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

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

Deere, Hershey and More Stocks to Buy to Combat Food Inflation

The highest inflation in decades is hitting consumers and rippling through the food industry, from farm equipment to packaged food, grocers, and restaurants. At-home food costs climbed 8.6% and out-of-home costs rose 6.8% in February from a year ago. Wholesale prices are up even more, signaling continued inflation at supermarkets and restaurants. The producer price … Read more

3M, T. Rowe, and 7 More Companies That Raised Their Dividends This Week

Text size Dupont said it will increase its quarterly dividend by 10%. Mark Makela/Getty Images Interpublic Group of Companies , Kimco Realty , and DuPont de Nemours were among the larger U.S. companies that declared dividend increases this week. Others included 3M , T. Rowe Price , Yum! Brands, and Hasbro . Interpublic Group of … Read more