Tag: Cash Flow

  • GE’s Health Business Is Ready for Its Close-Up

    General Electric Co.’s breakup gives its health-care unit a chance to shine. The industrial company on Tuesday said it would spin off the division as part of a broader restructuring that will also include the divestiture of its stake in the Baker Hughes energy business and a further shrinking of GE Capital. The health-care unit, […]

  • How Is Big Business Using the Trump Tax Cut? What We Know So Far

    President Donald Trump’s corporate tax cuts are already having a big impact. The main takeaway at the halfway point of earnings season is that corporations are going to make more money — lots more — as their statutory tax rate gets axed to 21 percent from 35 percent. Corporate chiefs already are making plans for […]

  • CVS-Aetna May Find Unlikely Ally in Regulators

    One of the biggest frustrations for companies pursuing mega-mergers is the regulatory approval process. It's long. It's cumbersome. And for CVS Health Corp., that may be a godsend. CVS, the Woonsocket, Rhode Island-based drug-store chain and pharmacy-benefit manager, is said to be on the verge of a $66 billion takeover of Aetna Inc., a health insurer based an hour […]

  • Aston Martin Is Making Its Supercars On a Shoestring

    Watching James Bond movies, you'd think British spies are all fast-living and stupendously wealthy. The reality is more prosaic. It's similar with 007's carmaker of choice: Aston Martin Holdings Ltd. Look beyond the immaculate paint job and eye-watering price tag of its luxury sportscars—the  1 Aston Martin lost money for years. But undaunted by Brexit, lacked funds to […]

  • This Is How a French Billionaire Retires

    French billionaire Vincent Bollore plans to retire on Feb. 17, 2022, the 200th anniversary of his family-held Bollore Group. Before handing his far-flung empire to his children, the 65-year-old corporate raider has set himself one more task: creating a media giant close to home. He’s hitting obstacles on all fronts. Politicians, regulators, minority shareholders and […]