Every trading day, Numbers By Barron's breaks down the market's most important stories into three essential numbers.
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Distribution Declines to 700,000 After Error
The producer price index is higher than economists' forecasts. An Amazon warehouse votes against unionizing. And a manufacturing error at Johnson & Johnson has the vaccine count drop. Host: Alexandra Scaggs. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
U.S. Trade Deficit Hits $71 Billion
The U.S. trade deficit is the widest monthly trade deficit on record. Only one metropolitan area in the U.S. increases its payroll. And U.S. banks add $500 billion in low quality deposits. Host: Matthew Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
U.S. Private Sector Posts 6.7 Million Job Openings in February
Private sector job openings have rebounded. European companies are much more dependent on banks for financing than the bond markets. And the unemployment rate in the European Union hits 7.5%. Host: Matthew Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
Purchasing Managers Index Hit Record Level for Services Businesses
Frontier market debt is up. Los Angeles is the most expensive housing market in the U.S. And how the purchasing managers index indicates an economic recovery is under way. Host: Matthew Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
BioNTech's Covid Vaccine Expected to Generate $11 Billion in Revenue
BioNTech feels like a household name, but it's still an early-stage biotech. The price of rhodium is on the rise. And the International Monetary Fund and World Bank's spring meetings go virtual. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
Kroger Earned $10 Billion from Digital Sales in 2020
U.S. factories are seeing the fastest rate of improvement in their business in almost 40 years. Kroger goes all in on digital. And Treasury securities decline. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.