5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday, April 4

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Wall Street looks steady; key Treasury spreads remain inverted Traders on the floor of the NYSE, March 31, 2022. Source: NYSE US stock futures were mixed Monday, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq looking modestly higher. Twitter shares soared … Read more

Starbucks’ New York City Reserve Roastery becomes the 9th cafe to unionize

Employees serve customers at a newly opened Starbucks’ Reserve Roasteries in the Meatpacking District on December 14, 2018 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Starbucks baristas at its New York City Reserve Roastery voted 46-36 in favor of forming a union on Friday, dealing a blow to incoming interim CEO Howard Schultz … Read more

Amazon workers just voted to join a union — here’s what happens next

A demonstrator during the vote count to unionize Amazon workers outside the National Labor Relations Board offices in New York, US, on Friday, April 1, 2022. Jeena Moon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Amazon workers on New York’s Staten Island just made history, becoming the first group to vote in favor of unionizing at a … Read more

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) Q2 2022 earnings

A person enters a Walgreens store in San Francisco, California, US, on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Walgreens Boots Alliance on Thursday announced fiscal second-quarter earnings that topped analysts’ expectations, after the omicron variant of Covid-19 intensified demand for booster shots and tests and drove foot traffic during … Read more

The Starbucks CEO change and the big topic boards struggle with

chris ryan | OJO Pictures | Getty Images The recent news out of Starbucks that Kevin Johnson will be stepping down as CEO on April 4 and founder Howard Schultz will again be leading the company puts the critical process of CEO succession planning back into the spotlight. Selecting the right leader for an organization … Read more

Kroger is a safety stock that can withstand inflation, Jim Cramer says

Grocery retailer Kroger is maintaining its position as a strong performer as competitors struggle with inflationary pressures, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Monday. “We’ve got the worst inflation in decades, which is bad news for the whole industry except Kroger, which we know is coping just fine with inflation and even has expanding gross margins,” the … Read more

Wendy’s breakfast menu could overtake Burger King, 2 years after launch

The Breakfast Baconator and Seasoned Potatoes are part of the breakfast menu at Wendy’s restaurants on March 2, 2020 in New York City. David Dee Delgado | Getty Images Two years ago, Wendy’s launched its breakfast menu nationwide, finally crossing the finish line for a goal it tried and failed at for nearly four decades. … Read more