Tag Archives: DOJ

Financial Daily Dose 12.11.2019 | Top Story: US and China Hint at Tariff Delay to Help Ease Phase One Negotiations

BY: Michael D. Reif | December 11, 2019

U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators are “laying the groundwork for a delay of a fresh round of tariffs set to kick in on Dec. 15” as the countries continue to work through how a Chinese promise to make huge ag purchases from American farmers would work – WSJ and Bloomberg The FOMC is wrapping meetings … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 12.04.2019 | Top Story: Google Co-founders Step Down From Executive Roles at Parent Alphabet

BY: Michael D. Reif | December 4, 2019

Google announced late Tuesday that co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are “stepping down from executive roles at Google’s parent company, Alphabet.” Google CEO Sundar Pichai will now helm both operations, while Page and Brin will stay on Alphabet’s board. The duo also remains firmly in control of a majority of the company’s voting shares … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 12.03.2019 | Top Story: US Threatens Tariffs on French Goods Over New Digital Services Tax

BY: Michael D. Reif | December 3, 2019

Because who wants a nice quiet December, right? Yesterday, the U.S. opened yet another trade war front by proposing retaliatory tariffs of up to 100% on a wide range of French imports after announcing that “it found France’s newly enacted digital service tax to discriminate against U.S. companies.” The proposed levies wouldn’t take effect until … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 11.08.2019 | Top Story: US and China Set to Roll Back Tariffs as Part of Trade Deal First Phase

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 8, 2019

The U.S. and China have tentatively [maybe?] agreed that a first phase of a trade agreement “would roll back a portion of the tariffs placed on each other’s products, a significant step toward defusing tensions between the world’s largest economies.” Though nothing’s signed at this point, the commitment-in-principle “marks the first time the United States … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 9.25.2019 | Top Story: WeWork Ousts Co-Founder CEO in Bid to Save IPO

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 25, 2019

Well, that was remarkably quick. Just days after WeWork’s board announced that it was considering replacing co-founder Adam Neumann to help clear a path to the work-share-startup’s initial public offering, Neumann stepped down as CEO—“a stunning fall for the entrepreneur who oversaw the meteoric rise of one of the most valuable start-ups to emerge in … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 9.18.2019 | Top Story: Fed Carries Out Rare Market Operation to Steady Rates

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 18, 2019

The Federal Reserve took the rare step yesterday of stepping “into financial markets . . . to keep interest rates from rising above its target, the first time the central bank has had to carry out this type of ‘market operation’ since the global financial crisis.” The NY Fed carried out the maneuver—though not without … 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

Financial Daily Dose 9.9.2019 | Top Story: Fed on Track to Cut Rates Again in September

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 9, 2019

Friday remarks from Fed Chair Powell in Zurich confirmed the central bank’s dedication to keeping the US economic expansion on track and appear to have signaled the Fed’s plan to cut interest rates for a second time this year – NYTimes and WSJ Last week’s jobs numbers don’t appear to significantly alter that plan – … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 9.5.2019 | Top Story: YouTube Fined $170 Million for Violating Kids’ Privacy Law

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 5, 2019

Google will pay a “record $170 million fine and make changes to protect children’s privacy on YouTube” as part of a deal it reached this week with the FTC and NY AG’s office, both of whom had accused YouTube of “violating the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA.” Though the fine is the … Continue reading