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The preferred daily business news and professional advice of weekday warriors. Work might suck, but you don't have to.
Comcast drops of out bidding war for Fox, Wells Fargo messed up … again & a cannabis producer’s IPO
In today’s Minutes: Comcast will drop out of the bidding war for Fox, instead focusing on SkyTV, Wells Fargo will reimburse clients for products they didn’t want or need, and Tilray is the first ever cannabis producer to IPO. Plus, if unemployment is so low, why aren’t wages increasing?
July 20, 2018
EU hands down record fine to Google, Facebook vows to police certain fake news & Prime Day boosts non-Amazon retailers
In today’s Minutes: the EU hands down a $5.1B fine to Google for its business practices in the mobile phone market, Facebook will begin policing fake news that promotes violence, and Prime Day boosts non-Amazon retailers too. Plus, we take you “Behind Closed Mahogany Doors.”
July 19, 2018
Walmart-Microsoft partnership, Jay Powell addresses Congress & Texas Instruments’ CEO steps down.
In today’s Minutes: Walmart and Microsoft will partner to take on Amazon, the Fed Chair addresses Congress, and Texas Instruments’ CEO steps down. Plus, what your Venmo transactions say about you.
July 18, 2018
Meet Goldman Sachs’ new CEO, Amazon outage & FCC threatens Sinclair-Tribune deal
In today’s Minutes: Goldman Sachs will name David Solomon as CEO, Amazon goes down on Prime Day, and the FCC threatens Sinclair-Tribune deal. Plus, full coverage of Amazon Prime Day deals.
July 17, 2018
Netflix dethrones HBO, the US lifts ban on ZTE & US bank earnings reports
In today’s Minutes: Netflix collected more Emmy nominations than HBO, the US lifts its ban on ZTE after the company paid its fine in full, and US banks begin a barrage of Q2 reporting. Plus, it's time to start looking more closely at your phone bill.
July 16, 2018
Papa John steps down … again, the US Justice Department appeals AT&T-Time Warner decision & Johnson & Johnson settles cancer case
In today’s Minutes: John Schnatter steps down as chairman of Papa John’s after dropping a racial slur, the US Department of Justice is appealing a court decision allowing the AT&T-Time Warner deal to proceed, and Johnson & Johnson settles ovarian cancer suit. Plus, tread carefully on Venmo.
July 13, 2018
Broadcom to acquire CA Technologies, ABC and ESPN will broadcast Overwatch & Dunkin Donuts is getting a new CEO
In today’s Minutes: Broadcom will acquire CA Technologies for just under $19B, ESPN and ABC will air Overwatch in primetime, and Dunkin Donuts is getting a new CEO. Plus, Papa John teaches us how to not act on a conference call.
July 12, 2018
Tesla announces Shanghai factory, MediaMath raises $225M & Postmates expands
In today’s Minutes: Tesla announces plans for a massive new factory in Shanghai, MediaMath raises $225M and attains unicorn status, and Postmates will expand to 100 new cities. Plus, we tackle how not to quit your job and lifestyle creep.
July 11, 2018
Uber partners with Lime, Starbucks will phase out straws & Timehop was hacked
In today’s Minutes: Uber will partner with Lime in a $335M deal, Starbucks plans to phase out all single use straws by 2020, and 21M Timehop users were hacked. Plus, there are only 3 times when an emoji is acceptable in work email and why are today’s billionaires so damn boring?
July 10, 2018
Sonos files for IPO, the Winklevoss twins hire NYSE CIO & the trade war’s next front
In today’s Minutes: Sonos has files for an IPO, Gemini, the Winklevoss twins’ crypto exchange hires the NYSE CIO, and Russia plans to impose retaliatory tariffs on US. Plus, robots are coming for your white collar job and the products Americans associate with high income.
July 9, 2018
Juul’s massive valuation,Tesla hits Model 3 goal & Canada strikes back in trade war
In today’s Minutes: Juul raises $1.2B to make vaping cool again, Elon Musk and Tesla hit their goal of producing 5k Model 3’s in one week, and Canada strikes back against US with $13B in tariffs. Plus, the case for bringing back the AIM away message.
July 2, 2018
Amazon buys PillPack, Deutsche Bank with a major stress test FAIL, and Ray Dalio is stepping back at Bridgewater
In today’s Minutes: Amazon will acquire online pharmacy company PillPack as it finally breaks into the Healthcare sector, Deutsche Bank failed a Stress Test performed by the Federal Reserve, and Investing Savant Ray Dalio announced he will be stepping back and reducing his role in managing Bridgewater Associates. Plus, we have an expert reading list for vacation!
June 29, 2018
Conagra buys Pinnacle, Lyft's valuation doubles & Peloton’s acquisition
In today’s Minutes: Conagra Brands will acquire Pinnacle Foods for $8.1B, Lyft’s valuation reaches $15B after raising $600M, and Peloton acquires music startup Neurotic Media. Plus, we try to kick our iPhone habit.
June 28, 2018
WWE’s new TV deal, Sequoia’s latest fund & London grants Uber a license
In today’s Minutes: WWE inks a new TV deal with USA Networks and Fox Sports, Sequoia Capital has raised $6B of the $8B it is looking to secure for its latest fund and the city of London will grant Uber a 15-month license. Plus, we say goodbye to GE.
June 27, 2018
Harley Davidson’s manufacturing changes, AT&T’s latest acquisition & Andreessen Horowitz launches crypto fund.
In today’s Minutes: Harley Davidson plans to combat tariffs by moving production abroad, AT&T plans to acquire AppNexus for $1.6B and Andreessen Horowitz will launch a crypto fund. Plus, inside Amazon’s plan to allow poor performers to literally beg for their jobs.
June 26, 2018
OPEC increases output & Trump’s new tariff threats.
In today’s Minutes: OPEC will increase oil output by about 1M barrels per day to bring prices down and Donald Trump is proposing additional tariffs on European car imports. Plus, we’ve got a look at the week ahead in business, economic, and markets news.
June 25, 2018
Attack of the Internet Tax, AT&T gets into TV, Swiggy seeks to take over the food delivery game in India.
In today’s Minutes: The supreme court ruled in favor of states to collect sales tax on internet sales within their jurisdictions, AT&T announced a limited TV service, and Food delivery company Swiggy received a $465M funding round, putting it over a $1B valuation. You asked for it, and we keep bringing you more personal finance tips!
June 22, 2018
Mega healthcare venture assigns a CEO, Instagram introduces Long-form video, and Fox accepts Disney’s offer for purchase
In today’s Minutes: JP Morgan, Amazon, and Berkshire Hathaway appointed a CEO to run its healthcare venture, Instagram rolled out Long-form video to its 1 billion followers, and Fox finally chose Disney as its suitor to the acquisition ball. Plus, we’re dipping our toes in bringing you the latest in personal finance.
June 21, 2018
Bain acquires Varsity Brands, mobile data broker backlash & GE removed from Dow
In today’s Minutes: Bain Capital acquires Varsity Brands in a deal worth $2.5B, mobile providers are pulling the plug on data brokers, and Walgreens will be replacing GE in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Plus, we’re dipping our toes in bringing you the latest in personal finance.
June 20, 2018
SurveyMonkey to IPO, Google invests in & Square to allow crypto trading
In today’s Minutes: SurveyMonkey has confidentially filed for an IPO, Google plans to invest $550M in to combat Amazon, and Square got the greenlight to allow crypto trading in-app. Plus, Elon Musk’s latest email to Tesla employees might be cause for concern.
June 19, 2018
Meet WarnerMedia, Apple and Oprah collab & Theranos CEO indicted
In today’s Minutes: AT&T will rename Time Warner as WarnerMedia, Apple and Oprah plan to collaborate on Apple’s new streaming service, and Elizabeth Holmes is indicted on wire fraud charges. Plus, Moelis is not happy with bankers latest Excel hack.
June 18, 2018
Etsy rises on fee increase, Ether isn’t a security & the World Cup is very, very expensive
In today’s Minutes: Etsy’s stock soars on news that it will increase fees, the SEC announces that it will not categorize Ether as a security, and the World Cup is costing Russia about $11B. Plus, bankers spend a lot of time trying to predict who will win the World Cup.
June 15, 2018
VW to pay massive fine, Toyota invests in Grab & Fed hikes interest rate
In today’s Minutes: VW to pay 1B euro fine stemming from diesel-gate, Toyota makes a $1B investment in Grab, and the FOMC hikes the federal fund rate. Plus, WTF is the federal fund rate?
June 14, 2018
AT&T-Time Warner deal gets greenlight, Nintendo’s E3 news & Tesla job cuts
In today’s Minutes: AT&T-Time Warner deal gets greenlight, Nintendo announces Super Smash Bros. and Fortnite at E3, and Tesla plans to cut jobs amid Model 3 delivery delays. Plus, Google is planning to change the college search game.
June 13, 2018
Bitcoin’s latest woes, Mars buys vet operator & Domino’s latest marketing ploy
Today’s daily brief includes bitcoin’s latest plummet, the confectioner, Mars, will buy a vet operator for over $2B, and Domino’s Pizza ventures into construction. Plus, how to deal with stress and anxiety at work.
June 12, 2018
Verizon’s new CEO, G7 trade drama & US gives Chinese firm greenlight in Genworth deal
Today’s daily brief includes Hans Vestberg taking over as Verizon CEO, the G7 wrapped up but not without major drama, and US authorities will allow a Chinese conglomerate to take over Genworth Financial. Plus, tech bros finally get what's coming to them for using first-name-only email addresses.
June 11, 2018
McDonald's management shakeup, Amazon to stream EPL & ZTE settles with US government
Today’s daily brief includes McDonald's plans to cut layers of management as part of a $500M cost cutting initiative, Amazon won the right to stream 20 EPL games, and ZTE will settle with the US government for $1B. Plus the team shares their favorite TED talks. Remember, work might suck, but you don’t have to.
June 8, 2018
Ritual raises $70M, L Catterton invests $200M in Honest Co. & Athenahealth CEO resigns
Today’s daily brief includes the latest on Ritual’s $70M funding round, L Catterton’s investment in Jessica Alba’s Honest Co., and the resignation of Athenahealth’s CEO amid sexual harassment allegations. Plus we contemplate if an MBA is worth it. Remember, work might suck, but you don’t have to.
June 7, 2018
UK government takes hit on RBS, MLB buys Rawlings & MyHeritage hack
Today’s daily brief includes the latest on the UK taking another massive loss on the sale of its stake in RBS, Major League Baseball plans to purchase the maker of its official ball, and MyHeritage, a popular genealogy site, uncovers a data breach affecting 92M users. Plus we’ve got some tips on free courses from Udemy and a free book from Bill Gates. Remember, work might suck, but you don’t have to.
June 6, 2018
Walmart sells Brazilian assets, Howard Schultz steps down & Microsoft buys GitHub
Today The Water Coolest covers Walmart taking a loss on the divestiture of its Brazilian assets, Howard Schultz will step down as Executive Chairman of Starbucks and Microsoft finally buys GitHub. Plus full coverage of Apple’s WWDC.
June 5, 2018
Unemployment rate, sports betting in Delaware & Facebook kills trending section
Today The Water Coolest covers the lowest unemployment rate in close to 18 years, Delaware plans to become the first state to legalize single-game sports gambling and Facebook will kill its “trending” section amid fake news controversy. Plus some Monday Motivation from Eric ‘The Hip Hop Preacher’ Thomas and a look at the week in news ahead.
June 4, 2018
Deutsche Bank in trouble, Softbank invests in GM & steel and aluminum tariffs
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Bayer-BASF deal, turmoil in Italy & JAB buys Pret
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May 30, 2018
Amazon Echo is a creep, Fiat’s recall & GDPR is alive
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May 29, 2018
Uber’s crash report, Rover raises $155M & Netflix tops Disney
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May 25, 2018
Fortnite prize pool, GE sale & largest hedge fund startup to date
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May 22, 2018
Well, well, Wells; BJ's going back in; Bain Capital Purchase
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May 18, 2018
SEC’s satirical crypto warning & Macy’s continued growth
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May 16, 2018
Tesla’s re-org, CBS lawsuit & legalized sports gambling
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May 15, 2018
Barclay’s CEO hit with fine, C-Suite shakeup & more Xerox drama
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May 14, 2018
Takeda finalizes Shire deal, Google’s I/O conference, Comcast wants Fox
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May 9, 2018
Merger Monday, Instagram stories will add music & Nestle will sell Starbucks coffee
Merger Monday, Instagram stories will add music & Nestle will sell Starbucks coffee
May 8, 2018
Xerox-Fuji deal gets complicated, Wells Fargo settles suit & unemployment rate drops
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