Apple union push faces setback; Atlanta organizers withdraw vote bid

Shoppers walk past an Apple Store at Franklin Park Mall during Black Friday. Shoppers go to stores to take advantage of Black Friday sales during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stephen Zenner | SOPA Images | Light Rocket | Getty Images A union vote at an Apple store at the Cumberland Mall location in Atlanta is in … Read more

Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Sell Your Used Car

photo: Ben Harding (Shutterstock) If you’ve been thinking about getting your car off your hands, now might be the best time to do so. According to the Consumer Price Index from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the cost of used cars and trucks has gone up 22.7% compared to this time last year. While this … Read more

US intelligence assessing whether North Korea tested missile with properties not seen before

CNN — The US intelligence community is trying to determine whether North Korea tested a ballistic missile with properties the US has not seen before earlier this week, according to three US officials. North Korea’s launch of three ballistic missiles on Wednesday included one that flew an unusual trajectory, according to the officials. The missile … Read more

Ulta Beauty, Big Lots, Autodesk, Workday and more

Ulta Beauty store. Scott Mlyn | CNBC Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading Friday. Ulta Beauty — The beauty retailer surged 10% following better-than-expected quarterly earnings and revenue. Ulta Beauty also shared a better-than-expected outlook for the full year. American Eagle — The stock dropped 4.2% after the retailer posted weaker-than-expected quarterly … Read more

Taiwan and the US could begin talks on closer economic ties ‘in a few weeks’

The new discussions will “explore concrete ways to deepen the US-Taiwan trade and investment relationship,” the officials said, with the focus on institutionalizing cooperation in supply chain resilience, labor, environment and sustainable development. A formal announcement will come after “coordination and consultations are made,” according to a senior official. CNN is reaching out to the … Read more

Toyota Just Cut its June Global Production Target Yet Again

picture: Toyota Toyota will produce 150,000 fewer vehicles globally this coming month than it originally planned, BMW could make its Mexico facility the base of its EV production operations and Sony is finding big business in supplying image sensors for the future of assisted and autonomous driving. All that and more in this Happy Friday … Read more

Elon Musk welcomes recession: ‘Bankruptcies need to happen’

Elon Musk believes it would be beneficial for the US economy to go into a recession and that “some bankruptcies need to happen.” Tesla’s billionaire boss said that the domestic economy is in for a “rude awakening.” He also said that working from home has made Americans lazy. When asked by a Twitter user if … Read more

Big Lots, Hibbett, Pinduoduo and others

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Big Lots (BIG) – The discount retailer’s shares tumbled 21.2% in the premarket after missing Wall Street forecasts for quarterly earnings and revenue. The company also reported a larger-than-expected slump in comparable-store sales and issued cautious full-year guidance, saying inflationary pressures reduce discretionary spending. Hibbett (HIBB) … Read more