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Category Archives: The Wall Street Journal

Crazy Eyes is BACK!

From the Slope of Hope: I saw a headline on December 24 which put a damper on my Christmas Eve: Ummm – – so why on earth would this bug me? I don’t have a dog in this fight. If Theranos goes bankrupt, it doesn’t hurt or help me one bit. If they become the […]

Busted Billion-Dollar-Baby Fraud Finds Another Greater Fool – Softbank Lends Theranos $100 Million!

Japan’s Softbank Group is coming to the rescue of yet another embattled Silicon Valley “unicorn”. The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday that Fortress Capital, the publicly traded private-equity firm that agreed to sell itself to the Japanese conglomerate earlier this year, has extended a $100 million loan to Theranos, which is still facing multiple lawsuits […]

Frontrunning: November 28

Traders await Powell hearing; Brexit doubts grip pound (Reuters) Fed nominee Powell, once hawkish, now champions Yellen’s focus on jobs (Reuters) Tax drama intensifies as bill faces key vote (Reuters) Trump Appointee Asserts Control Over CFPB for Now (WSJ) Senate Bill in Limbo Amid Budget Panel Drama (BBG) Tough OPEC meeting looms amid specter of […]

You’ll Never Guess What Happened To BuzzFeed’s IPO Chances After It Missed Revenue By 20%

Buzzfeed’s plans for a rumored 2018 IPO, first reported back in March by Axios, just suffered a serious setback. In what amounts to a serious blow to the digital media pioneer’s credibility with investors, not to mention the potential impact on its lofty venture-capital-fueled valuation, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Buzzfeed is on […]

General Electric Plunges 5% After Slashing Earnings Guidance

While it may not have slashed its dividend, yet, General Electric shares plunged 5% in the pre-market after the company cut its 2017 profit forecast while its new CEO grapples with one of the deepest slumps in the iconic US manufacturer’s history. The company reported that adjusted earnings this year are expected to be only […]

There Goes Another Unicorn: Jessica Alba’s Startup Valuation Crashes More Than Half

Back in the summer of 2014, roughly a year and a half before the second bubble of profitless, "story", aka "tech", companies had burst, we wrote in dismay, that "the true indicator of just how bubbly the second coming of the dot com era has become comes courtesy of none other than Jessica Alba's, yes […]

Frontrunning: July 31

HSBC, miners lift European shares as dollar holds near lows (Reuters) Republicans Face Tough Choice: Repeal Obamacare or Cut Taxes (BBG) Trump’s Decisions Deepen Divide Among Republicans (WSJ) Koch Brothers Move to Back White House’s Tax-Cut Plan (BBG) Maduro Waits for U.S. Response After Violent Venezuela Vote (BBG) OPEC Has a Crippling Problem: Its Members […]

Frontrunning: June 30

Rhetorical question of the day: Twisted Geniuses or Bumbling Ex-Academics? (WSJ) Markets Steady on Quarter’s Last Day (WSJ) Their fortunes enmeshed, Trump and Putin to hold first meeting next week (Reuters) Oil Is Set for Longest Rally of 2017 (BBG) Brightening economy sets euro up for strongest quarter since debt crisis (Reuters) Eurozone Inflation Falls […]

Solar-Energy Company Sunrun Lied To Investors To Boost Its IPO Price

The largest solar-energy company in the U.S. has been called out by The Wall Street Journal for manipulating a key sales metric shortly to try and boost the company's share price ahead of its IPO. In a report published Monday, WSJ got the jump on investigators at the SEC, who had announced their own investigation […]

Frontrunning: April 13

Trump comments trigger U.S. dollar, bond yield slide (Reuters) N. Korea Nuclear Test Could Come Saturday or Sooner, Sources Say (VoA) Fear Is Creeping Back Into Markets (BBG) Trump Liking Yellen Ignites Prospects for Fed Policy Continuity (BBG) CEOs gaining power in Trump’s White House (Politico) Indexes Beat Stock Pickers Even Over 15 Years (WSJ) […]