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Financial Daily Dose 11.30.2021 | Top Story: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Resigns

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is stepping down, effectively immediately, from the site he co-founded in 2006. He was replaced by company CTO Parag Agrawal, “who has recently been working on technologies associated with...more

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Financial Daily Dose 11.23.2021 | Top Story: White House to Keep Powell as Federal Reserve Chair

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The Fed Chair waiting game is officially over, with the White House affirming its confidence in Chair Powell on Monday by indicating that it will renominate him to another 6-year term at the helm of the central bank. ...more

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Financial Daily Dose 11.22.2021 | Top Story: Elizabeth Holmes Takes Stand in Own Defense as Theranos Fraud Trial Presses On

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After 11 weeks of the prosecution laying out the government’s case, it’s now the defense’s turn in the criminal fraud trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes. They began by putting Holmes, herself, on the stand, and she’ll...more

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Financial Daily Dose 11.5.2021 | Top Story: Jobs Report to Reveal Impact of Labor Unrest, Delta Variant

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Jobs Report Friday again! And this one should be a doozy, as we look for what a wave of recent strikes, increased competition for workers, and millions of workers reconsidering career paths will mean for the numbers...more

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Law Brief®: The Theranos Trial

On the latest Law Brief® episode, Co-Heads of the White Collar Practice Group, Michael Grudberg and Robert Heim, join Host, Richard Schoenstein to discuss the on-going trial of Elizabeth Holmes concerning her now-defunct...more

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Financial Daily Dose 9.20.2021 | Top Story: Chinese Crackdown on Debt-Laden Companies Roils Global Markets

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Fascinating new wrinkle on the corporate debt crisis washing over China in recent years, with reports that “troubled Chinese property giant Evergrande” sought to “strong-arm” its own employees earlier this year to lend the...more

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More Lessons Learned from Theranos: Ensuring Privilege Protections

The prosecution of Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the infamous healthcare and life sciences company, Theranos, Inc., has sparked media attention around the country. With just a few months before trial is slated to begin, Holmes...more

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Financial Daily Dose 6.4.2021 | Top Story: Wary Markets Wait for May Jobs Report After April Bust

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Jobs Report Friday again, and after a big miss on April’s rather lackluster numbers, all eyes will be on May’s figures. Lots to watch for here....more

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Financial Daily Dose 5.5.2021 | Top Story: Yellen’s Interest Rate Comments Roil Markets, Prompt Clarification

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Treasury Secretary Yellen perhaps inadvertently dipped back into Fed Chair mode for a bit on Tuesday, acknowledging that some movement in interest rates may be necessary to “keep the economy from overheating given the large...more

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Financial Daily Dose 3.15.2021 | Top Story: Stripe Hits $95 Billion Valuation, Tops Among Startups

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Six-hundred million in its latest funding round means that payments company Stripe’s valuation now tops $95 billion, “making it the most valuable start-up in the United States”....more

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Financial Daily Dose 2.18.2021 | Top Story: Google Caves to New Aussie Law, Will Pay for Shared News Content Down Under

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Your Big Tech vs. Australia update: after raising a “well, then, no search engine for you” fuss in response to the country’s proposed law requiring tech giants to “pay news organizations for the news articles that are shared...more

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Financial Daily Dose 1.11.2021 | Top Story: U.S. loses 140k jobs in December as virus surge hampers recovery

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Aaaand we’re back. Hope all have stayed safe and healthy. Let’s get to business. Friday’s Jobs Report saw the U.S. recovery thrown in reverse, with employers cutting 140,000 jobs in December amidst “rising coronavirus cases...more

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Financial Daily Dose 12.8.2020 | Top Story: Uber Sheds Long-Struggling Self-Driving Unit in Deal With Aurora

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After an ill-fated multi-year effort to develop a self-driving car, Uber (which spent “hundreds of millions of dollars” on the project) is “handing the autonomous vehicle effort over to a Silicon Valley start-up”—Aurora—along...more

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Financial Daily Dose 12.3.2020 | Top Story: New U.S. Law Would Delist Chinese Companies Who Refuse Outside Audits

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A new bill that has now passed the House would further increase oversight of “Chinese companies listed on American stock markets, the latest attempt by the United States to scrutinize financial ties with China.” The law...more

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Financial Daily Dose 10.14.2020 | Top Story: WTO Allows EU to Impose $4B in Tariffs Over U.S. Boeing Subsidies

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The WTO—already on shaky ground with the White House—did little to endear itself on Tuesday with a decision giving the EU “permission to impose tariffs on $4 billion worth of American products annually in retaliation for...more

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Financial Daily Dose 9.10.2020 | Top Story: EU Regulators Challenge Facebook Data Transfers

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New concerns from Ireland’s Data Protection Commission about Facebook’s protection of information from American government surveillance may soon force the social networking giant to “overhaul its operations to keep data on...more

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Financial Daily Dose 8.12.2020 | Top Story: 9th Circuit Reversed Antitrust Ruling Against Qualcomm

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Big win for Qualcomm this week, with a 9th Circuit panel reversing an antitrust verdict against the company that “had threatened the chip maker’s business model.” The appellate court, in flipping the district court’s ruling,...more

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Financial Daily Dose 4.15.2020 | Top Story: US and Airlines Reach Deal on Industry Bailout

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The White House and the US airline industry have agreed in principle to a $25 billion bailout after weeks of “haggling” over the terms, including whether the Treasury Department was “effectively turning the grants into loans...more

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Financial Daily Dose 4.1.2020 | Top Story: Markets fall again to close out devastating month on Wall Street

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Markets closed down on Tuesday, a fitting conclusion to the worst month on Wall Street since October 2008 that was marked by wild volatility and record-setting point drops....more

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Financial Daily Dose 3.24.2020 | Top Story: Fed’s “Unlimited” QE Promise Doesn’t Reassure Markets Amid D.C. Deadlock

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A promise of “unlimited” QE from the Fed Monday morning briefly turned the tides on Dow futures but wasn’t enough to overcome another day of COVID-19-related fears and DC gridlock over the $1.8 trillion stimulus package III...more

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Financial Daily Dose 2.13.2020 | Top Story: Britain Investigates Ties Between Jeffrey Epstein and Barclays CEO Staley

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UK regulators are probing ties between disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein and Barclays CEO Jes Staley. The bank’s board is so far standing 100% with Staley, who has expressed “regret” over his relationship with Epstein....more

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Financial Daily Dose 7.1.2019 | Top Story: US and China Pledge to Resume Trade Talks

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The US and China agreed to resume trade talks after a  7-week hiatus, “averting for now an escalation of their multibillion-dollar tariff war that has roiled global markets and threatened the future of the world’s two largest...more

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Sears marked the end of an era today, as the store that “more than a century ago pioneered the strategy of selling everything to everyone” filed for bankruptcy protection early this morning....more

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In Case You Missed It - Interesting Items for Corporate Counsel - May 2018

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Pay equity advocates were undoubtedly disappointed that inaugural disclosure of the ratio of CEO pay to median employee pay fizzled. See, for example, here. CEO pay has, of course, been publicly disclosed forever; only the...more

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The FBI and OCC have each launched inquiries into pricing practices within American Express’s forex unit with an aim to determine “whether the foreign-exchange international payments department misrepresented pricing to...more

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