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Hurricane Matthew to Test Catastrophe-Bond Market

wsj.com — The catastrophe-bond market faces its biggest test yet as Hurricane Matthew approaches Florida's coast, potentially leading to billions of dollars in investment losses for pension plans and other bondholders. The costly combination from Matthew of hurricane-force winds, storm surges and heavy rainfall could result in big payouts of bonds for hurricane damage.

Microsoft Joins Dell Buyout Talks as Effort Advances

wsj.com — The proposed buyout of Dell Inc. has another spark: Microsoft Corp. The software giant entered discussions in recent days with private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners and Dell founder Michael Dell to buy the computer maker from public stockholders, according to people familiar with the deliberations.

J.P. Morgan Chase Names Berkshire Hathaway Investment Manager to Board

wsj.com — J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. on Tuesday said it named Berkshire Hathaway Inc. investment manager Todd Combs to its board, bringing into the fold an heir-apparent of billionaire investor Warren Buffett's enterprise. Mr. Combs, 45 years old, is a former hedge-fund manager who began working at Berkshire in 2011.

Teneo, Consulting Firm with Clinton Ties, Eyes $1 Billion IPO

wsj.com — A consulting firm with ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton is eyeing the possibility of an initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter. Teneo Holdings, whose clients include chief executives of some of the world's biggest companies, has benefited from its founders' association with the Clintons.

Dow Chemical’s 1-in-1000 Stock Action Works in Warren Buffett’s Favor

blogs.wsj.com — Dow Chemical shares are showing clear signs of tinkering, according to an analysis by a Yale University professor. The shares come within cents of an important threshold-$53.72-pretty often. But they've closed above that level so rarely that there's less than a one-in-a-thousand chance that ​it's happening randomly, according to the analysis.

Dow’s rising stock imperils Warren Buffett’s $8-per-second cash cow

marketwatch.com — Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. continues to reap rich dividends from a canny loan extended to Dow Chemical Co. seven years ago. But a recent rally in Dow's stock is putting that income stream at risk.

Dow’s Buffett Ceiling: Stock Refuses to Cross Berkshire’s $8-a-Second Threshold

wsj.com — The Dow Jones Industrial Average's recent rise has lifted many stocks in Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s portfolio. But Berkshire chief executive Warren Buffett is probably less thrilled with the rally in another Dow. Shares of Dow Chemical Co. have spent much of the past month hovering above $53-perilously close to a level that would cause Berkshire to lose a $255 million-a-year income stream.

Canada’s Desmarais Clan: A New Generation Takes Control

wsj.com — Their grandfather built it. Their fathers expanded it. Now the fate of one of Canada's biggest corporate empires is in the hands of two 34-year-old cousins who are largely untested in the business world. The Desmarais family controls Power Corp. of Canada, whose interests include stakes in giant companies on three continents.

What links Donald Trump’s economy team

efinancialnews.com — The Republican presidential nominee last week announced his team of economic advisers, calling the 14 men a "formidable group of experienced and talented individuals." The group, including nine drawn from real estate and finance, will help shape Trump's policies on trade, jobs, regulation and taxes. Those nine are united by more than their wealth.

What Links Donald Trump’s Economy Team

wsj.com — A group of high-profile investors who got rich buying up distressed assets have found their latest turnaround project: Donald Trump's campaign. The Republican presidential nominee last week announced his team of economic advisers, calling the 14 men a "formidable group of experienced and talented individuals."
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Oct 24, 2016

AT&T's total debt load could swell to a massive $170 billion if Time Warner deal is approved.  http://on.wsj.com/2ewi4mv 

Oct 24, 2016

The AT&T-Time Warner deal started with a lunch of salmon between the two CEOS. (But what kind of salmon?)  http://on.wsj.com/2ew4KOV 

Oct 21, 2016

@WSJ pushes story forward, says AT&T, Time Warner in advanced talks. That means deal this weekend, not 5-10 years!  http://www.wsj.com/articles/at-t-is-in-advanced-talks-to-acquire-time-warner-1477061850 

Oct 21, 2016

If true, basically means real talks will happen in 5-10 yrs. AT&T Discusses Idea of Takeover in Time Warner Meetings  http://bloom.bg/2eLkOfi 

Oct 21, 2016

Sad Friday news. Snoopy has been fired by MetLife  http://on.wsj.com/2emFvys 

Oct 21, 2016

Smokin' big. British American Tobacco offers to buy remaining Reynolds stake for $47 billion  http://on.wsj.com/2e6ohBU 

Oct 20, 2016

Ten months of this and... Voter support for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is back to January levels  http://on.wsj.com/2dNFEFP 

Oct 19, 2016

RT @learmonth: More actual substance so far in this debate than the other two combined

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