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Citigroup CEO Jane Fraser: It's hard to get a soft landing
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Booming luxury travel and a jump in ‘relief’ loans

At American Express, consumers are continuing to open high-fee credit cards and splurge on luxuries like travel. But for lending firm Upstart, there’s a strong interest in microloans as cash-strapped Americans try to scrape by. That juxtaposition underscores the growing picture of bifurcation among income brackets in America. And adds to an increasingly popular view...

Wegovy slashes risk of serious heart events: What this means for patients and insurers
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Novo Nordisk earnings Q1 2024, Wegovy sales double

The injectable weight-loss medication Wegovy is available at New City Halstead Pharmacy on April 24, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images Novo Nordisk, which became the most valuable company in Europe last year due to the blockbuster success of its weight loss drugs, on Thursday beat first-quarter profit expectations as demand for...

Viking prices IPO at $24 per share
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Cruise line company trading on NYSE

Aerial view of the Viking Jupiter cruise ship anchored in the port of Montevideo, on January 5, 2022.  Ivan Pisarenko | AFP | Getty Images Viking is not your typical cruise operator. On board its smaller, upscale vessels, you won’t find any kids. In fact, the cruise line doesn’t hide the fact that it is...

Airbus reconfirms its 2024 guidance despite supply chain challenges
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A350 plane production increase not tied to Boeing troubles

An Airbus employee works on an aircraft part of the Airbus A350 at the Airbus Atlantic plant in Bouguenais, near Nantes, western France, on Feb. 29, 2024. Sebastien Salom-gomis | Afp | Getty Images Airbus is ramping up production of its A350 aircraft because of consumer demand and not the ongoing crisis at U.S. rival Boeing, according...

Euronext CEO says IPO market is back — and the listings pipeline is 'very, very impressive'
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Euronext boss says long awaited CVC debut shows the IPO market is back

The highly anticipated trading debut of private equity group CVC Capital Partners shows that Europe’s initial public offering market is back on track, Euronext CEO Stéphane Boujnah told CNBC on Friday. Shares of Amsterdam-listed CVC, one of Europe’s largest buyout companies, traded nearly 24% higher at around 12:30 p.m. London time. The stock had opened...

Bank of America tops estimates on better-than-expected interest income, investment banking
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Bank of America (BAC) earnings Q1 2024

Bank of America on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings that topped analysts’ estimates for profit and revenue on better-than-expected interest income and investment banking. Here’s what the company reported: Earnings: 83 cents a share adjusted, vs. 76 cents LSEG estimate Revenue: $25.98 billion, vs. expected $25.46 billion The bank said profit fell 18% to $6.67 billion, or...

Hightower’s Stephanie Link reacts to Wells Fargo's Q1 earnings
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Wells Fargo WFC earnings Q1 2024

Wells Fargo on Friday reported first-quarter earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street expectations, despite a decline in net interest income. Here’s how the company performed compared with what Wall Street was anticipating, based on a survey of analysts by LSEG, formerly known as Refinitiv: Earnings per share: $1.26 cents adjusted vs. $1.11 cents expected...

Citigroup tops estimates for first-quarter revenue
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Citigroup (C) earnings Q1 2024

Citigroup on Friday posted first-quarter revenue that topped analysts’ estimates, helped by better-than-expected results in the bank’s investment banking and trading operations. Here’s how the company performed, compared with estimates from LSEG, formerly known as Refinitiv: Earnings: $1.86 per share, adjusted, vs. $1.23 expected Revenue: $21.10 billion vs. $20.4 billion expected The bank said profit...

H&M reports better-than-expected first-quarter results
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H&M shares jump 14% as profit smashes expectations

HONG KONG, CHINA – 2021/08/07: Pedestrians cross the street in front of the Swedish multinational clothing design retail company Hennes & Mauritz, H&M, store in Hong Kong. (Photo by Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images Shares of H&M leapt 14% in early deals on Wednesday, after the Swedish...