Wall Street stock indexes slipped in morning trading after the first wave of major bank earnings of the season. Here’s what we’re watching in Friday’s trading:
reported a 14% drop in quarterly profit, though the slowdown didn’t stop the bank from setting a record for annual profit.
said its profit soared 86% in the final three months of 2021.
posted higher quarterly profit, as market gains lifted the investment firm’s assets under management above $10 trillion.
- Dogecoin climbed 13% after Elon Musk tweeted that some
merchandise was available for purchase with the cryptocurrency. Items priced in dogecoin on the site included a belt buckle, a whistle and a child-sized ATV.
- Shares of casino operators
jumped after Macau released a new draft law that would cut the tenure for new casino licenses in half and require operations to align with China’s national security needs, but wouldn’t reduce the number of licenses in the lucrative gambling hub.
- Shares of Covid-19 vaccine makers
slipped after the Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the Biden administration’s Covid-19 vaccine-or-testing rules for large private employers.
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- The flagship fund of Andreas Halvorsen’s Viking Global Investors was among those suffering a reversal last year as stocks of technology and other fast-growing companies sold off.
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