Tag Archives: WeWork

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 9.13.2019 | 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 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 9.6.2019 | Top Story: A Preview of Today’s U.S. August Jobs Report

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 6, 2019

Jobs Report Friday! Here’s what to look for in the numbers – WSJ and Bloomberg and NYTimes The White House has rolled out its “long-awaited plan” to return federal mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the private sector. The proposal takes the form of a 49-recommendation approach that’s “unlikely to find an eager … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 8.15.2019 | Top Story: Inverted Yield Curve and Trade-War Worries Send Markets Into Freefall

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 15, 2019

Wall Street’s post-tariff-delay jubilance was short lived, as an inverted bond yield curve reared its ugly head yesterday, sending shares plummeting on a brutal day across all markets – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch and Marketplace Here’s the skinny on why an inverted yield curve is such a big deal – WSJ and … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.24.2019 | Top Story: DOJ Launches Big Tech Antitrust Probe

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 24, 2019

The announcement itself isn’t a shock, but given the potential players, it’s headline-worthy anyway: the DOJ announced yesterday that it’s officially opening an antitrust probe into Big Tech companies and “whether they had acted to reduce competition” as they amassed market power – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch US regulators are likely to … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | January 16, 2019

As expected, Theresa May’s Brexit deal was roundly defeated in Parliament yesterday by an overwhelming 230-vote margin, the biggest House of Commons loss for a PM “in recent British history.” Following the vote, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn called for a no-confidence vote – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch and Marketplace and Law360 … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | January 8, 2019

The US and China have resumed trade talks in an effort to cool down an increasingly heated trade war between the economic powerhouses – NYTimes and WSJ and Marketplace and Bloomberg While we’re on the subject, the Times adds up what the tariffs at play in the US’s trade war with the world have meant … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 29, 2017

Wells Fargo is again in federal regulators’ crosshairs. The OCC has dubbed the bank a repeat offender and is weighing a “formal enforcement action” over “improprieties in its auto-insurance and mortgage operations” – WSJ Collective office-space purveyor WeWork is buying social network site Meetup (which focuses on bringing “fellow aficionados of some common interest” together). … Continue reading