Tag Archives: FCC

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 11.06.2019 | Top Story: Walgreens Boots Working With PE Firms to Go Private

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 6, 2019

Bloomberg is reporting that Walgreens Boots is weighing a potential deal “to take the company private in what could become the largest leveraged buyout in history.” PE firms like KKR are apparently in the mix to assist in the funding – Bloomberg and MarketWatch Meanwhile, Xerox is mulling over a “cash-stock offer for the $27 … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 10.17.2019 | Top Story: GM and UAW Reach Tentative Deal to End Month-long Strike

BY: Michael D. Reif | October 17, 2019

Good news out of Detroit late yesterday, with officials from General Motors and the United Autoworkers Union striking a “tentative agreement on a new labor contract that could end the monthlong strike that has idled G.M. plants across the Midwest and the South.” The UAW’s local officials will meet this morning to vote on whether … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 6.7.2019 | Top Story: Markets Keep Eye on US Jobs Report

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 7, 2019

Jobs Report Friday again! Lots to look for in the numbers this month, especially considering the economic uncertainty that’s defined the past few weeks – WSJ and Bloomberg and NYTimes Wells Fargo will fork over $385 million to resolve force-placed insurance allegations from customers who have accused the bank of signing them up for auto … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 5.21.2019 | Top Story: FCC Approves T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

BY: Michael D. Reif | May 21, 2019

FCC Chair Ajit Pai gave his agency’s stamp of approval to the pending $26 billion T-Mobile/Sprint merger on Monday, helping move the deal towards completion based on pledges from the companies to develop “a robust 5G network and sell off Boost Mobile, a Sprint-owned service produce that sells prepaid services” – NYTimes and WSJ and … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 17, 2017

DealBook’s Common Sense column takes a look at the AT&T/Time Warner deal and the “battle lines” forming for an “epic” antitrust battle, in spite of the vertical nature of the merger (the companies don’t compete in any significant way in their primary lines of business) – NYTimes [and WSJ and Bloomberg] Meanwhile, over at the … Continue reading

“I’m Unavailable to Take Your Advertisement Right Now”: FCC Regulation of Direct-To-Voicemail Marketing

BY: Anne Lockner | October 10, 2017

The days of lamenting the dinnertime telemarketing call seem to have faded, but as communication technology ― particularly cell phone and smartphone usage ― has become ubiquitous, advertisers have found new avenues to advertise to their customers. With the advent of text messaging and mobile phones, advertisers gained a new way to reach consumers who … Continue reading