Walmart saved millions from elder gift card scams

A gift card display stands at a Walmart Inc. store in Burbank, California. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Technology developed by Walmart helped the retail giant identify and freeze nearly $4 million in gift cards that had been bought by thousands of primarily elderly victims at the direction of con artists who … Read more

Walgreens, AMD, Dell and more

A pedestrian wearing a protective mask walks past a Walgreens store in San Francisco, California. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Walgreens—The drug store chain fell about 5% after the company reported its quarterly results. Despite recording a beat on earnings, it did not … Read more

Walgreens, Baidu, Novavax and others

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Walgreens (WBA) – The drug store operator reported an adjusted quarterly profit of $1.59 per share, 19 cents above estimates, with revenue also topping Wall Street forecasts. Comparable pharmacy sales rose 7.3%, helped by demand for Covid vaccines. Walgreens shares initially rose in the premarket but … 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

Tight March labor report could lead Fed to a 50-basis point rate hike

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Friday warned that a 50-basis point rate hike could be coming if the March labor report set to be released next Friday reveals a tighter-than-ever job market. “I fear that it will show the tightest labor market in 50 years. … If Fed Chief Jay Powell doesn’t catch a break when … Read more