Articles by Alexander C. Kaufman
- Can JC Penney Be As Tasty As Macaroni And Cheese?
August 06 2013 6:04 AM
Debra Berman, J.C. Penney's new marketing chief, is coming over after years at Kraft Foods.
- Hellman & Friedman Buys Hub Int'l In Biggest US Insurance Acquisition Ever
August 05 2013 11:10 AM
The private equity firm is making a bigger push into the insurance industry.
- George Clooney Wants Dan Loeb Out Of The Movie Business
August 02 2013 3:01 PM
The actor is angry about the billionaire investor's plan to spin off Sony Entertainment.
- Films, TV Commercials Boost Viacom’s Quarterly Profit 24%
August 02 2013 12:36 PM
“Pain and Gain,” one of Viacom’s more-successful movies, resulted in lots of green for the media giant.
- Yet Another Western Pharmaceutical Company Is Having Problems In China
August 02 2013 11:33 AM
Baxter International admitted to expense violations at a joint venture in China.
- GM Focuses On China And Hires Volvo’s Former CEO
August 02 2013 11:16 AM
GM is doubling down in the world’s biggest auto market.
- Business Is Getting Tough For GlaxoSmithKline's India Branch
August 02 2013 10:16 AM
India revoked a patent on the breast cancer drug Tykerb, claiming it wasn't innovative enough to warrant protections.
- 'Fabulous Fab' Found Liable In $1B Fraud Case
August 01 2013 4:01 PM
Fabrice Tourre, the former Goldman Sachs trader, was found guilty of six out of seven counts of securities fraud.
- UBS And Citi Agree: J.C. Penney Is A Sinking Ship
August 01 2013 1:15 PM
UBS trimmed estimates for the ailing department-store chain's second-quarter sales, hours after Citi downgraded its stock to sell.
- Anti-Monopoly Ruling Against J&J In China Sets Important Precedent
August 01 2013 10:45 AM
Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $85,800 to a local Chinese dealer for anti-competitive practices.
- Why J.C. Penney's Outlook Just Got Worse
August 01 2013 9:27 AM
The struggling department-store chain was downgraded by Citi analysts.
- Budweiser Will Go Global With Its Q2 Earnings Call
July 30 2013 3:07 PM
Analysts predicted AB InBev would rake in $1 per share on revenues of $10.4 billion.
- Pfizer's Q2 Earnings Beat Expectations
July 30 2013 9:42 AM
However, the largest U.S. drugmaker's adjusted income fell 10% to $4 billion, or 56 cents per share.
- Dan Loeb Aims For Financial Harvest From Stake In Fertilizer
July 29 2013 4:42 PM
Third Point LLC, activist investor Dan Loeb's hedge fund, has pivoted from high tech to fertilizer, hoping for a big financial harvest.
- How Pfizer's Q2 Earnings Will Fare
July 29 2013 2:54 PM
The pharma giant aims to combat generic-drugmaker competition by restructuring and focusing on drugs for humans.
- Bailout USA: Too Big To Fail? Or Too Much To Handle?
July 27 2013 11:13 AM
As regulators debate the detriments of "too big to fail," the concept remains an inevitability.
- Pearson Is Selling Mergermarket, But Not The Financial Times
July 26 2013 11:23 AM
CEO John Fallon says the salmon-colored broadsheet is still gold to Pearson.
- Wells Fargo Is Slowly Getting Out Of The Mortgage Business
July 25 2013 5:42 PM
Wells Fargo is terminating eight of its joint ventures in the mortgage business. Add that to nearly 100 last year.
- SAC Capital Indicted - Feds Say It 'Encouraged' Cheating
July 25 2013 2:14 PM
A Manhattan grand jury has handed up an indictment of hedge fund SAC Capital.
- Caterpillar Q2 Earnings Inch Down On Commodities Slump
July 24 2013 9:28 AM
The construction equipment company did not meet analysts' expectations in the second quarter.