Tag Archives: Amazon

Financial Daily Dose 5.20.2019 | Top Story: Google and Chipmakers Ditch Huawei

BY: Michael D. Reif | May 20, 2019

Google parent company Alphabet [and a host of chipmakers] formally suspended all business with Huawei “that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing,” a major blow to the Chinese tech company that the White House has “sought to blacklist around the world” – Reuters and … Continue reading

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BY: Michael D. Reif | April 5, 2019

Jobs report Friday again. Which, after February’s dismal numbers, is carrying extra importance today. We’ll be keeping an eye on US manufacturing, among other things. Here’s what to watch – NYTimes and WSJ and Marketplace and Bloomberg Under the terms of a recently brokered divorce settlement, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will keep 75% of the … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 4, 2019

After weeks of regular negotiations (and months of back-and-forth before that), the rough outlines of a broad US/China trade deal are starting to take shape.  Early reports look like the end of US tariffs in exchange for better IP protection for American companies and more Chinese purchasing of American products – Bloomberg and NYTimes and … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 28, 2019

New evidence suggests that California’s PG&E repeatedly “delayed a safety overhaul” on a high-voltage transmission line “that is a prime suspect behind the deadliest wildfire in California history.” How repeatedly? Try 5 years’ worth of kicking the can down the road – WSJ and Bloomberg As China’s economy slows, the Big 3 US automakers are … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 15, 2019

In what can only be classified as a second major “Oh yeah? Try this on for size” moment from Jeff Bezos in as many weeks, Amazon has announced that it’s canceling its planned HQ2 project in Queens, NY. Some local activists and politicians had raised questions (and noise) about the scope of the project and … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 8, 2019

US trade negotiations with China have stalled such that the anticipated meeting between the countries’ leaders is, according the White House, “highly unlikely” to occur before the March 1 deadline marking the end of a 90-day truce in the trade battle between the economic superpowers – WSJ and Bloomberg And, because why have one trade … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 1, 2019

Once again, it’s Jobs Report Friday. Here’s some things to keep in mind as you review the numbers – WSJ and Bloomberg and NYTimes US trade talks with China made their way to the White House yesterday, which expressed optimism about a potential deal to resolve rising trade tensions between the two countries – NYTimes … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | January 22, 2019

As world economic leaders (sans the U.S. government) gather in Davos this week, China’s economic cooling (coming just “when the world needs its spark”) is both a hot topic of conversation and a cause for concern – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg Puerto Rico is nearing finalization of a mammoth $18 billion in bond restructuring … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | January 8, 2019

The US and China have resumed trade talks in an effort to cool down an increasingly heated trade war between the economic powerhouses – NYTimes and WSJ and Marketplace and Bloomberg While we’re on the subject, the Times adds up what the tariffs at play in the US’s trade war with the world have meant … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 28, 2018

GM’s Monday announcement about cutting 14,000 North American jobs drew the ire of the White House yesterday, which threatened to “end federal tax credits” that have helped subsidize the company’s electric-vehicle fleet – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg Another day, another Amazon Empire-expansion story. This time, the focus is Bezos & Co.’s sale of software … Continue reading