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Financial Daily Dose 12.09.2019 | Top Story: States Begin Trial Today Challenging T-Mobile/Sprint Merger on Antitrust Grounds

BY: Juvian Hernandez | December 9, 2019

Thirteen states and the District of Columbia are suing to block the $26 billion plan to merge T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corp. The trial is slated to begin today with state officials arguing the deal would create “a more staid market with prices higher than they would otherwise be . . . .” – … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 12.05.2019 | Top Story: CBS and Viacom Finalize Deal to Reunite Media Empire

BY: Michael D. Reif | December 5, 2019

CBS and Viacom are back together again. The deal to reunite the former partners, which closed late yesterday, was pushed by National Amusements’ chief Shari Redstone since 2016 and hasted along recently by the precipitous fall from grace of CBS’ Les Moonves last year – NYTimes and Bloomberg The OCC has “rebuked” Wells Fargo’s HR … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 11.20.2019 | Top Story: Utility PG&E Struggles with Fires and Path Out of Bankruptcy

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 20, 2019

PG&E’s woes continue. Not only is the company still in the midst of a dangerous fire season, but it’s struggling to find a path out of bankruptcy while fending off a growing chorus of cities and state officials “threatening to take over California’s largest utility unless executives improve its safety record” – NYTimes and WSJ … 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 10.14.2019 | Top Story: WeWork Board Weighing Bailout Options from SoftBank and JPMorgan

BY: Michael D. Reif | October 14, 2019

We Work’s largest investor, SoftBank, is reportedly sketching out plans in which it would drop billions of additional money on the company in return for giving Masa Son control of WeWork “and further sidelin[ing] its founder Adam Neumann.” WeWork’s board is also considering a JPMorgan option, hoping that the bank could help it raise billions … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 10.11.2019 | Top Story: France’s Renault Cans CEO Over Ties to ex-Nissan Chief Carlos Ghosn

BY: Michael D. Reif | October 11, 2019

Because the Nissan leadership scandal is about as well-contained as Chernobyl in the early days [thanks, HBO], French automaker Renault has voted this morning to remove Chief Executive Thierry Bolloré amid concerns over the car maker’s performance and Bolloré’s close ties to former Nissan chair Carlos Ghosn – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg Top leaders … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.12.2019 | Top Story: Amazon to Spend $700M Retraining 100,000 Workers

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 12, 2019

Amazon announced this week that it will spend $700 million to retrain a third of its US workforce to adapt to the increasing amount of robotic and automation technology in its warehouses.  The 6-year effort will eventually impact roughly 100,000 employees – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg Also, in decidedly non-warehouse-related Amazon news, Alexa’s getting … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 1, 2019

As many expected, the US economy slowed in Q4 2018, growing at a 2.6% annual rate in the final three months of last year. That figure was better than some forecasters thought, but it still marks a “significant slowdown” from midyear numbers that “briefly pushed growth above 4 percent” – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 28, 2019

New evidence suggests that California’s PG&E repeatedly “delayed a safety overhaul” on a high-voltage transmission line “that is a prime suspect behind the deadliest wildfire in California history.” How repeatedly? Try 5 years’ worth of kicking the can down the road – WSJ and Bloomberg As China’s economy slows, the Big 3 US automakers are … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | January 29, 2019

California’s trouble-plagued Pacific Gas & Electric utility has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, listing debts of more than $51.7 billion. The company has struggled in recent years with the alleged role of its equipment in igniting a “series of devastating wildfires that killed more than 100 people and scorched hundreds of thousands of acres in … Continue reading