Delivery trucks are driving billions of miles completely empty

Trucks traveling empty has both financial and environmental costs. John Lamb | Photodisc | Getty Images The road freight industry has a big problem. Every day, thousands of trucks drive along miles of freeways and highways completely empty — and the distances they drive with zero cargo onboard reaches many billions of miles every year. … Read more

Stock Market Today: Dow Futures Slip as Pelosi Goes to Taiwan, BP Surges

Text size House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is set to arrive in Taiwan Tuesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images China isn’t the only one upset about Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan—the stock market is concerned, too. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures have fallen 176 points, or 0.5%, while S&P 500 futures have declined 0.6%, and Nasdaq Composite futures … Read more

What to Buy Right Now: 42 Picks From Barron’s Roundtable Pros

To everything there is a season: A time to hide in a bunker with a crash helmet on as stock and bond prices plummet, and a time to wade cautiously into the market in search of newly created bargains. If you’ve been reading the Barron’s Roundtable for a few years, or even decades, you already … Read more

Morgan Stanley upgrades freight company XPO, calls shares ‘too cheap to ignore’

A decline in freight company XPO Logistics’ stock is a buying opportunity, according to Morgan Stanley. The bank upgraded the stock to overweight from equal weight, keeping its $75 price target, in a Friday note calling XPO “too cheap to ignore” from analysts led by Ravi Shanker. Year to date, XPO has declined 37%, but … Read more

Ford joins First Movers Coalition, moves a step ahead to carbon neutrality

Ford Motor Company announced it will join the First Movers Coalition, a global initiative to harness purchasing power and supply chains to create early markets for innovative clean energy technologies.  Ford Chief Government Affairs Officer Chris Smith said, “Now as part of the First Movers Coalition, Ford is targeting the environmental impact of its supply … Read more