admin June 18, 2018

So AT&T will be allowed to buy Time Warner. What does that mean for you? In the short term, very little. In the long term, potentially a lot. AT&T delivers media content, most of which it doesn’t own, to hundreds of millions of customers — through phones, satellite and cable. Time Warner makes TV shows, […]

admin June 18, 2018

The European Central Bank has announced plans to wrap up its massive stimulus program at the end of 2018. Since launching the program of quantitative easing in March 2015, the central bank has bought about €2.5 trillion ($2.9 trillion) of bonds and other assets to stimulate the eurozone economy. The central bank said Thursday that […]

admin June 18, 2018

More and more business leaders and Wall Street strategists are expressing their worries about what President Donald Trump’s protectionist policies and unpredictable nature might do to the markets and economy. But we all know that action speaks louder than words. What investors are actually doing is in stark contrast to what people are saying. The […]

admin June 18, 2018

GE is slowly dismantling an empire. It was once a sprawling corporation that included NBC, Universal Studios, a giant appliance company and even one of America’s biggest banks. But now the iconic company founded by Thomas Edison is making itself smaller and smaller. And that shrinking has gained urgency in recent months as GE races […]

admin June 18, 2018

You’ve seen the headlines about the lack of female leadership, the challenges women overcome to reach the C-suite and the dwindling numbers of women at the top. Some companies are testing out structured mentoring, empowerment programs and ambition summits to fix the problem and correct gender imbalances. But other experts say this may not be […]

admin June 18, 2018

The AT&T-Time Warner deal has been two years in the making. But for the top five Time Warner executives the wait has been worth it. Together they’ll walk away with combined exit packages worth as much as $180 million. CEO Jeffrey Bewkes will collect a little more than half of that money — about $97.7 […]

admin June 18, 2018

THE baroque era in Turkish architecture lasted deep into the 19th century, leaving behind lavish buildings, such as the Lily Mosque in Istanbul and waterside pavilions that seem to float on the Bosphorus. The baroque period in Turkish monetary policy will last until June 1st, when the central bank will simplify its equally ornate monetary-policy […]

admin June 18, 2018

Americans are spending. A lot. And not just on Amazon. Retail sales rose 0.8% in May, the government reported Thursday — much better than expected. Spending was up 5.9% from a year ago. And the gains were broad: Spending surged at clothing stores, at restaurants and at home-improvement stores such as Home Depot (HD) and […]