Tag Archives: McDonald’s

Financial Daily Dose 8.31.2020 | Top Story: New Chinese Tech Law Threatens U.S. Bids for TikTok

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 31, 2020

Whoever emerges as the victor in the competition for TikTok will have to contend with another complication—this time from China, where on Friday the country “updated its export control rules to cover a variety of technologies it deemed sensitive, including technology that sounded much like TikTok’s personalized recommendation engine.” The change means that TikTok parent … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 8.26.2020 | Top Story: American Airlines to furlough 19,000 in coming months

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 26, 2020

American Airlines is pushing forward with plans to furlough 19,000 workers this fall, even as the airline industry lobbies a stalemated Congress for another multi-billion dollar bailout. That figure, “when combined with the thousands of employees who have taken buyout packages or agreed to take long-term leave,” will leave the airline with at least 40,000 … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 8.18.2020 | Top Story: U.S. Further Restricts Huawei Access to American Components

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 18, 2020

Another day, another major U.S. restriction on Chinese tech. The Commerce Department is out with new rules “curbing Huawei Technologies Co.’s access to foreign-made chips.” The measures would “prohibit non-U.S. companies from selling any chips made using U.S. technology to Huawei without a special license” and places “potentially severe new limits on Huawei’s ability to … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 8.11.2020 | Top Story: McDonalds Sues Former CEO Over Series of Workplace Affairs

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 11, 2020

Eight months after firing its CEO, Steve Easterbrook, for “sexting with a subordinate,” McDonald’s has sued Easterbrook for allegedly “lying, concealing evidence and fraud” in what appears to be a series of other workplace affairs. The company’s seeking to “recoup stock options and other compensation” that it allowed Easterbrook to keep when it showed him … 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 5.21.2020 | Top Story: Podcaster Joe Rogan Signs Spotify Deal Worth $100M

BY: Michael D. Reif | May 21, 2020

Podcasting megastar (and, for me, “News Radio” jack-of-all-trades) Joe Rogan has signed a multiyear deal to bring his “Joe Rogan Experience” show to Spotify, an agreement that “could be worth more than $100 million based on the podcast’s performance metrics and other factors” – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch and Mashable The Fed … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 5.15.2020 | Top Story: US Unemployment Claims Top 36 Million in 2 Months, Poorest Americans Hit Hardest

BY: Michael D. Reif | May 15, 2020

This week’s addition of another 3 million to the jobless roll brings the two-month unemployment claim total to 36.5 million and highlights the “rolling shock” nature of the pandemic’s economic fallout—even as some businesses have begun reopening – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg And those job losses are disproportionally hitting the poorest Americans hardest. New … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 1.8.2020 | Top Story: Speaker Company Sonos Sues Google for Patent Infringement

BY: Michael D. Reif | January 8, 2020

Home speaker maker Sonos has sued Google, accusing the company of “infringing on five of its patents, including technology that lets wireless speakers connect and synchronize with one another.” Sonos had originally partnered with Google in 2013 on a music service that would work easily with Sonos’ speakers (back when Google was merely “an internet … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 12.13.2019 | Top Story: US Announces Phase One Trade Agreement With China, But No Confirmation From Chinese

BY: Michael D. Reif | December 13, 2019

The US and China have reportedly reached an initial agreement on the “final terms of a phase one trade deal, moving both countries closer to signing a pact that” the White House originally announced in October and averting new December tariffs. Under those terms, the U.S. would “slash the overall rate on the tariffs . … 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