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Malaysia Wants Its Money Back From Goldman Sachs
  The Knowledge Group     0 Comments     2018-11-06

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn have obtained a guilty plea from one former Goldman Sachs banker and charged another in a corruption case involving alleged embezzlement of billions of dollars from 1Malaysia Development Berhad, an investment fund meant to benefit the Malaysian people. Prosecutors also charged Jho Low, a Malaysian, in connection with spending millions of dollars on gifts to Leonardo DiCaprio and other celebrities and to bankroll The Wolf of […]

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Sign of Changing Times (and Laws): Cannabis-Curious Coca-Cola
  The Knowledge Group     0 Comments     2018-09-25

Coca-Cola Co. is interested in trying out cannabidiol (CBD) in a new line of soft drinks. It’s the most famous, but not the first, big beverage company to consider the concept as many cold drinks lose their public appeal. The makers of Corona, Coors, and Guinness are entering the area. Most striking of all may be Heineken’s Lagunitas craft-brewing division. The label now offers HiFiHops, […]

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Elon Musk’s “Funding Secured” Tweet: The Fallout
  The Knowledge Group     0 Comments     2018-08-21

Seems the Securities and Exchange Commission is not amused by Elon Musk’s recent tweeting. It’s examining the Tesla CEO’s assurance of having tens of billions ready to take the company private. Stockholders who’d rather not go private, Musk tweeted, would be eligible to sell at an attractive $420. Nasdaq dealt with the ensuing trading frenzy by temporarily pausing Tesla trades. Musk’s “funding secured” statement may have violated SEC rules, if misleading. Saudi Arabia’s Public […]

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Comcast Outbid: Disney Raises Fox Offer to $71 Billion
  The Knowledge Group     0 Comments     2018-06-26

The Walt Disney Co. has upped its bid for key 21st Century Fox television and film assets, Fox has accepted the offer, and Disney is poised to win antitrust approval for the deal. Fox shares promptly rose more than 8%, to an all-time high. The acquisition will help Disney expand internationally. Disney offered: $71.3 billion; and The assumption of about $13.8 billion of Fox debt. Disney’s $38-a-share bid is approximately $10 per share higher […]

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How Will the Looming Trade Wars Play Out?
  The Knowledge Group     0 Comments     2018-03-13

European Union officials plan to go ahead with tariffs on U.S. goods including jeans, fruits, and tobacco if President Trump doesn’t seem to be rethinking proposed tariffs on imports, including 25% on steel products. While Trump’s rhetoric often focuses on the cheaper steel coming into the country from China, the EU trading bloc is a massive […]

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Amazon’s Hunt For HQ2: Could Losers be Winners?
  The Knowledge Group     0 Comments     2018-02-06

Much has been made of Amazon’s search for a second headquarters. The e-tailer has already ruled out several cities after the first round of cuts. However, cities that do not make the final cut can still benefit from the spotlight provided by Amazon’s search. Above all, Amazon benefits the most simply because the competition for […]

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