Starbucks Names Laxman Narasimhan New CEO

Starbucks named as its new CEO consumer products executive Laxman Narasimhan, months after former head Howard Schultz temporarily took over to steer the coffee giant through rising costs, a unionization push and challenges overseas. Mr. Narasimhan, 55 years old, has served as chief executive of the maker of Lysol and Enfamil baby formula, U.K.-based Reckitt … Read more

Bed Bath & Beyond stock rockets a day ahead of ‘strategic update’

Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. soared Monday, as meme-stock investors expressed optimism a day ahead of the home goods retailer’s strategic update. The stock rocketed 27.4% in afternoon trading, while the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.17% slipped less than 0.1%. On Friday, the stock had climbed 5.9% while the S&P 500 tumbled 3.4%, … Read more

Fed Chief Talks Tough on Inflation. There’s More Pain Ahead for the Stock Market.

From left: Fed officials Jerome Powell, Lael Brainard, and John Williams ponder the great outdoors during a break at the economic symposium at Jackson Hole. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Text size Grand Teton National Park has a stark warning for visitors to the Wyoming mountain oasis. “Bears are active,” it says on its website. “Travel in … Read more

Michael Lewis teases new Wall Street book: ‘You’ll learn all about crypto’

Author Michael Lewis is being coy about his next project. But, he says over a video call from his home in Berkeley, California: “I will lift my skirt a little, but not a lot here.” He then gets more animated: “I really don’t want to reveal exactly what I’m writing about,” he tells Financial News. “But I found a … Read more

DraftKings Stock Surges as Online Betting Company Boosts Revenue Outlook

Text size DraftKings reported revenue of $466 million for the second quarter, beating Wall Street estimates. Scott Eisen/Getty Images for DraftKings DraftKings gave investors a nice surprise Friday. The online sports betting platform lifted its financial forecast, despite a gloomy macro environment and just a few days after rivals Caesars Entertainment and PENN Entertainment reported … Read more

Large Fund Sells AMD Stock. It Bought Intel, AT&T and Starbucks.

Text size Dreamstime One of America’s largest public pensions has made big changes in some of its largest investments. In the second quarter, State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio nearly halved an investment in chip maker Advanced Micro Devices (ticker: AMD), and bought more shares of semiconductor rival Intel ( INTC ), telecom firm AT&T … Read more

Apple, Visa, Microsoft, Exxon Mobil, Chipotle, and Other Stocks for Investors to Watch This Week

It will be a busy week on both the micro and macro fronts. Second-quarter earnings season ramps up, as more than 150 S&P 500 firms report, including Big Tech. The Federal Reserve’s policy committee will announce an interest-rate decision on Wednesday afternoon, and economists will get a look at a bevy of new data. Wednesday will … Read more

Amazon and Grubhub Strike Deal to Bring Restaurant Delivery to Prime Members

Amazon.com agreed to add Grubhub to its suite of Prime services in the U.S., in a deal aimed at expanding the food-ordering company’s reach by tapping Amazon’s membership program. Grubhub’s parent, Netherlands-based Just Eat Takeaway.com NV said Amazon has an initial option to take a 2% stake in U.S.-based Grubhub, and U.S. Prime members can … Read more

How markets resemble a Marvel multiverse

Bilal Hafeez, a former research analyst at JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank, and Nomura, is the founder, CEO and head of research at Macro Hive Movie fans will know that the new phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe recently kicked off with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. In a sign of cinema goers returning, the film … Read more

AMC Just Bough a Bunch of National CineMedia. Its Stock Is Falling.

Text size AMC stock gained following news of the stake, but National CineMedia jumped further. Photograph by Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg AMC Entertainment stock rose in premarket trading on Wednesday after the world’s largest movie-theater chain disclosed that it owns a passive stake in National National CineMedia. The news came via a 13G filing late Tuesday, which … Read more