Facebook's Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has laid out a vision of his company serving as a bulwark against rising isolationism. As Ciara Lee reports, he's written a letter to users saying the company's platform could be the "social infrastructure" for the globe.
Feb.16 -- Themos Fiotakis, co-head of FX and rates strategy at UBS, and Sebastien Galy, director of FX strategy at Deutsche Bank, discuss the Federal Reserve's rate path and the factors that can delay the Fed from hiking rates. They speak on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."
Nestle's new chief executive scraps the food company's long-standing sales target as it reports disappointing annual results, adopting a more cautious tone in an uncertain environment. Sonia Legg reports
Feb.16 -- Snap Inc. is looking to launch the third-largest technology IPO of the last ten years as it seeks to raise as much as $3.2 billion in its initial public offering. Bloomberg's Jeff McCracken reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."
Yahoo Finance's Jared Blikre joins us from the NYSE floor to tell us what traders are watching.
Wegmans supermarket is the latest retailer facing backlash for carrying Trump products. The grocery chain is under fire for selling Trump Winery products in its 10 Virginia stores. Nearly 300 members from the Prince William County chapter of the National Organization for Women gathered to protest the supermarket. The news comes two weeks after Nordstrom announced it is dropping Ivanka Trump's shoe line due to a decline in sales. Retailers including TJ Maxx, Sears, Kmart, and Neiman Marcus also took the same route.
Feb.15 -- Stephen Gallo, head of European FX strategy at BMO Capital Markets, and Manish Singh, chief investment officer at Crossbridge Capital, examine what was learned from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony on Capitol Hill on Tuesday and how markets view the Fed's rate hike path. He speaks with Bloomberg's Francine Lacqua on "Bloomberg Surveillance."
World stocks have hit 21-month peaks and the dollar rose for the 11th straight day, after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen flagged a possible interest rate rise next month during upbeat comments on the U.S. economy. Ivor Bennett reports.
Facebook is officially coming to your television! The company announced Tuesday that it will be launching a series of apps for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TV. The new feature will allow users to watch videos you can find on Facebook, but on a much larger screen. “A lot of people when they’re watching video on News Feed during the day will save it for later because they don’t have time to watch that three-minute video. Now it’s easy to go on your TV if you want to do that at night," Dan Rose, VP of Partnerships, said during the Code Media conference. While an exact date has not yet be released, the streaming apps are expected to launch in a few weeks.
Aetna and Humana just called off their $34 billion merger deal on Tuesday, after a federal judge blocked the deal in January on antitrust grounds. Aetna will pay Humana a $1 billion breakup fee, approximately $630 million after taxes, to terminate the deal, the companies said. If the merger came through, the companies would have left the health insurance industry dominated by only three giant insurers. "While we continue to believe that a combined company would create greater value for health care consumers… the current environment makes it too challenging to continue pursuing the transaction," Aetna chairman and CEO Mark Bertolini said in a statement.
Feb.14 -- To Miki Agrawal, a woman's period isn't a taboo subject — it's a business opportunity. Her startup Thinx makes panties that can absorb blood and can be washed and re-used as an alternative to tampons and pads.
Rolls-Royce suffers a record headline loss of 4.6 billion pounds ($5.8 billion) as a fine to settle bribery charges and the collapse in the pound from Brexit caps a difficult few years for the British aero engine maker. Harvey Biggs reports
Feb.14 -- Bloomberg Intelligence's Jonathan Tyce examines what was learned from fourth-quarter results from Credit Suisse as the bank posted a $2.34 billion loss and pledged to cut up to 6,500 jobs this year. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance."
A rally in financial and industrial stocks drove the indexes to record levels. As Fred Katayama reports, it pushed the S&P 500's market capitalization above $20 trillion.
Nokia plans to relaunch the 3310 — originally released in 2000 — as one of the most reliable and resilient phones in history.
Feb.13 -- Christopher Wheeler, bank analyst at Atlantic Equities, discusses reports that Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc is preparing to cut operating costs of $1.25 billion pounds, including the elimination of up to 15,000 jobs. Bloomberg's Richard Partington joins the conversation on "Bloomberg Markets: European Open."
Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee appears at the South Korean special prosecutor's office for a second round of questioning as part of a wider investigation into an influence-peddling scandal that could topple President Park Geun-hye. Ivor Bennett reports
Yahoo Finance’s Jared Blikre discusses the latest OPEC projection for oil demand, the strength in the US dollar and what investors may hear from Fed chair Janet Yellen this week.
Verizon launched its unlimited data plan Monday. That's the first time it has offered the all-you-can-eat data plan in five years. Fred Katayama reports.
Preview of the main stories to watch for in the coming week
Feb.10 -- Christian Schulz, director of global research at Citigroup Global Markets, and Edmund Shing, global head of equity derivative strategy at BNP Paribas, discuss the impact of inflation on the Federal Reserve's rate path in 2017. They speak with Bloomberg's Francine Lacqua on "Bloomberg Surveillance."
French carmaker Renault posts record full-year sales and profits and sets itself ambitious new mid-term goals for both after earnings were boosted by a comprehensive revamp of its product range. As Sonia Legg reports, Renault and alliance partner Nissan are also ready to pursue a closer tie-up.
Feb.10 -- While many CEOs have joined President Donald Trump's business advisory council, there is one notable tech standout -- Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Many think his vision to make the world more sustainable will greatly influence Trump's presidency. Bloomberg Businessweek's Ashlee Vance has more on "Bloomberg Technology."
The economic and earnings calendar slowed a bit this week, but markets positively received this seeming lack of news as each of the major US indexes closed the week at fresh records. Here's what you need to know for the week ahead
Feb.09 -- Nandini Ramakrishnan, market analyst at JPMorgan Asset Management, examines the Italian banking sector and compares U.S. and European equities. She speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance."
Feb.09 -- Principal Global Investors CEO Jim McCaughan discusses President Donald Trump's policy, financial services regulations and his outlook for European banks. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe."
SoftBank's CEO Masayoshi Son says the Japanese firm should benefit from President Donald Trump's promised deregulation of the American economy and that he is keeping his options open about U.S. telecoms unit Sprint. David Pollard reports.
Feb.08 -- An 81 percent surge in iron ore prices helped Rio Tinto report its first annual gain since 2013. Bloomberg's Will Kennedy looks at the factors behind the resurgence of iron ore on "Bloomberg Surveillance."
The S&P 500 ended slightly higher on Wednesday as investors digested mixed earnings reports, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped as bank stocks weighed. Angela Moore reports.
Feb.08 -- In today's "Single Best Chart," Bloomberg's Tom Keene and Francine Lacqua display the decline of U.S. manufacturing employment going back to 1939. They speak with Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs on "Bloomberg Surveillance."