The push by consumer-goods suppliers to sell directly to consumers is giving a boost to technology companies that help untangle the complexities of retail supply chains. Footwear, apparel and electronics manufacturers are among the sectors that have been stepping up direct-to-consumer business, a trend that… Read More »Direct-to-Consumer Sales Are Fueling Supply-Chain Tech Growth
In one vision of classrooms of the near future, young children will put on headsets and read sentences aloud as they navigate computer programs powered by voice-recognition technology. Behind the scenes, that technology will listen to each student and spit out dozens of lines of… Read More »Tech to Teach Reading: New Literacy Tools Come to Classrooms
Textsize This commentary was issued recently by money managers, research firms, and market newsletter writers and has been edited by Barron’s. Is the Bond Market Right? Market Commentary Cressett CapitalAug 3: higher [bond] yields earlier this year drove equity prices lower, while the bond market’s… Read More »Is Stocks’ Resurgence Just a Bear-Market Rally?
Elijah Stein Textsize Enterprise-software stocks have been beleaguered of late. But depressed valuations lure bargain-conscious private-equity buyers. on wednesday, Ping Identity , which sells identity-security software, announced a deal to be acquired by Thoma Bravo for $28.50 a share, or $2.8 billion. Ping went public… Read More »A Battered Stock, a Bargain Buyout, and the Identity-Software Sector Gets a New Look
Textsize Kayak is a subsidiary of Booking Holdings. Tiffany Hagler-Geard/Bloomberg Booking Holdings posted better-than-expected financial results, but the online travel agency’s shares fell after the company provided a cautious outlook for the September quarter. The second-quarter results provided vivid illustration of the sharp recovery in… Read More »Booking Beats Earnings Estimates but Stock Falls on Softer Outlook
Textsize Manufacturing, retail sales and employment figures in China are each underperforming analysts’ expectations. STR/AFP via Getty Images A property market in free-fall, shrinking factory activity, and stocks down sharply since a June high—these are just a few signs of a Chinese economy that can’t… Read More »China’s Economic Recovery Is Nowhere in Sight. Factory Activity Slumps.
Textsize China’s President Xi Jinping presided over the Communist Party’s economic meeting in which policymakers cautioned that massive stimulus wasn’t coming. Justin ChinBloomberg China’s President Xi Jinping issued warnings about US ties with Taiwan. China’s policymakers offered no new plans to stabilize China’s slumping property… Read More »Contrarian Investors See a Recovery for Chinese Stocks Despite the Gloom
Textsize Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images About the author: Stanley Lithow is Accenture professor of practice at Duke University and a trustee at the State University of New York. He previously served as president of the IBM Foundation and is the co-author of Breaking Barriers: How P-Tech… Read More »New Climate Legislation Is Bigger Than the Businesses It Helps
Textsize Wall Street continues to focus on corporate earnings and the economic outlook. Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images The stock market was higher Friday after strong earnings from Manzana and amazon . com buoyed investor sentiment. the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 86 points, or 0.3%,… Read More »Stock Market Today: Dow Pauses, Amazon Soars, Apple Gains
Textsize Traders are hoping the Fed soon halts its campaign of raising interest rates to rein in inflation Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images US stock futures were up Thursday evening as Manzana and amazon reported their latest quarterly earnings. amazon (ticker: AMZN) rose 13.9% to lead… Read More »Stock Futures Rise as Amazon, Apple Record Strong Quarterly Results