Capital

Pressure from activists for splits will hurt AT&T and others

Photographer: Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg BLOOMBERG NEWS The financial engineers are starting over. Discussions of financial engineering regularly focus on building massive amounts of debt, zero-based budgeting, share buybacks, increasing dividends for investors, and cutting costs. Now the spotlight is on the fallout. It turns out that splits forced by …

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US companies turn to term loans for acquisition debt

Through Lynn adler, Loan Pricing Company NEW YORK, Jan. 25 (LPC) – Blue-chip US companies, including Bristol-Myers Squibb, are bolstering the lending element of multibillion-dollar acquisition finance, which could stretch the balance sheets of some banks. Loans are currently cheaper than bonds, prompting companies to increase A-term loans and potentially …

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LG recognizes VRR issues with OLED TVs

LG’s OLED TVs have gone further than any of their rivals over the past two years to accommodate current and next-gen gamers. Key features like support for variable refresh rates, Nvidia G-Sync, automatic switching to low latency mode, and 4K resolution graphics at frame rates up to 120Hz are in …

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The best non-surgical facelifts that promise perfect results

If you’ve found yourself sifting through your thinking in video meetings and considering a nip, tuck, or lift, you’re not alone. Recent statistics from Google show a 160% increase in searches for the ‘mini facelift’, and the British Association of Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has reported a 70% increase in requests …

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