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Stocks tumble

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The bond market says to pay attention as the Fed is going to get aggressive: Jim Bianco

FOX Business correspondent Jeff Flock and Bianco Research president Jim Bianco provide insight on food shortages and inflation on "Making Money."

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Global minimum tax in limbo after some European resistance

A landmark global deal to impose a minimum tax rate on corporate profits ran into a major roadblock last week after Poland vetoed a European Union plan to implement the measure at the end of 2023.

More than 130 countries reached a long-awaited agreement last year for a 15% global minimum corporate tax and other policies aimed at cracking down on international tax avoidance. Negotiations, which lasted for years and often seemed on the brink of collapse, were bolstered by the support of President Biden and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.

But efforts to formally install the minimum tax have since stalled out in both the U.S. – Congress has moved slowly to approve any proposal – and the EU. 

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Elon Musk to make more Twitter noise despite no board membership

Elon Musk confirmed that he will not be joining Twitter's board of directors while hinting that he will not be silenced on his views about the direction of the platform or how it's being run.

In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing dated April 9, Musk confirmed that he declined Twitter's invitation last week to join its board, and signaled multiple ways he could exert influence on the firm moving forward.

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Stocks take leg down ahead of Consumer Price Index Tuesday

The White House just warned Americans to brace for another hot inflation report.

"We expect March CPI headline inflation to be extraordinarily elevated due to Putin's price hike. And we expect a large difference between core and headline inflation. reflecting the global disruptions in energy and food markets. Core inflation doesn't include energy and food prices. Headline inflation does" said White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday.

SymbolPriceChange%Change
I:DJI$34,502.65-218.47-0.63%
SP500$4,433.75-54.53-1.21%
I:COMP$13,482.71-228.28-1.66%

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Stocks near session lows

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Nvidia gets knocked down

Nvidia Corp.,Nvidia Corp.,Advanced Micro Devices Inc.,Intel Corp.,Nvidia Corp.,Advanced Micro Devices Inc.,Intel Corp.
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231.19,231.19,101.00,47.02,231.19,101.00,47.02

Currently down five consecutive days; down 19.82% over this period per Dow Jones Market Data Group.

Analysts at Baird and Citigroup turning more cautious on the chipmaker. Other chipmakers fall in sympathy.

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JetBlue, Spirit cancel hundreds of weekend flights due to staffing woes, bad weather

SymbolPriceChange%Change
JBLU$11.90-0.19-1.57%
SAVE$26.25-0.26-0.98%

JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines were forced to cancel and delay a slew of flights over the weekend due to ongoing staffing woes and bad weather that impacted operations. 

From Friday through Sunday, JetBlue had 486 cancellations, about 16% of its flight schedule, and 1,556 delayed arrivals, about half its flight schedule, according to a flight tracker FlightAware. 

During that same time, Spirit Airlines had 311 cancellations, about 13% of its flight schedule, and 934 delayed arrivals, which accounted for 40% of its flight schedule.

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Banks feel the love

SymbolPriceChange%Change
JPM$133.49+2.40+1.83%
C$50.88+0.85+1.70%
GS$321.39+7.24+2.30%
BAC$39.67+0.28+0.71%
WFC$48.73+0.99+2.07%

Banks bounce higher ahead of earnings and as 10-year Treasury hits 2.8%

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Twitter shares jump - Here's why...

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Elon Musk declined to join Twitter's board but he is likely to be anything but a passive investor according to an ammended filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Filing excerpts note Elon Musk aka "Reporting Person" may to do the following from "time to time"...

The Reporting Person may, from time to time, acquire additional shares of Common Stock and/or retain and/or sell all or a portion of the shares of Common Stock held by the Reporting Person in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions, and/or may distribute the Common Stock held by the Reporting Person to other entities. 

From time to time, the Reporting Person may engage in discussions with the Board and/or members of the Issuer’s management team concerning, including, without limitation, potential business combinations and strategic alternatives, the business, operations, capital structure, governance, management, strategy of the Issuer and other matters concerning the Issuer. 

The Reporting Person may express his views to the Board and/or members of the Issuer’s management team and/or the public through social media or other channels with respect to the Issuer’s business, products and service offerings.

ICYMI:

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Cryptocurrency trending lower as week begins; state legislators work on crypto-friendly laws

Bitcoin joined many of the major cryptocurrencies trading lower early Monday morning as crypto executives and lobbyists in the U.S. -- in the absence of federal regulations -- are working with state lawmakers across the country to craft favorable legislation, a published report said Monday.

Bitcoin was trading at approximately $42,305 (-0.72%), while Ethereum and Dogecoin were trading at $3,175 (-2.10%) and 14.58 cents, respectively, according to CoinDesk.

Many states are eager to attract the jobs they think the industry will bring and are rushing to grant the legislative wishes of the crypto companies, the report said.

Posted by Jack Durschlag

US stocks choppy heading into trading day

SymbolPriceChange%Change
I:DJI$34,721.12+137.55+0.40%
SP500$4,488.28-11.93-0.27%
I:COMP$13,711.00-186.30-1.34%

U.S. stocks were choppy early Monday morning trading between negative and positive territory as first-quarter earnings season kicks off unofficially this week with several of the major banks reporting.

Reporting this week are JPMorgan Chase and BlackRock on Wednesday, with Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and a few others out on Thursday.

Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 lost 0.3% on Friday after Fed officials indicated in notes from their last meeting they were considering raising its benchmark rate by double the normal amount at upcoming meetings.

They also indicated they are likely to shrink the Fed's bond holdings, which also might push up commercial borrowing rates.

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Gas prices down slightly nationally Monday

The average price for a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. slipped on Monday to $4.114, according to the latest numbers from AAA.

The price on Saturday was $4.116.

The previous record high was $4.33, set on Friday March 11, 2022.

Posted by Jack Durschlag

JetBlue, Alaska Airlines trim schedules as airlines attempt smoother summer

Airlines are adding staff and cutting flights in an effort to avoid upheaval as both customer demand and labor shortages persist.JetBlue Airways Corp. this weekend said it would reduce flights in May and throughout the summer due to staffing limitations, after canceling more than 300 flights over the weekend.

Alaska Air Group Inc. last week said it would trim spring flying to catch up on pilot training. Meanwhile, other carriers, including American Airlines Group Inc., say they are prepared for the summer surge after a months-long hiring spree.

Carriers say they are taking seriously the lessons of last summer, when operations were strained due to booming demand.

With staffing thin, many airlines were unable to recover quickly from what should have been routine disruptions such as poor weather. Travelers faced cancellations, delays and hours-long waits for customer service help by phone.

Posted by The Wall Street Journal

Oil was lower in early Asian trading due to the possibility China's COVID-19 lockdowns will crimp demand. 

Crude oil prices could weaken by another 3%-5% if there seems no end in sight for China's pandemic lockdowns, said Oanda senior market analyst Edward Moya.

WTI crude oil should find decent support at the mid-$90-per-barrel level, but continued U.S. dollar strength could keep commodities vulnerable to further falls, Oanda reported.

Posted by Dow Jones Newswires

Russia threatens legal action if forced into sovereign debt default

Russia will take legal action if the West tries to force it to default on its sovereign debt, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told the pro-Kremlin Izvestia newspaper on Monday, sharpening Moscow's tone in its financial wrestle with the West.

"Of course we will sue, because we have taken all the necessary steps to ensure that investors receive their payments," Siluanov told the newspaper in an interview.

"We will present in court our bills confirming our efforts to pay both in foreign currency and in rubles. It will not be an easy process. We will have to very actively prove our case, despite all the difficulties."

Posted by Reuters

Gold prices higher in early Asian trading Monday

SymbolPriceChange%Change
GOL$7.04-0.17-2.36%

Gold was higher early Monday morning in Asia, trading at $1,948.73 an ounce.

On Friday, gold futures advanced for the session and logged a weekly gain as traders brushed off typically negative factors like rising Treasury yields and a stronger U.S. dollar.

Gold futures for June delivery rose 0.4% to close at $1,945.60 an ounce on Comex, leaving it up 1.1% for the week.

Posted by Dow Jones Newswires

World Bank: War to slash Ukraine's GDP output by over 45%

Ukraine's economic output will likely contract by a staggering 45.1% this year as Russia's invasion has shuttered businesses, slashed exports and rendered economic activity impossible in large swaths of the country, the World Bank said on Sunday.

The World Bank also forecast Russia's 2022 GDP output to fall 11.2% due to punishing financial sanctions imposed by the United States and its Western allies on Russia's banks, state-owned enterprises and other institutions.

The World Bank's "War in the Region" economic update  said the Eastern Europe region, comprising Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, is forecast to show a GDP contraction of 30.7% this year, due to shocks from the war and disruption of trade.

Posted by Reuters

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