from Edward Hadas:

Amazon’s ultra-XY management style

By Edward Hadas
August 19, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Tales from the Trail:

Rick Perry flubs Iowa op

August 19, 2015

DES MOINES—The soapbox at the Iowa State Fair is a place where candidates rarely make news. Rick Perry on Wednesday was no exception. But for Perry, that’s a problem.

from Breakingviews:

Indian e-tailer’s funds will disappear in a flash

August 19, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Anshuman Daga:

Japan’s Kirin to buy F&N’s stake in top Myanmar brewer for $560 million: source

August 19, 2015

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Japan's Kirin Holdings (2503.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) is set to buy Fraser and Neave's (F&N) (FRNM.SI: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) 55 percent stake in Myanmar's biggest brewer for $560 million, a person familiar with the deal said, in a move that will help it dominate one of Asia's most promising beer markets.

from The Great Debate:

One party system: What total Republican control of a state really means

By Herman Schwartz
August 19, 2015

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Credit: MATT MAHURIN

The U.S. Constitution gives the states almost total control over how Americans live and vote. Republicans appear to have grasped the importance of this, but most Democrats have not. Since losing the White House and Congress in 2008, the GOP has focused time, money and talent on gaining control of state governments.

from Breakingviews:

New bank M&A powerhouse leaves rivals for dead

August 19, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

China’s stock market is like a casino, and that’s what attracts some investors

By Wade Shepard
August 19, 2015

A man walks past the Big Wheel inside a new casino following the completion of the second phrase of construction at the Galaxy Macau resort in Macau

A man walks past the Big Wheel inside a new casino following the completion of the second phrase of construction at the Galaxy Macau resort in Macau, China, May 26, 2015. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

from Tim Collings:

Soccer-Memphis strikes twice as United beat Bruges in playoffs

August 18, 2015

LONDON, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Manchester United's new signing Memphis Depay struck two fine goals and made a third as they took a step towards a return to the Champions League group stage with a 3-1 victory over Club Bruges on Tuesday.

from Rodrigo Campos:

Wal-Mart, materials shares drag Wall St lower

August 18, 2015

Aug 18 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday, with the S&P
500 trading in its tightest daily range in nearly a month,
weighed down by earnings-related selling in Wal-Mart and a drop
in commodity stocks on concerns about China's economy.