M&A Activity Encourages More Activity

Coming off a week when AT&T announced one of the biggest deals of the year to acquire Time Warner, more M&A activity headlined the news Monday morning. General Electric Co., the world’s largest oilfield equipment maker, announced it will merge its oil and gas business with Baker Hughes Inc., one of the world leaders in oil services and production. The merger will create the world’s second-largest oilfield services provider behind Schlumberger and ahead of  read more>>

AT&T Deals for Time Warner

AT&T didn’t shock anyone when it announced a deal to buy Time Warner Inc. for $85 billion. This will likely be the largest acquisition for the telecommunications conglomerate, which acquired DIRECTV for $48.5 billion just 15 months ago, and the company will subsequently become one of the most indebted companies in the world. While some may feel uneasy about such a merger, others can compare it to Comcast’s merger with NBC Universal 5 years  read more>>

WikiLeaks Takes on Washington

This past week, WikiLeaks published yet another inside look at Clinton campaign emails. The leak contained over 10,000 emails from the private Gmail inbox of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman and former Chief of Staff for President Clinton, John Podesta. The data dump was extensive, with emails dating back two elections ago, but the information did not reveal much more than we already know about Clinton. It did, however, shed light on the inner workings  read more>>

Trump Outperforms in Second Presidential Debate

An eventful long weekend in the Presidential Race culminated in a fiery second debate Sunday night. The debate was highly anticipated following the controversy over a 2005 tape of Trump which surfaced on Friday. The candidate entered the weekend defending a barrage of attacks and condemnation from Clinton supporters, the media, and even some Republicans, all after issuing a public apology. Despite the setback, Trump’s performance in the intense debate bested all expectations and  read more>>

Anheuser Busch InBev Takeover of the World’s Beer

Last week shareholders of the world’s second largest brewer SABMiller approved a $100 billion takeover by Anheuser-Busch InBev (A-B InBev).  Both companies are internationally recognized for brands such as Budweiser, Corona, Stella Artois, Miller Genuine Draft, Peroni, Fosters, Beck’s, Hoegaarden, and Leffe—just to name a few of the more than 350 combined. With the shareholder approval, this corporate merger will go down  read more>>

New Employees Are Changing the Workplace

We all knew the day would come when Baby Boomers and Gen X-ers usher a new generation into the workplace. The oldest members of Generation Z, a population born in the mid to late-1990’s through 2010, have just entered the workforce with all new perspectives and expectations. They follow in the footsteps of their older siblings and counterparts, the Millennials, who share similar lifestyles but also remember the days of the VHS and a  read more>>

Corporate Profits Held Abroad

It is time for corporate profits to return to the United States. Some of America’s biggest corporations, particularly in the technology sector, have been stockpiling offshore profits for years now, largely due to unfavorable tax codes. Companies like General Electric, Microsoft, Apple, and Google have hundreds of billions of dollars outside the U.S., which amount to a big chunk of the more than $2 trillion in deferred overseas income. What needs change is not  read more>>

Hillary’s Health a Cause for Concern

More drama hit the campaign trail over the weekend. On Sunday, Hillary Clinton struggled walking after she left the 9/11 memorial ceremony early. This was not a good look for the leading Presidential candidate, as concerns about her health have resurfaced. Clinton’s campaign announced shortly after the stumble that Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday, and her doctor had advised her to rest and modify her schedule. This is no easy task for  read more>>

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