Tag Archives: Tariffs

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 7.13.2020 | Top Story: OPEC Weighs Expanded Oil Production Just Months After Agreeing on Cuts

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 13, 2020

OPEC and its oil-producing allies (in Russia and elsewhere) are reportedly working on a plan to ease cuts on oil production they agreed upon in April “amid signs that demand is returning to normal levels following coronavirus-related lockdowns” and internal pressure from the Saudis – WSJ and Bloomberg and NYTimes Disney World’s back open, even … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 6.24.2020 | Top Story: Top German Court Upholds Antitrust Ruling Against Facebook Over Illegal Data Harvesting

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 24, 2020

Germany’s Federal Court of Justice upheld a decision by the country’s antitrust watchdog on Tuesday that “Facebook had abused its dominance in social media to illegally harvest data about its users”—a “major victory for proponents of tougher regulation of the world’s largest technology companies” – NYTimes and Law360 Meanwhile, here in the States, the DOJ … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 4.2.2020 | Top Story: Massive unemployment claims drive markets down 4% to start Q2

BY: Michael D. Reif | April 2, 2020

Markets kicked of Q2 pretty much where they left off as Q1 wrapped: down, and down big. A double whammy of massive anticipated unemployment figures and truly disheartening modeling on COVID-19-related deaths sent all three major U.S. indices down over 4.4% on Wednesday – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch The question for traders … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.6.2020 | Top Story: Feds Probing Google’s Ad Business Over Antitrust Concerns

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 6, 2020

More detail is emerging on the DOJ’s ongoing antitrust probe into Google, with recent attention to the company’s online ad tools suggesting the topic has become “a major focus of the investigation,” with special focus on “how Google’s third-party advertising business interacts with publishers and advertisers” – WSJ and Bloomberg The company has, however, managed … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 1.22.2020 | Top Story: Boeing Again Delays Return of 737Max to the Skies

BY: Michael D. Reif | January 22, 2020

Boeing has again pushed back the return of its flawed 737Max model, revealing yesterday that it doesn’t expect regulators to sign-off on their return to the air until at least summer – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch Brazilian prosecutors have charged former Vale SA CEO Fabio Schvartsman and ten others with homicide “in … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 1.16.2020 | Top Story: US and China Make Phase One Official While Trade Questions Linger

BY: Michael D. Reif | January 16, 2020

Well, Phase One is official, thanks to a White House signing yesterday that included Chinese Vice Premier Liu He. With that act comes our first substantive look at the deal that’s been thus-far shrouded in secrecy. Some highlights: commitments from China to purchase “an additional $200 billion worth of American goods and services by 2021,” … 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 1.7.2020 | Top Story: Facebook Ban of “Deepfakes”

BY: Juvian Hernandez | January 7, 2020

Facebook wages a war on misinformation. On Monday, Facebook announced it will start removing videos altered by artificial intelligence that are likely to mislead people into thinking that a subject of the video made statements they never actually stated. The policy will not apply to parody and satire. New York Times – Bloomberg and WSJ … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 1.6.2020 | Top Story: Oil Futures Jump as Concerns Deepen Over Mideast Volatility

BY: Michael D. Reif | January 6, 2020

And we’re back at it in 2020. Let’s get caught up . . . Oil jumped for a second straight day, with futures near $70/barrel as fallout from the U.S.’s drone-strike assassination of Iran’s Qassem Soleimani continues to raise “the prospect of disruptions in the world’s most important oil-producing region” – Bloomberg and MarketWatch and … Continue reading