If the Republicans in Congress want to try again to pass a health care bill and repeal Obamacare, maybe they should make it about health care.Read More »
Sprint (S) Chairman Masayoshi Son has had his eye on T-Mobile (TMUS) for five years or more, and could finally realize his goal of creating a revved up competitor to AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) . The carrier might bear a stronger resemblance to T-Mobile than to Son's Sprint, however. "I would look at is almost as a super T-Mobile that is within striking distance of AT&T and Verizon," said Roger Entner of wireless consultancy Recon Analytics. "Knowing [T-Mobile CEO] John Legere's mantra of 'we will not stop' I don't think he would relent." T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekcom AG reportedly aims to have control of the merged company. If it ends up with control, Entner says to expect the surviving telecom
The Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico holds 60 billion to 70 billion barrels of yet-to-be pumped crude oil, according to a study by IHS Markit Ltd. The Permian region’s so-called recoverable resources would be enough to supply every refinery in the U.S. for 12 years and have a market value of about $3.3 trillion at current prices for West Texas Intermediate oil, the domestic benchmark. “The Permian Basin is America’s super basin in terms of its oil and gas production history and for operators it presents a significant variety of stacked targets that are profitable at today’s oil prices,” Prithiraj Chungkham, director of unconventional resources for IHS, said in the statement.
In September, though, GM stock has really put the pedal to the metal. Whereas the SPY ETF has climbed just 1% over the past month, General Motors has raced higher by nearly 10%. For instance, GM stock is up just 8.3% over the previous four years.