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ESPN Bet is here. Penn Entertainment, which will operate the sportsbook app, paid $1.5 billion for the rights to the sports network’s name.
Climate change is costing the US economy $150 billion a year. The quadrennial National Climate Assessment was released yesterday, and included a new economic impact section.
German train drivers are going on strike. The GDL union called for a 20-hour strike later this week as workers seek higher wages to counter inflation.
Paris has too many SUVs. Mayor Anne Hidalgo is asking voters if they’d be interested in an SUV-specific parking fee ahead of the upcoming Olympics.
Place your Fed bets
US inflation held steady from September last month, signaling that the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hiking campaign is finally over.
But what about the cuts? Some analysts say that the first Fed meeting of 2024, in March, will see rates start to come down, with the benchmark rate falling to 2% by 2025. Mortgage rates, though, might not ease until the second half of next year. Others have rosier views, seeing the whole US economy picking up to an expansion of 2.6% next year.
Grete Suarez looks into who’s saying what, but don’t treat it as a foregone conclusion. The most important driver of how we spend, after all, is not what analysts say, but how consumers feel.
One big number: 36%
The share of Safari search ad revenue Google gives Apple, according to one expert witness, who blurted it out in court
University of Chicago professor Kevin Murphy let slip a key number while testifying in Google’s defense on Monday, according to Bloomberg. Google lawyer John Schmidtlein “visibly cringed.” The search giant is two months into a major antitrust trial—the largest since Microsoft’s in 1998. Quartz’s Ananya Bhattacharya explores the fine line between being transparent in the courtroom and protecting trade secrets.
Who’s selling their shares?
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, for one. He’s raising eyebrows with a plan to sell $140 million worth of his bank shares starting next year for “financial diversification and tax-planning purposes.”
The announcement came as a surprise, considering Dimon has long held a hardline approach to keeping his bank stocks, even as far back as his Travelers’ days, when former mentor Sandy Weill made management take a “blood oath” not to sell unless they left.
But Dimon’s not alone. Here are other bank execs who have done the same.
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