If you bet on Snap Inc. (SNAP)  and Blue Apron Holdings Inc. (APRN)  this year, you are likely hurting right now as the two former unicorns have seen their stocks plummet recently.

The selloff in two of the most watched stocks on Wall Street, however, didn't have much if any broader impact. The major indexes ended the Tuesday session mostly higher as investors recovered from a Trump-Russia bombshell that briefly tanked and a decline in oil prices.

Trouble in Washington, uncertainty around frothy valuations and some rocky IPOs already this year, in fact, don't seem to be enough to dent the IPO pipeline, at least so far. TheStreet is out with its list of the next batch of offerings to watch. Get ready to place your bets.

Speaking of bets. Those that are ready to bet on a retail rebound may want to cool their jets. As our fearless leader Jim Cramer points out in his morning missive, there seems to be only one thing that can save retail, especially those mall-based retailers: M&A.

M&A, however, is something that in 2017 we have seen mainly relegated to the middle market and a handful of large-cap deals. That's the case across the board, of course, much of it, as you'd know if you've been following my column, because of the actions of corporate raiders, or activists, that have been a big catalyst for dealmaking in 2017.

And if you thought you were safe from the group, think again. Activist investor  has taken aim at Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A)  over its bid for Oncor Electric Delivery Co. The insurgent claims he's got a better plan for the utility and that Oncor should reconsider Buffett's $9 billion cash offer.

Don't worry, we didn't forget about the happenings on Capitol Hill or Amazon.com Inc.'s (AMZN)  Prime Day, but with the litany of talking heads, columnists and pundits weighing in, TheStreet had little choice but to find its own angle on the story...

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Photo of the day: The great American pastime
Baseball fans are gearing up to watch the Major League All Star game tonight. And while million of fans will certainly tune into the game, there is no denying there has been substantially less fan interest in the game --broadcast by Fox ( FOXA) -- in recent years than in years passed. Last year's game saw an audience of just 8.7 million, a far cry from peak viewership of about 36 million during the 1976 game (a scene from which is pictured above). It was a perfect storm for the '76 Midsummer Classic as it was held during the U.S. Bicentennial celebration in Philadelphia and just after Queen Elizabeth has visited the city. Sure, the 8.7 million that the MLB is expected to net tonight is a bigger audience than television gets for just about anything in the dead of summer, but it may not be enough to keep justifying the big bucks that networks such as Walt Disney Co.'s ( DIS) ABC and ESPN or Turner or Fox continue to shell out for the games. READ MORE
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