Tag Archives: Boeing

Financial Daily Dose 7.23.2019 | Top Story: Apple to Buy Intel’s Smartphone Modem Chip Division

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 23, 2019

Apple is in “advanced talks” to snap up Intel’s smartphone-modem chip business, a portfolio “of patents and staff valued at $1 billion or more.” The deal, should it close, would go far in prepping Apple for the arrival of next gen 5G wireless technology – WSJ and MarketWatch and Bloomberg With a cool billion from … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.15.2019 | Top Story: FTC Fines Facebook $5 billion Over Privacy Violations

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 15, 2019

Late Friday, the Federal Trade Commission hit Facebook with a $5 billion fine for the social media company’s range of privacy violations over the past few years – NYTimes and Wired and WSJ and Bloomberg The amount is massive, yet the sheer size and power of Facebook is enough that the general consensus is that … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.10.2019 | Top Story: US Softens Some Huawei Restrictions

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 10, 2019

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced yesterday that the US will, mere weeks after blacklisting Huawei altogether, allow some American companies to keep doing business with the Chinese telecom company. The reversal appears to be part of the White House’s move to restart trade talks with China – NYTimes and WSJ and Law360 More on what … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.1.2019 | Top Story: US and China Pledge to Resume Trade Talks

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 1, 2019

The US and China agreed to resume trade talks after a  7-week hiatus, “averting for now an escalation of their multibillion-dollar tariff war that has roiled global markets and threatened the future of the world’s two largest economies.” An easing of the White House’s Huawei restrictions and China’s agreement to “buy a ‘tremendous amount’ of … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 6.6.2019 | Top Story: FiatChrysler Withdraws Offer to Merge With Renault

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 6, 2019

Well, that was short lived.  FiatChrysler broke news late yesterday that it’s withdrawing its offer to merge with France’s Renault, mere weeks after the companies bowled over the auto world with the proposal. Fiat blamed the French government for taking too long to support the deal, though it appears Nissan also played a role in … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | April 8, 2019

Pinterest has set a price range of $15 to $17 a share for its IPO roadshow today that “will value the company below its last private-market peg of $12 billion.” The company also plans to attempt “the sunset version of dual-class stock”  – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch Some reaction to Friday’s pretty … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 27, 2019

Back at it, and not quiet when I was gone.  Let’s get caught up . . . OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, reached a deal this week with the state of Oklahoma in which they will pay “$270 million to avoid going to a state court trial over the company’s role … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 14, 2019

With new data pointing to similarities between the Lion Air and Ethiopian Air Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes, the White House has decided to override the FAA and ground all models of the plane in the US – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch Federal prosecutors are reportedly conducting multiple probes into “data deals … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 13, 2019

Concessions wrenched from EU leaders aside, PM May and her latest Brexit plan again fell apart in Parliament, with lawmakers voting it down 391-242. The defeat raises the ongoing specter of a no-deal departure from the Union and a possible delay in that action, and it threatens her role as Tory leader, too – NYTimes … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 11, 2019

After the tragic crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 this weekend, Ethiopia, Indonesia, and China have moved to ground all flights on Boeing’s new 737 Max 8 planes until further notice. The Max 8 was also involved in a deadly Lion Air crash in Indonesia just 5 months ago that has many in the industry … Continue reading