Eddie Lampert’s Winning Bankruptcy Bid Saves Sears—And 50,000 U.S. Jobs

January 16, 2019

Via: Fortune

Sears is saved—for now. The company’s chairman and hedge fund manager Edward Lampert won the U.S. department store chain in a bankruptcy auction with a bid of approximately $5.2 billion, according to Reuters and the Wall Street Journal. Lampert’s winning […]

The government shutdown threatens the US with a credit-rating cut for only the 2nd time in history

January 9, 2019

Category: News

Fitch, one of the “Big Three” ratings agencies, has warned that the continued government shutdown puts the US at risk of losing its “AAA” credit rating in the near future. Speaking in London Wednesday, James McCormack, Fitch’s global head of […]

Farmers Are Bracing Themselves for More Losses Amid Trump Shutdown

January 4, 2019

Via: Fortune
Category: Industries, Others

Bruce Buchanan was so elated with Donald Trump’s October vow to allow higher sales of corn-based ethanol that he carved a 60-acre thank you note in his Indiana cornfield. Now, though, the president’s actions have him worried. The government shutdown […]

Finance Tech, Trading

European markets drop as SocGen warns on Q4 revenues

January 17, 2019

Via: Market Watch

European indexes were in the red on Thursday, as French bank Société Générale SA announced it expected its fourth-quarter capital markets revenues to fall by around 20%. In the U.K., Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a no-confidence vote, freeing […]

Capital, Finance Tech, Trading

Bank of America shares rise more than 3% after posting record earnings

January 16, 2019


Bank of America reported better-than-expected profit and revenue for the fourth quarter on Wednesday, driven by a strong performance from its consumer-banking business and lower taxes. The results sent the bank’s shares up more than 3 percent in the premarket. […]

Finance Tech, Liquidity

Why China Just Injected $83 Billion into Its Economy

January 16, 2019

Via: Fortune

China’s central bank on Wednesday offered financial institutions $83 billion in liquidity as part of a wider economic stimulus. The move sets a record for a single day. On Tuesday, several Chinese government institutions told investors they would be spending […]