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.
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 & 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.
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 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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."
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".