BIOTECH & HEALTHCARE

Biotech Stock Mailbag: NeoStem, Gilead and the Importance of Big-Cap Biotech Earnings

Biotech columnist Adam Feuerstein answers readers' questions about health care companies.

ENERGY
FOOD & DINING
  • Why Chipotle Is Raising Menu Prices

    Chipotle is finally doing what Wall Street has long expected - it's raising menu prices.

  • Greenberg: The Most Important Earnings Lesson from Chipotle

    With Chipotle's CMG same-store sales up an astonishing 13.5% during some of the worst winter months in recent or even distant memory: Think twice when you see any company from this point on in this earnings cycle blame the weather.Remember: If there were to ever be an earnings cycle retailers and restaurant operators use to blame the weather, it's this one. Even Chipotle, in the risk factors in the fine print of its earnings release, says that "the potential effects of inclement weather" could impact results.Reality: If the weather's not hurting Chipotle, then why is everybody else likely to gripe about it? Because this quarter it's a free pass. And for some companies, like truckers, railroads and airlines, it's real.But truth be told, consumers and even businesses often defer, and don't cancel, their purchases.

  • Here's Why Chipotle Is Getting Hurt By Guacamole

    Chipotle proved that once again sales continue to defy expectations, however the burrito chain fell short of bottom line estimates as operating margins took a hit from higher food costs in the quarter.

  • Kraft Foods Offers Delicious Products and Tempting Dividend

    After the spinoff of its North American grocery business, this munchies maker fills consumer palates and shareholder wallets.

  • Sozzi: Pepsi's Sports Marketing Magic, Uncovered

    We go behind the scenes with a top PepsiCo executive to learn more about the company's sports marketing magic. You would be surprised to know how it works.

MANUFACTURING
MOBILE
SMALL BUSINESS
AIRLINES
CONSUMER GOODS
ENTERTAINMENT
  • The Worst '90s Relic: Booing Courtney Love

    Kurt Cobain wasn't on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame stage because he took heroin for his stomach pain and killed himself. Courtney Love still has nothing to do with that.

  • #DigitalSkeptic: Music Industry Carnage Most Definitely Is Not Over

    Musician and label founder Blake Morgan knows what success looks like, and the current economics of streaming are not it.

  • Armin van Buuren: EDM Royalty Rocks MSG

    Check out photos from the five-hour marathon performance by Armin van Buuren at Madison Square Garden last Friday. The No. 1 DJ in the world, van Buuren set the tone for the EDM summer concert season as he performed for 14,000 fans.

  • 5 Cities Where Records Still Rule

    Record Store Day brings out the buyers in droves, but it's just another day of selling vinyl for Memphis, Boston, Austin, Portland and Baltimore.

  • Weibo IPO Is a Test for Twitter, Alibaba

    Weibo, often referred to as the Chinese version of Twitter TWTR, will begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market after the company priced its initial public offering at the low end of its expected range.

INTERNET
METALS & MINING
  • Friday, April 18: Today in Gold and Silver

    Gold and silver stocks down again---and another withdrawal from GLD---and for the umpteenth day in a row, there was no change in SLV. No sales report from the US Mint. No gold, but lots of silver shipped out of the Comex-approved depositories on Wednesday.

  • Why Yamana Gold (AUY) Stock Is Falling Today

    Yamana Gold (AUY) stock is falling Wednesday following the announcement that it will jointly acquire Osisko Mining (OSK) with Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) for C$3.9 billion.

  • Tuesday, April 15: Today in Gold and Silver

    Precious metal equities close higher. GLD picks up some gold---and no reported change in SLV. The U.S. Mint has a decent sales report. A decent gold deposit at the Comex-approved depository on Friday---and more big in/out movement in silver once again.

  • April 14 Premarket Briefing: 10 Things You Should Know

    U.S. stock futures are lower; Citigroup earnings top forecasts; Amazon to release a smartphone, a report says; Relativity Media makes a bid for Maker Studios; beef prices climb.

  • Base Building in Precious Metals

    If all goes well this week, we may see another low come in late Monday.

RETAIL

Why Sonoco Products (SON) Stock Is Up Today

Sonoco Products shares are up after beating first quarter EPS estimates and increasing revenue

  • Lending Club Picks Up IPO-Breed of Investors

    Peer-to-peer lender Lending Club said on Thursday it has picked up the type of investors it would want when the company is taken public, after raising $65 million from T. Rowe Price, Wellington Management, Blackrock and Sands Capital

  • Why Sears Holdings (SHLD) Stock Is Soaring Today

    Sears Holdings (SHLD) stock is soaring on Thursday after one of its directors purchased a large number of shares.

  • Mattel's Results Show Why Barbie Is Still So Yesterday

    Mattel struggles to make Barbie cool with young girls, one reason the company's stock has fallen over 20% this year.

  • Walmart Launches 'Low-Cost' Money Wire Service

    Walmart is adding to the list of financial services that it provides for under-banked and unbanked consumers by launched a low-cost money wire transfer service that it says will allow consumers to transfer money for up to 50% less than other wire transfers.

  • Here's Why Chipotle Is Getting Hurt By Guacamole

    Chipotle proved that once again sales continue to defy expectations, however the burrito chain fell short of bottom line estimates as operating margins took a hit from higher food costs in the quarter.

  • GrubHub Tipping Probe Began With Seamless

    GrubHub said on Wednesday it had settled with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on how the online food delivery service charges its restaurant users. Tips that customers pay will no longer be included in GrubHub's take from restaurants.

TRANSPORTATION & AEROSPACE

Good Friday Is a Bad Deal for Travelers

Easter weekend may seem like an ideal time to get away if you have Friday off, but there are a whole lot of holiday-celebrating families poking holes in that theory.

BANKING & FINANCE
  • Bank Customers Could Try Harder to Avoid Fees

    More than nine out of 10 of us say there should be no or low fees on bank checking accounts, but only 44% of actually have fee-free checking.

  • Lending Club Picks Up IPO-Breed of Investors

    Peer-to-peer lender Lending Club said on Thursday it has picked up the type of investors it would want when the company is taken public, after raising $65 million from T. Rowe Price, Wellington Management, Blackrock and Sands Capital

  • Why KeyCorp (KEY) Stock Is Up Today

    KeyCorp (KEY) stock is gaining Thursday after beating analysts' estimates for earnings in the first quarter.

  • Platform Hunts For Deals After Chemtura AgroSolutions Acquisition

    Platform Specialty Products, a specialty chemical company that was born from a special purpose acquisition vehicle founded by Jarden chairman Martin Franklin, said on Thursday it will buy Chemtura AgroSolutions from Chemtura for $1 billion in cash and stock.

  • Blackstone Discusses Fannie and Freddie Stake

    Blackstone Group President and COO Hamilton "Tony" James confirmed the company's preferred equity stake in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac but said he does not believe the asset management giant will drive the debate over the future of the government sponsored enterprises

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