Tag Archives: Wirecard

Financial Daily Dose 7.30.2020 | Top Story: Fed Recommits to Covid Relief Efforts as US GDP Craters

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 30, 2020

As expected, the Fed left rates unchanged at near zero as the Open Market Committee broke on Wednesday but managed to buoy stocks by pledging to “keep supporting the United States economy as the pandemic continues to depress economic growth and sideline millions of workers” – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch and Marketplace … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.16.2020 | Top Story: Crypto Scheme Hacks Big-name Twitter Users

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 16, 2020

A Twitter-based crypto scam managed to hack some high-profile accounts yesterday. VERY high profile – MarketWatch and NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and Law360 In a surprise ruling, the European Court of Justice—the EU’s top court—has struck down the popular Privacy Shield tool, which more than 5000 companies use “to transfer data from the EU … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.9.2020 | Top Story: United Airlines Warns of Layoffs Affecting 40% of Its Workforce This Fall

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 9, 2020

United Airlines is preparing to furlough as many as 36,000 workers—“nearly 40 percent of its global work force”—if the travel industry remains weak as summer turns into fall. The October 1 cuts would coincide with the end of the government’s $25 billion stimulus program for passenger airlines, which “came with restrictions against substantial staffing cuts … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.7.2020 | Top Story: Treasury Department Releases Details of $660 Billion PPP Loans

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 7, 2020

With the Treasury Department’s release of PPP data on Monday, we now have a clearer picture of the top recipients of the government’s “$660 billion small business relief program,” with “restaurants, medical offices and car dealership” leading the pack based on an initial analysis – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch Palantir Technologies, the … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.6.2020 | Top Story: Uber to Acquire Food Delivery Rival Postmates for $2.65 Billion

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 6, 2020

Uber has reportedly finalized a deal to acquire Postmates for $2.65 billion in an all-stock deal, a  venture aimed at taking on DoorDash and other food delivery rivals – Bloomberg and NYTimes and MarketWatch and HuffPost Unable to right the ship that’s been traversing choppy waters for years, German lender Commerzbank’s CEO and Board Chair … 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 6.23.2020 | Top Story: White House Suspends Work Visas for Hundreds of Thousands

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 23, 2020

On Monday, the White House announced its plan to extend a “freeze on ‘green cards’ for new immigrants” and to “suspend H-1B, L-1, J and other temporary work visas for skilled workers, managers and au pairs through the end of the year,” ostensibly to “protect 525,000 jobs as part of [its] response to job losses … Continue reading

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 6.18.2020 | Top Story: SEC Intervenes to Halt Bankrupt Hertz’s Planned Stock Sales

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 18, 2020

Some rare last-minute SEC intervention forced Hertz to suspend its planned sale of up to $500 million in shares of the bankrupt car-rental company while the agency undertakes a closer review of the offering- WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch and Law360 PepsiCo’s Quaker Oats responded rapidly to the furor that followed a Monday TikTok post … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 4.29.2020 | Top Story: White House Declares Meat Processing “Critical Infrastructure” Even as Unions Object Over Safety Concerns

BY: Michael D. Reif | April 29, 2020

Despite [actually, more likely because of] a rash of recent closures at meat processing facilities due to COVID-19 outbreaks, the White House issued an executive order classifying the slaughterhouses as “critical infrastructure” in an effort to “prevent looming shortages of pork, chicken and other products as a result of the coronavirus” – NYTimes and WSJ … Continue reading