Elon Musk says he does not plan to donate to GOP super PACs in upcoming elections

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk says he has no current plans to fund a Republican super PAC in the upcoming US elections, including any that opposes President Joe Biden in the 2024 presidential race. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO, who is listed by Forbes as the wealthiest person in the world, told CNBC in an email … Read more

Fuel is a problem for business and consumers – Why prices are so high

A sign displays gas prices at a gas station on May 10, 2022 in San Mateo County, California. Liu Guanguan | China News Service | Getty Images The surge in gasoline prices is impossible to miss and at the top of consumers’ minds as large billboards announce that gas now costs $ 4, or $ … Read more

Gasoline could top $ 5 a gallon this summer, causing more pain for consumers

Current gasoline prices are shown in Garden Grove, California, March 29, 2022. Mike Blake | Reuters Gasoline prices are a wildcard for consumer wallets this summer, as tight supply and uncertainty in Ukraine could drive fuel costs sharply higher. Gasoline prices are climbing towards $ 5, and they seem set to stay high even beyond … Read more

Tether (USDT) redemptions fuel fears about stablecoin’s backing

Tether has faced repeated calls for a full audit of its reserves. Justin Tallis | AFP via Getty Images Investors have withdrawn more than $ 7 billion from tether since it briefly dropped from its dollar peg, raising fresh questions about the reserves underpinning the world’s largest stablecoin. Tether’s circulating supply has slipped from about … Read more

Hasbro slams activist investor’s proposed board directors amid proxy battle

Game maker Hasbro. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Hasbro is going on the offensive against an activist investor wants to add new members to the company’s board and spin off the lucrative unit that includes Dungeons & Dragons. On Wednesday, the toymaker issued a letter to shareholders detailing why its current slate of board nominees … Read more

‘No longer just a payments company’

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addresses students during a town hall at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi, India, November 12, 2018. Anushree Fadnavis | Reuters Block executives no longer want the firm to be seen as a payments pure play. The San Francisco-based company held its first investor day in five years … Read more

What Walmart, Target, Home Depot and Lowe’s tell us about the economy

Compilation of Target, Walmart, Lowe’s and Home Depot stores. Reuters How well is the American consumer holding up against sky-high inflation? It depends on whom you ask. Four major retailers – Walmart, Target, Home Depot and Lowe’s – reported quarterly financial results this week, and they each offered a different perspective on where and how … Read more

Tough questions await SEC Chair Gensler as he seeks funding for his regulatory agenda

Gary Gensler, Chair of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, takes his seat before the start of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Oversight of the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. Bill Clark | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images SEC Chair Gary Gensler is testifying … Read more

As inflation slows and ruble rallies, Russia is hoping to avoid a crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Pool | Reuters Russia believes it has swerved a financial crisis as its currency rallies and economic data improves, but strategists say the numbers mask some ugly truths for Moscow. Although inflation in the country is running hot, there are signs that price rises are slowing and will continue to do … Read more

What experts say to do if inflation has you worried about retirement

Geber86 | E + | Getty Images Inflation may have you worried about your retirement. Prices have been rising on everything from food to housing. In April, the consumer price index, which measures the prices of goods and services, notched an 8.3% increase from the year-earlier period. In fact, 70% of Americans are calling inflation … Read more