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Oct 29, 2015
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Testing simplifier Theranos complicates governance

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

Theranos is all about making blood tests simple. But the 12-year-old Silicon Valley firm led by Elizabeth Holmes is making its own governance more complicated. The private company, ostensibly worth $9 billion or more, has suddenly sprouted three boards, up from one.

Oct 29, 2015
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Testing simplifier Theranos complicates governance

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

Theranos is all about making blood tests simple. But the 12-year-old Silicon Valley firm led by Elizabeth Holmes is making its own governance more complicated. The private company, ostensibly worth $9 billion or more, has suddenly sprouted three boards, up from one.

Oct 28, 2015
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AIG’s post-crisis babying days are over

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

American International Group has come back from its near-death experience to a swift kick. The mega-insurer needed a $182 billion rescue in 2008, four years to get the U.S. government out of the shares, and a couple more of hard work and bluster from the late Bob Benmosche to reset its compass. His replacement as chief executive, Peter Hancock, just got a clear message that any lingering investor sympathy for AIG has run its course.

Oct 28, 2015
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AIG’s post-crisis babying days are over

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

American International Group has come back from its near-death experience to a swift kick. The mega-insurer needed a $182 billion rescue in 2008, four years to get the U.S. government out of the shares, and a couple more of hard work and bluster from the late Bob Benmosche to reset its compass. His replacement as chief executive, Peter Hancock, just got a clear message that any lingering investor sympathy for AIG has run its course.

Oct 27, 2015
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How Theranos Hoovered up $9 bln of influence

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

Theranos, the Silicon Valley blood-analysis upstart founded by Elizabeth Holmes, is under fire. The Wall Street Journal and others have questioned the technology that is supposed to require only tiny samples to deliver accurate, quick and cheap tests. Holmes and Theranos have fired back with counterclaims and additional information, but the company’s purported $9 billion valuation now looks over-hyped.

Oct 27, 2015
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How Theranos Hoovered up $9 bln of influence

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

Theranos, the Silicon Valley blood-analysis upstart founded by Elizabeth Holmes, is under fire. The Wall Street Journal and others have questioned the technology that is supposed to require only tiny samples to deliver accurate, quick and cheap tests. Holmes and Theranos have fired back with counterclaims and additional information, but the company’s purported $9 billion valuation now looks over-hyped.

Oct 23, 2015
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Weills show why charity isn’t always selfless

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

Ex-Citigroup boss Sandy Weill and his wife Joan won’t, after all, make a $20 million donation to an upstate New York college after a court ruled it could not be renamed. The two have given generously to many causes and can use their money as they please. Even so, it’s notable that what was presumably a carefully considered gift would be inextricably tied to personal recognition.

Oct 23, 2015
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Weills show why charity isn’t always selfless

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

Ex-Citigroup boss Sandy Weill and his wife Joan won’t, after all, make a $20 million donation to an upstate New York college after a court ruled it could not be renamed. The two have given generously to many causes and can use their money as they please. Even so, it’s notable that what was presumably a carefully considered gift would be inextricably tied to personal recognition.

Oct 9, 2015
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Review: Steve Jobs, both man and machine

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

Four years after his death, Steve Jobs’ flawed genius defies categorization. A new Hollywood biopic, simply named after the man, provides a fictionalized yet revealing glimpse of the human being behind Apple’s iconic products. A recent documentary has a harder critical edge.

Oct 9, 2015
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Review: Steve Jobs, both man and machine

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

Four years after his death, Steve Jobs’ flawed genius defies categorization. A new Hollywood biopic, simply named after the man, provides a fictionalized yet revealing glimpse of the human being behind Apple’s iconic products. A recent documentary has a harder critical edge.

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      "Richard Beales joined Breakingviews.com in 2007 from the Financial Times, where he was US markets editor and a Lex columnist. Prior to the FT, he spent more than 10 years as an investment banker, based largely in Hong Kong. He was a director in Citigroup’s mergers team, and before that head of Schroders’ regional project finance group. He has also lived briefly in Sydney, Australia, and began his working life in London at Mars & Co, a management consultancy, in 1989. Richard holds a masters in business journalism from New York University and a degree in biochemistry from St John’s ..."
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