Tag Archives: Huawei

Financial Daily Dose 8.10.2020 | Top Story: Twitter Enters Fray in Pursuit of TikTok

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 10, 2020

With “Twit-tok” trending this weekend, you should be unsurprised to learn that Twitter has joined the group of suitors for TikTok, revealing that it’s held preliminary talks with the video-sharing app about a possible combo.  Still, Microsoft remains, by all accounts, the front-runner in the quest for TikTok – WSJ and Bloomberg Meanwhile, NPR is … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.14.2020 | Top Story: US Deficit Hits New Monthly High in June on Covid Relief Spending

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 14, 2020

The Treasury Department announced on Monday that the U.S. budget deficit hit a new record in June–$864 billion—“as the federal government continued pumping money into the economy to prop up workers and businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic” – NYTimes and MarketWatch That outlay won’t be shrinking any time soon, either, especially now that a … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.1.2020 | Top Story: Airbus to Cut 15,000 Jobs in Effort to Weather Pandemic-induced Drop in Air Travel

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 1, 2020

French aircraft giant Airbus is cutting 15,000 jobs—the “largest downsizing in the company’s history”—as it prepares for a “lasting decline” in airline demand in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic – NYTimes and WSJ and MarketWatch More on the U.S.’s suddenly hot tech cold war with China, with the FCC on Tuesday designating Chinese telecomm … 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 6.8.2020 | Top Story: Bureau of Labor Statistics Admits Massive Undercount of May Jobless Figures

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 8, 2020

So about those May jobs numbers . . . . The return of 2.5 million jobs in May was a welcome and largely unexpected surprise. But the Bureau of Labor Statistics admitted later on Friday that the unemployment rate—reported as falling from 14.7% in April to 13.3% in May—“would have been three percentage points higher … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 5.28.2020 | Top Story: Canadian Court Clears U.S. Extradition Path for Huawei Exec

BY: Michael D. Reif | May 28, 2020

The path for extradition of Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou is much clearer now that a Canadian court has ruled that “the conduct she is accused of in the United States, if proved, also constitutes a crime in Canada.” That finding—the legal concept known as “double criminality”—was essential for Canada to transfer Ms. Meng to the … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 3.5.2020 | Top Story: HP Rejects Xerox’s Hostile Takeover Bid

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 5, 2020

HP has officially rejected Xerox’s enhanced takeover bid, again calling the offer “too low” and decrying its “disproportionate[] benefit” for Xerox shareholders – WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch A new House of Representatives report reveals that in 2018, a top-ranking CFPB official “privately offered reassurances” to interim Wells Fargo CEO C. Allen Parker that there … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.24.2020 | Top Story: Wells Fargo to Pay $3 Billion to Resolve DOJ and SEC Investigations

BY: Juvian Hernandez | February 24, 2020

Wells Fargo & Co. agreed to pay a total of $3 billion to resolve criminal and civil investigations by the DOJ and SEC. Wells Fargo admitted “that it took millions in wrongful fees and interest, misused customer information and damaged customer credit ratings” in pursuit of sales growth. – Law360 U.S. equity futures slip as coronavirus … 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 2.14.2020 | Top Story: Amazon Wins Injunction of JEDI Cloud-Computing Contract

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 14, 2020

In a massive win for Amazon (because, again, Jeff NEEDS it), Court of Federal Claims Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith has granted the company’s motion for an injunction halting Microsoft’s work on the $10 billion cloud-computing JEDI contract for the Pentagon that it beat out Amazon for during the pendency of AWS’s challenge to the awarding of … Continue reading