Retail sales in March grew nearly 10%. Shares of American Eagle Outfitters hit an all-time high after raising guidance for the 1st quarter. Pepsi’s snack division did the heavy lifting in the company’s 1st-quarter report. Maria Gallagher analyzes those stories, highlights the strength of American Eagle’s Aerie brand, and shares why she’s not a great snacker.
The authors of The New Long Life: A Framework for Flourishing in a Changing World discuss how individuals, corporations, and governments should be preparing for increasing longevities, accelerating technological innovations, and the end of retirement as we know it. And Alison takes on the debate over whether index funds are good for the economy.
Microsoft buys Nuance Communications in a $16 billion deal. Coinbase makes an $86 billion Wall Street debut. FDA hits the pause button on Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. Katrina Lake steps down as the CEO of Stitch Fix. Bed Bath & Beyond slips on earnings. White Claw introduces Surge. Pepsi serves up big growth in its snack division. And IBM unveils a surprising name for its cloud business. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Ron Gross discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Bilibili and Ecolab. Plus, e.l.f. Beauty CFO Mandy Fields talks about the big business of cosmetics.