Four reasons Walmart wants to buy smart TV maker Vizio

A worker walks past televisions, including the Vizio brand, on display in a Walmart Supercenter on February 20, 2024, in Hallandale Beach, Florida.  Joe Raedle | Getty Images Walmart is doing some shopping of its own. The retail giant announced last week that it plans to buy smart TV maker Vizio in a $2.3 billion … Read more

GRANOLAS stocks power Europe to record highs, drawing Magnificent 7 comparisons

The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, January 19, 2024.  Staff | Reuters Over the last 12 months, just 11 stocks made up half of the gains that powered the pan-European Stoxx 600 stock index to a record-high close on Friday. Earlier this month, Goldman Sachs … Read more

Inflation vs. deflation: Retailers fear falling prices

A man with a paper bag of groceries looks surprised and upset at a receipt from a supermarket with high prices against the background of an escalator with customers in the shopping center.  Elena Perova | Istock | Getty Images Just ahead of the holiday season, Walmart had encouraging news for inflation-weary shoppers: Prices on … Read more

Why airlines are raising baggage fees and charging more at the airport

Travelers arrive for flights at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago on March 16, 2021. Scott Olson | Getty Images News | Getty Images Airlines are raising their prices to check a bag — again. Just how much you it will cost you, however, depends on when you pay for the service. United Airlines, American Airlines … Read more

Warren Buffett says Berkshire may only do slightly better than the average company due to its sheer size

Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger at press conference during the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, April 30, 2022. CNBC Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett said his sprawling conglomerate may only slightly outperform the average American company due to its sheer size and the lack of buying opportunities that could make an impact. The Omaha-based … Read more

Warner Bros. Discovery hypes free cash flow. Investors don’t buy it

The “Bobs” from the film Office Space Source: 20th Century Fox | YouTube Listening to Warner Bros. Discovery Chief Executive Officer David Zaslav speak on Friday’s fourth-quarter earnings calls, I couldn’t help but think of a scene in the movie “Office Space.” An employee named Tom meets with two consultants, both named Bob (together, The … Read more

Nvidia briefly surpasses $2 trillion in market cap during intraday trading

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang speaks onstage during The New York Times Dealbook Summit 2023 at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on Nov. 29, 2023. Slaven Vlasic | Getty Images Nvidia briefly surpassed $2 trillion in market cap during intraday trading Friday following the company’s rosy earnings report Wednesday — but it was … Read more

Intuitive Machines stock (LUNR) jumps after Odysseus moon landing

Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C lunar lander on display at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. NASA Shares of Intuitive Machines jumped 16% in trading Friday after the company’s successful first moon landing. Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C cargo moon lander known as “Odysseus” on Thursday became the first privately developed spacecraft to land on the lunar surface — as well as the first … Read more

United Airlines raises checked bag fee $5, following American

United Airlines planes at Denver International Airport. Leslie Josephs | CNBC United Airlines is raising the price to check bags, becoming the latest carrier this year to hike a fee that generated more than $5 billion for airlines in the first nine months of 2023 alone. United economy passengers who book domestic tickets starting Feb. … Read more

Intuitive Machines Odysseus lands on moon in historic NASA mission

The IM-1 lander “Odysseus” in lunar orbit on Feb. 21, 2024. Intuitive Machines A U.S. company has gone to the moon – and into the history books. Intuitive Machines IM-1 mission reached the moon’s surface on Thursday evening, in the first American lunar landing since the Apollo era. The company’s Nova-C cargo lander, named “Odysseus” … Read more