List/Grid Monthly Archives: December 2017

Uber corporate espionage and bribery alleged in ex-employee’s letter

Uber corporate espionage and bribery alleged in ex-employee’s letter

A federal judge made public late Friday a letter Uber Technologies Inc. had paid $7 million to keep quiet, laying out in detail the company’s alleged corporate espionage program, including… Read more »

Market Extra: Why the Disney deal suggests the tax bill may mean little for the economy

Market Extra: Why the Disney deal suggests the tax bill may mean little for the economy

The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday said it would buy selected assets of 21st Century Fox, in the latest multibillion-dollar deal of 2017. Also on Thursday, details began to emerge… Read more »

CryptoWatch: Why Denmark wants to use blockchain and cryptos to fight for human rights

CryptoWatch: Why Denmark wants to use blockchain and cryptos to fight for human rights

Blockchain has been catapulted into the limelight by the recent bitcoin frenzy, but now Denmark is putting the revolutionizing technology into a completely different arena: humanitarian aid. In a report… Read more »

Market Extra: S&P 500 buybacks up 15% in the third quarter as Apple buying spree continues

Market Extra: S&P 500 buybacks up 15% in the third quarter as Apple buying spree continues

U.S. stocks have been trading near record levels all year, but that hasn’t stopped companies from buying back more of their own stock. According to data from S&P Dow Jones… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: GM ignition-switch trial looms for Monday, along with potential $1 billion payout

The Wall Street Journal: GM ignition-switch trial looms for Monday, along with potential $1 billion payout

General Motors Co. faces a potential payout of $1 billion in stock to address claims related to the Detroit auto giant’s ignition-switch crisis, depending on the outcome of a looming… Read more »

Market Extra: IPO activity surged in 2017, thanks to pickup among tech stocks

Market Extra: IPO activity surged in 2017, thanks to pickup among tech stocks

While some of the most high-profile initial public offerings of 2017 disappointed, with the stocks trading down significantly from their debut prices, they helped the overall IPO market stage a… Read more »

The Number One: The biggest lie of the year? PolitiFact says Trump’s take on Russian meddling wins by a landslide

The Number One: The biggest lie of the year? PolitiFact says Trump’s take on Russian meddling wins by a landslide

PolitiFact earlier this week named President Trump’s stance on Russia’s influence on the 2016 election as its “Lie of the Year,” and a poll of the website’s readers backed the… Read more »

Benjamin Franklin drops F bombs — and knowledge — in this Lin-Manuel Miranda song originally planned for ‘Hamilton’

Benjamin Franklin drops F bombs — and knowledge — in this Lin-Manuel Miranda song originally planned for ‘Hamilton’

Lin-Manuel Miranda is making good on his recent promise that he will be dropping previously unheard music from “Hamilton” once a month for the next year. Miranda is calling the… Read more »

UN special envoy chastises Trump’s America for ‘inequality and extreme poverty’

UN special envoy chastises Trump’s America for ‘inequality and extreme poverty’

Two major reports this week said the U.S. has massive educational inequalities, combined with a tax system that grown less progressive. There’s one area where there’s been huge growth in… Read more »

CryptoWatch: Here come CME bitcoin futures: What you need to know

CryptoWatch: Here come CME bitcoin futures: What you need to know

After a week of slow but steady trading on Cboe Global Markets, a new player is set to enter the bitcoin futures market on Monday. CME Group Inc. CME, +0.43%… Read more »

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