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Deputy Editor, MoneyBeat — Wall Street Journal

Deputy editor of WSJ's MoneyBeat blog. More important: An administrative law judge once said I mounted a persuasive defense of my parking ticket.

PolyPid Delays Its IPO, But Says Its Not Because of Biotech Selloff

blogs.wsj.com — Specialty pharmaceutical company PolyPid Ltd.'s withdrawal of its IPO Thursday had some traders and investors wondering if the biotech sector's recent tumble had spilled over into the equity capital markets. But Asaf Bar, chief business officer, says the Israel-based company's decision to withdraw plans for an IPO had nothing to do with the sell-off.

Warren Buffett Has Stepped on Some Toes in His Long Dance With Kraft

blogs.wsj.com — Warren Buffett, a fan of iconic brands and an unabashed lover of junk food, has long admired the products that are under the Kraft Foods Group Inc. umbrella. And his ties to parts of the firm go back decades. But he hasn't always been a fan of the way the company's been run.

Deals of the Day: Kraft Heinz Edition

blogs.wsj.com — Deals of the Day is your one-stop-shop for the morning's biggest news from the finance beat, including M&A, IPOs, banks, hedge funds and private equity. Here's what's happening today, starting with the big news involving Warren Buffett, 3G, Kraft and Heinz: Buffett and 3G nab Kraft. Kraft Foods Group Inc.

Buffett’s Berkshire to Be Largest Shareholder in New Kraft Heinz

blogs.wsj.com — The deal that's bringing together H.J. Heinz Co. and Kraft Foods Group Inc. is a complicated one, but for Warren Buffett aficionados, here's the part that matters: His Berkshire Hathaway Inc. will be the largest shareholder in the new firm.

Deals of the Day: Hutchison Nears O2 Deal, Another Ocwen Sale

blogs.wsj.com — Deals of the Day is your one-stop-shop for the morning's biggest news from the finance beat, including M&A, IPOs, banks, hedge funds and private equity. Here's what's happening today: Hutchison nears O2 deal. Li Ka-shing's Hutchison Whampoa is close to cementing its $15 billion acquisition of U.K.

For Stocks, 2015 Is Shaping Up A Lot Like 1931

blogs.wsj.com — For the stock market, 2015 so far has shaped up a lot like 1931 - by one measure, at least. Stock market bulls better hope the trend doesn't continue. Using the S&P 500 and its predecessor index, Bespoke Investment Group this week compared closing stock prices so far in 2015 to the closing prices during the same period in years going back t0 1928.

Will the Curse of the Dow Sink Apple?

blogs.wsj.com — Apple Inc. investors better hope the tech giant doesn't follow the usual roadmap for companies that join the Dow. The ascension of Apple to the Dow Jones Industrial Average was hailed as a powerful symbol of the firm's runaway success when it was announced earlier this month.

Deals of the Day: Jana Sells Stake, GoDaddy Sets Range

blogs.wsj.com — Deals of the Day is your one-stop-shop for the morning's biggest news from the finance beat, including M&A, IPOs, banks, hedge funds and private equity. Here's what's happening today: Dyal takes Jana stake. A unit of investment manager Neuberger Berman bought a 20% stake in hedge-fund firm Jana Partners LLC, the latest sign that activist investors are gaining mainstream acceptance.

Warren Buffett’s Childhood Home is on Airbnb-and It’s Free

blogs.wsj.com — Looking for a cheap place to stay in Omaha in May? Warren Buffett 's childhood home is on Airbnb-and it's free. For one weekend only-the weekend of the annual shareholders meeting for Mr. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.-Airbnb is running a contest to give away a stay for six people at the three-bedroom house.

Here’s Who Will Move the Market at the Sohn Conference This Year

blogs.wsj.com — The Sohn Investment Conferenc e-long considered the Super Bowl of investor conferences-is turning 20 this year. That's two decades of high-profile hedge-fund managers unveiling market-moving short positions and massive new bullish bets. The lineup for this year's conference, listed in full below, suggests more big news is in store.
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Mar 30, 2015

Another awesome scoop hitting the wire from @lesliescism *AIG Chair To Step Down From Post In July -- Source

Mar 30, 2015

Simply HAD to change my profile pic to commemorate my appearance on Google Street View

Mar 30, 2015

SO PROUD: Google blurred my face, but I assure you I'm the one making the rude gesture at the Street View camera pic.twitter.com/QmPdOHrn23

Mar 27, 2015

Investors like the possibility of a big Intel deal with Altera. $ALTR shares finish up 28% on.wsj.com/1NjNNxI pic.twitter.com/lGnaGR6GyX

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