Viewsroom: Airing Trump TV

October 20, 2016

By Jennifer Saba and Antony Currie

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The presidential candidate’s poor showing is hurting his businesses, but a news network could pay off if he loses the election. Saudi Arabia’s monster bond deal can’t mask bigger problems. And bank earnings take in the Wells Fargo effect while Netflix investors lose the plot.

Viewsroom: Samsung’s fiery future

October 13, 2016

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Cancelling production of its self-combusting Note 7 smartphone puts the company’s reputation as well as $17 bln or more at risk. Cities, businesses and investors are putting Trump and Clinton to shame on climate change. Plus: Brexit politics get shaken up by the pound’s decline.

Viewsroom: Twitter’s takeover meltdown

October 7, 2016

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The social network’s stalled user and revenue growth is sending shareholders of Salesforce and other potential bidders running for cover. Meanwhile, Yahoo’s email scans for U.S. authorities have rattled buyer Verizon. Plus: Is John Stumpf’s time as Wells Fargo CEO nearing an end?

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Viewsroom: Wells Fargo stagecoach hits a ditch

September 16, 2016


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The bank that steered clear of the financial crisis breaks down after creating 2 million fake accounts. New evidence undermines Donald Trump's claims few benefit from the U.S. economic recovery. And why Hanjin's corporate capsize may prompt attempts to fix to shipping-industry woes.

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Viewsroom: Trump immigration plan deports $1 trln

September 9, 2016

The iPhone 7 may seem like an underwhelming upgrade, but it sets the company up well for the rise of augmented reality. Donald's Trump's plans to curb visas and send illegal immigrants home defy economic logic. And scandal-prone VW takes its truck ambitions stateside.

Viewsroom: A message to listeners

August 26, 2016

Viewsroom is taking a short break during the dog days of summer. In the meantime, share your thoughts by rating and reviewing the podcast on iTunes. You can also reach our hosts directly on Twitter:

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Viewsroom: Wall St activism, Obamacare, Wealth gap

August 19, 2016

ValueAct is taking a softly-softly stance with its stake in Morgan Stanley – and is already doing better than its Amex flop. Private insurers are pulling out of Obamacare as the U.S. considers banning industry mergers. And millennials' relative poverty could be bad for democracy.

Viewsroom: India water woes; fintech; Trumponomics

August 12, 2016

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Drought, farmers, poor pricing and bad infrastructure in the world’s second-most populous country hinder Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ vision; peer-to-peer lenders try to deal with a downturn; and Donald Trump’s economic plan is more pinstripes than blue collar.

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Viewsroom: U.S. election, European banks, Uber-Didi

August 8, 2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump battle over infrastructure needs, while Trump faces growing opposition from fellow billionaires. Also: the ups and downs of Europe's lenders after a stress test with no fail grade, and why Uber is ceding to Didi the ride-sharing crown in China.

Viewsroom: Clinton, Tech M&A, Facebook, Apple

July 29, 2016

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Democrats turn to Michael Bloomberg to woo independents and anti-Trump Republicans. Meanwhile, Yahoo sells up, Oracle buys CEO Larry Ellison’s side-company. And how to rank earnings at Apple, Facebook and Twitter.