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Financial Daily Dose 6.22.2020 | Top Story: In Reversal, U.S. Gov’t Will Reveal Details of PPP Loan Recipients

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 22, 2020

After weeks of “backlash over a lack of transparency,” the Treasury Department has agreed to make public information detailing “borrower information for recipients of millions of small-business loans through the $660 billion Paycheck Protection Program.” The disclosures will apply to companies receiving more than $150k through the PPP and will include “business names, addresses, demographic … 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 5.19.2020 | Top Story: US Markets Surge on Hopes for Covid-19 Vaccine

BY: Michael D. Reif | May 19, 2020

Optimism over promising results for a coronavirus vaccine from Moderna helped drive stocks up on Monday after a rough go of it last week – WSJ and NYTimes and Bloomberg and MarketWatch Inside sources suggest that the DOJ is preparing to file “antitrust charges against Google as early as this summer . . . in … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 4.23.2020 | Top Story: PE Firm Sycamore Partners Backs Out of Deal for Victoria’s Secret over COVID-19 Response

BY: Michael D. Reif | April 23, 2020

PE firm Sycamore Partners, which “agreed to buy a majority of Victoria’s Secret from its embattled owner, L Brands, in February,” is looking to back out of the deal “because of the retail chain’s response to the coronavirus pandemic,” including its alleged failure to “essentially conduct business as usual and to refrain from changing ‘any … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 3.24.2020 | Top Story: Fed’s “Unlimited” QE Promise Doesn’t Reassure Markets Amid D.C. Deadlock

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 24, 2020

A promise of “unlimited” QE from the Fed Monday morning briefly turned the tides on Dow futures but wasn’t enough to overcome another day of COVID-19-related fears and DC gridlock over the $1.8 trillion stimulus package III that combined to drive markets down still further by day’s end – NYTimes and WSJ and MarketWatch Early … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 3.17.2020 | Top Story: The Bear Market Roars, with Markets Falling nearly 13% as Whole Sectors of US Economy Shut Down

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 17, 2020

As Americans [way-too] slowly come to the realization that COVID-19 is a very real and very present threat, the business world is changing around them at a staggering pace. Stocks nosedived again on Monday, with the three major indices in the U.S. charting a drop of between 12-13% in the worst single day since markets … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 3.11.2020 | Top Story: New Wells Fargo CEO Scharf Emerges Unscathed After House Testimony

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 11, 2020

Wells Fargo’s latest CEO, Charles Scharf—the bank’s third chief in the past four years—faced a hostile but less pitchfork-and-torch wielding House Financial Services Committee hearing on Tuesday, distancing himself from his predecessors and stressing the bank’s renewed efforts at “appeasing . . . regulators” – NYTimes and WSJ and MarketWatch PepsiCo is closing in on … 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 12.18.2019 | Top Story: Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot Boards Agree to $50 Billion Merger

BY: Michael D. Reif | December 18, 2019

Fiat Chrysler and rival Peugeot have agreed to binding merger terms that, if approved by US and European regulators, would create a “$50 billion auto giant that would rank among the world’s largest car companies by sales” – WSJ and MarketWatch Freshly emboldened by a sizeable win in last week’s general election, UK PM Boris … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 12.09.2019 | Top Story: States Begin Trial Today Challenging T-Mobile/Sprint Merger on Antitrust Grounds

BY: Juvian Hernandez | December 9, 2019

Thirteen states and the District of Columbia are suing to block the $26 billion plan to merge T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corp. The trial is slated to begin today with state officials arguing the deal would create “a more staid market with prices higher than they would otherwise be . . . .” – … Continue reading