Tyson Foods suspends CFO John R. Tyson after second arrest

John R. Tyson speaks on stage during The Fight for Food: Value Chains and Partnerships at The 2022 Concordia Annual Summit in New York on September 21, 2022. Leigh Vogel | Getty Images Tyson Foods said on Thursday it has suspended its chief financial officer, John R. Tyson, after he was charged with driving while … Read more

Packaged food stocks likely to do well in a slower economy

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Friday named packaged food stocks that might be good additions to portfolios, especially if the economy is headed for a slowdown. Though they were not perfect, he was encouraged by earnings this week from Campbell Soup and J.M. Smucker. “We’ve had enough signs of weakness that it might be a good … Read more

Walmart hometown Bentonville Arkansas gets more expensive

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — When Gil Curren’s family moved into a run-down farmhouse in Walmart’s hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas, in 1971, the now-retail giant wasn’t yet a decade old. Sometimes, the nearby creek would flood, and cows would break loose onto the dirt road in front of his home. Now, when the 88-year-old retiree looks outside … Read more

Booming luxury travel and a jump in ‘relief’ loans

At American Express, consumers are continuing to open high-fee credit cards and splurge on luxuries like travel. But for lending firm Upstart, there’s a strong interest in microloans as cash-strapped Americans try to scrape by. That juxtaposition underscores the growing picture of bifurcation among income brackets in America. And adds to an increasingly popular view … Read more

What we know about the consumer so far

A customer walks through The Home Depot store on February 20, 2024 in Austin, Texas.  Brandon Bell | Getty Images The state of the consumer in 2024 is already taking shape — even before the country’s major retailers begin to report first-quarter earnings, starting with Home Depot and Walmart next week. There are signs that … Read more

Earnings from Disney, Uber and Warner Bros.

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Friday guided investors through the upcoming earnings-packed schedule on Wall Street, saying to focus on reports from companies such as Uber, Disney and Warner Bros. Discovery. Since April’s labor report was weaker than expected, he said investors can worry less about the Federal Reserve’s next move. “Now that it’s clear the … Read more

Inflation vs. deflation: Retailers fear falling prices

A man with a paper bag of groceries looks surprised and upset at a receipt from a supermarket with high prices against the background of an escalator with customers in the shopping center.  Elena Perova | Istock | Getty Images Just ahead of the holiday season, Walmart had encouraging news for inflation-weary shoppers: Prices on … Read more

Job posts for workers without degrees are booming, but not the hiring

Many of the market’s top companies with the largest workforces in the nation are touting degreeless jobs and actively removing degree requirements from more job postings. The idea of hiring based on skill rather than completion of college education for certain roles has become more prevalent at a time when workers are in short supply … Read more

Tyson Foods drops CVS, picks Rightway pharmacy benefit manager

Tyson Foods Inc., sign at Tyson headquarters in Springdale, Ark. April L. Brown | AP Tyson Foods will become one of the first Fortune 100 companies to stop using the nation’s traditional large pharmacy benefits managers, as it looks to cut spending on high-cost drugs.    After putting its benefits contract up for bid, Tyson … Read more

Tesla Recalls Nearly Ever Car It Has Ever Sold In China Over Autopilot Safety Issues

Good morning! It’s Friday, January 5, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. 1st Gear: Tesla Recalls Every Car It Has Sold In China Safety issues with Tesla’s Autopilot driver assistance … Read more