Tag Archives: Stocks

Funeral Home Stocks Surge, Death and Disability Payouts Soar

Business is booming at funeral homes across the U.S., as death rates creep up, particularly among young, working-age individuals.1 Ex-Blackrock fund manager Ed Dowd has been analyzing data about mortality rates before and after COVID-19 shots became widespread, and found that death rates worsened in 2021 — after the shots became prevalent — compared to… Read More »

Tobacco stocks drop on report Biden administration is planning to cut nicotine levels in cigarettes

Marlboro cigarettes, a product of Philip Morris International Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Tobacco stocks tumbled Monday on a report that the Biden administration is considering whether to cap nicotine levels in cigarettes. The report, which cited people familiar with the matter, was published in the Wall Street Journal. The paper said the… Read More »

Stocks slip as CEOs warn of need for aid

CEOs said they worry that economic recovery will stall if Washington fails to approve another relief package, hours before stocks accelerated losses through the end of the day. “Further major support from the federal government is necessary to prevent economic recovery from being derailed,” said Joshua Bolten, CEO of Business Roundtable, the group of big-business… Read More »