EURONET: Euronet Worldwide’s Statement on MoneyGram
April 17, 2017

Euronet Worldwide’s Statement on MoneyGram LEAWOOD, Kan., April 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (“Euronet” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:EEFT), a leading electronics payments provider, today acknowledges it submitted a binding offer to acquire MoneyGram International, Inc. (“MoneyGram”) (NASDAQ:MGI) to MoneyGram’s Board of Directors on April 14, 2017. On April 16, 2017, MoneyGram announced…

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BUSINESS INSIDER: Wall Street should bet on Trump killing Chinese deals

Wall Street should bet on Trump killing Chinese deals Samir N. Kapadia, VogelHood Group Apr. 12, 2017 In his first U.S.-China summit, President Donald Trump took a significant step toward making good on campaign promises aimed at resetting a broken relationship between the world’s two largest economies. For Trump voters on Main Street, the tone…

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The Wall Street Journal: The Rust Belt Is Right to Blame Obama
December 19, 2016

The Rust Belt Is Right to Blame Obama The risk that regulators pose to business is up 79% from 2010—a burden that falls heavy on industry. By CLARK S. JUDGE Updated Dec. 18, 2016 5:42 p.m. ET Donald Trump hasn’t wasted time moving to revive America’s economic growth, with an emphasis on manufacturing. Critics may…

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Dow Jones: Telecoms Tick Up As Treasury Rates Fall
November 30, 2016

Telecoms Tick Up As Treasury Rates Fall – Telecoms Roundup November 28, 2016, 05:01:00 PM EDT By Dow Jones Business News Shares of telecommunications companies rose as an upward march in Treasury rates paused. AT&T unveiled a streaming video service called DirecTV Now. Time Warner’s $85 billion deal to merge with AT&T is likely to…

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BARRON’S: Trump Victory Could Be a Boon to Deal Stocks
November 27, 2016

Trump Victory Could Be a Boon to Deal Stocks Trump’s administration will likely be more lenient on mergers. How to capture double-digit returns. By VITO J. RACANELLI November 26, 2016 Mergers are likely to get less antitrust scrutiny under Donald Trump’s administration. The Obama administration took a tough antitrust stance on corporate mergers and acquisitions,…

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FT: US Election: Global Markets Retreat As Polls Narrow
November 7, 2016

US election: global markets retreat as polls narrow Investors cut riskier assets, but some eye opportunities should indices slide further NOVEMBER 4, 2016 Nicole Bullock and Robin Wigglesworth in New York, and Roger Blitz in London The most famous example of a shock US election result remains Harry Truman’s 1948 win over Thomas Dewey, memorialised…

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BARRON’S: Election Favorites
October 31, 2016

Election Favorites Companies that could reap long-term rewards from the presidential election results. Plus, Time Warner may be cheap. By Vito Racanelli October 29, 2016 Who’s going to win the U.S. presidential election? While Hillary Clinton is in the lead, no one can answer for certain. Nevertheless, there is a theme common to both candidates:…

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The Washington Post: Republicans made their bed with Donald Trump. Now they have to lie in it.
October 12, 2016

Republicans made their bed with Donald Trump. Now they have to lie in it. By Chris Cillizza, October 7, 2016 Once the news of Donald Trump’s lewd and lascivious comments about women broke, there was only one relevant question for Republicans: What the heck do we do now? I asked that question to a slew…

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The Washington Post: The story of a real-life ‘Designated Survivor’

The story of a real-life ‘Designated Survivor’ By Chris Cillizza, September 21, 2016 “Designated Survivor” — a new show about what happens when the U.S. Capitol is destroyed during a State of the Union address and the one man who has been chosen as the, wait for it, designated survivor becomes president — premieres Wednesday…

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Barron’s: Johnson Controls Looks Cheap
May 21, 2016

“Jeff Hood, a managing partner at VogelHood Research, a policy research outfit in Washington, D.C., says the government is unlikely to oppose it. This is a merger with little business overlap that makes industrial business sense—and isn’t just driven by tax savings, he says.” Johnson Controls Looks Cheap By VITO J. RACANELLI May 21, 2016…

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FT: Investors mine Big Data for cutting-edge strategies
March 30, 2016

“Policymaking is another area where data can be turned into trading signals. VogelHood, a Washington DC-based research outfit, scrapes masses of information provided by the federal government and lobbyists to provide the investment industry with raw data and bespoke reports to predict the outcome of mergers and acquisitions, or the winners of government contracts.” Investors…

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CNBC: This is how billionaires enjoy super-low 20% taxes
March 12, 2015

This is how billionaires enjoy super-low 20% taxes Lawrence Delevingne Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 2:41 PM ET For some, the only thing worse than filing taxes is knowing that others making millions of dollars are paying half the rate. That’s what has long infuriated critics of something called “carried interest,” a rule that lets the…

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