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On Monday morning, the markets are grappling with ongoing protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody. Chris Versace, Tematica Research CIO says, "we're just starting to put the pandemic in the rear view mirror, this could be another setback for recovery."
The nation continues to grapple with civil unrest over the killing of George Floyd in police custody. Many leaders across retail, tech and banking are speaking out over the weekend and Monday morning as protests continue. Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Emily McCormick share the details.
U.S. stocks posted gains on Monday as signs of U.S. economic recovery helped offset jitters over increasingly violent social unrest amid an ongoing pandemic and rising U.S.-China tensions. All three major stock indexes began the month with gains of less than 1% on the heels of a strong rally in May. "Certainly the pace of the stock market recovery can't contnue at the pace it has been," said Paul Nolte, portfolio manager at Kingsview Asset Management in Chicago.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI) shook off some truly bad news on Monday, up about 0.2% at 11:40 a.m. EDT. Just as the U.S. economy was beginning to recover from the novel coronavirus pandemic, civil unrest in major U.S. cities threatened to impede that recovery. Shares of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) made only small moves as the companies closed some stores on Sunday due to the unrest.
Wall Street's major indexes rose on Monday as investors chose to look past violent protests across the country over racial inequality and focused more on economic data that bolstered views of a quick post-pandemic recovery. U.S. manufacturing activity eased off an 11-year low in May, an Institute for Supply Management (ISM) survey showed, the strongest sign yet that the worst of the economic downturn was behind as businesses reopen.
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In this episode of MarketFoolery, Chris Hill chats with Fool.com contributor Dan Kline about the latest news from the markets. They look at the retail space and how retail businesses are serving underserved communities.
The warehouse retailer does a lot of things well, but online retail hasn't traditionally been one of them.
The Indian government has rejected Flipkart’s proposal to enter the food retail business in a setback for Walmart, which owns a majority of the Indian e-commerce firm and which recently counted its business in Asia’s third-largest economy as one of the worst impacted by the global coronavirus pandemic. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), a wing of the nation's Ministry of Commerce and Industry, told Flipkart, which competes with Amazon India, that its proposed plan to enter the food retail business does not comply with regulatory guidelines -- though it did not elaborate, according to a person familiar with the matter. Rajneesh Kumar, chief corporate affairs officer at Flipkart, told TechCrunch that the company was evaluating the agency's response and intended to re-apply.
Walmart stores suffer damage from the George Floyd protesting and looting in some cases.
(Bloomberg) -- Amazon.com Inc. scaled back deliveries and adjusted routes in cities including Chicago and Los Angeles, Apple kept some outlets shut, while Target Corp. extended store closures nationwide after the death of George Floyd sparked demonstrations across the country.“We are monitoring the situation closely and in a handful of cities we adjusted routes or scaled back typical operations to ensure the safety of our teams,” an Amazon spokeswoman told Bloomberg News.Apple had reopened about 130 of its about 270 stores following the coronavirus pandemic, and most of them were closed on Sunday, the company said in a statement.Protests around the country are complicating operations for companies from Amazon, which has been one of the few consumer-facing companies to generate new business during the pandemic, to Target, which still retains a heavy bricks-and-mortar presence.Based in Minneapolis where Floyd died in police custody, Target had already closed 32 stores in the area. On Sunday, it said it was closing dozens more around the nation, at least temporarily.“We are a community in pain,” Chief Executive Officer Brian Cornell said in a statement shortly after Floyd’s death. “That pain is not unique to the Twin Cities -- it extends across America.”In Chicago and Los Angeles, Amazon delivery drivers received messages Saturday night that said: “If you are currently out delivering packages, stop immediately and return home. If you have not completed your route, please return undelivered packages to the pick-up location whenever you’re able to do so.”Amazon was “in close contact with local officials and will continue to monitor the protests,” and would only re-open delivery stations when it’s safe and will plan delivery routes by monitoring demonstrations in every zip code, according to messages reviewed by Bloomberg.(Adds Apple from first paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Target takes steps to protect its workers and shoppers during the civil unrest sweeping the United States.
It will be a big week for U.S. economic data with the release of the May jobs report and the Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index.
In November 2015, the shooting death of Jamar Clark by Minneapolis police touched off a debate on race and economic inequality that challenged the city's progressive image and led local corporate leaders to back efforts at better sharing the spoils of a booming Midwestern state. Five years later, the killing of George Floyd has reopened those wounds and highlighted a growing concern nationally: The last few years of economic growth saw gains for lower-income families, but any hope for a durable narrowing of economic gaps may have been short-circuited by the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent economic crash falling heavily on minorities. Floyd's death in police custody in Minneapolis last week may have been a catalyst for an anger that has spawned protests nationwide, but it was in effect the third major shock to hit in as many months, said Tawanna Black, chief executive of Minnesota's Center for Economic Inclusion (CEI), a group that grew out of those corporate promises of five years ago.
New York City imposed a late-night curfew Monday as officials tried, unsuccessfully, to prevent another night of destruction amid protests over George Floyd’s death.
Investors will be hyper focused on the ongoing nationwide George Floyd protests, Zoom Video Communications and Dick’s Sporting Goods earnings Tuesday.
Among the Dow Jones stocks, Apple and Microsoft are among the top stocks to buy and watch in June 2020.
New Jersey took a big step Monday toward reopening more businesses — in two weeks. The announcement comes as a number of states eased restrictions imposed to fight the spread of the coronavirus more than two months ago.
Shares of Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN) were up 2.8% on Monday after a Morgan Stanley analyst reiterated her hold rating on the stock, but set her price target at $21 a share, some 30% above its current price. The department store chain reported a massive $521 million first-quarter loss last week as the coronavirus pandemic took its toll, with sales plunged 40% to about $2 billion. No one was expecting any retailer to report good results this past quarter, and Nordstrom didn't surprise in that regard, yet the chain has sufficient liquidity to finance a comeback with approximately $1.4 billion in cash.
Target, Walmart, Nike and Apple were among major companies closing retail stores in the wake of massive protests and widespread looting across the country.
Wall Street stocks posted modest gains on Monday as signs suggesting the U.S. economy may be on the road to recovery helped soothe jitters over increasingly violent social unrest and rising U.S.-China tensions. Market leaders Apple Inc, Amazon.com and Facebook Inc provided the biggest lift to the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq, while Boeing Co provided the blue-chip Dow with its biggest boost.
U.S. stocks struggled for direction on Monday as investors weighed prospects of a post-pandemic economic recovery against protests across the country over race and an ongoing standoff between Washington and Beijing. U.S. manufacturing activity eased off an 11-year low in May, an Institute for Supply Management (ISM) survey showed, the strongest sign yet that the worst of the economic downturn was behind as businesses reopen.