Bazooka Candy's CEO on the brand's sweet athlete investment deal

DK Metcalf of the Seattle Seahawks may soon be coming to Bazookaverse comics.
Following Bazooka Candy Brands' acquisition by private equity Apax Partners in October 2023, the candy maker received an infusion of cash from major athletes.
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First GE, now DuPont. Corporate deconglomeration is having a moment.

May 23, 2024
DuPont said it will split into three companies focused on water, electronics and chemicals. Investors and antitrust officials may be watching.
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The number of publicly traded companies in the U.S. is in decline. Here's why that matters.

May 13, 2024
When fewer companies are public, it limits our understanding of what’s happening in the economy.
The number of publicly listed companies has been nearly halved since the '90s.
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As companies mature, they change the metrics they disclose to investors

Apr 19, 2024
Netflix will stop disclosing subscriber numbers next year. Companies revising what measures they use to indicate performance is nothing new.
For companies like Netflix, subscriber numbers aren’t the whole story anymore, says Matteo Arena at Marquette University. “There might be other ways to increase the revenue and profits outside just simply increasing subscribers.”
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Corporate bonds are in demand amid optimism and declining yields

Jan 30, 2024
Many investors see big companies as healthy and want to get into the market before the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates.
January has been a busy month in the corporate bond market, driven in part by expectations of Federal Reserve interest rate cuts.
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Uber finally makes a profit off ride-sharing

Aug 1, 2023
Investors stuck with the company even when it was losing money, because they knew it had wormed its way into our everyday lives.
Uber became a verb before it became profitable.
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People have moved billions from bank accounts to money market funds. What are those?

Apr 5, 2023
This type of mutual fund invests in short-term, low-risk debt. Currently they're earning higher interest than savings accounts.
Depositors have been moving cash into money market mutual funds in search of higher interest income as well as safety because of the shaky condition of some banks.
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Silicon Valley Bank's collapse reveals deeper flaws in the venture capital industry

Mar 16, 2023
VCs have been among the loudest voices calling for government insurance amidst SVB’s collapse, after pulling their funds out of the struggling bank.
Prominent venture capitalists were quick to call for government insurance of all Silicon Valley Bank's deposits after its collapse Friday.
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January's strong jobs report lifted bond yields. Why's that?

Feb 3, 2023
Bond investors look at the jobs report for clues about wage growth and inflation.
The job gains were focused on nonhousing services, analysts say, which the Federal Reserve sees as a driver of inflation.
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Crypto marketing attracted a disproportionate number of Black investors. Here's why.

Feb 3, 2023
Black Americans were more likely to be involved in cryptocurrencies than white Americans, with many using crypto as their first foray into investing.
Attendees at a promotional event called “The Future of Blockchain Is Here!” in Bowie, Maryland.
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