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Wells Fargo settles with 50 states, Aphria rejects hostile takeover & Tesla’s new board members

December 31st, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Wells Fargo settles claims with all 50 states, pot company Aphria rejects a hostile takeover from Green Growth, and Tesla …

The end for department stores, Instagram update & McDonald’s breakfast

December 28th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Name brand department stores are be on the brink, Instagram rolls out a horizontal update and people were pissed, and McDonald’s …

Markets rebound, holiday sales soar & buyback

December 27th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: the DOW rises 1,000 points, holiday sales are highest in 6 years, and announces share buyback

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Government shutdown looms, Softbank invest in Fair & Apple vs. Qualcomm

December 21st, 2018


In today’s Minutes: the government shutdown looks like a done deal, Softbank plans investment in Fair, and Qualcomm is going after Apple in Germany

Fed raises rates, Altria invests in Juul & Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline to join forces

December 20th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Fed raises rates and markets plummet, Altria invests in Juul, and drug maker’s Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline partner up


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SpaceX lands $500M, Tilray goes global & Kroger launches autonomous delivery

December 19th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: SpaceX lands $500M in funding at $3.5B valuation, Tilray goes global, and Kroger announces the first autonomous grocery delivery …

Google expands NYC footprint, stock markets continues freefall & 1MDB isn’t going away

December 18th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Google expands its NYC footprint, stock markets continue to tumble, and Malaysia files formal charges against Goldman related to …

LVMH to buy Belmond, Johnson & Johnson coverup & Tesla funding secured

December 17th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: LVMH will buy Belmond for $3.2B, Johnson & Johnson accused of massive coverup, and Tesla issues bonds to raise funds


Apple’s expansion, Robinhood becoming a bank & farm bill passes

December 14th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Apple chooses location for expansion, Robinhood expands into checking accounts, and farm bill passes congress.


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Tencent’s IPO, Elliott takes stake in Pernod Ricard & China hacks Marriott

December 13th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Tencent’s IPO was meh, Paul Singer’s Elliott Management takes stake in Pernod Ricard, and China state hackers are said to be …

Daimler AG goes electric, Google’s CEO faces congress & Verizon admits defeat

December 12th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Daimler AG is buying $23B in battery cells to ramp up electric car production, Google’s Sundar Pichai faces congressional hearing, and Verizon takes goodwill impairment charge on Yahoo and AOL.


China bans iPhone sales, Brexit deal falls apart & Tivity Health buys Nutrisystem

December 11th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: China grants Qualcomm’s injunction against Apple, Brexit deal falls apart, and Tivity Health buys Nutrisystem.


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Altria buys stake in Cronos, Uber files for IPO & OPEC production cuts

December 10th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Altria invests $1.8B in Cronos, Uber files for an IPO, and OPEC agrees to oil cuts. Plus, will you ever actually be “good enough.”

Markets go haywire, Lyft files for IPO & OPEC discusses cuts

December 7th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: another wild day for markets, Lyft files for an IPO, and OPEC contemplates production cuts. Plus, we pour one out for Bernie …

Facebook email leak, Huawei CFO arrest & Nomura blames quants

December 6th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: a trove of internal Facebook emails were leaked, Huawei’s CFO arrested in Canada, and Nomura says that quants are the reason for …

Wells Fargo glitch, markets plummet & Thomson Reuters layoffs

December 5th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Wells Fargo’s glitch caused customers lose their homes, markets shook by trade war jitters, and Thomson Reuters plans layoffs.


Shell ties exec pay to carbon footprint, GlaxoSmithKline buys Tesaro & Qatar drops out of OPEC

December 4th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Shell will tie its executives pay to the company’s carbon footprint going forward, GlaxoSmithKline buys Tesaro for $5.1B, and Qatar announces it is leaving OPEC. Plus, get your Bill Gates on.


US-China trade truce agreed upon, Starwood hack & USMCA signed

December 3rd, 2018


In today’s Minutes: the US and China reached a truce in the ongoing trade war that will allow for further negotiations, hotel giant Starwood was hacked last week, and US, Mexican, and Canadian leaders agreed to a new …

Deutsche Bank office raided, Bayer cuts 12,000 jobs and sells off brands, and PBR is saved.

November 30th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Deutsche Bank’s HQ raided as part of money laundering investigation, Bayer announces 12k job cuts as it exits the animal health market in wake of Monsanto take over,, and PBR is saved. Plus bros …

The Fed is dovish, Altria takes a stake in Juul, and Jeep creates The Gladiator.

November 29th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Fed’s Powell is dovish, Altria looks to take a large minority stake in Juul, and Jeep re-enters the midsize truck market with …

Papa John deal sours, “The Match” exceeds expectations, and the “Turkey 5”

November 28th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Trian backs out of Papa John’s deal, Tiger Woods new gig, and Amazon reports its biggest opening to holiday shopping season ever, …

GM layoffs, United Technologies restructuring & Third Point and Campbell’s settle

November 27th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: GM announces 14k layoffs, United Technologies will split its businesses, and Dan Loeb and Campbell’s come to terms. Plus, it …

Oil continues to fall, GAP plans store closures & Black Friday sales hit all time high

November 26th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: oil continues its plummet, the GAP plans to close hundreds of stores, and Black Friday sales hit an all time high. Plus, red …

Markets see massive sell off & Walgreens and Humana join the healthcare race

November 21st, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Markets fell drastically yesterday and Walgreens and Humana are looking to join forces. Plus, what we’re thankful for this year.

Nissan Chairman arrested, BuzzFeed adds paywall & SocGen pays massive settlement

November 20th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn arrested, BuzzFeed not above begging for donations, and Societe Generale settles its $1.3B tab with …

BlackBerry is back, Beyond Meat IPO & VW is going electric

November 19th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: BlackBerry buys cybersecurity firm, Bill Gates backed Beyond Meat files for IPO, and VW is making a huge push into electric vehicles. Plus, nobody gives a damn about the real you.


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PG&E shares plummeting, Facebook and Microsoft team up & earnings reports are in!

November 16th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: shares of PG&E are plummeting amid wildfire threat, Facebook and Microsoft team up, and more earnings. Plus, nobody gives a …

Snap is facing SEC subpoena, Dell sweetens deal & Bain closes $1B fund

November 15th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: the SEC and DOJ are sniffing around Snap HQ, Dell sweetens proposed deal that would take the company public, and Bain Capital …

EU and UK near Brexit deal, oil continues free-fall & Waymo close to self-driving car service

November 14th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: the EU and UK are near a Brexit deal, oil fell to its lowest point in a year, and Alphabet’s Waymo says it is very close to …

It’s the end of the world as we know it, Diageo divests brands & Yanks to bid on YES

November 13th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: the Dow fell 600 points and we’re all going to die, Diageo divests 19 of its brands for $550M, and the Yankees organization plans to buy the remaining 80% of YES that it doesn't own. Plus, are …

Fed plans more bank deregulation, Alibaba’s singles day hits record & #MergerMonday

November 12th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Fed announces additional plans for deregulation, Alibaba’s Singles Day smashes sales record, and SAP buys Qualtrics. Plus, tech …

Tesla names independent chairman of board, Google to add jobs in NYC & Monsters sues Coke

November 9th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Tesla names independent chairman of board, Google to add jobs in NYC, and Monsters sues Coke. Plus, Bloomberg releases …

US election’s economic impact, Papa John’s is totally screwed & Aegean files for bankruptcy

November 8th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: US elections will impact economy, Papa John’s spent a ton of money distancing itself from Papa John & Aegean files for …

Goldman Sachs announces partners, Comcast to release cord cutter set-top box & Vice plans job cuts

November 8th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Goldman Sachs announces 69 new partners, Comcast plans to release a set-top box aimed at cord cutters & Vice plans to cut 15% …

Amazon HQ2 cities set, US elections & Lowe’s closing down stores

November 6th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Amazon HQ2 will be split between two cities, US elections will impact economy & Lowe’s plans to close 51 stores. Plus, some autumn reading recommendations from the masters of the universe.


Jobs report beats expectations, meet GM’s e-bike & Iran sanctions kick in

November 5th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: the Labor Department’s job report had a lot of good news, GM announces two new e-bikes & US sanctions on Iran go into effect. …

Goldman banker pleads guilty in 1MDB case, Googlers walkout & Apple’s shares plummet

November 2nd, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Goldman banker pleads guilty in 1MDB case, Googlers walkout to protest workplace sexual harassment & Apple’s shares plummet. …

GM offers voluntary severance, Fed approves new banking deregulation & the market’s terrible October

November 1st, 2018


In today’s Minutes: GM offers voluntary severance to 18k employees, Fed approves new banking deregulation, and the market’s terrible October has …

Amazon’s woes, GE cuts dividends & Apple’s big announcement

October 31st, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Amazon valuation has fallen 25% since September, GE will cut its dividend to 1 cent, and Amazon rolls out new Macs and iPads …

UK announces digital tax, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not seek re-election

October 30th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: UK announces 2% digital tax geared toward tech giants, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not seek re-election, and …

IBM makes largest acquisition ever, Epic Games gets major investment

October 29th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: IBM to buy Red Hat for $34B, Epic Games, the maker of Fortnite lands $1.25B funding round, and marketing agency Legends wins right to sell 2028 Olympic sponsorships. Plus, if you aren’t cheating, you …

Altria recalls it’s vape product after FDA pressure, Big Name Tech Stocks drop after markets close

October 26th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Marlboro maker and tobacco giant Altria announced that they are pulling their vape products off the market thanks to pressure …

Stock markets tumble, Tesla made a profit (I repeat, Tesla made a profit)

October 25th, 2018


n today’s Minutes: stocks markets fell, with all major US indices down more than 2%, Tesla rakes in $311M in profit, and an Adidas exec is found …

CATERPILLAR’s poor forward looking projections led to an overall down day for the market.

October 24th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: US indices dropped as much as 2% today on the back of Caterpillar’s poor forward looking projections, despite the fact that their top line earnings beat estimates. Refinery29, a digital media company …

Richard Branson steps down as chairman of Virgin Hyperloop, Netflix will increase debt load, and Gol

October 23rd, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Richard Branson steps down as chairman of Virgin Hyperloop, Netflix will increase debt load via a $2B bond offering, and Goldman …

JPMorgan is going to Cali, Cleveland-Cliff’s CEO goes off the rail, and Moody’s cuts Italy’s rating

October 22nd, 2018


In today’s Minutes: JPMorgan plans to open a fintech hub in Silicon Valley, Cleveland-Cliff’s CEO goes off the rails on earnings call, and Moody’s cuts Italy credit rating to one step above junk. Plus, we’ve got some …

Oil has been in a freefall, Mnuchin drops out of Davos in the Desert, and Novartis buys Endocyte

October 19th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: oil is in in a free fall just weeks after experts believed it could hit $100, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was the latest …

Deutsche Bank traders found guilty in Libor rigging case, Constellation Brands’ CEO to step down

October 18th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Deutsche Bank traders found guilty in Libor rigging case, Constellation Brands’ CEO to step down, and the US plans to withdraw from postal treaty. Plus, a crash course in legal weed.


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Uber eyes $120B IPO valuation, Audi hit with massive fine, and Netflix does its best to make FANG gr

October 17th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: bankers are pitching Uber on a $120B IPO valuation, Audi is hit with a $930M fine associated with diesel-gate, and Netflix beats …

US budget deficit hits 6-year high, Fidelity gets into the institutional crypto game, and Twilio buy

October 16th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: the US budget deficit hits $779B, Fidelity will begin managing crypto for institutional clients, and Twilio will buy SendGrid for …

Gary Cohn is out here living his best life, Saudi Arabian stock market slumps as pressure mounts, an

October 15th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Gary Cohn will take a role as an adviser to a blockchain startup, Saudi Arabia’s stock market slumps as questions remain about …

US report indicates China is not manipulating currency, Apple buys chip manufacturer, and Walmart wa

October 12th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: the Treasury found no evidence that Beijing was manipulating its currency, Apple is paying $600M for a portion of Dialog …

Bloodbath in US equity markets, Smile Direct Club’s massive funding round, and a Korean esport cable

October 11th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: equity markets got absolutely crushed on Wednesday, Smile Direct Club raises $380M, and OGN, a South Korean epsorts cable network …

Westmoreland coal files bankruptcy, Google is dropping Pixel 3, and Snap is falling down a slippery

October 10th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Coal mining company Westmoreland filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Google is dropping the 3rd version of its phone Pixel, and Snap stock has dropped to its lowest value ever as it tries to become …

Goolge+ is shut down, LinkedIn buys Glint, and Microsoft invests in Grab

October 9th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Google+ shutters after report of security breach that affected 500k users, LinkedIn buys employee engagement service Glint for undisclosed amount, and Microsoft invests $200M in Grab. Plus, it’s time …

Unemployment rate drops again, SoftBank and Saudi Arabia will team up again, and La Croix faces a la

October 8th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: unemployment rates drop to 3.7%, Saudi Arabia plans to invest $45B in SoftBank’s second Vision Fund, and La Croix is being sued for including synthetic ingredients in its natural sparkling water. …

Treasury bonds soar and send the market downward, Square dives deeper into banking activities, and A

October 5th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: 10 Yr Treasury bond yields have reached multi-year highs as increased Fed rate hikes and an overall strong economy give investors …

Honda plans to invest in GM’s AV ambitions, Hortonworks and Cloudera will merge, and Highfields Capital will shut its doors to outside money

October 4th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Honda will partner with GM to develop autonomous vehicles as part of a $2.5B deal, Hortonworks and Cloudera will come together in a $5.2B merger, and Highfields Capital is the latest hedge fund to …

FDA raids JUUL HQ, Toys R Us is back from the dead, and Tencent Music plans massive US IPO

October 3rd, 2018


In today’s Minutes: FDA raids JUUL HQ seizing thousands of marketing documents, Toys R Us cancels bankruptcy auction and plans comeback, and Tencent Music is planning a $30B US IPO. Plus we’re taking and answering your …

GE parts ways with CEO Flannery, Nafta 2.0 is a go, and Facebook names new head of Instagram

October 2nd, 2018


In today’s Minutes: GE parts ways with CEO Flannery in a surprise move, Nafta has been redrafted and renamed, and Facebook names Adam Mosseri to lead Instagram. Plus Slacking off has never been so productive.


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Elon Musk and the SEC reach deal, 50M Facebook accounts were hacked, US and Canada closing in on NAFTA deal

October 1st, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Elon Musk and the SEC settle suit, 50M Facebook accounts were hacked, and US and Canada are closing in on a NAFTA deal. Plus Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, puts on a clinic in how not to reply to …

The SEC sues Tesla and Elon Musk, Petrobras will pay $853M settlement related to bribery charges, and Boeing wins massive Air Force contract

September 28th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: the SEC sues Tesla and Elon Musk over his “funding secured” tweet, Petrobras will pay the US and Brazil a collective $853M to …

The Fed raises interest rates again, Uber to pay massive settlement, and Stripe’s value continues to climb

September 27th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: the FOMC will raise the Federal Fund Rate a quarter of a percent, Uber will pay $148M as part of a data breach settlement, and Stripe’s latest round values the company at $20B.


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Michael Kors buys Versace, Qualcomm files lawsuit against Apple, and Arby’s owner buys up Sonic.

September 26th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Michael Kors has announced a plan to buy Versace for $2.1B and rename the company “Capri Holdings,” Qualcomm is suing Apple - …

Sirius inks a deal for Pandora, Snap and Amazon partner up, and Marathon and Andeavor merge to become the U.S’ largest Oil refiner.

September 25th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Sirius XM is buying music streaming service for $3.5B, SnapChat and Amazon agree on a partnership allowing users to buy items they see in Snaps through Amazon, The US’ has a new largest Oil Refiner, …

Comcast “wins” bid for Sky, China calls off trade negotiations until after mid-terms & we can all learn a thing or two about leadership from George Washington

September 24th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Comcast wins auction for Sky in weekend bidding war with Fox, China calls off trade negotiations with US as tariffs are set to kick in, and we can all learn a thing or two about leadership from …

Wells Fargo plans more job cuts, Fox and Comcast will settle Sky bidding war with auction & Amazon announces slew of new products

September 21st, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Wells Fargo will cut 26k jobs over the next 3 years, Fox and Comcast will settle their bidding war for Sky with an auction, and Alexa is about to infiltrate your life. Plus, here’s how not to quit.

Denmark’s largest bank embroiled in massive money laundering scandal, Tilray’s wild day & Amazon to open thousands of cashierless stores

September 20th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Denmark’s largest bank faces allegations of fraud on a massive scale, Tilray rises as much as 94%, and Amazon plans to open up to 3k cashierless stores. Plus, the pressing economic question of our …

The DOJ launches investigation into Tesla over Musk tweets, credit card class-action ends with massive settlement & Postmates raises $300M

September 19th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: the Department of Justice launches an investigation into Elon Musk and Tesla, major credit card companies settle on $6.2B payment to merchants suing over fees, and Postmates raises whopping $300M. …

Trump goes nuclear in trade war, Amazon is investigating internal leaks & Saudi Arabia invests $1B in Tesla competitor

September 18th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: the Trump administration plans to implement tariffs on $200B worth of goods, Amazon is sniffing out internal snitches who are tipping of sellers on how to make more sales, and the Saudi government …

SpaceX will send a civilian to space, Staples buys Essendant for $482M & Marc Benioff buys Time magazine

September 17th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: SpaceX will send a civilian to space in its BFR, Staples will buy Essendant, the massive supplier of office supplies for $482M, and Marc Benioff, the founder of Salesforce will purchase Time magazine …

Goldman Sachs’ shakes up leadership, iHeartMedia buys HowStuffWorks & Walmart acquires Cornershop

September 14th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Goldman Sachs’ incoming CEO announces new leadership team, iHeartMedia will buy HowStuffWorks for $55M, and Walmart acquires …

Apple’s presser doesn’t disappoint, FDA threatens JUUL & Turnover Thursday

September 13th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Apple announces three new phones and new watch at annual conference, FDA threatens JUUL and other flavored e-cig makers for marketing to children, and C-Suites are lonely places


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Jimmy Buffett does the most Jimmy Buffett thing ever, Hurricane Florence is on its way & Hudson’s Bay divests European assets

September 12th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Jimmy Buffett is getting into the cannabis industry … obviously, Hurricane Florence is about to wreak economic havoc on the US, and Hudson’s Bay merges European assets. Plus, finally, the stablecoin …

Stellar to acquire Chain & Justin Kan’s latest startup raises $65M

September 11th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Stellar will acquire Chain for an estimated $200M and Justin Kan secures $65M from a16z for his latest startup. Plus, you might want to sit down for this … the third leading cause of death in the …

Jack Ma announces succession plan, Tesla is going up in smoke & President Trump threatens more tariffs

September 10th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Jack Ma will step down as chairman of Alibaba next year, Elon Musk is under fire for smoking weed on the Joe Rogan podcast, and President Trump threatens additional tariffs on China. Plus, why you …

US DOJ finds North Korean hacker, CBS is working on Moonves exit package, and MasterClass raises $80M

September 7th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: The US Department of Justice tracked down a North Korean hacker responsible for the Sony data breach in 2014, CBS has offered $100M to former-CEO Les Moonves who is currently under allegations of …

Crypto gets more bad news, Twitter shares fall during Congressional hearing & Fox invests in streaming startup

September 6th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Goldman Sachs announces plans to table crypto trading desk, Twitter shares fell as much as 6% during Jack Dorsey’s hearing, and …

Amazon hits $1T market cap, Nike shares drop on new ad campaign backlash & ING hit with record fine

September 5th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Amazon becomes second company to hit $1T market capitalization, Nike shares fall 3% as #NikeBoycott takes hold, and ING will pay …

Coca-Cola purchases Costa coffee for $5.1B, Ford will stop importing the Chinese-manufactured Focus & Dunkin plans to invest $100M in its stores.

September 4th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Coca-Cola will close its largest acquisition to date, Ford is cancelling plans to import the Chinese-manufactured Focus, and …

Trump threatens to leave the World Trade Organization & D-Day for scooter operators in California

August 31st, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Trump threatens to leave WTO if the organization doesn’t shape up and scooter startups find out their fate in California. Plus, …

Amazon is feeling the Bern, SurveyMonkey to IPO & Dick’s Sporting Goods had a rough quarter

August 30th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Amazon and Bernie Sanders are publicly sparring over employee wages, SurveyMonkey publicly files for an IPO, and Dick’s sales fall on self-imposed gun restrictions. Plus, don’t take financial advice …

Yahoo still scans user emails, Aston Martin plans to go public & Yum China rejects buyout bid

August 29th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Yahoo still scans its more than 200M email accounts to facilitate marketer targeting, Aston Martin will go public with a valuation of more than $6B, and Yum China rejected a $17B buyout. Plus, …

US and Mexico reach NAFTA agreement, Toyota to invest in Uber & farmer bailout

August 28th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: the US and Mexico have reached an agreement on parts of NAFTA, Toyota will invest $500M in Uber at a $72B valuation, and the …

Tesla will remain public & IG gets back to its university roots

August 27th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Elon Musk announces that Tesla will remain public and Instagram will try to attract college students with private virtual …

Wendy’s sells stake in Arby's, Teva’s generic EpiPen wins approval & Doordash lands another massive funding round

August 17th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Wendy’s will sells its stake in Arby’s parent company for $450M, Teva wins approval to produce generic EpiPen, and Doordash lands $250M funding round. Plus, US employees are really, really bad at …

Corona maker Constellation goes big on weed beer, Qatar offers aide to Turkey, SEC issues a subpoena to Tesla

August 16th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Corona beer maker Constellation is investing $4B in Canopy Growth a weed company, Qatar pledges to lend Turkey $15B to help its Lira crisis, and the SEC issued a Subpoena to Tesla to investigate Elon …

Tinder employees sue IAC and Match, Coke buys stake in BodyArmor & Alphabet will invest in Oscar Health

August 15th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: early Tinder employees are suing IAC and Match for $2B, Coca-Cola is buying a stake in Kobe Bryant’s Gatorade competitor, and …

Andreessen Horowitz to open celeb-led fund, VF Corp. will sell Lee and Wrangler denim brands & Netflix CFO to step down

August 14th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Andreessen Horowitz will open a celeb-led fund geared towards people of color, VF Corp. plans to sell Wrangler and Lee denim …

Turkey’s economic situation worsens, Monsanto loses major lawsuit & Citgo at risk due to Venezuelan ties

August 13th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: after the US imposed tariffs on Turkey, the lira tumbled vs. the dollar, Monsanto will have to pay $289M in cancer suit, and …

Deutsche Bank continues to cut costs, Samsung announces Echo competitor & Adidas boosted by World Cup

August 10th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Deutsche Bank continues its cost cutting efforts, Samsung announces Galaxy Note 9 and an Echo competitor, and Adidas crushes earnings after winning World Cup. Plus how much millennials need to make …

Slack secures $400M in funding, SEC probes Musk’s tweet & Congressman arrested on insider trading charges

August 9th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Slack secures $400M in funding at a $7B valuation, the SEC will probe Elon Musk regarding the truthfulness of his infamous tweet, …

Elon Musk plans to take Tesla private, LA Rams owner buys remainder of Arsenal & NewTV raises $1B

August 8th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Elon Musk tweets that he is planning to take Tesla private, Stan Kroenke, the owner of the LA Rams buys the remaining portion of the Arsenal soccer team that he didn’t already own, and Meg Whitman …

New York-Uber showdown, Zillow buys mortgage lender & Pepsi CEO to step down

August 7th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: the New York City Council is ready to approve a cap on new licenses for ride-hailing services, Zillow is buying Mortgage Lenders of America, and Indra Nooyi is stepping down as CEO of Pepsi. Plus how …

Starbucks will begin accepting bitcoin, Heineken goes all in on China & Beijing escalates trade war

August 6th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Starbucks teams up with Microsoft and ICE to allow consumers to pay with bitcoin, Heineken partners with China Resources Beer, …

Apple hits $1T market cap, Brookstone files for bankruptcy, and Warner Music buys Uproxx

August 3rd, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Apple is the first US firm to hit a $1T market cap, Brookstone files for bankruptcy again, and Warner Music buys Uproxx. Plus …

Well Fargo’s huge fine, Tesla reports earnings, and Siemens makes large acquisition

August 2nd, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Wells Fargo faces a massive fine, Tesla reports earnings that met most expectations, and Siemens acquires Mendix. Plus Fidelity …

Facebook uncovers fake political accounts, MoviePass raises prices and reduces movies, and Chipotle screws up, again.

August 1st, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Facebook deleted over a dozen fake Instagram and FB accounts used for political misinformation, after having to take out …

Nokia and T-Mobile make a $3.5B deal, US Foods buys 5 businesses from Services Group of America, and American Express was caught charging customers higher rates

July 31st, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Nokia and T-Mobile agreed to a deal to make the world’s largest 5G network deal, US foods bought one, two, three, four, five food businesses from Services Group of America for $1.8B, and American …

WeWork China raises $500M, MoviePass briefly runs out of money & BP buys BHP’s US assets

July 30th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: WeWork China raises $500M to expand to additional cities, MoviePass secures an emergency loan after briefly running out of cash, and BP buys BHP’s US onshore assets for $10B. Plus, never, ever use …

Walmart ends partnership with Synchrony, Slack buys Atlassian’s chat platform & Amazon hits record profit

July 27th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Walmart ends its two-decade store-card partnership with Synchrony, Slack will buy Atlassian’s Hipchat, and Amazon hits record profit despite lower than expected revenue. Plus, how does Facebook’s …

Facebook’s bloodbath, 23andMe teams up with pharma giant & Waymo and Walmart announce partnership

July 26th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Facebook misses revenue projections and shares plummet, 23andMe and GSK will enter $300M partnership, and Waymo will partner with …

Ford makes big investment in autonomous vehicles, eBay and Square are teaming up & Lululemon names new CEO

July 25th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Ford consolidates its autonomous vehicle groups and makes a massive investment in the technology, eBay and Square are teaming up …

Tesla asking for refunds, Pinterest closing in on $1B in ad revenue & Nike planning to bump pay

July 24th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Tesla is asking for refunds from some of its suppliers, Pinterest is quickly closing in on $1B in ad revenue and plans to IPO in 2019, Nikes plans to bump pay for 10% of workforce in effort to end …

State Street to buy Charles River Systems, Eventbrite files for IPO & Fiat Chrysler CEO steps down

July 23rd, 2018


In today’s Minutes: State Street will buy Charles River Systems for $2.6B, Eventbrite has filed a confidential IPO, indicating its intention to go public, and Fiat Chrysler CEO steps down amid ailing health. Plus, how …

Comcast drops of out bidding war for Fox, Wells Fargo messed up … again & a cannabis producer’s IPO

July 20th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Comcast will drop out of the bidding war for Fox, instead focusing on SkyTV, Wells Fargo will reimburse clients for products they didn’t want or need, and Tilray is the first ever cannabis producer …

EU hands down record fine to Google, Facebook vows to police certain fake news & Prime Day boosts non-Amazon retailers

July 19th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: the EU hands down a $5.1B fine to Google for its business practices in the mobile phone market, Facebook will begin policing fake …

Walmart-Microsoft partnership, Jay Powell addresses Congress & Texas Instruments’ CEO steps down.

July 18th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Walmart and Microsoft will partner to take on Amazon, the Fed Chair addresses Congress, and Texas Instruments’ CEO steps down. Plus, what your Venmo transactions say about you.


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Meet Goldman Sachs’ new CEO, Amazon outage & FCC threatens Sinclair-Tribune deal

July 17th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Goldman Sachs will name David Solomon as CEO, Amazon goes down on Prime Day, and the FCC threatens Sinclair-Tribune deal. Plus, …

Netflix dethrones HBO, the US lifts ban on ZTE & US bank earnings reports

July 16th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Netflix collected more Emmy nominations than HBO, the US lifts its ban on ZTE after the company paid its fine in full, and US …

Papa John steps down … again, the US Justice Department appeals AT&T-Time Warner decision & Johnson & Johnson settles cancer case

July 13th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: John Schnatter steps down as chairman of Papa John’s after dropping a racial slur, the US Department of Justice is appealing a court decision allowing the AT&T-Time Warner deal to proceed, and …

Broadcom to acquire CA Technologies, ABC and ESPN will broadcast Overwatch & Dunkin Donuts is getting a new CEO

July 12th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Broadcom will acquire CA Technologies for just under $19B, ESPN and ABC will air Overwatch in primetime, and Dunkin Donuts is …

Tesla announces Shanghai factory, MediaMath raises $225M & Postmates expands

July 11th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Tesla announces plans for a massive new factory in Shanghai, MediaMath raises $225M and attains unicorn status, and Postmates will expand to 100 new cities. Plus, we tackle how not to quit your job …

Uber partners with Lime, Starbucks will phase out straws & Timehop was hacked

July 10th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Uber will partner with Lime in a $335M deal, Starbucks plans to phase out all single use straws by 2020, and 21M Timehop users were hacked. Plus, there are only 3 times when an emoji is acceptable in …

Sonos files for IPO, the Winklevoss twins hire NYSE CIO & the trade war’s next front

July 9th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Sonos has files for an IPO, Gemini, the Winklevoss twins’ crypto exchange hires the NYSE CIO, and Russia plans to impose …

Juul’s massive valuation,Tesla hits Model 3 goal & Canada strikes back in trade war

July 2nd, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Juul raises $1.2B to make vaping cool again, Elon Musk and Tesla hit their goal of producing 5k Model 3’s in one week, and Canada …

Amazon buys PillPack, Deutsche Bank with a major stress test FAIL, and Ray Dalio is stepping back at Bridgewater

June 29th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Amazon will acquire online pharmacy company PillPack as it finally breaks into the Healthcare sector, Deutsche Bank failed a Stress Test performed by the Federal Reserve, and Investing Savant Ray …

Conagra buys Pinnacle, Lyft's valuation doubles & Peloton’s acquisition

June 28th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Conagra Brands will acquire Pinnacle Foods for $8.1B, Lyft’s valuation reaches $15B after raising $600M, and Peloton acquires music startup Neurotic Media. Plus, we try to kick our iPhone habit.


WWE’s new TV deal, Sequoia’s latest fund & London grants Uber a license

June 27th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: WWE inks a new TV deal with USA Networks and Fox Sports, Sequoia Capital has raised $6B of the $8B it is looking to secure for its latest fund and the city of London will grant Uber a 15-month …

Harley Davidson’s manufacturing changes, AT&T’s latest acquisition & Andreessen Horowitz launches crypto fund.

June 26th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Harley Davidson plans to combat tariffs by moving production abroad, AT&T plans to acquire AppNexus for $1.6B and Andreessen Horowitz will launch a crypto fund. Plus, inside Amazon’s plan to …

OPEC increases output & Trump’s new tariff threats.

June 25th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: OPEC will increase oil output by about 1M barrels per day to bring prices down and Donald Trump is proposing additional tariffs on European car imports. Plus, we’ve got a look at the week ahead in …

Attack of the Internet Tax, AT&T gets into TV, Swiggy seeks to take over the food delivery game in India.

June 22nd, 2018


In today’s Minutes: The supreme court ruled in favor of states to collect sales tax on internet sales within their jurisdictions, AT&T announced …

Mega healthcare venture assigns a CEO, Instagram introduces Long-form video, and Fox accepts Disney’s offer for purchase

June 21st, 2018


In today’s Minutes: JP Morgan, Amazon, and Berkshire Hathaway appointed a CEO to run its healthcare venture, Instagram rolled out Long-form video to …

Bain acquires Varsity Brands, mobile data broker backlash & GE removed from Dow

June 20th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Bain Capital acquires Varsity Brands in a deal worth $2.5B, mobile providers are pulling the plug on data brokers, and Walgreens …

SurveyMonkey to IPO, Google invests in & Square to allow crypto trading

June 19th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: SurveyMonkey has confidentially filed for an IPO, Google plans to invest $550M in to combat Amazon, and Square got the greenlight to allow crypto trading in-app. Plus, Elon Musk’s latest email …

Meet WarnerMedia, Apple and Oprah collab & Theranos CEO indicted

June 18th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: AT&T will rename Time Warner as WarnerMedia, Apple and Oprah plan to collaborate on Apple’s new streaming service, and …

Etsy rises on fee increase, Ether isn’t a security & the World Cup is very, very expensive

June 15th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: Etsy’s stock soars on news that it will increase fees, the SEC announces that it will not categorize Ether as a security, and the World Cup is costing Russia about $11B. Plus, bankers spend a lot of …

VW to pay massive fine, Toyota invests in Grab & Fed hikes interest rate

June 14th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: VW to pay 1B euro fine stemming from diesel-gate, Toyota makes a $1B investment in Grab, and the FOMC hikes the federal fund …

AT&T-Time Warner deal gets greenlight, Nintendo’s E3 news & Tesla job cuts

June 13th, 2018


In today’s Minutes: AT&T-Time Warner deal gets greenlight, Nintendo announces Super Smash Bros. and Fortnite at E3, and Tesla plans to cut jobs amid Model 3 delivery delays. Plus, Google is planning to change the …

Bitcoin’s latest woes, Mars buys vet operator & Domino’s latest marketing ploy

June 12th, 2018


Today’s daily brief includes bitcoin’s latest plummet, the confectioner, Mars, will buy a vet operator for over $2B, and Domino’s Pizza ventures into construction. Plus, how to deal with stress and anxiety at work.


Verizon’s new CEO, G7 trade drama & US gives Chinese firm greenlight in Genworth deal

June 11th, 2018


Today’s daily brief includes Hans Vestberg taking over as Verizon CEO, the G7 wrapped up but not without major drama, and US authorities will allow a Chinese conglomerate to take over Genworth Financial. Plus, tech bros …

McDonald's management shakeup, Amazon to stream EPL & ZTE settles with US government

June 8th, 2018


Today’s daily brief includes McDonald's plans to cut layers of management as part of a $500M cost cutting initiative, Amazon won the right to stream 20 EPL games, and ZTE will settle with the US government for $1B. Plus …

Ritual raises $70M, L Catterton invests $200M in Honest Co. & Athenahealth CEO resigns

June 7th, 2018


Today’s daily brief includes the latest on Ritual’s $70M funding round, L Catterton’s investment in Jessica Alba’s Honest Co., and the resignation of Athenahealth’s CEO amid sexual harassment allegations. Plus we …

UK government takes hit on RBS, MLB buys Rawlings & MyHeritage hack

June 6th, 2018


Today’s daily brief includes the latest on the UK taking another massive loss on the sale of its stake in RBS, Major League Baseball plans to …

Walmart sells Brazilian assets, Howard Schultz steps down & Microsoft buys GitHub

June 5th, 2018


Today The Water Coolest covers Walmart taking a loss on the divestiture of its Brazilian assets, Howard Schultz will step down as Executive Chairman …

Unemployment rate, sports betting in Delaware & Facebook kills trending section

June 4th, 2018


Today The Water Coolest covers the lowest unemployment rate in close to 18 years, Delaware plans to become the first state to legalize single-game …

Merger Monday, Instagram stories will add music & Nestle will sell Starbucks coffee

May 8th, 2018


Merger Monday, Instagram stories will add music & Nestle will sell Starbucks coffee


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Xerox-Fuji deal gets complicated, Wells Fargo settles suit & unemployment rate drops

May 7th, 2018


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