How Amazon & Co. Could Fix Health Care – Bloomberg

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan haven’t said much about what their new joint venture will do to “provide U.S. employees and their families with simplified, high quality and transparent healthcare at a reasonable cost.” It’s not hard to imagine, however, how the three companies could set up a large, closed system that could serve as a […]

Canada’s Hudson’s Bay makes takeover approach for Macy’s: Sources – CNBC

Cincinnati, Ohio-based Macy’s has around 900 stores in the U.S., which includes its Bloomingdale’s outlets and its flagship store in New York City’s Herald Square. Hudson’s Bay is well known for making money off its real estate assets. After buying Saks for $2.9 billion in 2013, it secured a $1.25 billion 20-year mortgage for its […]

The method to President Trump’s madness – Politico

Donald Trump’s first two weeks have been a frenetic sprint that has unsettled Washington and left a rattled world wondering what’s next. Trump’s White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is the provocateur who has engineered the historically disruptive opening gambit of executive orders, diplomatic upheaval, Twitter attacks and continuing attacks on the media. Story Continued […]

Toyota in $3.4 Billion Settlement Over Corrosion in Some Trucks and SUVs – Wall Street Journal

Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to pay up to about $3.4 billion to settle claims that certain of its trucks and sport-utility vehicles lacked proper rust protection, leading to premature corrosion of vehicle frames. The agreement is a substantial financial setback at a time when the Japanese auto giant’s record-breaking profit streak has slowed in recent […]

Here’s Why the Qualcomm-NXP Deal Makes Sense – Fortune

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf sat out last year’s merger mania in the semiconductor market, even as his company’s core smartphone chip business slowed. But with expectations rising for a deal this year, Mollenkopf may have hit on one of the savvier acquisitions in the industry. By adding NXP Semiconductors for a total of $47 billion […]

Orders for U.S. Capital Goods Decline by Most Since February – Bloomberg

Orders for U.S. Capital Goods Decline by Most Since February – Bloomberg

Orders for U.S. business equipment fell in September by the most in seven months, indicating corporate investment is having trouble gaining traction. Bookings for non-military capital goods excluding aircraft dropped 1.2 percent, erasing a 1.2 percent August gain that was stronger than previously reported, Commerce Department data showed Thursday. The median forecast of economists surveyed […]

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