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PacWest Leads Crash in Banking Stock Falling 28% as Others Follow Suit

PacWest and Western Alliance banks recorded heavy losses on Tuesday as the market is still reeling from problems caused by recent collapses. Shares of bank holding company PacWest (NASDAQ: PACW) led a heavy crash in bank stocks on Tuesday. The stock tumbled nearly 28% as the general banking clime continues to sour following bank failures plaguing the sector. PacWest stock closed at $6.55 after falling 27.78% on the day. In addition to PacWest, Arizona-based Western Alliance Bancorp...

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Chegg Stock (CHGG) Tanks 40% in One Day, Blames AI Chatbot ChatGPT for Disruption

Chegg is facing massive disruptions in its education business amid the rapid growth of AI platforms. To contain this, Chegg is building its own AI platform CheggMate in collaboration with OpenAI. The introduction of ChatGPT by OpenAI has certainly created a massive disruption in the tech world while giving other tech giants like Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) a run for their money. Now, AI chatbot ChatGPt is causing a major disruption in the education industry as well, and online education firm...

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BP Stock Tanked Over 5% Despite Company Beating Q1 2023 Profit Expectations

Amid lower fossil fuel costs, BP’s profits tanked in comparison to the bumper profits recorded in 2022. On Tuesday, May 2, oil major British Petroleum (BP) reported stronger-than-expected first-quarter (Q1 2023) profits, and rising from the previous quarter i.e. Q4 2022. However, the numbers were down from the exceptional profits that the company recorded during a blockbuster 2022 when fossil fuel prices shot up significantly following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. BP Q1 2023...

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Intel Sees Largest Quarterly Loss in Q1 2023, Revenue Down 36% YoY

According to the report, the company experienced a 133% annual reduction in its earnings per share for the quarter. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) reported its largest quarterly loss in its Q1 2023 financial results. The company’s shares initially rose on the report, after which it fluctuated in extended trading sessions. At premarket trading, Intel is up 3.95% to $31.04 after closing up 2.79%. The semiconductor chip maker has recorded both gains and declines over the past year. It has...

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US Officials in Urgent Talks to Rescue First Republic Bank

In case of a scenario where the First Republic Bank fails, the FDIC will likely want to avoid systemic risk and offer insurance to all the bank’s depositors, even those not covered by insurance. The banking crisis unfolds further, with the US officials trying to coordinate with the private sector to reach an agreement on the future of First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC) which is under scrutiny as a result of a loss of almost $72 billion in deposits within three months. Currently,...

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Merck Q1 2023 Report Shows Revenue Drop as COVID Treatment Sales Crash, MRK Stock Down 1%

Affected by reduced demand for Covid drug Molnupiravir, Merck has published reduced revenue figures according to its Q1 2023 report. Multinational pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co Inc (NYSE: MRK) has released its Q1 2023 report. The company’s figures show a reduction in revenue due to several factors, including a plunge in sales. According to published figures, Merck’s Q1 revenue is 9% lower than reported in Q1 2022. This is mainly because its Molnupiravir Covid treatment drug has seen...

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Comcast Shares Up 3% after Impressive Q1 2023 Report

The company said its Peacock subscribers grew by more than 60% or 22 million compared year-over-year. American telecommunications and media giant Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) has shared a better-than-expected first quarter (Q1) performance report. According to the company’s report, it recorded a total revenue of $29.69 billion for the quarter, a figure that is larger than the $29.3 billion expected from Refinitiv’s analysts. Comcast’s history dates back to the 1960s and the company...

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McDonald’s Releases Q1 2023 Results that Beat Earnings & Revenue Estimates

Leading hamburger purveyor McDonald’s experienced earnings growth for Q1 2023 despite sporting a pricier menu.  McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) has published its Q1 2023 earnings results which beat the consensus estimate. For the year’s first quarter, the fast food restaurant chain pulled in revenue of $5.9 billion versus the $5.59 billion expected by analysts. In addition, the prominent Chicago-based company realized earnings per share (EPS) of $2.63 adjusted versus $2.33 expected....

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PepsiCo Reports Q1 2023 Earnings, $17.85B Revenue Beats Wall Street Expectations

Beverage giant PepsiCo raised its full-year outlook following its commendable Q1 2023 performance, beating analysts’ expectations. PepsiCo (NASDAQ: PEP) has raised its 2023 yearly outlook following its better-than-expected Q1 performance. On Tuesday, the multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation posted earnings and revenue that surpassed expectations. For the first quarter of the year, PepsiCo reported $17.85 billion in revenue compared to the $17.22 billion analysts expected. In...

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Coca-Cola Releases Q1 2023 Results, Beats Estimates & Doubles Down on Yearly Outlook

According to its Q1 2023 report, beverage giant Coca-Cola realized revenue of $10.96 billion on higher product prices and increased demand. Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) published a Q1 2023 earnings report that beat estimates, largely by benefitting from price increases and higher demand. For the first quarter of 2023, the beverage giant pulled in revenue of $10.96 billion adjusted. This haul compares favorably to the $10.8 billion analysts expected for the same period. For Q1 2023, Coca-Cola also...

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