S&P 500 futures ease from Nvidia-inspired record high 

U.S. stock futures took a step back on Friday, easing after a powerful rally sparked by results from chipmaker Nvidia that stoked enthusiasm about a possible artificial-intelligence revolution.

Oil Market Gets a Russian Lesson: Sell on the Sound of Cannons 

On the second anniversary of the Ukraine invasion and amid ongoing attacks on a vital energy shipping corridor, the oil price is stuck in peacetime.

Pro Take: Companies Find Pricing Power in Times of Crisis, Complicating Inflation Fight 

Companies have learned how to not only survive times of economic crises, but often to thrive, as evidenced by a march higher in corporate profits the past two and a half decades.

Markets underpricing risk of populist politics in U.S. and abroad, Summers says 

The former U.S. treasury sector said populist politics threaten to hinder global economic growth.

As Trading Frenzies Grip Penny Stocks, Criticism of Nasdaq Grows 

Bit Brother, a tiny Chinese cryptocurrency company, reached nearly 30% of U.S. stock-market volume late last year.

The Hedge Funds That Changed the Game 

Billions of dollars have poured into multimanager firms in the past few years, but few have managed to match the success of Citadel, Millennium and Point72.

What Companies Need to Know When Accounting for Leap Day 

From same-store sales to interest-rate calculations, the ripples of an added day at the end of February present CFOs with extra considerations.

Are You Bleeding Money on Car Insurance? So Are Insurers 

Even as used-car prices fell in 2023, an eye-watering rise in premiums often wasn't enough to offset higher costs for auto insurers. And it isn't just happening in the U.S.

German Business Sentiment Brightens Slightly 

Germany business sentiment improved a little in February, as expectations for the economy recovered somewhat, signaling that some of the weaknesses plaguing the economy could be fading.

U.K. Consumer Confidence Ticks Down on Weaker View of Economy 

U.K. consumers are a little less upbeat in February, with concerns over the state of the economy growing ahead of a likely election this year, a monthly survey published Friday said.

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