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September 12, 2017, 1:15 pm, 1772631

The massive geopolitical shifts recently have us watching filings closely to see how companies are reacting to the new Trump administration.

While the meaning of this new reality is still coming into focus, there may be no better example of how companies face a growing list of question marks than high-flying Intuitive ...


September 12, 2017, 1:15 pm, 1772632

Every year in January, we like to step back and take a look at the world that was in terms of filings.

The number of filings made to the SEC was only modestly higher than in 2015: 670,831 compared with 662,936 for 2015, or 1.1% higher. Those numbers still pale in ...


September 12, 2017, 1:15 pm, 1772626

Earlier this week, Axovant Sciences, a company that few people have probably heard of, announced that it was hiring the bio-pharma equivalent of a rock star as its new CEO. David Hung may not have the same name recognition of, say, Beyonce or Bono. But when it comes to turning ...


September 12, 2017, 1:15 pm, 1772630

It might be tough to find any company that offered a gloomier set of disclosures than the list of fires, explosions, and legal problems found in PG&E’s latest annual report.

None of this seems to be bothering investors. The stock closed on Wednesday at $64.76, which appears to be an all-time high. Still, ...


September 12, 2017, 1:15 pm, 1772629

The unexpected results of the presidential election delivered good news and bad news for the gun industry.

In the months leading up to the November election, it seems gun owners clearly thought Hillary Clinton would win. As a result, they were driving up sales of firearms, a common occurrence when they ...


September 12, 2017, 1:15 pm, 1772627

If there’s anything corporations hate more than change and competition, it’s uncertainty.

But facing the unknown is exactly where thousands of companies find themselves now that the Trump Administration seems to have abandoned its efforts to repeal The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, known better as “Obamacare.” ...


September 12, 2017, 1:15 pm, 1772628

The day most people use autonomous vehicles to zip around likely remains many years in the future. But 2016 saw the public profile of self-driving cars and trucks start to crescendo amid high-profile tests that offered a taste of a robotic future.

Beyond just hype, this frenzy of activity forced a ...


September 12, 2017, 1:15 pm, 1772625

In the history of LendingClub, the year 2016 will not be remembered fondly.

There was the shock resignation of CEO Renaud Laplanche over a faulty loan scandal. There was a plunge in the stock price, which had already been tumbling since the IPO. And then there were three straight quarters of ...


September 12, 2017, 1:15 pm, 1772623

Last year was a terrible year for brick-and-mortar retailers as layoffs and bankruptcies climbed. But 2017 is shaping up to be even worse, particularly for those located in a mall.

Since the start of this year, an alarming number of companies have been making references in their filings to “mall traffic.” ...


September 12, 2017, 1:15 pm, 1772624

After months of controversy swirling around claims of sexual harassment at the Fox News Channel, its parent company finally acknowledged the obvious in its latest 10-Q today.

Twenty-First Century Fox said in its filing: “the network’s primetime lineup has significantly changed which could have a negative impact on our ratings.”

No ...