Tag Archives: Uber

Financial Daily Dose 7.6.2020 | Top Story: Uber to Acquire Food Delivery Rival Postmates for $2.65 Billion

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 6, 2020

Uber has reportedly finalized a deal to acquire Postmates for $2.65 billion in an all-stock deal, a  venture aimed at taking on DoorDash and other food delivery rivals – Bloomberg and NYTimes and MarketWatch and HuffPost Unable to right the ship that’s been traversing choppy waters for years, German lender Commerzbank’s CEO and Board Chair … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 6.30.2020 | Top Story: Supreme Court Allows President to Fire CFPB Director, Lets Agency Remain

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 30, 2020

By a 5-4 margin, the Supreme Court has ordered the restructuring of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, “ruling the agency’s structure was unconstitutional because its director held too much unchecked power.” The fix, according to the Court, is allowing the President to remove the CFPB’s director “for any reason,” which it deemed sufficient to reject … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 5.29.2020 | Top Story: Google Cut Costs . . . .

BY: Juvian Hernandez | May 29, 2020

Google cut costs by rescinding offers to more than 2,000 contract workers due to the strains of the pandemic – NYTimes The S&P 500 Index fell 0.6%;  the Dow Jones Industrial Average decreased 1%; the Nasdaq Composite Index decreased 0.1%; the yield on two-year Treasuries decreased one basis point to 0.16%; the yield on 10-year Treasuries … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 5.27.2020 | Top Story: AT&T Officially Enters Streaming Wars With Its Pricey HBO Max Offering

BY: Michael D. Reif | May 27, 2020

With HBO Max entering the fray today, we’ve got your latest dispatch from the streaming wars, including thoughts on Max’s ability to deliver on its promise to “crush” Netflix despite a very crowded playing field, a spendy monthly price tag (at the wrong time), and a late start – NYTimes and Bloomberg and Cnet Speaking … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 5.18.2020 | Top Story: Uber Eliminates 3,700 Jobs

BY: Juvian Hernandez | May 18, 2020

Uber Technologies Inc. will eliminate 3,700 jobs. This equates to the company shedding a quarter of its workforce. Rumors are also circulating that Uber “is in talks to buy rival Grubhub Inc.” – WSJ U.S. stocks rallied rising 2.5-3.5% across major indexes; 10-year Treasury bond yields ticked up to 0.696%; the S&P 500’s energy, real … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 5.14.2020 | Top Story: Fed Chair Warns About US Economy, Urges Congressional Action

BY: Michael D. Reif | May 14, 2020

The latest from Chair Powell and the Fed from his Peterson Institute appearance yesterday, including the stark warning that the U.S. was “experiencing an economic hit ‘without modern precedent’” that could “permanently damage the economy if Congress and the White House did not provide sufficient financial support to prevent a wave of bankruptcies and prolonged … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 5.13.2020 | Top Story: Uber in Talks to Acquire Food-delivery Startup Grubhub

BY: Michael D. Reif | May 13, 2020

Uber and Grubhub are in talks to join forces, “aiming to create one giant player in food delivery as more people turn toward those services in the coronavirus pandemic.” Uber reportedly approached Grubhub with a potential takeover offer that, after a counter from Grubhub, would value the deal around $6.1 billion – NYTimes and WSJ … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 5.8.2020 | Top Story: U.S. and China to Resume Trade Talks

BY: Michael D. Reif | May 8, 2020

Deep breaths, people. It’s Jobs Report Friday – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch and Marketplace Still, as weekly unemployment claims show a slowing pace, stocks found enough good news to rally on Thursday, with the Nasdaq up enough to erase all of its 2020 losses. The Dow and S&P500 are still down roughly … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 5.7.2020 | Top Story: Markets Prepping for Brutal April Jobs Report

BY: Michael D. Reif | May 7, 2020

Tomorrow’s jobs report is going to be a doozy. Here’s what you need to know in advance of the “terrible” expected figures – NYTimes and Marketplace and Bloomberg and WSJ and MarketWatch Sure, the Christmas commercial was an epic failure.  But all it took was a pandemic and global lockdown for Peloton to bounce right … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 5.6.2020 | Top Story: California Sues Uber and Lyft Over Alleged Violations of State’s New Gig-worker Protection Law

BY: Michael D. Reif | May 6, 2020

California has sued ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft over alleged violations of a new state law that requires companies to treat gig workers as employees “if they control how workers perform tasks or if the work is a routine part of the company’s business” – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and Law360 Airbnb will cut … Continue reading