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Walmart surges heading into holidays

Walmart surges heading into holidays

Walmart notched another quarter of strong sales growth and raised its expectations for the holiday shopping season. “We’re prepared for a good holiday season,” Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said in a statement Thursday. Walmart, America’s largest retailer, is a bellwether of consumer health and the retail sector. The company’s upbeat results are a sign American…MORE

Why we should stop calling it ‘screen time’ to our kids

Why we should stop calling it ‘screen time’ to our kids

Conversations with kids force us to think hard about the power of words. While adults tend to view language as fluid and open to interpretation, kids tend to be fairly rigid about it. They want clear explanations about what a word means. They also want to know where the thing or concept that is represented…MORE

What Roger Stone’s trial revealed about Trump and Mueller

What Roger Stone’s trial revealed about Trump and Mueller

Almost six months after special counsel Robert Mueller formally ended his investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia in 2016, a wealth of new information about Donald Trump’s involvement came out in the criminal trial of his former adviser Roger Stone. The case grew out of the Mueller investigation, but the jury heard details…MORE

Deval Patrick announces presidential campaign

Deval Patrick announces presidential campaign

Deval Patrick officially announced a late-entry 2020 presidential campaign on Thursday, thrusting the former Massachusetts governor into an already crowded field of Democratic candidates less than three months before the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary. “In a spirit of profound gratitude for all the country has given to me, with a determination to build…MORE

Recession fears recede in Germany but the global economy is still fragile

Recession fears recede in Germany but the global economy is still fragile

Happy Thursday. A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. Investors have a heap of economic data to sort through on Thursday. First up, China: Retail sales in China grew 7.2% in October compared to a year prior, below the…MORE

Pakistan to play first Test at home since 2009 terror attack

Pakistan to play first Test at home since 2009 terror attack

Pakistan will play a home Test cricket match for the first time in 10 years after announcing a two-game series against Sri Lanka in December. The country has not hosted a Test match — a game which takes place over five days — since the Sri Lankan cricket team’s bus was attacked in Lahore in…MORE