Weekly jobless claims are 351,000, worse than expected

Initial claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, reaching their highest level in a month, the Department of Labor reported on Thursday. Initial filings for the week ending September 18 totaled 351,000 on a seasonally adjusted basis, an increase from the previous week’s upwardly revised 335,000 and well above the Dow Jones estimate of 320,000. … Read more

5 things you should know before the stock market opens on Thursday, September 23rd

Here are the key news, trends, and analysis investors need to start their trading day: 1. Dow jumps after four days of bad luck Traders operate on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on September 21, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Dow futures rose more than 200 points Thursday, one day after … Read more

Flexible working from day one – what that means for SMEs

This week the government tabled proposals to consult laws that could provide workers with the right to submit flexible work requests (FWRs) to a new job from day one. This represents a significant reduction in the currently applicable statutory period of six months and, according to the proposals, would be offset by a shorter required … Read more

Darden restaurants, BlackBerry, Salesforce and others

Check out the companies that make the headlines before the doorbell rings: Restaurants Darden (DRI) – Parent company Olive Garden reported earnings of $ 1.76 per share, up over its forecast of $ 1.64 per share. The restaurant company also reported a 47.5% increase in sales in the same store, beating estimates. In pre-trading hours, … Read more

Impossible Foods launches meatless pork in the United States, Hong Kong, and Singapore

Impossible Foods’ newest meat-free product is set to hit the tables Thursday: plant-based pork that claims to be tastier and healthier than the original. The minced pork product will first be available in restaurants in the US, Hong Kong and Singapore, with further plans for retail expansion in these markets in the coming months. It … Read more