Tag Archives: EU

Financial Daily Dose 9.10.2020 | Top Story: EU Regulators Challenge Facebook Data Transfers

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 10, 2020

New concerns from Ireland’s Data Protection Commission about Facebook’s protection of information from American government surveillance may soon force the social networking giant to “overhaul its operations to keep data on Europeans stored within the European Union, an immensely complicated task given the way Facebook moves data among data centers around the world” – NYTimes … Continue reading

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 6.16.2020 | Top Story: Supreme Court Issues Landmark Decision Protecting LGBTQ and Transgender Workers

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 16, 2020

On Monday, the Supreme Court delivered a surprising and monumental win for LGBTQ and transgender Americans, ruling 6-3 that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to protect “gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination.” The “vastly consequential” decision extended workplace protections to the millions of workers in states where, until yesterday morning, “it was … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 6.11.2020 | Top Story: Europe to Charge Amazon with Antitrust Violations Over Treatment of Third-Party Sellers

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 11, 2020

The European Union’s antitrust authority is reportedly within days of filing charges against Amazon for the company’s “treatment of third-party sellers,” the latest step in a “two-year probe into Amazon’s alleged mistreatment of sellers that use its platform” related to its “dual role as a marketplace operator and a seller of its own products” – … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.19.2020 | Top Story: Arguments Begin Regarding Facebook’s 2010 Tax Bill

BY: Juvian Hernandez | February 19, 2020

On Tuesday, a U.S. federal tax court began hearing arguments regarding Facebook’s 2010 tax bill. The IRS valued Facebook at $13.8 billion, while Facebook reported only $6.5 billion. The final tally could potentially cost Zuck’s baby between $5-9 billion, depending on the ruling’s impact on future tax calculations and penalties. – Law 360 The U.S. District … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.18.2020 | Top Story: Apple Cuts Revenue Expectations and HSBC Axes Jobs as Coronavirus Infects Business Outlook

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 18, 2020

Apple announced that the coronavirus outbreak that’s brought Chinese manufacturing to a near-standstill and continues to spread around the world will affect its quarterly sales expectations.  The news makes Apple “one of the first companies to publicly disclose the extent of the chain effect from China and the virus on the business world” – NYTimes … 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 1.15.2020 | Top Story: Dating Apps Face Scrutiny for Likely Data Privacy Violations

BY: Michael D. Reif | January 15, 2020

Popular app-based dating services—from Tinder to OkCupid to Grindr—are the subject of unwanted scrutiny this week after a report by the Norwegian Consumer Council that they’re “spreading user information like dating choices and precise location to advertising and marketing companies in ways that may violate privacy laws” – NYTimes and Forbes and Law360 Here’s a … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 12.02.2019 | Top Story: US Restores Metal Tariffs on Argentina and Brazil

BY: Juvian Hernandez | December 2, 2019

The White House will again slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Argentina and Brazil in an apparent reaction to “massive devaluation” of  currencies in both South American nations – WSJ and NYTimes and Bloomberg Chinese tech giant, Huawei Technologies Co., can resume trading with some U.S. chip suppliers. Huawei, long seen as a … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 9.25.2019 | Top Story: WeWork Ousts Co-Founder CEO in Bid to Save IPO

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 25, 2019

Well, that was remarkably quick. Just days after WeWork’s board announced that it was considering replacing co-founder Adam Neumann to help clear a path to the work-share-startup’s initial public offering, Neumann stepped down as CEO—“a stunning fall for the entrepreneur who oversaw the meteoric rise of one of the most valuable start-ups to emerge in … Continue reading