Mortgage rates fall for the second week in a row

Mortgage rates fall for the second week in a row

Mortgage rates dropped again this week, after plunging nearly half a percentage point last week. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.58% in the week ending November 23, down from 6.61% the week before, according to Freddie Mac. A year ago, the 30-year fixed rate was 3.10%. Mortgage rates have risen throughout most of 2022, spurred … Read more

As Qatar bans beer in stadiums, World Cup sponsor Budweiser touts promotional efforts in other countries

As Qatar bans beer in stadiums, World Cup sponsor Budweiser touts promotional efforts in other countries

The shock decision by Qatar to ban beer sales in stadiums appeared to leave World Cup sponsor Budweiser scratching its head on Friday, as it acknowledged “circumstances beyond our control.” Qatar’s abrupt reversal came just two days before the tournament kicks off, reportedly prompting a snarky and now-deleted tweet of “Well, this is awkward …” … Read more

Home sales drop for 9th month

Home sales drop for 9th month

Home sales in the United States declined for the ninth month in a row in October as surging mortgage rates and high prices pushed buyers out of the market. Sales of existing homes — which include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops — were down 28.4% in October from a year ago and down 5.9% … Read more

Opinion: This record number in Nvidia earnings is a scary sight

Opinion: This record number in Nvidia earnings is a scary sight

Nvidia Corp.’s financial results had a bit of a surprise for investors, and not on the good side — product inventories doubled to a record high as the chip company gears up for a questionable holiday season. Nvidia reported fiscal third-quarter revenue that was slightly better than analysts’ reduced expectations Wednesday, but the numbers weren’t … Read more

Retail sales jump in October in sign of US economic strength. Too much for the Fed?

Retail sales jump in October in sign of US economic strength.  Too much for the Fed?

The numbers: Sales at retailers jumped 1.3% in October, signaling US consumers are still spending plenty of money despite efforts by the Federal Reserve to slow the economy. Retail sales were forecast to rise 1.2% last month, according to economists polled by The Wall Street Journal. That’s the biggest increase in eight months. Receipts rose … Read more

Disney stock dives after earnings and revenue miss, sales growth forecast to slow after record year

Disney stock dives after earnings and revenue miss, sales growth forecast to slow after record year

Walt Disney Co. wrapped up its fiscal year with record sales and its best revenue growth in more than 25 years, but executives predicted much slower sales increases in the year ahead while missing expectations for fourth-quarter earnings and sales, sending shares down about 7 %Tuesday afternoon. disney SAY reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of … Read more

AMD stock slips as revenue forecast dips below Street consensus

AMD stock slips as revenue forecast dips below Street consensus

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. shares declined in the extended session Tuesday after the chip maker’s revenue forecast fell below the Wall Street consensus after posting record sales, topping Street expectations and reporting a huge surge in data-center sales. AMD amd, +2.59% reported second-quarter net income of $447 million, or 27 cents a share, compared with … Read more

Amazon stock jumps 12% as sales beat and AWS growth overcomes a second straight quarterly loss

Amazon stock jumps 12% as sales beat and AWS growth overcomes a second straight quarterly loss

Amazon.com Inc. decided to cut back after years of pouring money into growth, and the result was a second consecutive quarterly loss, but a beat on sales and continued strong growth from Amazon Web Services helped push the stock higher in after-hours trading Thursday. AmazonAMZN, +1.08% reported a second-quarter loss of $2 billion, or 20 … Read more

Tesla stock rises after EV maker reports better-than-expected Q2 profit, jump in sales

Tesla stock rises after EV maker reports better-than-expected Q2 profit, jump in sales

Tesla Inc. late Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings above Wall Street projections, defying expectations that COVID-related shutdowns in China would hurt its bottom line, thanks to vehicle price increases and selling of most of its Bitcoin. The quarter was challenging, but “we have the potential for record-breaking second half of the year,” barring force majeure and … Read more

Home prices hit an all-time high, even as sales continue to slow

Home prices hit an all-time high, even as sales continue to slow

Home prices hit a new all-time high in June, even as home sales declined for the fifth straight month as a lack of affordability continues to push buyers out of the market. The median home price was $416,000 last month, up 13.4% from one year ago, according to a report from the National Association of … Read more