Google buying Fitbit would raise red flags with regulators, CFRA's Freeman says
John Freeman, CFRA vice president of equity research, discusses the report that Google made an offer to buy Fitbit. He speaks with Bloomberg's Caroline Hyde and Scarlet Fu on "Bloomberg Markets: The Close." Freeman, his family and his firm do not own shares of Alphabet.
Don't data yourself?
The story of the year has been the bond market’s proactiveness in pricing in potentially dire economic outcomes. In Treasuries, the recent price action has been more a story of the bond market right-sizing economic expectations. That is, not any negative indicator is perceived as a portent of imminent doom that fosters a flight to safety and lurch downwards in yields – whether that be instances of soft U.S. economic data or earnings reports. Bloomberg's Jonathan Ferro sat down with Kathy Jones of Charles Schwab, Colin Robertson of Northern Trust and BlackRock's Jim Keenan to discuss the markets developing reaction function.
Scientists successfully train rats to drive tiny cars
Scientists at the University of Richmond have successfully trained rats to drive tiny cars in exchange for tasty bits of cereal, and found that learning the task lowered their stress levels. The study not only advances our understanding of how sophisticated rat brains are, but could one day help in developing new non-pharmaceutical forms of treatment for mental illness.
Facebook's Zuckerberg privately recommended potential campaign hires to Buttigieg
Facebook Inc. chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg has privately recommended several potential hires to Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign, a rare example of direct political involvement from one of tech’s most powerful executives. Bloomberg's Tyler Pager has more on "Balance of Power."
How Microgravity will change manufacturing
Microgravity can be used to unlock old materials and make new ones in ways that can’t be replicated on Earth. Private companies know this, and are leading the charge toward the next gold rush. But can they turn low Earth orbit into a home for the next industrial revolution?