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Obama Weighs His Economic Legacy

General Mills Is Seen in a $10.5 Billion Deal for Pillsbury

nytimes.com — In the latest merger between food companies seeking strength through scale, General Mills has agreed to pay $10.5 billion for the Pillsbury division of Diageo P.L.C., executives close to the talks said yesterday. The deal is set to be announced today.

President Obama Weighs His Economic Legacy

nytimes.com — Obama, though, was unable or unwilling to rhetorically underscore the severity of the crisis as it unfolded, so perhaps what should have been seen as successes were seen as failures. "It was a delicate balance throughout 2009 and 2010 to be straight with the American people about the depths of the problem, how close we were to disaster, without scaring the heck out of them," Obama said.

Tribune Plays Coy as Gannett Makes a Bid

nytimes.com — A recent history of mistakes, slip-ups and management blunders is woven into the fabric of Tribune Publishing, the struggling publisher of The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune. Now, the company may be about to add to the list.

More Money Than They Know What to Do With

dealbook.nytimes.com — It is a $1 trillion game: Use It or Lose It. The private equity world is sitting on that 13-figure sum. It's what the industry calls dry powder. If they don't spend their cash pile snapping up acquisitions soon, they may have to return it to their investors.

For a generalist, 'too big to fail' may be too tricky to judge

business-standard.com — About two years ago, I was speaking with an executive at MetLife who floated the idea that the company should sue the government to overturn its designation as a firm that was too big to fail. The company believed that it was being unfairly labelled, and that the regulations that came with the designation were hindering its business.

For a Generalist, ‘Too Big to Fail’ May Be Too Tricky to Judge

nytimes.com — About two years ago, I was speaking with an executive at MetLife who floated the idea that the company should sue the government to overturn its designation as a firm that was too big to fail. The company believed that it was being unfairly labeled, and that the regulations that came with the designation were hindering its business.

FINTECH The financial world's coming technology revolution

heraldtribune.com — Banking has long been viewed as one of the last traditional, old-school, stuck-in-the-past industries. When you think of banking, you might still think of wood-paneled walls and pinstripe suits.That impression may increasingly be misguided.If you spend more than 15 minutes with any senior executive of a large bank these days, it is almost impossible not to hear the phrase "fintech" uttered.

'Billions' Co-Creator Reveals Wall Street's Love-Hate Obsession With Hollywood (Guest Column)

hollywoodreporter.com — That's based on me, right? That's the question I get at least several times a week from financiers on Wall Street who have convinced themselves they're the inspiration for some part of Bobby Axelrod, the hedge fund manager at the center of Billions, the Showtime drama I co-created with showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien.

Fintech Firms Are Taking On the Big Banks, but Can They Win?

nytimes.com — Banking has long been viewed as one of the last traditional, old-school, stuck-in-the-past industries. When you think of banking, you might still think of wood-paneled walls and pinstripe suits. That impression may increasingly be misguided. If you spend more than 15 minutes with any senior executive of a large bank these days, it is almost impossible not to hear the phrase "fintech" uttered.
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Apr 29, 2016

RT @CharlieRoseShow: Tonight: @andrewrsorkin on Obama, analysis of Biden's visit to Iraq, and @BenHarper with an acoustic studio performanc@PBS. Watch on @PBS.

Apr 25, 2016

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