Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) – Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai has reached a fortune of ten digits, a result of the remarkable growth of Google’s stock since he took the helm in 2015. He has led the company through a period of expansion and innovation, boosting the stock value and company profits. His journey, from a humble childhood in India to becoming one of the world’s most successful executives, highlights his commitment and contribution to Alphabet’s success.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) – Microsoft will invest $1.7 billion in expanding cloud services and artificial intelligence in Indonesia over the next four years, including the construction of data centers, announced CEO Satya Nadella. Additionally, Microsoft aims to train 2.5 million people in Southeast Asia in AI usage by 2025.

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) – The European Commission has designated the iPad operating system as a guardian of the bloc’s historic tech rules due to its significance for business users, as established by the Digital Markets Act. Apple, along with other major tech firms, faces potential fines for violations.

Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:META) – The European Union is investigating Meta Platforms’ Facebook and Instagram for failures in combating Russian misinformation. Under the Digital Services Act, advertising policies and researcher access are examined. The bloc acted following warnings about pro-Kremlin campaigns before elections.

International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) – IBM is expanding its cloud services and IT infrastructure offerings in Ontario, Canada, aiming to extend AI to more businesses. The Technology Expert Labs team will be based in Markham, Ontario, supporting the adoption of IBM’s data and AI platform, WatsonX.

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) – Elon Musk fired two senior Tesla executives and plans to cut hundreds more jobs due to declining sales. The public policy team will also be disbanded. Musk seeks to drastically reduce costs while facing a challenging price war in the electric vehicle market. Additionally, investors who bet against Tesla lost $5.5 billion over four sessions following the promise of more affordable cars. The stock rose nearly 40% since the announcement on April 24, causing losses of $2.11 billion in April, along with a strong rise on Monday. Additionally, by introducing its “Full Self-Driving” system in China, Tesla enters the global race for autonomous vehicles. During his visit to Beijing, Elon Musk discussed the potential launch of FSD and international data transfer issues, facing local competitors like BYD and Huawei, stimulating innovation in the industry.

Stellantis (NYSE:STLA) – Three Stellantis plants in Europe, stopped due to a strike at a parts supplier, will resume operations in early May.

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) – Following two fatal accidents involving Ford’s BlueCruise feature, U.S. automotive regulators have initiated an investigation. Both Mustang Mach-E SUVs, equipped with BlueCruise, collided with stationary vehicles on highways during the night. About 130,050 Mach-E vehicles are under investigation.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), Barclays (NYSE:BCS), General Motors (NYSE:GM) – Goldman Sachs is in talks to transfer its General Motors credit card program to Barclays, according to the Wall Street Journal. Barclays is the leading candidate, with about $2 billion in outstanding balances, while other contenders have dropped out.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) – Goldman Sachs notes that momentum traders, who are investors that follow short-term trends, are planning to buy stocks next week, regardless of whether the market is rising or falling. They expect commodity trading advisors (CTAs), who use systematic strategies to trade futures contracts, to buy approximately $106 billion in global stock futures, which could boost the recovery of stocks after a challenging period.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) – Glass Lewis has recommended that Morgan Stanley shareholders vote against its executive compensation proposal, criticizing high payouts relative to performance. Former CEO James Gorman received $37 million, while his successor, Ted Pick, and other candidates received $20 million each.

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) – Caterpillar Inc. announced on Monday the withdrawal of its shares from the Euronext Paris and SIX Swiss Exchange, focusing exclusively on the New York Stock Exchange, citing low trading volumes and administrative costs. Additionally, last Thursday, the company warned of a drop in quarterly sales due to inventory reductions.

Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) – Southwest Airlines quietly launched a flight delay compensation program as part of a $140 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Transportation due to the carrier’s collapse in December 2022. The program offers travel vouchers to passengers affected by significant delays.

Boeing (NYSE:BA) – Boeing raised $10 billion in the debt market on Monday after burning $3.93 billion in free cash in the first quarter, due to reduced production of the 737 MAX.

BHP Group (NYSE:BHP), Anglo American (USOTC:NGLOY) – Investors in Anglo are apprehensive about the potential deal with BHP, fearing losses by holding shares in South African subsidiaries. The initial proposal of $39 billion was rejected, citing undervaluation and risks. BHP suggested selling the Amplats and Kumba units, but the separation of assets may be complex and time-consuming, generating uncertainties. Doubts linger about the impact on relations with the South African government and the stability of commodity prices. Investors await a better offer from BHP or a complete acquisition of Anglo.

Capri Holding (NYSE:CPRI), Tapestry (NYSE:TPR) – Judge Jennifer Rochon set September 9 as the start of the hearing on blocking the acquisition of Capri Holding by Tapestry by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. The injunction could prevent the merger until the final court decision of the FTC.

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) – Walmart launched the bestgoods grocery line, targeting Generation Z shoppers who value savings. With about 300 items, from dairy to snacks, the line prioritizes emerging food trends and specialized ingredients, offering most products for under $5.

Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) – Coca-Cola is considering an initial public offering (IPO) for its African bottling business next year, potentially valued at over $8 billion. The decision is in the early stages, and details may change. If carried out, it would be one of the largest listings on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in years.

PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP) – Norway’s sovereign wealth fund plans to support a shareholder proposal demanding that PepsiCo conduct a biodiversity risk assessment. This decision reflects growing investor concerns about the environmental impacts of corporate operations, challenging the position of the PepsiCo board.

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) – Democratic U.S. lawmakers, led by Elizabeth Warren, request an SEC investigation into stock sales by UnitedHealth Group Inc. executives prior to public disclosure of an antitrust investigation. Transactions, totaling $101.5 million, occurred between October and February, raising concerns about adequate disclosure to investors.

Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) – NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service will increase prices by $2 for new subscribers starting July 18, ahead of the Summer Olympics. The ad-supported plan will be $7.99/month, and the ad-free plan will be $13.99/month. Current subscribers will be affected starting August 17.

AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) – AMC Entertainment’s stock fell 11.1% on Monday, the largest drop since April. CEO Adam Aron mentioned the impacts of last year’s Hollywood strikes but anticipated satisfactory quarterly performance. The company faces additional challenges related to its short-term debt.

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