Tag Archives: NYSE

Financial Daily Dose 10.9.2020 | Top Story: New Jobless Claims Top 800,000 Again As U.S. Recovery Stalls

BY: Michael D. Reif | October 9, 2020

Yesterday’s jobless numbers were down a bit from a week earlier but still topped 800,000 for the 4th week in a row. “Claims remain above the pre-pandemic peak of 695,000 and are higher than in any previous recession for records tracing back to 1967” – WSJ and Marketplace and NYTimes We’ve been talking in the … 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 2.5.2020 | 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 6.11.2019 | Top Story: Opioid Maker Insys Files for Chapter 11 Protection

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 11, 2019

Opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics, which just last week agreed to pay $225 million to “settle a federal investigation into the marketing practices for its powerful fentanyl painkiller,” has filed for bankruptcy protection, announcing that it will continue operating while putting together a plan to pay its creditors – NYTimes and WSJ and Law360 More details … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 1, 2018

The US government is officially greenlighting fintech, with both the OCC and the Treasury Department issuing statements yesterday in support of the “emerging corner of the financial sector.” For the OCC, that means welcoming applications for a federal charter that would allow fintech firms to operate across state lines – WSJ and Law360 and NYTimes … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 1, 2017

SoftBank’s been burning up the deal scene in recent months (Fortress, anyone?), and it keeps right on rolling by helping orchestrate the merger of satellite operator and investee OneWeb with Intelsat in a bid to increase high-speed internet access – NYTimes February was very kind to the S&P 500 – WSJ The SEC will be … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 9, 2015

As if investors needed another reason to be jittery (see, e.g., Greece and China), a computer glitch halted all trading for a big chunk of the day yesterday – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg Here’s the event in context (note the lack of squirrel intervention this time), and here’s why it didn’t affect trading all … Continue reading