Viewsroom

Breakingviews columnists talk about the big numbers, crunchy deals and nasty spats in global business and economics, offering a weekly dose of financial insight that goes beyond the concise and provocative views readers get from our columns every day.

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Facts and fear in Britain’s EU referendum
British voters have been inundated with “facts” throughout the referendum on EU membership, but campaigners on both sides have been accused of playing fast and loose with the truth. Hugo Dixon – chairman and editor in chief of InFacts and the...
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Clippy’s resume, Big Mac for Chicago, Lax gun laws
Microsoft’s willingness to plunk down $26 million for LinkedIn proves the software giant is slipping back to its old habit of illogical deals.  Add Uber’s creative method of scooping up more money and Dropbox’s pronouncement that it is...
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Viewsroom: Breakingviews on Brexit
Imagine Britain votes on June 23 to leave the European Union. What happens next? Breakingviews writers George Hay, John Foley, Neil Unmack, Swaha Pattanaik and Olaf Storbeck discuss the possible consequences for markets, trade, growth and the future...
14 min
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Apple, Facebook and Uncle Sam should just say "no"
An executive at the iPhone maker proposed a bid for Time Warner, a move that would have been at odds with Apple founder Steve Jobs’ recipe for success: Reject “1,000 ideas” and focus on the very few excellent ones. Aging smartphones, a tepid...
20 min
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Trump touts riches while banks blunt breakup talk
The presumptive Republican nominee for U.S. president boasted about the size of his 104-page financial disclosure statement filed this week with the Federal Election Commission. It may be HUGE, but what's the upside of flaunting your wealth to an...
24 min
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The price of Ultimate Fighting, Uber drivers an...
Mixed martial arts' premier promoter may be on the block for as much as $4 billion, putting it in some pricey company. Live sports events are what TV and cable viewers most want to see, though, and therein lies a lesson for the likes of fading ESP...
22 min
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Tribune stalls while Tesla puts pedal to metal
The newspaper chain's rejection of Gannett's hefty $815 million offer is a head-scratcher, hardly the sort of move that suggests the industry knows how to pull itself out of a prolonged slump. Can clever experiments like the New York Times...
23 min
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Healthcare M&A, Climate change, Silicon Valley ...
Abbott, Abbvie and Sanofi are each paying up for takeoverpartners, while protecting the planet could be the investment dealof the century. Plus: Facebook forges ahead while Apple ambles.
23 min
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Coal bust, Bank earnings, Millennial media
Peabody Energy's bankruptcy gives Big Oil a glimpse into the future, while energy losses are just one issue U.S. lenders have to contend with. Plus: startup news outlets face age-old problems.
22 min
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M&A overdose, Panama papers, Disney demise
The Pfizer-Allergan deal comes to a screeching halt, while a document dump exposes the elite's offshore tax finagling. Plus: An heir apparent loses the keys to the Magic Kingdom.
24 min
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Pandora putsch, MetLife slam, M&A scam
The music-streaming service picks a golden-oldie CEO, while the mega-insurer sheds its too-big-to-fail tag. Plus: Even Wall Street pros can fall prey to determined swindlers.
25 min
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Tennis jerks, Boss bonuses, Water woes
A tournament head gets axed for demeaning the women's game, while two banks lighten CEO wallets. Plus: There's no drought of H2O optimism.
22 min
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Valeant spiral, Chinese tourists, top-court pick
The funky pharma firm is coming to grips with mortality, while China's Anbang gobbles up U.S. hotels at high prices. Plus: Corporate America gets a Supreme Court nominee it can live with.
30 min
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Sexist boards, fintech flaws, Gutfreund farewell
Gender quotas for directors don't work, a new study finds. And who's policing high-tech lenders and payments firms? Plus: the late Solomon Brothers boss changed Wall Street forever.
25 min
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Wall Street frenemies, Ackman, AT&T
Trump and Hillary Clinton bash banks while taking their money, and the controversial investor sticks it out at Valeant and Herbalife. Plus: aging telecoms shake up cable TV.
23 min
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Fed follies, Dish dish, Scalia scraps
The Minnesota Fed boss shocked colleagues with a call to break up the banks, and the satellite TV firm has left investors confused. Plus: How the Supreme Court justice's death affects Corporate America.
19 min
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Bookstores back, Redstone out, Zika lurks
Internet-retailer Amazon embraces bricks and mortar, while the soap opera around Viacom's aged founder continues. Plus, panic over the dangerous virus is Brazil's Achilles heel.
25 min
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Facebook, Twitter and Apple
The social media giant rode mobile ads to riches, while Jack Dorsey's company watched bosses head for the exits. And Apple may be stuck in iPhone purgatory. All on the Viewsroom tech edition.
25 min
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Gas guzzlers, Al Jazeera and VW follies
The falling price of oil is putting U.S. carmakers in a quandary – and may have contributed to the demise of Al Jazeera America. Plus: Volkswagen can’t seem to keep its foot out of its mouth.
19 min
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Flicks and automobiles
Netflix goes global – big time, while China's richest man takes a stake in Hollywood. Plus: Automakers greet the New Year with GM's Lyft investment, a splash at the Consumer Electronics Show and plans to impress in Detroit with their own pow ...
19 min
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Cracking the predictions book
Breakingviews' volume of prescient insight for 2016 includes forecasts about M&A, oil, interest rates, the Olympics, Star Wars booty and much more. Ren Holding and Antony Currie pick their favorites.
25 min
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The predictions edition – Star Wars, interest r...
Disney is destined to make a pile on the new Star Wars movie, and the Fed's big tease is over: Will rising interest rates revive old school metrics? Plus: what does the economy tell us about who will be president?
33 min
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DuPont flirts, Yahoo fades, trustbusters gripe
Activist investors could be the big winners in a DuPont and Dow Chemical merger, and Yahoo should stop dithering its way to irrelevance. And what's with this game of chicken companies keep playing with antitrust enforcers? All on this week's ...
22 min
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Sumner Redstone, BTG Pactual and the Paris clim...
The 92-year-old controlling shareholder of Viacom and CBS is showing his age, while the Brazilian bank's boss is in jail: Should either remain at the helm? Plus, the case for chipping away at climate change. All in this week's edition of the ...
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Introducing Viewsroom
A preview of the Viewsroom, a new Reuters podcast where each Breakingviews columnists will talk about the big numbers, crunchy deals and nasty spats in global business and economics, offering a weekly dose of financial insight that goes beyond...
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