Tag Archives: Disney

Financial Daily Dose 8.5.2020 | Top Story: Top Story: Ford Removes CEO Jim Hackett After 3 Years on the Job

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 5, 2020

Major shakeup at Ford, where CEO Jim Hackett is out after a three-year stint in which he “achieved mixed results” but didn’t impress Wall Street enough to keep his job. Ford has installed COO James Farley, a Toyota alum who’s been at Ford since 2007, in the top spot as Hackett’s replacement – 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 6.17.2020 | Top Story: Consumer Spending Surged 17.7% in May, but Economists Warn of Yearslong Recovery Ahead

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 17, 2020

May saw a huge jump in consumer activity to the tune of +17.7%, as Americans unleashed their pent-up demand. It was welcome news for markets and beyond, but “the underlying data presents a more complicated picture and shows just how arduous an economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will be” – NYTimes and WSJ and … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 5.5.2020 | Top Story: WeWork’s Neumann sues SoftBank over scuttled $3B share purchase

BY: Michael D. Reif | May 5, 2020

WeWork co-founder wants to get PAAAAAID, so he’s suing SoftBank in an attempt to force it to “go through with its canceled deal to buy $3 billion of the company’s shares, accusing the Japanese conglomerate and its Vision Fund LP of abusing their control” of the shared office space startup – Law360 and Bloomberg and … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.27.2020 | Top Story: Ninth Circuit Limits First Amendment Application on Tech Platforms

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 27, 2020

The Ninth Circuit has ruled unanimously that privately operated internet platforms are “free to censor content they don’t like”—a “not unexpected” ruling that nonetheless “marks the most emphatic rejection . . . that YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and other giant tech platforms are bound by the First Amendment” – WSJ and Law360 Getting to know new … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.26.2020 | Top Story: CDC Warning About COVID-19 in the US Sends Stocks Tumbling Again

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 26, 2020

A stark warning from the Centers for Disease Control that Americans should prepare for a COVID-19 outbreak sent stocks tumbling again on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 closing down 3% (and firmly in the red for the year) by the closing bell – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch Disney CEO Bob Iger made … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.5.2020 | Top Story: Amazon Joins Trillion-Dollar Market Cap Club

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 5, 2020

Amazon closed out the trading day yesterday as an official member of the $1 trillion club for the first time. Because Jeff really needed a win, folks. The company joins Microsoft, Alphabet, and Apple in that rarified “four-comma club” – Bloomberg and MarketWatch NYSE owner Intercontinental Exchange has submitted a takeover offer for eBay Inc. … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 12.12.2019 | Top Story: Fed Holds Rates Steady And Looks to Stay There

BY: Michael D. Reif | December 12, 2019

As expected, the Fed kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday while also signaling that “they would wait to see how the economy fared before making another move” – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch Aramco shares surged upon hitting markets on Wednesday, but “the stock offering fell short of the royal family’s goal of … 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