Tag Archives: Lyft

Financial Daily Dose 9.23.2019 | Top Story: WeWork Board Considering Ousting CEO

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 23, 2019

WeWork’s drama in past weeks—which includes a planned and postponed public offering thanks to rough financials and dicey corporate governance—is prompting the company to consider swapping out founder Adam Neumann as CEO to “salvage its troubled initial public offering” – Bloomberg and NYTimes and WSJ Last Friday’s combo of a cancelled farm trip by the … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 9.19.2019 | Top Story: Fed Cuts Rates Another Quarter percent

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 19, 2019

As pretty much expected, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates a quarter point again yesterday, its second cut since late July. Fed Chair Powell also indicated in remarks after the FOMC broke that a “‘more extensive’ series of rate cuts would be appropriate,” though, for now, “a growing number of Fed officials expect just one … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 9.13.2019 | Top Story: ECB Cuts Rates and Restarts QE in Effort to Preempt European Downturn

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 13, 2019

The ECB was even more aggressive than expected in its moves to “head off a downturn before it gained momentum,” cutting a key interest rate and reviving “a money-printing program.” At the same time, the central bank “issued an unusually strong call for eurozone governments to do more of the economic heavy lifting” – NYTimes … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 9.10.2019 | Top Story: Activist Investor Singer Discloses Stake in AT&T and Pushes for Change

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 10, 2019

Paul Singer’s Elliott Management hedge fund revealed a $3.2 billion stake in AT&T and, along with it, a healthy-skepticism of the company’s 2018 purchase of Time Warner and general calls to divest as part of a 24-page letter to the company outlining changes needed to help drive up its share price – NYTimes and WSJ … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 8.20.2019 | Top Story: Top Execs Signal Shift in Corporate Priorities Beyond Just Shareholder Gain

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 20, 2019

A survey of the country’s most powerful CEOs by the Business Roundtable shows an interesting shift in how they view their top priority—no longer does advancing the interests of shareholders take the top spot. Instead, the leaders identified investing in employees, delivering value to customers, and dealing “fairly and ethically with their suppliers” as primary … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 6.25.2019 | Top Story: Allergan and AbbVie Combine Forces in $63 Billion Deal

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 25, 2019

Massive pharma news to start the day, with AbbVie announcing that it’s reached a deal to buy Allergan for roughly $63 billion. The tie-up is seen as giving AbbVie a “dominant position in the $8 billion-plus market for Botox and other beauty drugs” is it “braces for the end of patent protection for the world’s … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 5.8.2019 | Top Story: US/China Trade Talks Resume

BY: Michael D. Reif | May 8, 2019

China’s lead trade negotiator, Vice Premier Liu He, is in D.C. today—despite the White House’s latest threats to increase tariffs by 15% on $200 billion of Chinese goods—to continue trade talks with his U.S. counterparts. Mr. Liu’s personal involvement in the negotiations had been up in the air earlier in the week because of the … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | April 2, 2019

Just months after Whole Foods raised prices on certain items after an initial Amazon-pushed lowering, Bezos & Co. are planning cuts on “hundreds of items” as early as this week in an effort to “change the chain’s high-cost image amid intense competition among grocers” – WSJ and Bloomberg While the political saga that is Brexit … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | April 1, 2019

Lyft had a banner debut on the public markets, with its shares jumping 8.7% “after opening at $87.24, far above the public offering price of $72.” Some analysts are interpreting the strong showing as a sign that the gig economy is now officially part of the economic prime time – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | December 7, 2018

Jobs Report Friday again. Here’s what you should have in mind as you peruse the numbers – Bloomberg and WSJ and NYTimes Despite what are expected to be “very strong” figures, the Federal Reserve is reportedly considering a new “wait-and-see mentality after a likely interest-rate increase at their meeting in December.” This “data dependent” strategy … Continue reading