19 Oct, 2021

Johnson & Johnson post 11% increase in revenue

The company’s revenue rose 11% year over year in the third quarter to $23.34 billion. Its results are closely watched in the healthcare sector because its products span multiple categories. Medical-device sales grew 7.6% amid a higher level of surgical procedures. Pharmaceutical sales were up 14%, the result of more prescriptions of drugs for multiple […]
19 Oct, 2021

Proctor & Gamble raising prices on household staples

Inflation continues to ripple through all economic sectors The maker of Tide detergent and Gillette razors said it would start charging more for certain beauty, oral care and grooming products such as razors. The price increases come in addition to earlier moves to start charging more for staples from diapers to toilet paper. P&G, which released quarterly […]
18 Oct, 2021

Energymageddon

Are we headed towards a 1970's style energy crisis, J&J talc liability bankruptcy, Microsoft shuts down LinkedIn in China, and much more!
15 Oct, 2021

FDA advisors unanimously authorize Johnson & Johnson $JNJ booster

Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously Friday to recommend the agency authorize an extra dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine, to shore up protection against the coronavirus. The panel of outside doctors and experts voted 19-0 to recommend that all adults who received a first dose of the J&J vaccine should get the second […]
14 Oct, 2021

Johnson & Johnson places talc liability entity into bankruptcy

The healthcare company said Thursday that a corporate affiliate holding talc-related liabilities had filed for chapter 11 protection “to resolve all claims related to cosmetic talc in a manner that is equitable to all parties, including any current and future claimants.” The chapter 11 filing makes J&J the latest company to turn to chapter 11 […]
14 Oct, 2021

Microsoft shuts down LinkedIn in China

Microsoft could not continue to comply with the increasing restrictions on speech in China and therefore is closing LinkedIn in China. China is continuing to close itself off to the world. LinkedIn, in a statement Thursday, said that it made the decision after “facing a significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in […]
14 Oct, 2021

Walgreens closing five stores in San Francisco

The crime problem in San Francisco and California as a whole continues to cause retailers problems. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. has announced that it will close five Walgreens stores in San Francisco in response to the rise in organized retail crime. Walgreens says it will move prescriptions and workers from the shuttered stores to nearby […]
14 Oct, 2021

Natural gas shortages force shift to oil

Soaring natural-gas and coal prices are pressuring power-generation companies and manufacturers to switch to using oil, a trend that could add half a million barrels a day to global demand, the International Energy Agency said Thursday. In its monthly market report, the IEA increased its global oil-demand forecasts for this year and the next by […]
13 Oct, 2021

FDA says Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) COVID-19 booster bolsters immune system

A booster of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine showed signs of significantly bolstering the immune defenses of study subjects, federal health regulators said Wednesday. The regulators cautioned, however, that data was limited and they had to rely on J&J’s own analysis for some of the study findings, rather than conducting their own. The Food and Drug […]
13 Oct, 2021

CIBC announces $450 Million fund focused on Venture Capital and Growth Equity funds

Over the past three years, CIBC has made financial commitments as a Limited Partner to 12 Canadian-based venture capital and growth equity funds, covering every stage of the entrepreneurial lifecycle. The underlying fund strategies have included woman-led startups, Fintechs, disruptive tech and early stage software companies. These financial commitments are above and beyond CIBC’s previously-announced […]