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Financial Daily Dose 12.05.2019 | Top Story: CBS and Viacom Finalize Deal to Reunite Media Empire

BY: Michael D. Reif | December 5, 2019

CBS and Viacom are back together again. The deal to reunite the former partners, which closed late yesterday, was pushed by National Amusements’ chief Shari Redstone since 2016 and hasted along recently by the precipitous fall from grace of CBS’ Les Moonves last year – NYTimes and Bloomberg The OCC has “rebuked” Wells Fargo’s HR … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 12.02.2019 | Top Story: US Restores Metal Tariffs on Argentina and Brazil

BY: Juvian Hernandez | December 2, 2019

The White House will again slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Argentina and Brazil in an apparent reaction to “massive devaluation” of  currencies in both South American nations – WSJ and NYTimes and Bloomberg Chinese tech giant, Huawei Technologies Co., can resume trading with some U.S. chip suppliers. Huawei, long seen as a … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 11.26.2019 | Top Story: Viagogo buys ticket reseller from StubHub for $4 billion

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 26, 2019

The merger craze keeps on keeping on, with news that Ebay’s selling secondary ticket marketplace StubHub to Viagogo, a smaller rival with a strong presence in Europe helmed by StubHub’s co-founder Eric Baker, for more than $4 billion – NYTimes and WSJ and CNN As US retailers anxiously await the official kickoff to this year’s … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 11.21.2019 | Top Story: UAW President Resigns After GM Accuses Fiat Chrysler of Bribery

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 21, 2019

More than a bit of drama in the auto world yesterday, with General Motors suing rival Fiat Chrysler, accusing it of “bribing United Auto Workers officials to gain competitive advantages in contract negotiations.”  The UAW’s president resigned within hours of GM’s filing – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch and Law360 The latest from … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 11.15.2019 | Top Story: New Jersey Targets Uber Over “Independent Contractor” Worker Classification

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 15, 2019

Sending a shot across the bow of the gig economy, New Jersey is seeking nearly $650 million from Uber for “years of unpaid employment taxes for its drivers, arguing that the ride-hailing company has misclassified the workers as independent contractors and not as employees.” Uber says it’s challenging the state’s findings, but Jersey’s not alone … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 10.24.2019 | Top Story: Lawmakers Grill Zuckerberg on Libra and Political Ads

BY: Michael D. Reif | October 24, 2019

We didn’t get flop sweat Zuck, but it was still a hot seat indeed for Facebook’s founder and CEO on the Hill yesterday, who fielded a wide range of questions from Libra to political freedom of expression on his platform – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch and Law360 In an effort to avoid … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 10.16.2019 | Top Story: Drug Distributors and Maker in Talks for Multi-billion-dollar Opioid Litigation Settlement

BY: Michael D. Reif | October 16, 2019

A group of three major drug distributors—McKesson, AmerisourceBergen, and Cardinal Health—are in the midst of talks with representatives of state and local governments who have brought more than 2000 opioid-related lawsuits against them in hopes of reaching a global settlement for upwards of $18 billion. They’ve been recently joined by Johnson & Johnson, which has … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 10.4.2019 | Top Story: Markets Watching US Jobs Report for Clues on More Fed Rate Action

BY: Michael D. Reif | October 4, 2019

Jobs report Friday again. Here’s what to look for in the numbers [and let’s temper those expectations, okay?] – Bloomberg and NYTimes and WSJ Here’s why most expect that the figures, along with manufacturing and other economic data that rolled in this week, are probably troublesome enough to push the Fed to cut again at … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 9.17.2019 | Top Story: WeWork to Delay Planned IPO Until at Least October

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 17, 2019

Shared office-space company WeWork, which had committed to moving forward with its planned IPO this week despite recent turmoil, appears likely to postpone the offering until at least October in an effort to shore up its sinking valuation – Bloomberg and NYTimes and WSJ and Barron’s Additional reaction (market and otherwise) to Sunday’s attacks on … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 9.11.2019 | Top Story: Hong Kong Stock Exchange Makes Surprise Bid for London Exchange

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 11, 2019

There’s some surprise market wheeling and dealing afoot this morning. The Hong Kong stock exchange has offered to buy its London counterpart as part of a deal valued at $37 billion that would connect “the established financial markets in the West with the emerging financial markets in the East” – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg … Continue reading