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Early reviews positive for Marathon's plan to unleash billions in untapped value

S&P GLOBAL. JAN. 3, 2017

Marathon Petroleum Corp.'s triple move to accelerate midstream asset drop-downs, revamp capital structure and mull a spin-off of its retail fuels business was an initial success with investors, including one that publicly pressed Marathon for value-enhancing action.

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Major pipeline companies positioning for improving cash flow, boosting dividends

S&P GLOBAL. SEPT. 28, 2016

Midstream companies could be better positioned to grow their distributions as cash flow pressures show signs of abating with rising stock values and commodity prices. 

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Brexit turmoil could pay off for dividend-focused US midstream players 

S&P GLOBAL. JULY 5, 2016

The United Kingdom's departure from the EU is likely to hold some benefit for the U.S. midstream oil and gas sector, whose dividend performance attracts yield-focused investors if interest rates stay low, market observers and participants said. READ MORE.

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Tax changes could boost overseas investments in US pipelines, REIT assets

S&P GLOBAL. APRIL 15, 2016

Recent changes in tax laws for foreign investors in U.S. real estate and real estate investment trusts may encourage overseas funds to explore investments in oil and gas pipelines or other qualifying assets organized under a REIT. Foreign pension funds and sovereign wealth funds are gauging their eligibility for...READ MORE

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Even if industry 'behaves,' midstream's low insurance rates could rise

S&P GLOBAL. JULY 20, 2016

Insurance premiums for midstream operators may start to rise in the near future if excess insurance capacity dries up and underwriters are pushed to grow income from the energy industry. READ MORE

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Despite years chasing Williams, ETE may be better off without it

S&P GLOBAL. MAY 2, 2016

Energy Transfer Equity may have spent more than two years trying to buy Williams Cos. Inc., but the Dallas-based Energy Transfer family will be more stable if its bid for the natural gas midstream giant does not come to fruition. 

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Yieldco ‘Musical Chairs’ Hits PEGI Share, Convertible Pricing

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PUBLICATION: POWER FINANCE AND RISK. JULY 27, 2015 EDITION

The timing of Pattern Energy Group Inc.’s underwritten pub- $32.00 lic offering of shares and private $30.00 placement of convertible notes on $28.00 July 22, amid a flurry of capital markets activity by rival yieldcos, $26.00 has had an unfavorable impact on the pricing of the deals, according to deal watchers.

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Expected Rate Hike Propels New Utility Issuances

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PUBLICATION: POWER FINANCE AND RISK. JUNE 15, 2015 EDITION

At least three issuers in the U.S. have come to market last week against the backdrop of an expected rise in short-term interest rates during the fourth quarter. DTE Energy is looking to issue...

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Nokia Is Handset-Free and Moving In Other Directions Now

THESTREET.COM. JUNE 21, 2014

Selling its handset business to Microsoft (MSFT) has freed Nokia (NOK) to move into other promising areas, an action that could be appealing to tech investors who wish to get adventurous with their stock portfolios.

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Why Publicis Groupe Will Move Ahead With Facebook

THESTREET.COM. MAY 22, 2014.

Publicis Groupe's (PUBGY) futuristic partnership with Facebook  (FB) -- an agreement that achieved closure after several months of meticulous planning and discussion -- signals the French public relations conglomerate's rise from the vestiges of its recent breakup with British bellwether Omnicom (OMC).

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Publicis/Omnicom Merger Collapses Due to Emotion, Says WPP

THESTREET.COM. MAY 9, 2014

 It's never good to let emotions take over in business. Especially when those emotions grow larger than the issues at hand. Ego-driven insecurities sabotaged the much-awaited Publicis (PUBGY) - Omnicom (OMC) mega-merger, according to rival ad giant WPP (WPPGY) and other internal sources familiar with the situation.

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How Obamacare Will Play Out For Big Pharma

THESTREET.COM. APRIL 23, 2014

While Obamacare is expected to bring the U.S. drug industry billions of dollars in profits over the next decade, one question that remains unanswered is its impact on the ability of pharma giants to sustain their pace of curative and life-saving innovations.

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Huawei to Reopen Shop in U.S., but Can't Lose Sight of Europe 

THESTREET.COM. APRIL 8, 2014

Was Huawei Technologies' (SHE:002502) strategic move to withdraw from the U.S. last year ever a concrete manifestation of indifference? Apparently not. If indications at the Interop confab in Las Vegas last week are anything to go by, the $39.5 billion telecommunications giant aims to...

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This Time, Spain Won't Be Back In 10 Minutes

NEWSWEEK / INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES. JULY 2, 2012

Europe's fourth-largest economy is putting millions of people out of work. This time, it won't be back in 10 minutes like the post-it notes of Spanish employees read when they leave their desks for a half-hour coffee break every so often.

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Greeks Pack Off To Germany In Droves

NEWSWEEK / INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES. AUG. 1, 2012

Thalia Paraskeva, 24, was getting increasingly desperate. Equipped with a degree in graphic design from Athens, she was temping, waiting tables and juggling odd jobs in Greece to make ends meet even as she was looking for better work. But that didn't do more than bring a fresh wave of frustration.

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Will The London 2012 Olympics Save The UK Economy?

NEWSWEEK/ INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES. AUG. 3, 2012

Millions around the world are planting their avid gaze on London as the flurry of the 2012 Olympic Games reaches a fever pitch.  At a time when the UK is officially in its deepest recession in over half a century, the government has declared the games as a crown jewel for...

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Despite Despite Oil Reserves And Billions In International Aid, Iraq's Economy Falters

 

NEWSWEEK/ INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES. AUG. 1, 2012

The financial situation in Iraq, one of the world's largest reservoirs of crude oil, has become grave. Iraq's crown jewel is not helping its crumbling economy. The OPEC country has boosted its oil production to 3 million barrels a day, thanks to help from international companies. However, economists say that...

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Euro's Falling Value: A Solution To The Crisis, Or A Symptom?

NEWSWEEK/ INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES. JULY 13, 2012

A declining currency value could be a boon for Europe and a solution to the ongoing crisis, economists say. While alarmed investors are beginning to purchase dollar-denominated bonds in droves, trade analysts are optimistic that a fall in the value in the euro will improve the trade balances of...

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Is Europe Making Japan Unsafe For US Investors?

NEWSWEEK/ INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES. JUNE 21, 2012.

Against the backdrop of Japan's rising government debt and its first trade shortfall with the European Union, the country's declining trade surpluses over the past four years is not the only aftershock of the debt morass in Europe. 

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Election of Muslim Brotherhood's Morsi Will Likely Improve Egypt's Finances

NEWSWEEK/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES. JUNE 25, 2012

With the victory of the Muslim Brotherhood candidate in Egypt's presidential runoff, the world's largest Arab nation appears set not just for a transition to democracy but also for economic growth, Egyptian officials said. Political uncertainty surrounding the nation's first...

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At Ford, Europe Becomes an Albatross

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, MARCH 11, 2012

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In the wake of the financial crisis, Ford Motor’s presence in Europe helped keep the company afloat. Today, it’s a liability.

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Small Enough to Fail

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, DEC. 6, 2011

COVERINGBUSINESS.COM. [SPONSORED BY THE KNIGHT FOUNDATION]

Central Progressive Bank, a 17-branch regional bank based in Lacombe, La., fought hard with federal regulators to prove it could overcome its bad real estate loans in Florida. But not hard enough.

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Grassroots Group Tries to Bypass Fiscal Cliff

NEWSWEEK/ INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES. JULY 18, 2012

A new bipartisan campaign, Fix The Debt, was announced to guide Congress through a more sustainable path to long-term economic growth. Washington has been weighed down by demands to avoid an alarming fiscal cliff...

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US Small-Business Owners Go Without Pay; UK Helps Its Entrepreneurs

NEWSWEEK/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES. JULY 6, 2012

Small-business owners in the U.S. are going without pay, survey findings suggest. A Citibank study of 750 small U.S. businesses, conducted last month, showed that more than half of those surveyed languished without paychecks. Many small enterprises are struggling hard to...

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Where Is China Growing Modestly Amid Dim Global Forecasts?

NEWSWEEK/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES. JULY 7, 2012

China is well on the path to recovery as policy stimulus measures kick in. China's slowdown might be real, but its economy is far from smashing into smithereens. Many subtle pointers indicate that...

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