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How Jeff Immelt’s Courtship Of An Activist Investor Backfired For GE Shareholders – Antoine Gara

When hedge fund Trian Partners in October 2015 disclosed a $2.5 billion investment in General Electric GE -1.85% in support of Jeff Immelt’s efforts to reshape the conglomerate, it was the culmination of a multiyear effort by GE’s then-CEO. Two years prior, Immelt had invited Trian’s billionaire cofounder Nelson Peltz to speak at a corporate offsite … Continue reading How Jeff Immelt’s Courtship Of An Activist Investor Backfired For GE Shareholders – Antoine Gara

BBVA and Santander Join EU Joint Blockchain Platform Set to Launch in 2019 – Ana Berman

Banking groups BBVA and Banco Santander have joined the E.U. International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (IATBA), Spanish economic newspaper Expansion writes Nov. 20. The representatives of two Spanish banking groups were invited to an E.U. blockchain roundtable held in Brussels by Mariya Gabriel, the commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, and Roberto Viola, director … Continue reading BBVA and Santander Join EU Joint Blockchain Platform Set to Launch in 2019 – Ana Berman

Walmart Is Latest Retailer to Beat Earnings, While Brexit Keeps Investors Guessing – JJ Kinahan

Walmart became the latest major store to exceed earnings estimates Wednesday, and shares of the company climbed in pre-market trading. The Walmart news might help give the rest of the market a lift, but Brexit worries have the dollar on the rise again. Walmart earnings of $1.08 per share beat third-party consensus of $1.01, while … Continue reading Walmart Is Latest Retailer to Beat Earnings, While Brexit Keeps Investors Guessing – JJ Kinahan

The Paradox of Crypto In China

Skirting the Great Wall, Part Three: The Paradox of Cryptocurrencies in China https://www.pivot.one/share/post/5be97852cd5ee726e14c46d4?uid=5bd49f297d5fe7538e6111b6&invite_code=JTOJYV

7 Facts That Will Make You Rethink Application Performance Monitoring – Mike Sargent

Digital transformation is changing the way companies do business, so it should come as no surprise that the applications that deliver business services are under pressure to keep up. Application teams are embracing a full mix of technologies– from mobile first to cloud-native architectures, to enable more agility, innovation, and end-user focus than ever before. … Continue reading 7 Facts That Will Make You Rethink Application Performance Monitoring – Mike Sargent

Bridgewater’s New Brain: A Millennial Woman Is Blazing To The Top Of The World’s Largest Hedge Fund – Nathan Vardi

In August, Karen Karniol-Tambour warned that the U.S. stock market was priced for perfection, making it vulnerable to the sort of sell-off that took place in October. While convinced that in the long term investors need more exposure to Chinese markets, as of late October she wasn’t bullish about China for the short term, either. … Continue reading Bridgewater’s New Brain: A Millennial Woman Is Blazing To The Top Of The World’s Largest Hedge Fund – Nathan Vardi

Boise and Reno Capitalize on the California Real Estate Exodus – Prashant Gopal & Noah Buhayar

Julie D’Agostino spent 15 years in the San Francisco Bay Area working in tech and considers herself decidedly liberal. Still, she ended up buying a home in a surprising place: deep-red Idaho. The 51-year-old moved to Boise two years ago, attracted to its walkable downtown, lively arts scene, and, most important, cheaper housing. She’s happy … Continue reading Boise and Reno Capitalize on the California Real Estate Exodus – Prashant Gopal & Noah Buhayar

China Stops Buying U.S. Oil, Two Months After Record Total – Ken Roberts

China has turned off the U.S. oil spigot. A response to the full-on trade war between the United States and China, it is a both a stunning turn-around, coming just two months after record exports there, and a stark reminder of the difference between what it means to live in a free country and one … Continue reading China Stops Buying U.S. Oil, Two Months After Record Total – Ken Roberts

Ivory Tower In The Cloud: Inside 2U, The $4.7 Billion Startup That Brings Top Schools To Your Laptop – Antoine Gara

In 2014, when Douglas Shackelford was named dean of UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, his most important strategic initiative was clear. UNC was a top-tier public university, but its B-school, barely in the top 20, was on a mission to greatly expand its enrollment without spending much cash. “Our traditional revenue sources were changing, and not … Continue reading Ivory Tower In The Cloud: Inside 2U, The $4.7 Billion Startup That Brings Top Schools To Your Laptop – Antoine Gara

Projected 2019 Tax Rates, Brackets, Standard Deduction Amounts And More – Kelly Phillips Erb

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that the consumer price index (CPI) has increased by .2% for August, the same as in July. The CPI measures the cost of goods and services - in other words, your cost of living. When the CPI doesn't change much, it tends to signal that interest rates will stay … Continue reading Projected 2019 Tax Rates, Brackets, Standard Deduction Amounts And More – Kelly Phillips Erb

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