Weight Watchers is going bananas. Following a New York Post report Sunday about an impeding takeover, Weight Watchers stock is up nearly 30% in pre-market trading on Monday. The Post, quoting three sources familiar with the deal, says...Show More Summary
As the calendar turns over to July and trade talks begin to heat up around the league, parity continues to reign around Major League Baseball. Last week saw eight of the top 13 teams in these rankings post a losing record, while seven...Show More Summary
So how do you like your trade rumors? Sunny-side up? Scrambled? Poached? Welcome to our Free-Range Trade Deadline Spectacular, all the buzz that's fit to print with baseball's annual midsummer trade classic about to go Full Monty. Those...Show More Summary
If teams weren't feeling the crunch before, the impending arrival of the All-Star Game next week—and the break that it provides—should finish applying the pressure to front offices around baseball. For time is not on the side of teams that are still searching for their identity, unsure whether they are truly a contender or merely a pretender. Show More Summary
Toronto Sun columnist Steve Simmons drew a lot of attention to himself last week with a piece blasting Maple Leafs’ forward Phil Kessel on his way out of town (Kessel was traded to Pittsburgh), writing that the Leafs were “Sick of his act. Show More Summary
By Michael Moran NEW YORK – With relatively little fanfare and amid the debate over a US-led trans-Pacific trade accord that would leave China on the sidelines, a Chinese company has announced a plan to build an auto plant in Berkeley County, South Carolina – the first ever instance of a [...]
It's an understatement to say a lot has happened in the opening days of the NHL free-agency period. But while the free-agency moves and talk of trades may be dying down, they are far from going away. Most teams have already done much...Show More Summary
When metal shows its mettle... From a news story about the effect of Greece's vote on the Euro: "However, in typical fashion the shared currency showed its metal and in morning trade in London..." What the author had in mind...
The number of Chinese-listed companies halting trade in their shares surges. ||| Shanghai - The number of Chinese-listed companies seeking to halt trading in their shares has surged since the country's bourses began a precipitous plunge...Show More Summary
Via Dave Lutz at JonesTrading, here's a quick guide to what trades are talking about this morning. Good Morning! US Futures are taking the Greek Vote in Stride, off 60bp and steadily rallying back from the overnight lows as Varoufakis resigns, may signal Tsipras bringing new proposals, helping markets recover. Show More Summary
The recent green light in Congress for fast-tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership marks an opportunity to put a forgotten economic heavyweight back in focus. As the world’s third-largest economy, Japan is a key partner in a trade deal...Show More Summary
Good morning! Amid a broad decline in stocks in Asia, Europe, and US futures following the Greek referendum vote against further austerity measures, the big loser on Monday is crude oil. In early trade, the price of West Texas Intermediate...Show More Summary
The chairwoman of an influential group of British business leaders says the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is “in jeopardy” because of opposition from the European Parliament.
"If people came to your spot, you shoved them out of it"
GB Group, a diversified group of industrial and trading companies, has announced that Port Lafito, a world-class modern container port in Haiti, is open and operational.
Chinese stocks ended a tumultuous Monday session with mixed results. The Shanghai Composite and CSI 300 indices finished with gains of more than 2.4% although, having been up more than 7.5% in early trade, both finished significantly...Show More Summary
Koch Industries, the largest privately owned energy company in the United States, is lobbying European policymakers on the environment, energy markets and EU free trade agreement negotiations, according to the recently updated Transparency...Show More Summary
European markets were not going to be caught out for the second week in a row and instead only edged slightly downwards in the first trading session since Greeks voted "No" in the bailout referendum. The FTSE 100 dropped by just over...Show More Summary
Choosing to forgo his $6.4 million player option for the 2015-16 season, J.R. Smith is very much available as an unrestricted free agent. Smith's free-agent case is a curious one, as he was brilliant after being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers following a woeful start to the season with the New York Knicks. Show More Summary
Cleveland Cavaliers trade rumors link the team to Joe Johnson of the Brooklyn Nets. The Cavaliers want to trade for Johnson to immediately improve the offense in Cleveland. A report from ESPN on Sunday (July 5) states that the two teams are close in negotiations, but the deal is not yet imminent. Show More Summary