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Liberty’s Acquisition of Virgin Media: Gold Still in the Mines?

Liberty Global (NASDAQ: LBTYA) must be crossing its fingers hoping that it’s proposition to acquire Virgin Media (NASDAQ: VMED) goes through. Virgin Media confirmed on Tuesday, Feb. 5, that it was indeed in talks with Liberty Global for a possible deal following a spell of media speculation.  John Malone’s Liberty Global seeks to tap into the European market, currently dominated by Rupert … Continue reading

Is the Pharma Industry Facing Pharmageddon?

The pharmaceuticals industry has always been one of the riskiest in the market. Companies operating in the pharma industry are required to invest heavily in research and development on drugs whose outcome is highly unpredictable. Companies like Pfizer (NYSE: PFE), Merck(NYSE: MRK), and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) among others, have toiled this red flagged industry for years. Note that, despite the risks associated with … Continue reading

Is Chesapeake Energy Better Off Without McClendon?

Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) is preparing for life without CEO and former chairman Aubrey McClendon following his resignation. McClendon is expected to leave the Oil and Gas Company on April 1, after a year that saw the company dispose more than $11 billion in assets toward the servicing of $14 billion worth of debt. Chesapeake experienced one of … Continue reading

Forget the Botched IPO: Facebook Is Back

Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) is back on track as it has finally began to dust off the effects of its botched IPO, among other business challenges. Facebook lost more than 50 percent in market value within four months of going public, after it slumped from its May 18, 2012 offer price of $38 per share to trade at $17.55 … Continue reading

Only Apple Can Stop Google

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is losing business to rival Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), if the latest reports are to be believed. Bloomberg published a report titled, “Apple App Advantage Eroded as Google Narrows IPhone Lead.” The iPhone maker is indeed facing some of the worst times in its history as market competition intensifies across the board. Apple’s App business is staring at an … Continue reading

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