Zynga, Lululemon, Virgin Orbit, Tilray: What to Watch When the Stock Market Opens Today

Updated Jan. 10, 2022 9:34 am ET Wall Street stock indexes opened lower ahead of inflation data and the first wave of major earnings reports later this week. Here’s what we’re watching in Monday’s trading: It’s a happy day in FarmVille: Take-Two Interactive TTWO -1.45% is acquiring Zynga ZNGA -1.10% in a stock-and-cash deal. Zynga … Read more

Stock Market Today: Dow Rises, Bitcoin Rallies, Biogen Slumps

Text size Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has said the Fed will act against inflation. Today’s inflation data may see a 40-year high. Brendan Smialowski-Pool/Getty Images Stocks were rising Wednesday after key U.S. inflation data, which showed the highest year-over-year rise in inflation in 40 years. Much to the delight of stock investors, the data … Read more

This Space Stock Will Reach Orbit With a Little Help From Good Old H2O

Text size Courtesy Momentus Commercial space stocks have been hit hard by fears of higher interest rates. Some see the drop as an opportunity, which explains new Buy ratings for two companies—both within a few days of each other. The latest came Monday for space logistics provider Momentus . Planet Labs, which offers high-resolution images … Read more

Our Commodities Call Proved Prescient

Text size Beverly Goodman Joel arbaje What a year—again. I’ll leave the political commentary and personal observations to another publication, but it was not an easy year. And the markets reflected the same good news/bad news/crazy news that informed most of 2021. Once-obscure companies such as GameStop and China Evergrande became huge, and confounding, forces. … Read more

SpaceX’s Future Depends on a Gigantic Rocket and 42,000 Internet Satellites

SpaceX wants to use its Starship rocket for the kind of voyages to Mars and beyond that Elon Musk has long dreamed of pursuing. Starship also forms an important foundation of the future business strategy at his space company, which wants to use the vehicle in part to build out Starlink, the satellite-internet service many … Read more

China’s Quest for Space Power Starts With Moon Dust

HONG KONG—Nestled in 3.82 pounds of moon soil is what China hopes could be the answer to fueling its future. Chinese nuclear scientists are studying samples carried back by China’s Chang’e 5 late last year in the first mission to return with lunar material since the Soviet Union’s in 1976. One of those under the … Read more

Elon Musk Named Person of the Year. Why Time Chose the EV and Space Pioneer.

Text size SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images In addition to being the wealthiest man in the world, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is Time‘s 2021 “Person of the Year.” The magazine announced its yearly pick Monday, saying Musk’s contributions to the electric-vehicle market and space travel were driving … Read more

How to Watch SpaceX’s Groundbreaking All-Civilian Rocket Launch Today

Text size Inspiration4 will be launched with SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. (Gregg Newton / AFP via Getty Images) SpaceX is heading toward the history books this week. The company, run by Tesla ‘s (ticker: TSLA) Elon Musk, is preparing to launch four civilian astronauts into space as early as Wednesday evening, where they will remain … Read more

Virgin Galactic Space Flight Tickets to Start at $450,000 a Seat

Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson and five crew members successfully traveled to the edge of space in July, experiencing weightlessness aboard a Virgin Galactic spacecraft. The flight is part of a push to spur a new space-tourism industry. Photo: Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. SPCE 3.97% said it plans to charge consumers at least $450,000 … Read more

Rocket Lab Stock Jumps on New Buy Call. It Has a Leading Launch System.

Text size Rocket Lab has the ability to build and operate satellites, as well as launch them into space. Courtesy Rocket Lab Stock in the space launch and satellite services provider Rocket Lab USA is on the move Tuesday after picking up a new Buy rating. Rocket Lab stock (ticker: RKLB) was up 3.8% in … Read more