The Charter – Time Warner Merger: Big Cable Tries to Stave Off the Inevitable

Charter Communications, Inc (CHTR) is looking to succeed where rival Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) failed in acquiring Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC). Charter is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.3 billion ($79 billion including debt assumed). Time Warner Cable shareholders […] Continue Reading…

Why Big Beer is Struggling in the Age of the Hipster Craft Beer

 

Note to Big Beer: Beware the affronted beard!

MillerCoors, the joint venture between SABMiller plc (SBMRY) and Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP), is facing a class-action lawsuit from craft beer enthusiasts for having the audacity to imply that Blue Moon—one […] Continue Reading…

Twitter Musings on McDonald’s

Barron’s had some interesting comments on McDonald’s (MCD) this past weekend (see “Trouble on the Menu at McDonald’s). Though mostly bearish on the stock, Barron’s noted that just 7 out of 29 Wall Street analysts were bullish on the […] Continue Reading…

3 Politically Incorrect Steps to Achieve an Early Retirement

I like my job. I really do. But I think I’d like being an independently-wealthy man of leisure quite a bit more. Relaxed days of sweet nothingness sound pretty appealing. That’s the dream, anyway.

All joking aside, I won’t be […] Continue Reading…

Why Americans Don’t Celebrate May Day

I had a colleague from South Africa ask why we don’t celebrate May Day as a holiday in America. The answer, of course, is that May 1 was the date chosen by the communist leadership of the Second International […] Continue Reading…