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I Thought Facebook's WhatsApp Deal Was Crazy. Then I Did Some Math.

wsj.com — Not just crazy. Crazytown. Nearly $19 billion for a company that had $20 million in sales last year? Like nearly everyone, my initial reaction to Facebook's whopper of a WhatsApp deal was disbelief bordering on laughter. Then I turned my heart off and turned my spreadsheet on.

Banking in 2016: More Hassle, Less Pay and an Identity Crisis

wsj.com — The question is so simple it seems silly: What is a bank? Of course you know the answer. A bank pools savings and then allocates that capital. Simple, right? But that's just the start. In 2016, a big bank also doubles as an enterprise software company and a mobile-apps developer.

What Is a Bank? - WSJ.com

graphics.wsj.com — The question is so simple it seems silly: What is a bank? Of course you know the answer. A bank pools savings and then allocates that capital. Simple, right? But that's just the start. In 2016 a big bank also doubles as an enterprise software company and a mobile-apps developer.

Stripped: A Louisville Fan Confronts His Team’s Sex Scandal

wsj.com — In Louisville, springtime doesn't herald Easter. God must wait, because there are March Madness games to watch. So much so that one of my fondest memories is my third grade teacher stopping class, rolling in a TV on a giant cart, and watching the University of Louisville Cardinals compete in a conference tournament game.

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Investing in 2016: ‘The Only Winning Move Is Not to Play the Game’

wsj.com — The world's central banks can't save us anymore. That was the message from some of the world's most prominent investors at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday. Their mood here was irritated, bordering on affronted, with what they say has been central-bank intervention that has gone on too long.

Zipcar's Sale Represents a Triumph of Brand Over Business

wsj.com — Zipcar Inc. changed the world. But that didn't make it a good public company. It was a pretty awful one, in fact. By most measures, Wednesday's about $500 million sale to Avis Budget Group Inc. appears to represent an entrepreneurial high point. But that is far from the case.

John Green on Chewbacca, Stormtroopers, Personhood, Bankers, Finance, Potatoes and Horses

blogs.wsj.com — Amid a sea of technocrats, bureaucrats and Eurocrats, one name stood out among the attendees of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. That name is John Green , popular author, wildly popular video blogger, and lately professional polymath.

The 5 Best Wall Street Journal Stories of 2015

linkedin.com — The Wall Street Journal publishes hundreds of stories each day. As both Business and Finance Editor of the Journal during 2015, I watched a lot of them come together. Some are truly fleeting. Others have an impact and a resonance that matters. Here are my 5 favorites of the year.

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Jul 25, 2016

That subtle, surprise moment when the horrors of 2016 hit you. https://t.co/oMIbN6bcom

Jul 21, 2016

Q: Does Facebook's bonkers $19 billion WhatsApp buy make sense 18 months later? A: Yep.  http://on.wsj.com/2axQz5I  https://t.co/Ely8f4D3P1

Jul 21, 2016

Pay attention, world: Amazon is today tip-toeing into the BANKING business with a student loan offering.  http://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-tip-toes-into-banking-business-1469093403 

Jul 20, 2016

Wall Street is vanishing before our eyes. Goldman Sachs lost 34% of revenue since 2010. Citigroup -26%. BofA -35%. https://t.co/3S4W6kh9WH

Jul 01, 2016

A 39% return in 6 months. Can you guess the best-performing asset of 2016? Probably not. https://t.co/6dD3g88Hkm

Jun 29, 2016

Jonah Lehrer has a new book called "A Book About Love". It debuts in July. This is its first page. https://t.co/GBEjb2QLh2

Jun 23, 2016

Fear Itself: US Treasurys near all-time low at 1.50%; Japanese Yen breaks 100; Gold to $1305/oz.; Stocks zapped.  http://bit.ly/28Pk7vh 

Jun 23, 2016

The British Pound has plummeted 9% and is trading at $1.36. It has not been this low since 1985. HT @charlesforelle https://t.co/NBFG0xv6MZ

Jun 13, 2016

How will Microsoft fare with LinkedIn? The best analogy is Skype. Oh, you didn't remember Microsoft owns Skype? Exactly. $MSFT $LNKD

Jun 13, 2016

LinkedIn sale is not liberation. It is capitulation. Company's all-time high hit $258 per share. Selling for $196/share today. $MSFT


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