Looking for $100,000 Salary? See How Much the Biggest U.S. Companies Pay Workers

Wages for the median workers at the majority of big American companies are higher than they were before the pandemic, with the tight job market helping to lift paydays for many bank tellers, factory workers and software programmers. Compensation in 2021 for the median worker at 275 companies in the S&P 500 index was higher … Read more

Home Depot Sees Record First-Quarter Sales. The Stock Is Rising.

Text size Home Depot tops first-quarter earnings expectations. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Home Depot ’s sales rose to the highest ever for the first quarter of the year. The retailer exceeded earnings expectations in the quarter. Earnings per share were $4.09, up from $3.86 a year earlier. Analysts expected earnings of $3.69 a share. “The solid … Read more

Walmart, Moderna, Target, Deere, Home Depot, and Other Stocks for Investors to Watch This Week

Text size It’s the tail end of first-quarter earnings season, with mostly retailers left to report this week. Government data on U.S. retail sales will also be released. Home Depot and Walmart report on Tuesday, followed by Target, TJX , Lowe ’s , and Bath & Body Works on Wednesday and Ross Stores on Thursday.  Non-retailer … Read more

AMC and GameStop Are Red Hot Again. It’s March Madness for Meme Stocks.

Text size A cyclist rides past an AMC theater in San Francisco in the spring of 2020. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Meme stocks are back on the menu. Shares of AMC Entertainment Holdings , GameStop , and Bed Bath & Beyond leapt Monday in a resurgence of the frenzied buying that took them through the roof … Read more