Amazon hands out shipping software to merchants, including on rival sites

FILE PHOTO: A delivery cart loaded with a number of packages from Amazon stands on a sidewalk in New York City

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said it would give merchants free software for managing shoppers’ orders on and off its platform, as the retailer extends its e-commerce reach. The company is ending monthly fees of Veeqo, a shipping software firm it recently bought, for sellers including when they fulfill orders via rival platforms like… Continue reading Amazon hands out shipping software to merchants, including on rival sites

Gold ticks up as dip in U.S. yields loosens dollar’s grip

Sales persons wait for customers at a gold jewelry showroom in Chandigarh

By Ashitha Shivaprasad (Reuters) – Gold rose slightly on Monday as a retreat in U.S. Treasury yields offset headwinds from a relatively firm dollar, which, along with looming interest rate hikes, earlier pushed bullion to a more than three-and-a-half-month low. Spot gold rose 0.3% to $1,817.12 per ounce by 1:52 p.m. ET (1752 GMT), after… Continue reading Gold ticks up as dip in U.S. yields loosens dollar’s grip

Wall Street rallies, weekly losing streak continues

FILE PHOTO: A Wall Street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange

By Stephen Culp NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street surged on Friday to end higher, closing the book on a week of wild market gyrations as relief at signs of peaking inflation vied with fears that policy tightening by the Federal Reserve could tilt the economy into recession. Gains were led by a rebound in… Continue reading Wall Street rallies, weekly losing streak continues

Oil jumps 4% as U.S. gasoline prices hit record high

Storage tanks at Marathon Petroleum's Los Angeles Refinery in Carson, California, U.S.

By Scott DiSavino NEW YORK (Reuters) -Oil prices rose about 4% on Friday as U.S. gasoline prices jumped to a record high, China looked ready to ease pandemic restrictions and investors worried supplies will tighten if the European Union bans Russian oil. Brent futures rose $4.10, or 3.8%, to settle at $111.55 a barrel. U.S.… Continue reading Oil jumps 4% as U.S. gasoline prices hit record high

Crypto exchange FTX CEO reveals stake in trading app Robinhood

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Robinhood Markets, Inc. is seen at a pop-up event on Wall Street after the company's IPO in New York City

By Greg Roumeliotis and Hannah Lang (Reuters) -Samuel Bankman-Fried, the chief executive and founder of cryptocurrency exchange FTX, revealed a 7.6% stake in Robinhood Markets Inc on Thursday, capitalizing on the weakness of the shares of the trading app to build a position. Bankman-Fried said in a regulatory filing he did not have any intention… Continue reading Crypto exchange FTX CEO reveals stake in trading app Robinhood

Aeroflot buys eight stranded Airbuses from foreign leasing firms

Logo of Aeroflot is seen on top of building in Moscow

By Kevin Liffey LONDON (Reuters) – Russia’s biggest airline, Aeroflot, said on Friday it had bought eight Airbus A330 aircraft from foreign leasing companies “as part of the fulfilment of contractual obligations”. More than 400 aircraft leased from Western firms, worth almost $10 billion, have been stranded in Russia since Western sanctions forced the lessors… Continue reading Aeroflot buys eight stranded Airbuses from foreign leasing firms

Why are food prices going up? Key questions answered

FILE PHOTO: Soup kitchens on the outskirts of Lima struggle with inflation

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Why are food prices rising? Global food prices started to rise in mid-2020 when businesses shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, straining supply chains.¬†Farmers dumped out milk and let fruits and vegetables rot due to a lack of available truckers to transport goods to supermarkets, where prices spiked as consumers stockpiled… Continue reading Why are food prices going up? Key questions answered

How much Fed must do depends on supply outlook: Kashkari

FILE PHOTO: President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Neel Kashkari speaks during an interview in New York

By Ann Saphir (Reuters) -The Federal Reserve will do what it needs to do to bring down very high inflation, Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari said on Friday, though how much it will need to do depends in part on how quickly energy and other supply constraints dissipate. “I’m confident that my colleagues and I… Continue reading How much Fed must do depends on supply outlook: Kashkari