IVF treatment demand drops after Alabama ruling, and Progyny’s stock tumbles

Shares of Progyny Inc. tumbled Friday after the fertility-services company said the Supreme Court of Alabama’s February ruling regarding in vitro fertilization seemed to scare off some potential customers. The increased customer caution led to lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue and prompted the company to provide a downbeat outlook for the current quarter and cut its full-year […]

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Why you shouldn’t be too quick to dump your stocks

After volatile trading sessions last week, it’s worth noting that the U.S. stock market’s major trend is still up. The market’s sector relative-strength rankings are confirming this, despite the market’s gyrations, I base this bullish assessment on an analysis of which stock-market sectors typically perform the best as bull markets come to an end. Recent […]

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Live Nation’s stock sinks on a possible antitrust suit — but Wall Street analysts aren’t worried

Shares of Ticketmaster parent Live Nation Entertainment Inc. slid on Tuesday, following reports that it could soon be hit by a government antitrust lawsuit. But analysts suggested critics of the concert-industry giant — who have long complained about its industry dominance — should temper their expectations. Whatever the precise allegations might be in any possible […]

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U.K. sees biggest jobless rise since the pandemic

The U.K. saw the biggest jump in unemployment since the pandemic, according to data released Tuesday that reinforces the likelihood the Bank of England will soon lower interest rates. The Office for National Statistics said the unemployment rate in the three months to February rose to 4.2% from 3.9%. Economists had expected the jobless rate […]

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‘Streamflation’ nation: Streaming platforms are overcharging us for subpar content

Consumers are facing significant price hikes from streaming services for digital entertainment. Once hailed as a cost-effective, superior alternative to traditional cable TV, streaming platforms are now under scrutiny for what appears to be a strategy of overcharging for often subpar content. The surge in subscription costs, a stark departure from the initial affordability that […]

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Charles Schwab’s stock falls as earnings and revenue per trade decline

Shares of Charles Schwab Corp. fell Monday after the financial-services and brokerage company reported first-quarter earnings that fell as client trading activity increased but revenue per trade continued to decline. Adjusted profit and revenue just topped expectations, however, as strength in the asset-management business offset misses in trading and bank deposit-account fees. The stock SCHW, […]

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