced Messaging Services

Reportedly, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) and Google are coming together to expand advanced messaging services to Android users in the U.S. starting next year using the Messages by Google app. The service will be based on the Rich Communications Service (RCS) standard, which provides a more inte...

Verizon Knots Deal With Mastercard On 5G Contactless Payments & Autonomous Checkout Service For Retail

As per reports, Verizon Business (VZ) has signed a deal with Mastercard Inc. to use 5G and wireless technology for contactless payments and enable an autonomous checkout service for retail stores. The Verizon Business tie-up with Mastercard is aimed to utilize 5G smartphones and near-field communic...

Travelers Makes Strategic Investment In Fidelis – Specialty Reinsurance Products Offering

Reportedly, the Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) announced a strategic minority investment in a privately owned global insurer, Fidelis Insurance Holdings Limited. Fidelis offers specialty, bespoke, and reinsurance products. The company also has a fee income business, which supports its insurance ope...

IBM Enters Hybrid Cloud Deal With Telecommunication Giants Verizon & Spain’s Telefonica

Reportedly, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has entered hybrid cloud deals with global telecommunication giants Verizon and Spain’s Telefonica as the company aims to build out 5G and edge networks. The deal expands on existing partnerships IBM has with the two telecom operators. ...

Salesforce To Form Global Advisory Board Offering Guided Digital Growth To Companies

Reportedly, Salesforce (CRM), the global leader in CRM, recently announced the formation of a Global Advisory Board to offer strategic guidance and assist the company's growth into new markets, strengthening and deepening Salesforce's role as a trusted digital advisor to CEOs and leaders around the ...

IBM Completes Acquisition Of Application Resource Management Provider, Turbonomic. Inc.

Reportedly, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) announced the closing of its acquisition of Turbonomic, Inc., an Application Resource Management (ARM) and Network Performance Management (NPM) software provider based in Boston, MA. The recent closure complements IBM's recent acquisition...

Verizon Acquires Senion – A Global Leader In Location-Responsive Solutions

Reportedly, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) announced the acquisition of Senion, a global leader in location-responsive solutions. Developer of an indoor positioning platform, Senion’s advanced machine-learning sensor fusion technology delivers sub-meter accuracy for precise positioning and navi...

The Coca-Cola Company Becomes The First Global Implementation Partner For The Ocean Cleanup’s River Project

Reportedly, the Coca-Cola Company (KO) has partnered with The Ocean Cleanup’s River Project. The partnership brings in Coca-Cola’s Global Network with The Ocean Cleanup’s Technology Supporting Solutions for 15 Rivers Around the World, preventing plastic waste from entering the oceans. The obje...

Microsoft Connects With Accenture, Goldman To Build Software To Produce Fewer Data Center Carbon Emissions

Reportedly, Microsoft Corp., (MSFT) Accenture Plc, and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. have joined hands with nonprofits like the Linux Foundation and climate groups to develop ways to build software that produces fewer carbon emissions when used in data centers, preventing high-powered computers from cons...

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos & LVMH Duking It Out For ‘World’s Richest Person’ – Tesla’s Musk In 3rd!

Bernard Arnault, CEO and majority owner of French luxury group LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy)  became the 'world’s richest person' this morning unseating Amazon (AMZN, $3,244.99, +1.31%) founder Jeff Bezos prior to relinquishing the title at the end of today's trading session.  According ...

Salesforce Joins As Innovation Partner Of The Walt Disney Studios StudioLAB

Reportedly, Salesforce and Disney (DIS) Studios Content have entered a partnership to support Disney marketers and filmmakers via the Salesforce platform. With Salesforce as StudioLAB Innovation Partner, the companies will look for new ways to use technology to manage and grow the content production...

Travelers (TRV) Publishes 2020 Community Report – Total Giving Over Decade Approx. $225M

As per reports, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) published its annual Community Report that includes its 2020 charitable contributions of nearly $23 million, bringing the company’s total giving over the past decade to approximately $225 million. The company’s charitable activities 2020 includ...

Boeing Has Fired Employees On Racist, Discriminatory Or Hateful Conduct

As per reports, Boeing Co (BA) has fired 65 employees over the last year for engaging in or being part of racist, discriminatory or hateful conduct. The planemaker informed in a report that the employees were terminated between June 2020 and April 21, 2021. Boeing said about 69% of its U.S. workforc...

Disney’s Searchlight Pictures Wins Best Picture Trophy

As per reports, the Walt Disney Company Searchlight Pictures won the best picture trophy for "Nomadland" at the Oscars, marking the fourth time in eight years the studio has collected the film industry's most prestigious recognition. The victory for Searchlight Pictures "Nomadland" left Netflix Inc...

American Express Gains 10th Spot On 2021 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list in the U.S.

Reportedly, American Express Company (AXP) has been ranked 10th on the 2021 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list in the U.S, for the second consecutive year of being among the Top 10. The ranking is based majorly on feedback from its employees and the company’s success in providing a dive...

Honeywell Makes Major Climate Pledge To Go Carbon Neutral By 2035

Reportedly, Honeywell (HON) is making a major climate pledge of becoming carbon neutral in its operations and facilities by 2035. To achieve the target, Honeywell plans to further invest in energy-saving projects, use more renewable energy sources, complete capital improvement projects, and utilize ...

Microsoft Secures Multi-Billion Deal With U.S. Army For HoloLens Advances

Reportedly, Microsoft Corp (MSFT) has secured a deal worth up to $21.88 billion over 10 years to sell the U.S. Army augmented reality headsets set on its HoloLens product, backed by Azure cloud computing services. For the last two years, Microsoft has worked with the Army on the prototyping phase o...

Verizon Strikes Its First Private 5G Contract In Europe

Reportedly, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) has entered into its first private 5G contract in Europe with Associated British Ports for the deployment of the mobile network at the Port of Southampton, with the port becoming the first mainland port in the UK to have private 5G. On England's south c...

INVESTING QUOTE OF THE DAY! – John Maynard Keynes

QUOTE OF THE DAY – “As time goes on, I get more and more convinced that the right method of investment is to put fairly large sums into enterprises which one thinks one knows something about and in the management of which one thoroughly believes.” — John Maynard Keynes       Discove...

Disneyland California To Re-Open Its Doors For Visitors From April 30

Reportedly, Walt Disney Co's (DIS) two theme parks in California to reopen on April 30 with limited capacity, almost after a year of COVID-19 induced closures. Attendance will be initially capped at 15% capacity, with advance reservations and a valid ticket required for entry. Guest will have to wea...

Visa Elects Michelle Gethers-Clark As Its Chief Diversity Officer & Head Of Corporate Responsibility

Visa Inc. (V) announced the appointment of Michelle Gethers-Clark as its Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Corporate Responsibility. Gethers-Clark to be a part of Visa’s Executive Committee and will report to Al Kelly, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer. Gethers-Clark will be responsible for...

JPMorgan Widens Recruitment Program To Include More Black College Students

Reportedly, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) is widening a recruitment program to include more Black college students for internships and jobs in the investment bank, commercial bank, and asset & wealth management businesses. The six-week paid, professional development, Advancing Black Pathways fel...

Disney Enters Seven-Year Multi-Platform Broadcast Deal With NHL

As per reports, the National Hockey League and Walt Disney Co (DIS) have entered a partnership with seven-year TV, streaming, and media rights that will entertain with games with ESPN, ABC, and streaming platforms. The partnership will begin with the NHL's 2021-22 season, with the exclusive coverage...

JP Morgan To Strengthen New Remote Financial Advice Offering By Hiring Over 100 Financial Advisors In Phoenix Metro Area

Reportedly, J.P. Morgan Wealth Management (JPM) to hire more than 100 financial advisors in the Phoenix metro area by 2022, working on the bank’s commitment to growing in Arizona. The new employees will be a part of J.P. Morgan’s growing U.S. wealth management business, with a focus to offer pro...

Honeywell Grabs Place In Fast Company’s Annual List Of The World’s Most Innovative Companies For 2021

Reportedly, Honeywell (HON) has been named to Fast Company's prestigious annual list of the World's Most Innovative Companies (MIC) for 2021. Ranked among the top five companies in the Enterprise category. Honeywell was recognized for its contribution to quantum computing and for developing new prod...

3M Honored As One Of The World’s Most Ethical Companies For 8th Consecutive Year By Ethisphere Institute

Reportedly, 3M (MMM) has been recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for 8th Consecutive Year for ethics and integrity in business conduct and compliance. The assessment included more than 200 questions on environmental, cultural, and social practices, ethics...

Apple Has Reportedly Acquired 100 companies Over The 6 Last Years

Technology giant and iPhone maker, Apple Inc. (AAPL) has reportedly acquired 100 companies over the last six years, informed the company’s chief executive Tim Cook at Apple’s annual meeting of shareholders this week. The company recently announced its largest quarter ever by revenue clocking in ...

50+ Inspirational Investing Quotes To Consider As We Reach For The Moon!

I am always in search for inspiration as I move through my daily life, invest & create. Please enjoy the following quotes that I believe are interesting and valuable.  I will continue to add to this list as we move forward and include them in the 'The View' and 'The WeekEnder' our markets insig...

Travelers Secures Score of 100 on 2021 Corporate Equality Index

Reportedly, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) has secured a score of 100 on the 2021 Corporate Equality Index, maintaining its position for the sixth consecutive year as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality. Corporate Equality Index (CEI) is a national benchmarking tool monitored by the Human R...

The Home Depot Allocates $1M To Assist Campus Improvements At Historically Black Colleges & Universities

As per reports, The Home Depot (HD) to contribute $1 million in charity with its annual Retool Your School program to support campus improvements at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Retool Your School program, established in 2009 program promotes Historically Black Colleges and Universi...

Warren Buffett Discloses Increased Stake In Verizon, Chevron & More

Reportedly, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway disclosed its new stake in Verizon Communications (VZ) with 147.6 million shares, a stake valued at around $8.6 billion at the end of 2020, according to a 13-F securities filing making it the 6th largest position in its portfolio. Berkshire Hathaway ...

Goldman Launches Marcus Invest An Automated Wealth-Management Platform

Reportedly, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) is launching an automated wealth-management platform responsible to rebalance and allocate customers' wealth across portfolios of bonds and stocks. The bank informed consumers can open an account with Marcus Invest with a minimum of $1,000 and will be charge...

Merck CEO, Kenneth C. Frazier To Step Down – Board Elects CFO Robert M. Davis As Successor

As per reports, Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) chairman and chief executive officer, Kenneth C. Frazier will retire as CEO, effective June 30, 2021, but will continue to serve on Merck’s board of directors as executive chairman, for a transition period yet to be determined by the board. The board o...

Chevron Invests In Carbon Capture Start-Up Blue Planet Systems Corporation

Reportedly, Chevron Corporation (CVX) has made a Series C investment in Blue Planet Systems Corporation. The oil giant has also signed a letter of intent with Blue Planet regarding full assistance and cooperation on pilot projects and other commercial opportunities in major geographic locations with...

Disneyland Creating A Super Point-Of-Dispensing (POD) For Mass COVID-19 Vaccination In Orange County

Reportedly, Walt Disney Co's (DIS) Disneyland which has been closed since March 2020 will become the first largest Super Point-of-Dispensing (POD) sites to provide COVID-19 vaccinations in Orange County, California. The facility is expected to host the operations later this week, informed government...

Plug Power & South Korean SK Group Enter A Strategic Partnership To Advance Hydrogen Economy Expansion In Asian Markets

As per reports, Plug Power Inc. (PLUG) and one of the leading South Korean business groups, S.K Group to enter a strategic partnership to accelerate hydrogen as an alternative energy source in Asian markets. Plug Power and SK Group both intend to provide hydrogen fueling stations, hydrogen fuel cell...

Apple’s Executive Bonuses Will Be Based On Company’s Social Environmental Goals

Reportedly, Apple Inc. (AAPL) to modify executive cash bonuses based on progress toward the company's social and environmental goals, the company said in its annual proxy filing this week. "Beginning in 2021, an environmental, social, and governance modifier based on Apple Values and other key co...

Apple Adds Monica Lozano, Publisher & Editor of La Opinion, To Its Board Of Directors

As per reports, Apple (AAPL) has added Monica Lozano, CEO College Futures Foundation, to its board, bringing the total number of Apple’s board of directors to eight. Monica Lozano is also a member of the boards of Target and Bank of America. Lozano served as a publisher and editor of La Opinion, ...

Walgreens Steps Up VillageMD Investment For Large-Scale Rollout Of Primary Care Clinics

Reportedly, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has increased its investment in  VillageMD to support the opening of 600 to 700 Village Medical at Walgreens primary care clinics in more than 30 U.S. markets within the next four years, with an intent to build more in near future. Last year in July, Walg...

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