Tag Archives: CFTC

Financial Daily Dose 9.9.2020 | Top Story: Luxury-Goods Giant LMVH Pulls Out of $16 Billion Deal to Acquire Tiffany & Co.

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 9, 2020

Blaming a “U.S. move to impose tariffs on French goods,” luxury brand conglomerate LMVH is pulling out of a proposed $16 billion deal to buy jeweler Tiffany & Co. Tiffany is now suing to enforce the ill-fated agreement – Bloomberg and NYTimes and WSJ and MarketWatch Markets continued their slide on Tuesday, with tech stocks … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 8.20.2020 | Top Story: Apple Becomes First U.S. Company to Hit $2 Trillion Valuation Mark

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 20, 2020

Apple tipped the $2 trillion mark this week, the first U.S. company to reach that valuation milestone, doing so just 2 years after it first hit $1 trillion. That it’s done so in the middle of a pandemic only punctuates how the coronavirus crisis “has been a bonanza for the tech giants” – NYTimes and … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.9.2020 | Top Story: United Airlines Warns of Layoffs Affecting 40% of Its Workforce This Fall

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 9, 2020

United Airlines is preparing to furlough as many as 36,000 workers—“nearly 40 percent of its global work force”—if the travel industry remains weak as summer turns into fall. The October 1 cuts would coincide with the end of the government’s $25 billion stimulus program for passenger airlines, which “came with restrictions against substantial staffing cuts … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 6.23.2020 | Top Story: White House Suspends Work Visas for Hundreds of Thousands

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 23, 2020

On Monday, the White House announced its plan to extend a “freeze on ‘green cards’ for new immigrants” and to “suspend H-1B, L-1, J and other temporary work visas for skilled workers, managers and au pairs through the end of the year,” ostensibly to “protect 525,000 jobs as part of [its] response to job losses … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 3.6.2020 | Top Story: Volatility Reigns as Stocks Dive Over Continued COVID-19 Fears

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 6, 2020

Volatility’s the name of the game again, folks, and we have COVID-19 to thank. Just a day after markets jumped in response to central bank and Super Tuesday news, the dove again some 3% as virus-related fears took hold again – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch Soooooo . . . . who’s excited … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 1.6.2020 | Top Story: Oil Futures Jump as Concerns Deepen Over Mideast Volatility

BY: Michael D. Reif | January 6, 2020

And we’re back at it in 2020. Let’s get caught up . . . Oil jumped for a second straight day, with futures near $70/barrel as fallout from the U.S.’s drone-strike assassination of Iran’s Qassem Soleimani continues to raise “the prospect of disruptions in the world’s most important oil-producing region” – Bloomberg and MarketWatch and … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 11.08.2019 | Top Story: US and China Set to Roll Back Tariffs as Part of Trade Deal First Phase

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 8, 2019

The U.S. and China have tentatively [maybe?] agreed that a first phase of a trade agreement “would roll back a portion of the tariffs placed on each other’s products, a significant step toward defusing tensions between the world’s largest economies.” Though nothing’s signed at this point, the commitment-in-principle “marks the first time the United States … 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 9.19.2019 | Top Story: Fed Cuts Rates Another Quarter percent

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 19, 2019

As pretty much expected, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates a quarter point again yesterday, its second cut since late July. Fed Chair Powell also indicated in remarks after the FOMC broke that a “‘more extensive’ series of rate cuts would be appropriate,” though, for now, “a growing number of Fed officials expect just one … Continue reading

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