Tag: Chemicals

Opinion: Computer hacking may never fully go away even with the best new technology — and we may not want it to

This wasn’t the first, nor it will be the last, such attack. However, certain details made cybersecurity experts worried: First, hackers used a zero-day exploit, i.e. a yet unknown flaw in the code, to execute their attack. Second, they targeted a company that isn’t as valuable a target as a bank, for example, but has […]

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Plastics prices can keep rising as Dow sees demand continuing to outstrip supply

The big price increases that helped boost Dow Inc.’s second-quarter earnings are likely to continue, as the plastics and chemical said Thursday that it expects pent-up demand to keep outstripping supply in the coming months. “ “[S]trong consumer demand trends continue in retail, housing and the manufacturing sectors, and inventory levels remain low across most […]

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What does a mature streaming service look like? Netflix is about to show us

Netflix Inc. proved to the world that streaming video could be a big business. Now it will show the world what that business looks like when it hits maturity. Netflix’s growth stage hit warp speed during the COVID-19 pandemic, then fell off in the first quarter after nearly a year of staggering growth. When the […]

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Corporate profits are hitting record highs, but earnings expectations may still be too low

Expectations for the corporate earnings reporting season that kicks off in the week ahead have already increased by a record amount, but it still might not be enough. After profit for the S&P 500 index companies SPX, +1.13% jumped 52% to a record high in the first quarter of 2021, analysts have been jacking up […]

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‘Day of reckoning’ is coming for high-flying tech stocks, Wells Fargo warns

Wells Fargo Securities’ Chris Harvey is doubling down on his Big Tech warning, saying a “day of reckoning” is ahead. He’s urging investors to take profits in light of risks associated with rising interest rates. “The premium that you’re paying is still exceptionally high,” the firm’s head of equity strategy told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Friday. […]

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This is one of the safest and most effective sunscreens — and it’s under $10 a bottle

MarketWatch has highlighted these products and services because we think readers will find them useful. We may earn a commission if you buy products through our links, but our recommendations are independent of any compensation that we may receive. Can sunscreen, which is often pricey and filled with chemicals, actually be safer, effective and affordable? […]

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Here’s the catalyst that could shift the market debate from selling the news to buying the dip

Two things are clear this earnings season. The first is that first-quarter earnings have been outstanding. According to a Credit Suisse analysis done of 85% of the S&P 500’s companies, 86% beat expectations — with the financial sector clobbering them by 34%, and the rest of the market beating them by 19%. Earnings per share […]

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‘What, do you think deer are wearing Kevlar vests?’ — Biden gets colorful in calling for gun control

President Joe Biden on Wednesday night put the image of wildlife wearing body armor into Americans’ heads, as he continued to make his arguments for gun control. He offered the following lines in his first speech before Congress: “ ‘Talk to most responsible gun owners and hunters — they’ll tell you there’s no possible justification […]

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