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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 6.10.2019 | Top Story: U.S. Reverses Course on Tariffs Set to Hit Mexican Goods Today

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 10, 2019

The White House announced on Friday that the US and Mexico reached a deal that it deemed sufficient to keep from levying the threatened 5% tariffs on Mexican goods that was set to take effect today. As details of that deal have emerged, however, officials familiar with the negotiations are raising questions about what, exactly, … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 8, 2019

Jobs Report Friday! Here’s what to watch as you’re sorting through the numbers this morning – WSJ and Marketplace and Bloomberg and NYTimes With their concerted effort to address market uncertainty through major foreshadowing, it’s rare these days that central banks can truly surprise. And yet, Mario Draghi and the ECB managed to do just … Continue reading

Your daily dose of financial news

BY: Michael D. Reif | December 11, 2015

An update on the Dow/DuPont merger (which is expected to be followed, in short order, by a three-way split into ag chemicals, specialty products, and materials companies) – NYTimes and WSJ Morgan Stanley’s agreed to pay $225 million to resolve NCUA claims over the sale of toxic MBS to five “now-defunct corporate credit unions.”  MS … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 4, 2015

The hotly anticipated US jobs report (flaws and all) is out today: the official numbers show 173,000 jobs added—fewer than expected, though perhaps ripe for revising next month—while the jobless rate ticked down to 5.1% – NYTimes and WSJ The report is receiving particular focus because of its likely impact on the Fed’s decision to … Continue reading