Wall Street Democratic donors warn the party: We’ll sit out, or back Trump, if you nominate Elizabeth Warren

Democratic donors on Wall Street and in big business are preparing to sit out the presidential campaign fundraising cycle — or even back President Donald Trump — if Sen. Elizabeth Warren wins the party’s nomination.

In recent weeks, CNBC spoke to several high-dollar Democratic donors and fundraisers in the business community and found that this opinion was becoming widely shared as Warren, an outspoken critic of big banks and corporations, gains momentum against Joe Biden in the 2020 race.

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/26/wall-street-democratic-donors-may-back-trump-if-warren-is-nominated.html?__source=twitter%7Cmain&fbclid=IwAR2GUWl1MAjzhJuMeL7rVmPqcny5hcpiEYfnAAd1O0uFnP2ir9FfAyg2seI

Nike posts another strong quarter thanks to digital strategy

The footwear and apparel company on Tuesday posted earnings of $0.86 per share for the three months ending in August, up 28% from the same period in the prior year. That growth was driven by a 7% increase in revenue and expanding gross margins in direct to consumer sales. Total net income was up 25% in the quarter to $1.4 billion.

Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/09/24/business/nike-earnings/index.html?fbclid=IwAR3KfYgBv8igocNd-XLKm1koRZdFWEnNrPGgg1aqRVN5QAhoP5gI0J-A0YI

Bob Iger on why Disney walked away from Twitter: ‘The nastiness is extraordinary’

Disney called off a deal to buy Twitter because the platform was just too problematic, CEO Bob Iger revealed in a New York Times interview.

Disney considered buying the social media company, calling it a “compelling” way to reach consumers. However, the deal never went through and Disney instead purchased a majority stake in sports streaming site BAMTech.

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/22/disneys-bob-iger-on-twitter-the-nastiness-is-extraordinary.html?__source=twitter%7Cmain&fbclid=IwAR0499B-hPz3ItsXr3zr1eWvgJ_zNO1Wi36nj92fsAv1y5M9W_FkTvbpmv4

U.K. Launches Massive Tourist Airlift After Thomas Cook Collapse

The U.K. government deployed the “largest repatriation in peacetime history” to bring home more than 150,000 tourists stranded on overseas beaches and in vacation hotspots by the collapse of tour operator Thomas Cook Group Plc.

Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-23/thomas-cook-files-for-bankruptcy-after-bailout-talks-fail?fbclid=IwAR0OWUZ3P0ntDdN52kHCX1wfelTNCfttVJ_d6zF_1mm328Bfca4u1wSo3lo

Gold prices surge today, silver prices jump over ₹1,300 in a day

Gold and silver prices in India jumped sharply tracking higher global rates and a softer rupee. On MCX, October gold futures prices today shot up by 1.7% to ₹38,163 per 10 grams as compared to Friday’s close of ₹37,503. Silver prices on MCX also shot up by 3% or ₹1,326 to ₹47,087 per kg. 

Source: https://www.livemint.com/market/commodities/gold-prices-surge-today-silver-prices-jump-over-rs-1-000-in-a-day-1568601452625.html

Two Major Saudi Oil Installations Hit by Drone Strike, and U.S. Blames Iran

Drone attacks claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels struck two key oil installations inside Saudi Arabia on Saturday, damaging facilities that process the vast majority of the country’s crude output and raising the risk of a disruption in world oil supplies.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/14/world/middleeast/saudi-arabia-refineries-drone-attack.html?fbclid=IwAR03IObiMjZs6qL5gWaQNwtP59jTyQsxNF_V1YtHpjpwrdCto1mhJILf6qs

Hong Kong Exchange Makes Unsolicited $36.6 Billion LSE Bid

Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. made an unexpected $36.6 billion bid for London Stock Exchange Group Plc, a bold move that would upend the U.K. bourse’s combination with Refinitiv.

Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-11/hong-kong-exchange-makes-surprise-36-6-billion-bid-for-lse?fbclid=IwAR3qzJKZ2pOTuAQeDYsMkfEa_uy4C7xDbvfS2a7LCP_58haMy6NBgxT0Ygw