It’s been 40 years since an American spy plane, the Lockheed SR-71 “Blackbird,” flew 85,069 feet above the surface of the earth, setting a record for sustained altitude that stands today. But records are made to be broken, and it looks like the Blackbird’s is about to fall.
We may be over the earnings season hump, but some of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world are still lifting the covers on their first-quarter earnings results.
Repeating his "I'm allowed to change" message used during the Republican presidential debates, Donald Trump opened his first full week as the presumptive nominee by treading close to the edge of flipping on some of the campaign points that got him there — specifically, that he’s now open to an increase in the minimum wage and that his steep tax-cut plan is open to negotiation.
Wall Street was little changed on Monday after Friday's lackluster U.S. jobs report suggested the Federal Reserve will raise rates just once this year, while cautious investors allowed for only a short-lived rally in oil prices.
Alaska Air had a busy April.
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What: Units of Vanguard Natural Resources rebounded sharply in April despite the fact that the company didn't have any news-driven catalysts.
If you're not convinced that Americans as a whole are woefully unprepared for retirement, consider this: One-third of Americans have zero retirement savings whatsoever, while 31% don't have savings or a pension plan to fall back on.