Tag Archives: WeWork

Financial Daily Dose 11.14.2019 | Top Story: Fed Chair Talks Economy and Rates During Congressional Testimony

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 14, 2019

Fed Chair Powell was far from the main attraction on the Hill yesterday, but hey, let’s keep it on topic here and note his belief that the U.S. economy is performing well even as certain risks—including “sluggish growth abroad and trade developments”—remain (though aren’t enough to cut rates again any time soon) – NYTimes and … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 11.13.2019 | Top Story: Buffeted by Changing Consumer Demands, Dean Foods Declares Bankruptcy

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 13, 2019

Dean Foods, the largest milk company in the U.S., has filed for bankruptcy protection, a “fresh setback to a U.S. dairy industry struggling against declining U.S. milk consumption and rising competition.”  Industry experts have noted that the company’s attempts to streamline in recent years haven’t kept up with declining sales, making yesterday’s announcement close to … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 11.12.2019 | Top Story: WeWork in Talks with T-Mobile’s John Legere for CEO Job

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 12, 2019

WeWork is reportedly looking to swap out co-founder Adam Neumann for a similarly long-tressed and eccentric figure, T-Mobile’s John Legere. Legere is currently quite occupied with his company’s merger with Sprint, and his interest in the job is unclear  – WSJ and NYTimes and Bloomberg The Journal’s breaking news of a secretive Google effort—dubbed Project … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 11.11.2019 | Top Story: Twitter Screed Prompts Investigation of Apple Card Gender Discrimination

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 11, 2019

Here’s about as 2019 as we can get in the financial world (with a healthy dose of 1950s-era gender discrimination for good measure): a series of tweets from tech entrepreneur David Heinemeier Hansson alleging gender discrimination “in the new Apple Card’s algorithms when determining credit limits” has prompted attention from New York’s financial watchdog, which … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 11.05.2019 | Top Story: Uber Posts Billion-dollar Q3 Losses But Improved Revenue

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 5, 2019

Uber reported another quarter of billion+ dollar losses, but as so many things on Wall Street & Silicon Valley tend to go, the news wasn’t all bad because those numbers were far better than the $5.2 billion it lost in Q2. Throw in a 30% revenue increase, and it was something of a solid day … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 11.04.2019 | Top Story: Feds Probe Under Armour Accounting Practices

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 4, 2019

Federal authorities have been looking into Under Armour’s accounting practices for the better part of the past two years, a revelation that sent company shares reeling in premarket trading this morning – Bloomberg and NYTimes and WSJ I mean, I’m still not 100% convinced, but all signs point to Saudi Aramco’s long-awaited IPO officially kicking … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 11.01.2019 | Top Story: Watching for the GM-strike Impact on the October Jobs Report

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 1, 2019

Jobs Report Friday again. Here’s what we’re watching, including the possibility of scary low numbers thanks to the only-recently-resolved GM strike – Bloomberg and NYTimes and WSJ A former chief of staff to WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann and a series of other women have filed gender discrimination claims against the company accusing it of what … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 10.30.2019 | Top Story: Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot in Merger Talks

BY: Michael D. Reif | October 30, 2019

Fiat Chrysler and France’s Peugeot are in the midst of merger talks that, if finalized, could “create a nearly $50 billion trans-Atlantic auto giant.” One option being bandied about in the “fluid” talks is an “all-share merger of equals” – WSJ and Bloomberg and NYTimes The FOMC wraps up its October rate-setting meeting this afternoon. … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 10.25.2019 | Top Story: ECB Holds Rates Steady as Draghi Departs

BY: Michael D. Reif | October 25, 2019

Mario Draghi presided over his final ECB meeting yesterday, with the central bank deciding to hold rates steady and let current stimulus measures play out for the time being. His departure (and the arrival of former IMF chief Christine Lagarde) coincides with a debate over his legacy at the bank—is he “savior of the Eurozone” … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 10.23.2019 | Top Story: Top exec exodus continues, this time at Nike, Boeing, and WeWork

BY: Michael D. Reif | October 23, 2019

Nike’s top dog, CEO Mark Parker, is stepping down at the beginning of 2020, to be replaced by board member and ServiceNow CEO John Donahoe. Parker, who will assume the role of executive chair when Donahoe takes over, has been involved in a series of controversies in recent years, including doping allegations directed at the … Continue reading