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The Capitalist Newsletter – June 14, 2017

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PROBLEMS CONTINUE TO PILE UP FOR UBER; CEO TRAVIS KALANICK TO STEP DOWN?

Uber is the 800 lb gorilla in the room. The king of the ring. The ridesharing company was the first recognized ridesharing app, giving Uber a huge competitive advantage. In fact, Uber has become so popular that people say “I’ll uber over” instead of “I’ll grab a ride there”. When your company’s name becomes a verb for what you actually sell, that’s success. But all that success is teetering right now as Uber faces more and more negative press. At risk? CEO and founder Travis Kalanick’s future position with the company. Just how bad are things for Uber?

Read The Capitalist’s Take Here

Read More at The Street Here

Read More at CNBC Here


JEFF SESSIONS TESTIFIES IN FRONT OF SENATE INTEL COMMITTEE; DENIES RUSSIA TIES, REFUSES TO DISCLOSE TRUMP CONVERSATIONS

Attorney General Jeff Sessions engaged in highly contentious testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, with Democrats pressing him on his conversations with President Trump related to the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. He called any suggestion that he colluded with Russians during the election an “appalling” lie. “Please, colleagues, hear me on this,” he said.

AMr. Sessions said he would not discuss his direct conversations with Mr. Trump, saying, that “consistent with longstanding Department of Justice practice, I cannot and will not violate my duty to protect confidential communications with the president.”

Read More at NY Times Here

Read More at Politico Here


Read More at The Atlantic Here


TIME, INC. SLASHES 4 PERCENT OF WORKFORCE AFTER FAILED BUYOUT OFFERS

Time Inc. is eliminating 300 employees through layoffs or buyouts as the struggling publisher tries to transform its declining print business for the digital age.

The job cuts were announced in an internal memo written by Chief Executive Officer Rich Battista, who said a key component of his turnaround strategy is making the company more efficient and re-investing those resources in growth areas.

“Today we took a difficult but necessary step in that plan,” Battista said in the memo obtained by Bloomberg. Battista did not specify the areas of the company that will see the cuts, which amount to 4 percent of Time’s total workforce.

Read More at Bloomberg Here

Read More at Reuters Here

Read More at NBC News Here


Closing Bell

– Tuesday, June 13th

Markets Shoot UP as Tech Snaps Back

Big Insider Trades

– Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. (HPP) COO Mark Lamas Sells $2.3m

– Dell Technologies, Inc. (DVMT) CEO Michael Dell Buys $1.1m

Winners & Losers

– MoSys, Inc. (MOSY) Pops UP (32.21%) on Takeover Rumors

– Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. (STRM) Sinks DOWN (10.24%) After Q1 Revenue Falls 11%

Most Talked About

ViaSat,Inc. (VSAT) Considered a Majority Strong Sell After Analysts Downgrade the Stock to Half the Current Share Price

The TIP Sheets

– Tuesday, June 13th

– Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ) Jumps UP (7.98%) After a Revision of Used Car Sales Data from National Automobile Dealers Association Slightly Improves Losses. However, Hertz is Facing too Much Competition from Ride Sharing and On-Demand Services. Expect Shares to Fall Back DOWN

Unusual Volume

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Ticks DOWN (2.11%) on 157m Shares Traded After Marissa Mayer Steps Down as CEO Following Close of Verizon Deal. With Deal Closed, Expect Shares to Bounce Back UP

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