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M&A lending to U.S. blue-chip firms on summer hiatus

© Reuters. Illustration photo of a U.S. Dollar note<p>By Lynn Adler<p>NEW YORK (LPC) - Bank lending to high-quality US companies to fund acquisitions has …

Arcane Spinoff Rule May Lift M&A Targets Like Yum China, Arconic

Deal stocks including Yum China Holdings Inc., Arconic Inc. and Conagra Brands Inc. may grow more valuable as autumn approaches, thanks to an …

Sinclair could lose more than just Tribune

Sinclair Broadcasting’s failed effort to buy Tribune Media may soon become more than just a costly embarrassment. It could result in the company …

Carl Icahn Discloses Positions in VMWare and DVMT Worth $535 Million

Carl Icahn took new positions in two stocks affiliated with Michael Dell in the second quarter: VMWare Inc. and its tracking stock known as DVMT.<p>The …

Why Israel Stopped All Attempts by Chinese Companies to Buy Local Insurers

(CTech) — Israel's Commissioner of Capital Markets Dorit Salinger will be stepping down at the end of August after five years on the job. Her tenure …

S&P Global

Make This Cult Bakery’s Shakshuka Focaccia at Home

One of Israel’s most famous dishes is shakshuka, a humble meal of eggs poached in an abundance of sautéed tomatoes and onions. Like hummus, shakshuka …

Want to Win in Merger Mania? Bet on Losing Bidders, Study Shows

In a merger contest, it pays to bet on the losing suitor, according to a recent study.<p>While both winners and losers display similar stock-market …

Day 3: Akorn v. Fresenius

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Like Mushroom Pizza? We're Gonna Take You to Funghitown

I'm shamelessly cribbing the pun in the title of this post from former Serious Eats editor Adam Kuban's pop-up pizzeria, Margot's Pizza. Partly because I don't feel bad about it (I suggested he call his mushroom pie the "Funghitown" in the first place), and partly because it also gives me the …

Traders furious after computer botches $9b stock sale

by Elena Popina and Joshua Fineman<p>Equity traders were fuming after AbbVie, maker of the world's biggest-selling medicine, Humira, announced the wrong …

Trading

Why Traditional M&A Is Becoming Less Important

From 1870 to 1911, John D. Rockefeller built what was arguably the single most impressive business organization in history: Standard Oil. Mr. Rockefeller’s business strategy was to vertically integrate every aspect of the oil business (exploration, development, logistics, marketing) to assure an …

Innovation

Three of the Best Whiskies You Can Find in Stores, According to 48 Judges

The 2018 San Francisco Spirits Competition has released its full list of winners and, unsurprisingly, nearly every spirit that made it to the …

Kentucky

Ippudo San Francisco. It's Happening. It's Really Happening.

Good things come to those who wait.<p>By "good things," we mean borderline-legendary ramen.<p>And by "wait," we mean, like, 10 minutes? Maybe 30? Depends …

What can Qualcomm do to fend off Broadcom?

When Broadcom proposed ousting Qualcomm's board of directors on Dec. 4, it set in motion a high-stakes chess match for control of San Diego's most iconic technology company.<p>The outcome could reverberate not only locally, but throughout the tech industry — possibly changing the landscape for firms …

Systems Thinking in Investing

<i>This article is authored by MOI Global instructor Robert King, chief investment officer of Baskerville Capital Management. Robert is an instructor at</i> …

This silent coffee grinder will save your ears and break your caffeine habit

Mornings are hard for a caffeine addict. The headaches and grumpiness are bad enough, but then you have to deal with the noise of the grinder before you get the anti-migraine juice you so desperately crave.<p>This silent coffee grinder uses a hand grinder and a strong motor to grind coffee slowly and …

Master Sourdough Bread with Modernist Bread & Kitchn

Are you fascinated by sourdough bread? Want to attempt it for the first time? Or maybe perfect your own loaf? This month we have a treat for you. …

NXTM/FMC Could Face FTC Second Request; Company Expects to File Definitive Proxy in ‘Coming Weeks’ - Event Driven

• The NXTM/FMC deal is likely to receive a second request due to the complex nature of the home dialysis product lines, as well as the consolidation …

Antitrust lawyers call for greater transparency in JFTC's merger control process

28 August 2017. By Sachiko Sakamaki.<p>As the Japan Fair Trade Commission comes off its 70th anniversary celebrations last month, it is facing calls …

Economics

The Best Frozen Yogurt Is the One You Make Yourself

More<p>Ice Cream<p>Essential flavors and the secrets to the best ice cream you'll ever make.<p>I have to hand it to the frozen yogurt people—they have a hell of a racket.<p>Few chains do as good a job of making us feel like we're in control as frozen yogurt stores. Think about every one of those …

HTML Canvas Element: The Way of The Future

HTML Canvas cheat sheet which is perfect for beginners through to people with advanced knowledge of coding.

Customizing Bootstrap Layouts: Trends, Tools & Frameworks

<b>Bootstrap</b> is currently the <b>number one front-end framework</b> and easily the <b>quickest way to build layouts</b>. It has been around for years and third-party …

How to Make Cemita Rolls, The Ultimate Sandwich Bun

<i>A cemita roll and a pile of cemita toppings are lying, breathless, in bed. One of them lights up a cigarette and says, "Well, I guess that answers that question."</i><p>More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>But which one came first, the bun or the toppings? I …

Dollar Oyster Deals in San Francisco

Slurp on the cheap<p>Fresh oysters can certainly become an expensive habit, often nearing five dollars a pop at some of SF's most discerning restaurants— unless you know where to find them for a dollar (or very close to, at least). From high end restaurants to low-key watering holes and bars, there is …

ITUS launches public offering of common stock at $1.05; shares down 38%

Thinly traded nano cap ITUS Corp. (ITUS -38.2%) prices its "best efforts" public offering of 3.5M shares of common stock at $1.05. Closing date is …

Common Stock

Inside look at the $1.7 billion deal that weds Aspen, Steamboat, Winter Park and Canadian Mountain heliskiing operation

More than 170 potential bidders lined up to buy Intrawest’s stable of ski areas — revealing a growing appetite for destination resorts. Some were …

Billionaire Icahn Loses $179 Million on Hertz Double Down

When billionaire Carl Icahn bought into Hertz Global Holdings Inc. in summer 2014, he said he thought the shares were undervalued. With prices down …

Still Collecting Pennies In Front Of A Bulldozer

Earlier this week I came across a Tweet by Tobias Carlisle that said "Merger arb is hard". He was referring to a NY Times article that claimed hedge …

Some striking admissions about repo markets from the BIS

2017-04-12T10:40:28.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>My heart be still. The BIS has just published a 70-page report on changes in the functioning of repo …

Primer: Fixed Income Arbitrage

The concept of <i>arbitrage</i> is important in financial theory, particularly in the bond market. For example, term premium estimates are derived from</i> …

Investing