Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona beat Elche to move within five points of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. The Argentine superstar returned to the top of the LaLiga scoring charts with his double, going two clear of his close pal and former teammate Luis Suarez. Getty Images - Getty Messi found the bottom corner to open the scoring from Martin Braithwaite’s backheel after the break.The Man City-linked forward then doubled the lead 20 minutes later, finishing smartly after a wonderful solo run and pass from Dutchman Frenkie de Jong. Left-back Jordi Alba wrapped up the win at the Camp Nou shortly after when he converted from Braithwaite’s header. NEWS Man City ease to
Cases of eggs from Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., await to be handed out by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce employees to several hundred families along with over 1,400 boxes of meat products from Merchants Foodservice and 2,200 gallons of milk from Borden Dairy, at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson, Miss., Aug. 7, 2020.Rogelio V. Solis | APCheck out the companies making headlines after the bell on Tuesday:Cal-Maine Foods — Cal-Maine Foods reported a surprise profit for its fiscal second quarter, sending the stock up more than 2% after-hours trading. The company posted earnings per share of 25 cents on revenue of $ 347.3 million. Analysts polled by FactSet expected a loss of 8 cents pre share on revenue of $ 333.5 million. The company's egg-dozen sales grew by 4.
Check out the companies making headlines before the bell:Exxon Mobil – The energy giant will write down the value of its assets by up to $ 20 billion for the fourth quarter, mostly related to its natural gas assets. Exxon is, however, seeing a benefit this quarter from higher oil prices and improved margins in its chemicals business. Shares were fractionally lower around 7:45 a.m. ET. Enphase Energy – The Australia-based energy technology company's stock will replace Tiffany in the S&P 500, effective January 7. Tiffany is being bought by France's LVMH, with Tiffany shareholders having approved the deal Wednesday. Enphase stock was up 1% around 7:45 a.m. ET. Apple – Apple removed 39,000 games from its China app store, amid a crackdown on unlicensed games by the Chinese govern
Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Nikola — Shares of the electric vehicle company shed 8.5% as the stock continued its slide after the announcement of the end of a garbage truck development deal with Republic Services. The stock lost 10.7% on Wednesday. Wedbush Securities called the announcement "a tough pill to swallow for bulls."Macy's — The retailer slid 3.4 amid weakness in the sector as investors weighed the ongoing impacts of Covid on stores. Kohl's fell 2%.Marathon Oil — Shares of the oil company slid 2.6% as the sector gave back some of its gains from the previous session. On Wednesday, the energy sector advanced 2.2%, making it the top-performing S&P sector. Devon Energy and Apache Corporation also came under pressure on Thursday, each declining
Nitat Termmee | Moment | Getty ImagesAt the end of every year, there's an opportunity to make smart financial moves to reduce taxes, increase net investment income and decrease portfolio risk.Some of these financial moves are especially timely. They're enabled by federal legislation and temporary changes in tax rules aimed at easing pandemic-related financial distress. Some other year-end moves are suggested by the change in presidential administrations in January.So, here are some potential financial moves you need to consider.Borrowing money from your 401(k) plan. The CARES Act gives accountholders what will probably be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to borrow up to $ 100,000, penalty-, interest- and tax-free for three years. Sure, this would be additional debt, but if you're laid off, thi...