The Week’s Investing News Roundup: Nvidia, Dividend Stocks, ETFs and More

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  • May’s jobs report was stronger than expected.
  • The New York Stock Exchange canceled trades in Berkshire Hathaway made during a trading glitch. Texas eyed launching a national stock exchange.
  • Bank of Canada cut interest rates, and the European Central Bank signaled cuts too. The U.S. dollar sagged to a multi-month low. OPEC extended oil production cuts.
  • Intel unveiled new AI chips. Cisco launched a $1 billion AI investment fund. Nvidia’s market cap overtook Apple’s. Alphabet named a new chief financial officer. Regulators prepared antitrust probes of Microsoft, Nvidia, and OpenAI.
  • Microsoft laid off 1,000 in Azure. Deere announced layoffs due to its production shift to Mexico. Job openings fell to a three-year low.
  • Toyota halted production of three models after a safety test scandal, and it recalled 100,000 vehicles.
  • An Amazon union sought to align with the Teamsters. Walgreens joined retailers discounting prices. Paramount and Skydance agree to merger terms. X rule changes allowed porn. Spotify hiked prices. Ticketmaster was sued after a data breach.

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