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The SEC is blocking the proposed sale of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to a group of Chinese investors based on “unresolved questions” over the “proposed ownership structure and concerns for the regulatory agency’s ability...more

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Nordstrom’s doing what it can to fight the seemingly inevitable decline of many retailers in the face of online competition. The family-run company has been revamping stores, amassing e-commerce companies, and launching new...more

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Chipotle and founder Steve Ells—which built an empire on the idea of offering a healthier, more authentic Mexican experience than its Tex-Mex fast food rivals—are turning ironically enough to Taco Bell’s CEO Brian Niccol to...more

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The UK’s Serious Fraud Office unveiled new charges against Barclays Bank yesterday over a $3 billion loan it made to Qatar in 2008 for the purpose of “allowing the firm to directly or indirectly acquire shares in Barclays...more

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As we hold our breaths at the opening bell to see if last week’s volatility continues, we consider the impact of computer-driven index funds on that market rollercoaster....more

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Volatility was again the name of the game on Thursday in the US markets, which closed down nearly 4% again and headed into official “correction” territory....more

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Former GE CEO Jeff Immelt’s retirement was short lived. The Jack Welch protégé will be bringing his C-suite skills to Athenahealth, the electronic medical records software provider that’s been under considerable pressure...more

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Mr. Dow’s wild ride ended on an upswing yesterday, with the DJIA adding back nearly 600 points and the three primary US indices up between 1.7 and 2.3%....more

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Markets proved that last Friday’s 600-point Dow drop wasn’t an isolated incident, as all major US indices were down nearly 4% (at least) in a nasty Monday of trading....more

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A look at the big-time Wells Fargo/Fed settlement of last Friday night, which saw the Fed blasting the bank’s board for oversight failures, forcing Wells to replace a full fourth of its 16-member Board, and instituting a rare...more

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The Fed held its last Open Markets Committee meeting under outgoing Chair Yellen, and it agreed to hold the benchmark rate in a range between 1.25% and 1.5%. Here’s the lowdown....more

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Even as JPMorgan has set the playing field for his successor (Daniel Pinto v. Gordon Smith, FYI), head honcho Jamie Dimon is making it clear that he’s not about to go anywhere anytime soon....more

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Coffee pod powerhouse Keurig Green Mountain is expanding its empire (and that of its parent JAB Holding Company) with the announcement of a $18.7 billion deal for the Dr Pepper Snapple Group. If approved by shareholders and...more

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With Davos 2018 in the rear view mirror, some analysts are pegging the “geopolitical momentum” as China’s to claim, thanks in no small part to its expansive and ongoing “Belt and Road” initiative....more

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ECB Chief Mario Draghi’s having none of the US Treasury Secretary’s recent weak-dollar talk, accusing the US official, in not so many words, of “violating agreements among nations against starting currency wars”....more

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It’s getting worse before better at GE, which yesterday made a disclosure double whammy of a $9.8 billion Q4 loss and an SEC inquiry over the company’s accounting practices....more

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EU regulatory officials have fined chipmaker Qualcomm $1.2 billion after a 2-year investigation into anti-competition allegations involving payments made to Apple....more

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Daniel Loeb and his Third Point fund is pushing Nestle—despite its recent sale of its US confectionary business to Italy’s Ferrero for $2.8 billion last week—to make further changes, including dropping its stake in cosmetics...more

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A look at Amazon’s newest concept—Amazon Go—a convenience store that opens in Seattle today complete with “shelves of food” found at other stores (including Whole Foods) but with nary a cashier in sight....more

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NYSE owner Intercontinental Exchange is looking to do the as-yet inconceivable: bring some order to cryptocurrencies. The plan, announced yesterday, is to launch a data feed that pull info from cryptocurrency exchanges around...more

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The Dow closed above 26k yesterday for the first time on what some are dubbing the FOMO rally or the “melt-up” market....more

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John Flannery’s been working hard to right the ship at GE, but the seas have turned choppy again this week on news that the company’s taking a $6.2 billion Q4 write-off “after conducting a review of the insurance portfolio...more

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More trouble for the embattled British PM Theresa May. We learned yesterday that Britain’s second-largest construction firm—Carillion—was forced into liquidation after amassing a staggering $1.35 billion in debt. The downfall...more

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The Times explores the $27 billion in fixed-income-trading income that has seeped out of Wall Street over the past 5 years thanks to “a combination of tough regulations, new technologies, calm markets and changing customer...more

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In naming Gregory Abel and Ajit Jain vice chairs, Berkshire Hathaway took another big step this week in laying out LAWB (Life After Warren Buffet)....more

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