Morning Report

What you need to know one minute before daylight
October 18, 2018

Trump Throws Mexico a Bone, Tilman Fertitta Sends Offer to Caesars Entertainment and Porsche Event Tomorrow

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – Big scoop behind the scenes of the Uber IPO – Why is Morgan Stanley the odds-on favorite to land the coveted...
October 17, 2018

First Man Disrupts Heroes, Sunset Management Consulting and Marriott Winds Down Ritz Business Hotel Brand

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – Netflix is surging and it should be as it added over one million more US subscribers and nearly six million globally...
October 16, 2018

Remembering Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen, Italian Government Gives EU a No-Plan Budget, NBA Season Starts Tonight and Twilio Buys SendGrid

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – Three quick things – First, Italy is in tatters as Rome was required to give the EU a budget by midnight....
October 15, 2018

Sears Should be on the Phone With Bezos, Pass on Tesla and Wait for Porsche Taycan and LeasePlan Pulls IPO

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – Knock Three Times on the Ceiling If You Love Me – If I’m Sears – you know what I’m doing –...
October 12, 2018

Big-Time Harvard Court Case, Destruction of Hurricane Michael and Uber Makes Request to SEC

Good Friday Morning Daylight – Kanye West was not the only musician at the White House on Thursday and the real business was before lunchtime. A...
October 11, 2018

Category Five Closes Albany, GA Waffle House, Readers Strike Back on Morning Report, Dig South Half-Shell Conference Complimentary to Members and Loren Feldman Live Today

Good Thursday Morning, Sorry about the late time – trying to get agricultural reports out of South Georgia. Daylight – This Morning It’s Hold Onto Your...
October 10, 2018

Katrina’s Big Brother – Hurricane Michael, Starbucks Partners With Care.com and SoftBank Eyes Big WeWork Stake

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – Starbucks did the smartest thing since inventing the frappuccino – rolled out backup subsidized child care as a benefit to any...
October 9, 2018

Netflix Closing Deal for ABQ Studios, Float Lady Gaga for Tesla Chairmanship and LendingTree Nabs QuoteWizard.com for $370 Million

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – Two names being floated around as candidates for the SEC-induced, three-year Tesla chairmanship are former Vice President Al Gore and Alan Mulally...
October 8, 2018

China’s Five-Decade Masterpiece Coming Undone, Lady Gaga Underrated, Neanderthal Flu Shot and ZipRecruiter Raises $156 Million

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – It’s Columbus Day, Canada’s Thanksgiving and a new China Syndrome – announced it was injecting $175 billion dollars to prop up...
October 5, 2018

Spirit Airlines Restricts Support Animals, NY Times Bashing Cheerleaders and Palo Alto Networks Buys RedLock

Good Friday Morning, Daylight – In a tweet last night, Elon Musk mockingly renamed the SEC “shortsellers enrichment commission” less than a week after he settled...
October 4, 2018

“Gone for Good”, Barnes & Noble Sale Will Happen With Time and Small Giant Coffee Shop Turns Drop-Outs into Millionaires

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – If We Keep Letting Things Go Bad, They will Soon Be Gone for Good. I got a call yesterday from a...
October 3, 2018

Toys-R-Us Looks for a Comeback, New Jersey Starts Own VC Fund and Feds Inspect Juul Offices

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – Millennial Matt here writing today’s report. Cliff will return tomorrow. Just as a reminder, we have switched databases so please let...
October 2, 2018

Trump Trade Deal – A Lot of Rebranding, Canary in a Coal Mine for Stitch Fix, 14 Karat Mind and YETI Holdings Re-files IPO

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – Just to Satisfy Your 14 Karat Mind – Champion Porsche of Pompano Beach, FL upped their credit line to pay back...
October 1, 2018

Musk Boogie Woogie SEC, Apple Sauce Boards, Hot Desking Not So Hot and Spoiled Peaches a Company Crime

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – This morning Tesla’s stock soars as Musk tweets a hint of imminent profitability and a link to the song “Naughty by...
September 28, 2018

Musk’s Strategy to Slam-Dunk SEC, Amps Board Dumps Mike Dendy, 2UMedical Delivers Real Results and Clint Padgett’s Project Success

Good Friday Morning, Daylight – Elon Musk had reached a settlement agreement with the SEC Wednesday night but woke up Thursday morning and told his lawyers...
September 27, 2018

Facebook’s David Marcus Fires Back on Acton, Grubhub Buys Tapingo and the First Google Doodle was a Burning Man Wink

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – It would have been nice if the Kavanaugh hearings aired live Sunday starting at 6:20 p.m. like the Super Bowl –...
September 26, 2018

New Names are Always Worse – Dunkin’ Donuts and Weight Watchers, Trump Nailed an Incoming Shot and Inspire Brands Buys Sonic

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – This takes the cake – Dunkin’ Donuts and Weight Watchers changing their names to Dunkin’ and WW is insane. Let’s flush...
September 25, 2018

Instagram Founders Step Out, NASA TESS Satellite and SiriusXM to Buy Pandora

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – Why did Instagram Founders walk out the door yesterday and leave their baby in the hands of Facebook who bought it...
September 24, 2018

Michael Dell Pulls the Plug, “Fahrenheit 11/9” Disappoints and Versace-Michael Kors Deal in the Works

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – Pulled the Plug Sunday Evening – Michael Dell and his private equity partner Silver Lake called off their investor roadshow to...
September 21, 2018

Business Strategy of Free Love or Evil Genius, Call Joe English on Valentine Card, 10-4 on Convoy Startup and Most Entrepreneurial Governor in the Nation

Good Friday Morning, Daylight – Is “free” a business strategy, coup de foudre or God forbid anybody does anything nice? SEC filings show federal prosecutors are...
September 20, 2018

Rumor Mill Wrong on Fortune and Tony Robbins, Diamond Rio Makes History at Mill Town and Call in to Loren Feldman on Sirius XM Today

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – Last to know, first to cry – Put down a quick rumor – Tony Robbins is not in the final stages...
September 19, 2018

Throw Antonio Brown the Ball, US Invokes More Tariffs on China and Eventbrite Raises $230 Million

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – Breaking News – WeWork now occupies more office space in Manhattan than any other company – 5.3 million square feet. Their...
September 17, 2018

Media Darlings are the New Bling, Wayback Burgers Partners with Boys & Girls Club and Henri Bendel to Shut Down

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – Media Darlings are the New Bling – Salesforce Founder Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne are acquiring Time magazine for $190...
September 14, 2018

CBS Tingle, Waffle House Storm Central, Codfather Calls and Proven Number Two Who Can Do Available at Vanderbloemen and Need at Capehart

Good Friday Morning, Daylight – When the Tingle Becomes a Chill – Leave it up to CBS News executives to show us again how you don’t...
September 13, 2018

’60 Minutes’ Producer Jeff Fager Fired for Threatening Text, Hurricanes and Typhoons are the Same, Dan Loeb’s Campbell’s Battle, Trump’s Best Pick and Naomi Osaka Gets Adidas Deal

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – It’s crunch time for Entrepreneurs on the Carolina seaboard coastline. Stay or go? Go, but tell your governor not to do...
September 12, 2018

Takeda’s Shippin’ Up to Boston, Oscar Buzz for Cooper and Gaga, Whistleblowers at Golman Sachs, China Puts Licensing on Hold and Cliff Braves Florence

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – Millennial Matt here again writing the Morning Report. Cliff has an update on the storm from the Carolina coast. Looks more...
September 11, 2018

Never Forget, Boston Scientific Acquires Augmenix, China Prepares to Ask WTO for Sanctions Permission, Nike on the Rebound and The Mars Explorer One (Brought to You By McDonald’s)

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – Millennial Matt here, writing today’s Morning Report. Being from Washington DC and nearly two decades after hearing my third-grade teacher explaining why...
September 10, 2018

Out With Hooters – In With Tooters, Volvo Delays IPO, Council Capital Sells Adva-Net, Trump Pushes Ford and Apple to Move Manufacturing, Moonves Takes Golden Parachute and Hurricane Florence

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – Out with Hooters – In With Tooters. Controversy is the New Sex in Sales. Nike sales since Thursday surged 31 percent...
September 7, 2018

Sweet Caroline Gets a Little Plainer, NAFTA Talks, Burberry to Stop Burning Clothes and Selling Real Fur, Moonves and CBS Seek an Exit and Welcome Loren Feldman

Good Friday Morning, Daylight – Loren Feldman will join us as Chief Editor and Content Officer at Oxford. Adam Witty, CEO of Advantage | Forbes Books,...
September 6, 2018

Healthcare Accolades, The Agenda Against Eminem, CVS Gets Green Light, Fan Duel Seeking Reverse Merger and One Ticket Left for Strictly Social

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – The NY Times went on a dynamite fishing expedition and blew up Twitter feeds over an anonymous op-ed by a White...