Tag Archives: FAA

Financial Daily Dose 8.4.2020 | Top Story: Twitter to Pay FTC Up to $250 Over Privacy Violations

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 4, 2020

Twitter will pay the Federal Trade Commission up to $250 million to “resolve new charges . . . that the social media giant breached a 2011 consent decree by using data provided for security purposes to target users with advertisements.” Twitter had collected the personal info—like phone numbers and email addresses—after a massive cyberhack in … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 6.29.2020 | Top Story: Fracking Giant Chesapeake Energy Files for Ch. 11 Protection

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 29, 2020

Fracking pioneer Chesapeake Energy has filed for bankruptcy, “unable to overcome a mountain of debt that became unsustainable after a decade of stubbornly low gas prices.” The company grew wildly in the early 2000s under co-founder and former CEO Aubrey McClendon, but it also amassed $20 billion in debt before McClendon was pushed out in … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 3.9.2020 | Top Story: Big Tech Companies Begin To Support Regulations to Limit Mass Surveillance

BY: Juvian Hernandez | March 9, 2020

Panic seems to driving the market: oil prices plummeted, equities took a hit, and the S&P 500 lost about 5%. Be on the lookout for, inter alia, the European Central Bank’s policy decision on Thursday and the release of the U.S. core consumer price index on Wednesday. – Bloomberg and NYT Big Tech companies using facial recognition software … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.12.2020 | Top Story: Big Tech Antitrust Update

BY: Juvian Hernandez | February 12, 2020

Big-Tech/Antitrust Update: the FTC has demanded information from Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., Facebook Inc., Microsoft Corp., and Alphabet Inc. regarding acquisitions of small firms over the past 10 years that may have been too small to trigger antitrust review. This analysis of Big Tech’s “kill zones” may lead to future changes in how the FTC … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 1.30.2020 | Top Story: Facebook Pays $550 Million to Resolve Privacy Class Action Over Use of Facial Recognition Tech

BY: Michael D. Reif | January 30, 2020

Facebook has agreed to pay $550 million to resolve a class-action lawsuit claiming that Zuck & Co.’s use of facial recognition technology violated Illinois’ biometric privacy law. Though the settlement is little more than “a rounding error for Facebook, which reported that revenue rose 25 percent to $21 billion in the fourth quarter,” it’s still … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 12.16.2019 | Top Story: Boeing Execs Mull Halting 737 Max Production as FAA Clearance Stalls

BY: Juvian Hernandez | December 16, 2019

Boeing’s 737 MAX faces an uncertain future. Boeing is considering at least a temporary halt to its 737 Max production “as regulatory clearance for the grounded jet’s return looks increasingly likely to slip beyond January 2020.” Boeing has already cut production by some 20% on the plane since the second of two fatal crashes, and … 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 11.18.2019 | Top Story: Aramco Seeks Valuation of $1.7T, Well below Original Goal

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 18, 2019

Saudi Aramco’s slow trickle of IPO-related information continued this weekend, including its goal of setting overall company market value at a staggering $1.7 trillion. The figure, though massive, is still well short of the $2 trillion valuation originally floated by MBS – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg As the 737 Max grounding heads into its … 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 10.21.2019 | Top Story: Four Drug Companies Reach Last-minute Deal to Avoid Start of Federal Opioid Trial

BY: Michael D. Reif | October 21, 2019

A last-minute deal between defendants McKesson, Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen, and Teva and plaintiffs’ attorneys means that multidistrict opioid epidemic litigation set to kick off in Ohio federal court today will not feature them, though Walgreens could still see the courtroom today – WSJ In today’s “Don’t count your departures from coalitions of states before they … Continue reading