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April 13, 2018
Telegram’s $1.7 Billion Token Sale Dwarfs Year’s Biggest Tech IPO
A little-known company called Telegram raised $1.7 billion over two months in early 2018.
January 29, 2017
The Marketing Corner: Social Media Practices
The internet is very good at spreading rumors. The truth is more valuable and much harder to come ...
December 30, 2013
Tackling the NFL on Taxes
A little-known fact about the NFL is that despite its business success, the league itself is a tax-exempt ...
December 25, 2013
Best and Worst Investments of 2013
In all likelihood, 2013 will end with one of the best stock market finishes in recent history.
December 3, 2013
US Economy’s Gain Is Emerging Markets’ Pain
As the U.S. Federal Reserve prepares to tighten the money supply and emerging market economies cool off, a ...
November 26, 2013
Sony Faces Tough Turnaround
NEWS ANALYSIS Sony’s new PS4 video game console sold more than 1 million units in just 24 hours ...
November 20, 2013
More Chinese Executives in Prison Than Mexican Drug Lords
Business Commentary Since the demise of the Cali and Medellín cartels in Colombia in the 1990s, Mexican drug ...
November 11, 2013
Blackstone’s Big Spain Bet
Blackstone Group LP, the private-equity and alternative investment firm, is betting on a real estate recovery and a ...
October 7, 2013
Wall Street Not Worried About Default
The financial markets have largely shrugged off the first week of a partial U.S. government shutdown.
October 4, 2013
A Bitter Pill for Merck
Pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. announced this week that it would lay off 8,500 workers and reduce research ...
October 2, 2013
Bank Earnings Expected to Tumble on FICC ‘Rout’
As big banks get set to report third-quarter earnings over the next few weeks, investors should brace themselves.
September 26, 2013
Chrysler IPO Means Fiat No Longer Has Upper Hand
NEWS ANALYSISChrysler Group LLC filed a request for an initial public offering (IPO) this week as its two ...
September 25, 2013
Amazon Quietly Unveils New Kindle Fire
Amazon.com unveiled the newest versions of its Kindle Fire tablet computers this week and, in a rare move ...
September 23, 2013
Markets Uneasy Following Fed’s Mixed Signals
The U.S. markets plunged Sept. 20 on heavy volume as financial markets became unsettled following a week of ...
September 20, 2013
Hiring Practices in China Could Haunt Investment Banks
Wall Street firms have enjoyed doing IPOs and other investment banking businesses in China for the last two ...
September 17, 2013
New Consoles, GTA5 to Boost Video Game Industry
A $250 million blockbuster title released this week is expected to lift the financial fortunes of an entertainment ...
September 15, 2013
Larry Summers Withdraws From Fed Chair Consideration
President Barack Obama said on Sunday that he accepted Lawrence Summers' decision to withdraw from consideration for the ...
September 12, 2013
Hilton Files for $1.25 Billion IPO
Hotel operator Hilton Worldwide Inc. filed for an initial public offering to raise as much as $1.25 billion, ...
September 10, 2013
Carl Icahn Gives Up on Dell
Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn has given up his fight against Dell Inc. Chairman Michael Dell and his ...
September 9, 2013
Syria, Fed Speculation to Drive Stock Market
The stock market could experience some initial volatility as traders and investors hone in on the ongoing saga ...
September 8, 2013
Apple Eyes Asia’s Biggest Wireless Markets
Apple is close to striking separate deals with China Mobile Ltd. and NTT DoCoMo, the biggest wireless carriers ...
September 3, 2013
Smithfield Investor Says No to Shuanghui Deal
One of Smithfield Foods Inc.’s biggest shareholders said that it would oppose the Smithfield-Shuanghui deal reached in May.
August 30, 2013
Talk of Fed Tapering Drives Emerging Markets Rout
More likely than not, the Fed-taper is coming in September. Reduced Fed bond-buying puts emerging markets under pressure, ...
August 28, 2013
Best Buy’s Stock Ramp a Mirage
Last year, electronics retailer Best Buy Co.’s stock was the third-worst performer in the S&P 500. Falling sales ...
August 24, 2013
Ballmer Leaves Legacy of Blunders
In a surprising move, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced on Aug. 23 he would step down from his ...
August 19, 2013
Egypt, Higher Oil Add to Stock Market Woes
Tensions in Egypt are exacerbating the stock market’s recent decline.
August 14, 2013
Antitrust Lawsuit Likely Sinks American-US Airways Merger
NEWS ANALYSIS On Tuesday, Aug. 13, the U.S. Department of Justice put a big dent in the proposed ...
Risk of Prolonged Trade War Appears to Be Subsiding
Despite continued doom and gloom in mainstream media, the risk that the United States and China would engage ...
Ghana Officials Question China’s Ambitions in Bauxite Mining Plan
As part of Beijing’s ambitious development project, China is building infrastructure in Ghana in exchange for access to ...
Chinese 5G Telecommunications Equipment Rejected in India, South Korea
The next generation of wireless mobile communications technology—known as 5G—is considered key to revolutionizing many different industries: transportation, ...
Trump Orders Extensive Declassification of Russia Investigation Documents
President Donald Trump issued an order on Sept. 17 for the immediate declassification of three series of documents ...