Compared with IBM, Microsoft's fragmented culture has made it easier for CEO Satya Nadella to find new growth.
Investors aren't waiting for a rebound in bitcoin prices to invest in fast-growing cryptocurrency markets. But guess who's getting left behind: Big Wall Street firms that currently dominate trading in stocks, bonds, foreign exchange and commodities.
Stephen Schwarzman, founder and CEO of the giant U.S. private-equity firm Blackstone, was already one of the world's richest men. But after an announcement that the partnership will convert to a stock corporation sparked the biggest one-day rally in its publicly traded units, Schwarzman is immediately $573 million richer on paper.
Pinterest isn't exactly bringing the power to the people.
The private-equity firm says the conversion will allow investors to buy its shares without creating the need for a Schedule K-1, an Internal Revenue Service tax form that's used to report earnings from partnerships.
Bank of America says that lending income would grow just 3% this year, down from about 6% in 2018, as the economy slows and the Federal Reserve halts its three-year campaign to boost official U.S. interest rates.
Citigroup posts better-than-expected results for the first quarter as a cut in the U.S. bank's effective corporate tax rate helps to offset a fall in stock-trading revenue.
Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat says he has no immediate plans to name a new president to replace Jamie Forese, who is retiring.
Citigroup, the giant U.S. bank, is expected to report first-quarter earnings roughly equivalent to those from a year earlier, even after rival JPMorgan Chase posted a 5% increase. Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat, who this week announced major changes in his senior leadership team, is expected to provide commentary on how the bank is faring amid a slowdown in global economic growth.
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