Tag Archives: Fed

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 9.9.2019 | 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

Financial Daily Dose 8.29.2019 | Top Story: South Korea High Court Could Send Samsung Heir Back to Jail

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 29, 2019

A ruling this morning from South Korea’s top court means that Samsung’s de facto leader, its vice chair and chaebol heir Lee Jae-yong, could be heading back behind bars. The high court found that a lower appeals court “had underestimated the value of the bribes” he provided to former South Korean president Park Geun-hye, jeopardizing … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 8.28.2019 | Top Story: British PM to Suspend Parliament in Bid to Push Through Brexit

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 28, 2019

Man-of-the-people PM Boris Johnson is set to as the Queen to suspend parliament for 5 weeks in an attempt to squeeze the time for opposition to the October 31st Brexit deadline, a move that’s prompting concerns about a constitutional crisis in the UK – Bloomberg and NYTimes and WSJ and MarketWatch Mega-reunification news late yesterday, … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 8.27.2019 | Top Story: OK Judge Hits Johnson & Johnson With $572 Million Fine in Opioid Trial

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 27, 2019

A bad day for J&J in Oklahoma at the close of the state’s trial against Johnson & Johnson means that the company’s on the hook for upwards of $572 million for its role in the opioid crisis that’s decimated swaths of the state. The trial was the first against an opioid manufacturer and bodes ill … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 8.22.2019 | Top Story: CBO Projects $1 Trillion Annual US Deficit in 2020

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 22, 2019

The CBO sent shivers down the spines of deficit hawks yesterday with its latest forecast that shows federal cost overruns hitting $1 trillion for fiscal 2020, an increase of more than $100 billion from projections just 3 months ago – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg Not that there’s any definite cause-and-effect at play here, but … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 8.16.2019 | Top Story: Cathay Pacific CEO Resigns Amidst Turmoil in Hong Kong

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 16, 2019

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways CEO Rupert Hogg has resigned in order to “take responsibility” a week “after the carrier was rebuked by China for staff involvement in the anti-Beijing protests rocking Hong Kong.” Hogg had been on the job for just 2 years – Bloomberg and NYTimes and WSJ and MarketWatch The Labor Department … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.29.2019 | Top Story: Pfizer and Mylan Join Forces to Create Generics Powerhouse

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 29, 2019

Drug giants Pfizer and Mylan have inked a deal that will merge the former’s off-patent drugs with the latter’s generics business, a tie-up that creates a mammoth global seller of lower-priced medicines – WSJ and Bloomberg and NYTimes Friday’s GDP report showed US economic growth slowing to 2.1% in Q2, as higher consumer spending helped … Continue reading