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International Paper
19 апреля, 15:57

Wall Street. Акции на премаркете

(компания / тикер / цена / изменение ($/%) / проторгованый объем) ALCOA INC. AA 32 0.24(0.76%) 21038 ALTRIA GROUP INC. MO 72.5 0.16(0.22%) 244 Amazon.com Inc., NASDAQ AMZN 908.73 4.95(0.55%) 99750 American Express Co AXP 76 0.21(0.28%) 28775 AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP AIG 59.59 0.09(0.15%) 176 Apple Inc. AAPL 141.89 0.69(0.49%) 936579 AT&T Inc T 40.32 0.07(0.17%) 8209 Barrick Gold Corporation, NYSE ABX 19.54 -0.17(-0.86%) 23131 Caterpillar Inc CAT 94.86 0.47(0.50%) 48255 Cisco Systems Inc CSCO 32.75 0.08(0.24%) 846101 Citigroup Inc., NYSE C 58.8 0.38(0.65%) 26159 Exxon Mobil Corp XOM 81 -0.05(-0.06%) 28254 Facebook, Inc. FB 141.91 0.95(0.67%) 439493 Ford Motor Co. F 11.19 0.05(0.45%) 59562 Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., NYSE FCX 12.57 0.10(0.80%) 16535 General Electric Co GE 29.9 0.06(0.20%) 229085 General Motors Company, NYSE GM 33.79 0.10(0.30%) 816 Goldman Sachs GS 217 1.41(0.65%) 59218 Google Inc. GOOG 841.37 4.55(0.54%) 58806 Hewlett-Packard Co. HPQ 18.48 0.26(1.43%) 38120 Home Depot Inc HD 147.5 -0.26(-0.18%) 27772 Intel Corp INTC 35.88 0.12(0.32%) 800596 International Business Machines Co... IBM 160.89 -9.16(-5.39%) 291027 International Paper Company IP 51.8 0.35(0.68%) 592 Johnson & Johnson JNJ 121.99 0.17(0.14%) 29840 JPMorgan Chase and Co JPM 85.7 0.54(0.63%) 50197 Microsoft Corp MSFT 65.53 0.14(0.21%) 1289934 Nike NKE 56.02 -0.09(-0.16%) 29020 Pfizer Inc PFE 33.99 0.15(0.44%) 28681 Procter & Gamble Co

19 апреля, 15:46

Аналитики RBC Capital пересмотрели целевые цены по ряду американских бумаг

Сегодня, 19 апреля, аналитики RBC Capital пересмотрели целевые цены по ряду бумаг американских компаний. Так, прогнозная стоимость бумаг Goldman Sachs Group была понижена с $250 до $240, а целевая цена акций UnitedHealth Group увеличена с $180 до $185. Между тем, целевая цена акций IBM была пересмотрена с $185 до $180, а бумаг International Paper - с–$50 до $56.

19 апреля, 14:42

Аналитики RBC Capital пересмотрели целевые цены по ряду американских бумаг

Сегодня, 19 апреля, аналитики RBC Capital пересмотрели целевые цены по ряду бумаг американских компаний. Так, прогнозная стоимость бумаг Goldman Sachs Group была понижена с $250 до $240, а целевая цена акций UnitedHealth Group увеличена с $180 до $185. Между тем, целевая цена акций IBM была пересмотрена с $185 до $180, а бумаг International Paper - с–$50 до $56.

19 апреля, 14:19

International Paper stock price target raised to $56 from $50 at RBC Capital

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19 апреля, 14:19

International Paper upgraded to outperform from sector perform at RBC Capital

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04 апреля, 19:18

Wall Street: ближайшие уровни поддержки и cопротивления по основным акциям

Компания Тикер Ближайший уровень поддержки Цена Ближайший уровень сопротивления Alcoa Corporation AA 32,00 34,24 38,00 Apple Inc. AAPL 120,00 144,29 145,00 Barrick Gold Corporation ABX 18,00 19,42 21,00 American International Group, Inc. AIG 60,00 61,73 67,00 Amazon.com Inc. AMZN 840,00 900,65 900,00 American Express Company AXP 76,00 78,52 80,00 Boeing Co. BA 175,00 178,26 185,00 Bank of America Corporation BAC 22,00 23,47 25,50 Caterpillar Inc. CAT 90,00 94,31 99,00 Cisco Systems, Inc. CSCO 31,00 33,32 34,50 Chevron Corporation CVX 100,00 108,10 110,00 E. I. du Pont DD 75,00 79,58 82,00 Walt Disney Co. DIS 109,00 113,15 113,00 Ford Motor Co. F 11,50 11,41 13,00 Facebook, Inc. FB 130,00 141,45 142,00 FedEx Corporation FDX 184,00 196,22 198,00 General Electric Company GE 29,00 29,97 30,50 General Motors Company GM 34,00 34,24 38,00 Google Inc. GOOG 800,00 833,89 850,00 The Goldman Sachs Group GS 230,00 230,25 255,00 The Home Depot, Inc. HD 135,00 146,60 150,00 Honeywell International Inc. HON 116,00 124,07 128,00 Hewlett-Packard Company HPQ 17,00 17,70 18,00 International Business Machines IBM 172,00 174,81 182,00 Intel Corporation INTC 35,00 36,13 36,50 International Paper Co. IP 50,00 50,31 54,00 Johnson & Johnson JNJ 110,00 124,47 130,00 JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM 84,00 87,60 94,00 The Coca-Cola Company KO 40,00

30 марта, 17:02

Is International Paper Co. (IP) a Suitable Value Pick?

Let's find out if International Paper Company (IP) stock is a good choice for value-oriented investors right now

21 марта, 19:33

Wall Street: ближайшие уровни поддержки и cопротивления по основным акциям

Компания Тикер Ближайший уровень поддержки Цена Ближайший уровень сопротивления Alcoa Corporation AA 34,00 34,00 38,00 Apple Inc. AAPL 120,00 141,28 145,00 Barrick Gold Corporation ABX 18,00 19,35 21,00 American International Group, Inc. AIG 60,00 62,03 67,00 Amazon.com Inc. AMZN 800,00 850,79 860,00 American Express Company AXP 76,00 78,46 82,00 Boeing Co. BA 160,00 176,48 185,00 Bank of America Corporation BAC 22,00 23,30 26,00 Caterpillar Inc. CAT 90,00 92,87 99,00 Cisco Systems, Inc. CSCO 34,00 33,97 34,50 Chevron Corporation CVX 100,00 107,77 110,00 E. I. du Pont DD 75,00 81,00 82,00 Walt Disney Co. DIS 106,00 112,23 113,00 Ford Motor Co. F 11,50 11,97 13,00 Facebook, Inc. FB 130,00 140,13 140,00 FedEx Corporation FDX 190,00 193,59 200,00 General Electric Company GE 29,00 29,53 30,50 General Motors Company GM 34,50 35,06 38,00 Google Inc. GOOG 790,00 838,49 850,00 The Goldman Sachs Group GS 230,00 236,73 255,00 The Home Depot, Inc. HD 135,00 147,02 150,00 Honeywell International Inc. HON 116,00 126,11 128,00 Hewlett-Packard Company HPQ 16,00 17,36 17,50 International Business Machines IBM 172,00 174,68 182,00 Intel Corporation INTC 35,00 35,25 36,50 International Paper Co. IP 50,00 51,38 54,00 Johnson & Johnson JNJ 110,00 127,83 130,00 JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM 84,00 88,79 94,00 The Coca-Cola Company KO 40,00

16 марта, 13:24

Companies That 'Cheat' On Their Income Taxes

I met with my accountant on Monday. The bad news is once again I owe additional federal income taxes. I don’t have a fancy lawyer or any special tax breaks – so I paid. A little painful, but I figure I am paying my fair share to keep the United States and the American people safe, educated, healthy, and working. Just this week we learned that in 2005 Donald Trump paid only a 25 percent tax rate on $150 million in personal income because he was able to take advantage of a tax code with plenty of deductions for rich people like him. Apparently what Trump did was legal, just shady. The world’s greatest businessman claimed he lost lots and lots of money a decade earlier because of “large-scale depreciation for construction,” so he should be spared from paying his full share of taxes – like forever. Thanks to the report by Rachel Maddow of MSNBC and additional research by the New York Times, we now know that if Trump’s proposed tax reforms ever get approved, his 2005 tax bill of $38 million would only have been $7 million, a tax rate of less than 5 percent. This is a lower federal tax rate than middle-class people with incomes between $75,000 and a $100,000 pay. I think the American people have the right to see all of President Trump’s tax filings to help us decide on any future changes to the tax laws. Donald Trump owns the 48th largest private company in the United States. However, because of a new study by the non-partisan Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) we do know that more than half of wealthy Fortune 500 companies find ways to way underpay on their income taxes, and some big named companies pay no taxes at all. Are they tax cheats? You decide! Donald Trump and Republicans who control the United States House of Representatives claim the corporate tax rate is too high and should drop precipitously, but according to the study, the 35 percent corporate tax rate is a myth for many highly profitable Fortune 500 companies. Included in the survey are companies that are incorporated in the U.S., operate in the U.S., and file financial statements here. Fortune 500 companies are publicly traded rather than privately owned. Their $12 trillion in revenue are two-thirds of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product. Their annual profits are between $800 and $900 billion. The Trump Organization’s revenue was $9.5 billion in 2015, which would place it at about #300 on the Fortune 500 list if it were a publicly traded company. The ITEP study examined eight years of data on federal income taxes paid by Fortune 500 companies that “provided sufficient, reliable information in their financial reports to allow calculation of their effective U.S. and foreign tax rates.” According to Matthew Gardner, ITEP senior fellow and lead author of the report “many of the big corporations that are lobbying for a lower corporate tax rate to be more ‘competitive’ already pay substantially less than the 35 percent statutory rate.” The report concluded that “two-hundred and fifty-eight companies were profitable in every year” between 2008 and 2015. However, “Although the statutory corporate tax rate is 35 percent, collectively, these companies paid an average effective rate of 21.2 percent.” Among the report’s key findings were that in at least one year, one hundred large and profitable American companies paid no federal income taxes. In some cases, the companies even collected from the federal government and American taxpayers because of tax credits that subsidize their operations. During the same period twenty-four paid no taxes in four of the eight years studied. Even more astonishing, eighteen companies, including General Electric, International Paper, Priceline.com, and PG&E, paid NO FEDERAL INCOME TAXES during the entire eight-year period. Utilities, Gas, and Electric companies got away the cheapest, paying roughly 3 percent in taxes a year. Twenty-five companies combined received almost $300 billion in tax breaks over the eight years. Five companies alone, AT&T, Wells Fargo, J.P. Morgan Chase, Verizon, and IBM, got a total of $130 billion in tax breaks. It is no secret how these companies get away with cheating or robbing the public purse. According to the Center for Responsive Politics’ website OpenSecrets.org in 2016 AT&T, Boeing, and Exxon Mobile are among the largest individual lobbyists putting dollars into legislative campaigns. Apple, Fox, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, IBM, JPMorgan Chase, Koch, Microsoft, Oracle, Proctor & Gamble, Time Warner, Verizon, and Wells Fargo, are also big spenders but primarily through industrial associations. To stop the rip-off and give-away, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy recommends that Congress pass laws to force American multinational corporations to pay U.S. taxes on their offshore profits, change acceptable depreciation deductions, prohibit deductions based on “phantom” expenditures, require transparent financial reports, and “reinstate a strong corporate Alternative Minimum Tax.” These recommendations are solid, but unlikely, with corporations, Republicans, and Donald Trump in charge of the federal treasury. Major corporations and people like Trump don’t cheat by breaking the law, they cheat by making the law. Follow Alan Singer on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReecesPieces8 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

15 марта, 14:23

PepsiCo и Starbucks вновь попали в список самых этичных компаний мира

Всего Ethisphere признала соответствующими строгим моральным требованиям 124 компании из 19 стран

14 марта, 18:52

CREW accuses Trump White House aide of violating conflict of interest laws

The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington is accusing a top White House official of potentially violating criminal conflict of interest laws by playing a role in meetings with major companies in which he also appeared to have held millions of dollars in stock. The group filed its complaint Tuesday against Christopher Liddell, a former Microsoft and General Motors executive who was appointed by President Donald Trump to be an assistant to the president and director of strategic initiatives. It said Liddell may have broken the law over three days in January and early February by participating in policy meetings between Trump and leaders from as many as 18 companies that he also had a financial interest in, including Ford Motor Co., Johnson & Johnson and GM. In filing its complaint, the group cited Liddell’s certificate of divestiture forms, issued Feb. 9 by the Office of Government Ethics, which listed the companies he and his wife held stocks in through a trust. But CREW noted that the White House meetings—covering tax, regulation, infrastructure and investment policies—took place before his divesture certificate came out, on Jan. 23 and 24, as well as on Feb. 3. CREW said in its complaint that the timing discrepancy “strongly indicates Mr. Liddell still held stock in the companies at that point and had not divested his financial interests in these assets prior to his participation in the meetings.” The group’s letter to White House Counsel Don McGahn asked him to determine if a Justice Department investigation was necessary. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the CREW complaint. Before joining the Trump White House, the New Zealand-born Liddell served as CFO of Microsoft, International Paper, WME-IMG and General Motors. He also was executive director of Mitt Romney’s 2012 transition planning team. At the time of his appointment in January, Trump noted Liddell’s resume leading “large, complex companies in the private sector” and hailed his experience as “exactly what is needed to effect substantial change, including system wide improvement to the performance of the government.”

24 февраля, 22:07

Trump establishes task forces to eliminate 'job killing regulations'

The president signed the measure with the CEOs of U.S. firms such as Lockheed Martin and International Paper standing behind him.

24 февраля, 20:58

Remarks by President Trump at Signing of Executive Order on Regulatory Reform

Oval Office   12:07 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you all very much for being here.  We have tremendous people standing behind me, and the biggest in the world in terms of manufacturing and business.  Some of the people involved are Ken Fisher and Ken Frazier, Chairman and President, CEO of Merck.  Alex Gorsky, Chairman, CEO of Johnson and Johnson.  Marillyn Hewson -- and she has been very tough to deal with but that’s okay -- (laughter) -- she’s a very tough negotiator, President of Lockheed Martin.  Gregory Hayes, Chairman and CEO, United Technology.  Andrew Liveris, my friend Andrew, Chairman and CEO of Dow Chemical Company.  Mario Longhi, the President, CEO, United States Steel Corporation.  Juan Luciano, Chairman, President, CEO of Archer Daniels Midland Company.  Denise Morrison, President of Campbell’s Soup Company.  Lee Styslinger III, Chairman and CEO of Altec, Inc.  Mark Sutton, Chairman, CEO of International Paper.  And Inge Thulin, Chairman, President of 3M Company. And we have made tremendous progress with these great business leaders -- amazing progress.  They’re getting together in groups and they’re coming up with suggestions about their companies and how to bring jobs back to the United States.  And I think it will be a fantastic day for the country.  And we met yesterday, and -- I met with these folks and some more.  Excessive regulation is killing jobs, driving companies out of our country like never before.  Although, I must say, I think we’ve stopped it to a large part, Marillyn, right? MS. HEWSON:  Right. THE PRESIDENT:  Reducing wages and raising prices.  I’ve listened to American companies and American workers.  I’ve been listening to them for a long time.  I’ve been listening to them complain for a long time.  But today, this executive order directs each agency to establish a regulatory reform task force, which will ensure that every agency has a team of dedicated -- and a real team of dedicated people to research all regulations that are unnecessary, burdensome and harmful to the economy, and therefore harmful to the creation of jobs and business. Each task force will make recommendations to repeal or simplify existing regulations.  The regulatory burden is for the people behind me and for the great companies of this country, and for small companies -- an impossible situation, we’re going to solve it very quickly.  They will also have to really report every once in a while to us so we can report on the progress, and so we can come up with some even better solutions. This executive order is one of many ways we’re going to get real results when it comes to removing job-killing regulations and unleashing economic opportunity.  We’ve already issued an order which says that for every one new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated.  So that in itself is going to be tremendous, but what we’re doing is much more than even that. Every regulation should have to pass a simple test:  Does it make life better or safer for American workers or consumers?  If the answer is no, we will be getting rid of it and getting rid of it quickly.  We will stop punishing companies for doing business in the United States.  It’s going to be absolutely just the opposite.  They’re going to be incentivized for doing business in the United States. We’re working very hard to roll back the regulatory burdens so that coal miners, factory workers, small-business owners, and so many others can grow their businesses and thrive.  We cannot allow government to be an obstacle to government opportunity.  We are going to bring back jobs and create more opportunities to prosper, maybe more than ever before in our country.  We’ve made tremendous strides over the last short period of time.  This is -- I guess we’re four weeks into it.  I think for four weeks I’ve done a good job, wouldn’t you say?  (Laughter.)   But again, I want to thank these great business leaders.  Some of them are with us and the White House, and they’ve had tremendous success -- Reed and Jared and so many others -- in business.  And they’re helping us sort out what’s going on, because really, for many years, even beyond -- long beyond Obama, President Obama -- I will say that it’s been disastrous for business.  This is going to be a place for business to do well and to thrive. And so with the signing of this executive order, I would like to just congratulate everybody behind me.  And, Andrew, I’d like to thank you for initially getting the group together.   MR. LIVERIS:  Thank you.  Thank you, Mr. President. THE PRESIDENT:  Really a fantastic job you’ve done.   MR. LIVERIS:  Thank you.  (The executive order is signed.)  THE PRESIDENT:  Should I give this pen to Andrew?  Dow Chemical.  (Laughter.)  I think maybe, right?  (Applause.)   MR LIVERIS:  Thank you.   THE PRESIDENT:  That means a lot of jobs.  Thank you, everybody.  Thank you very much. END  12:12 P.M. EST

23 февраля, 14:52

3 TRUTHS about Trump’s W.H. -- U.S. gets chilly reception in Mexico -- MNUCHIN says tax reform by Aug... we say no way -- THE JUICE: Obama hosts party at new digs, COSTA to guest host WASH WEEK

Listen to Playbook in 90 Seconds http://bit.ly/2ltzZeD ... Subscribe on iTunes http://apple.co/2eX6Eay ... Visit the online home of Playbook http://politi.co/2f51JnfPRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP will go on "Fox and Friends" Feb. 28 -- the morning of his speech to a joint session of Congress.Good Thursday morning. Well, we got through about half the week before Donald Trump caused an uproar over his decision to withdraw protections for transgender students. The move, which his Education Secretary Betsy DeVos reportedly disagreed with, showed three key truths about Trump’s nascent presidency. First, the power resides at the White House. Trump isn’t showing deference to his Cabinet picks, as some in Washington had hoped he would. Two, Trump is continuing to deliver for his base. The order, which puts him squarely in the middle of the culture wars, will be extremely popular on the right, particularly among evangelicals who came out in big numbers for Trump. It’s also another example of Trump not caring about expanding his coalition. Three, Trump is using precious political capital to take on issues Congressional Republicans would prefer he ignore. They'd rather him use his juice to pass tax reform, or rewrite health care laws. As Republicans across the country continue to face screaming constituents at town halls, Trump's focus on transgender bathrooms doesn’t give them anything to say to people worried about losing their health care. NOTE -- Trump only tweeted twice yesterday. It seems like he's eased up on blasting his unvarnished opinions -- for now. Republican leaders have begged him to pump the breaks on Twitter.THE NEWS OF THE DAY, NYT A1 -- “Trump Rescinds Rules on Bathrooms for Transgender Students,” by Jeremy Peters, Jo Becker and Julie Hirschfeld Davis: “President Trump on Wednesday rescinded protections for transgender students that had allowed them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity, overruling his own education secretary and placing his administration firmly in the middle of the culture wars that many Republicans have tried to leave behind. In a joint letter, the top civil rights officials from the Justice Department and the Education Department rejected the Obama administration’s position that nondiscrimination laws require schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice. That directive, they said, was improperly and arbitrarily devised, ‘without due regard for the primary role of the states and local school districts in establishing educational policy.’“The question of how to address the ‘bathroom debate,’ as it has become known, opened a rift inside the Trump administration, pitting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos against Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Mr. Sessions, who had been expected to move quickly to roll back the civil rights expansions put in place under his Democratic predecessors, wanted to act decisively because of two pending court cases that could have upheld the protections and pushed the government into further litigation.” http://nyti.ms/2kPD3Tw GOOD ONE, STEVE -- “Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Sees Tax Overhaul by August: Economic growth at 3% or higher is also among Trump administration’s ambitious goals, he says,” by WSJ’s Rebecca Ballhaus and Nick Timiraos: “Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin laid out ambitious goals to secure a U.S. tax-code overhaul by August and to deliver economic growth at rates not seen in more than a decade. … Mr. Mnuchin said the administration was working with House and Senate Republicans to smooth over differences among them on tax policy, with the aim of passing major legislation before Congress leaves for its August recess. He added, ‘that’s an ambitious timeline. It could slip to later in the year.’ …“The House GOP plan doesn’t count solely on growth. It also features limited deductions and a border-adjustment provision that taxes imports and removes taxes from U.S. exports. The plan is projected to generate about $1 trillion over a decade. The border adjustment provision has run into criticism from large retailers and other importers. U.S. senators have piled on, too, leaving the idea in trouble without a major presidential push that hasn’t happened and might never come. Mr. Mnuchin said the administration is ‘looking seriously’ at the House plan that includes border adjustment and was well aware of concerns raised by specific industries. The Treasury Department had its own concerns, he added, ‘about what the impact may be on the dollar’ from a border-adjusted tax.” http://on.wsj.com/2l2UQ4Z -- COME ON, MAN! … -- This is the most ambitious timeline envisioned by the biggest optimists on Capitol Hill. Congress isn’t planning to turn its focus to tax reform until the summer, and this deal won’t get done in a few months -- mark our words. The 1986 tax reform bill was introduced in December of 1985 and didn’t get to Ronald Reagan’s desk until October of 1986. That was a much less partisan time, a simpler business climate and a world without Twitter and cable television. Here is some suggested reading, Secretary Mnuchin. http://amzn.to/2lyF0Ru ON THE WORLD STAGE -- “Top U.S. Officials Get Chilly Reception in Mexico,” by WSJ’s Felicia Schwartz and Jose de Cordoba in Mexico City: “Top U.S. officials arrived for talks here Wednesday to find a defiant Mexican government refusing to accept President Donald Trump’s tougher immigration and deportation policies. ‘I want to make it emphatically clear that neither Mexico’s government or the Mexican people have any reason to accept provisions that have been unilaterally imposed by one government on the other,’ Mexico’s Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said at a ceremony on Wednesday. ‘We won’t accept it because we don’t have to,’ he added, in an apparent reference to U.S. plans to return illegal migrants to Mexico, regardless of their nationality. Mr. Videgaray’s declaration spelled trouble for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, who a White House official said were sent to ‘talk through the implementation’ of Mr. Trump’s guidelines.” http://on.wsj.com/2kPv4WvTHE NEW STATE DEPARTMENT -- “In first month of Trump presidency, State Department has been sidelined,” by WaPo’s Carol Morello and Anne Gearan: “The Trump administration in its first month has largely benched the State Department from its long-standing role as the pre­eminent voice of U.S. foreign policy, curtailing public engagement and official travel and relegating Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to a mostly offstage role. ... The most visible change at the State Department is the month-long lack of daily press briefings, a fixture since John Foster Dulles was secretary of state in the 1950s. The televised question-and-answer session is watched closely around the world, and past administrations have pointed proudly to the accountability of having a government spokesman available to domestic and foreign press almost every day without fail. Tillerson has also been notably absent from White House meetings with foreign leaders. ... Tillerson has not taken the usual complement of beat reporters with him on either of his foreign trips so far, opting instead for small ‘pools.’ ... The former ExxonMobil chief executive has made no speeches beyond a well-received address to State Department employees on his arrival and has held no news conferences.” http://wapo.st/2lNtbta --“Tillerson looking for ways to raise his public profile,” by Nahal Toosi: “Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has asked his aides to find ways to improve his media profile, a request that comes as U.S. diplomats increasingly worry about the direction of the State Department and whether their new boss has enough influence with President Donald Trump. A State Department official said Tillerson’s aides have asked staffers at the agency to draft a paper laying out ways he can engage with reporters, who have been given almost no access to the new Cabinet member. ... Meanwhile, several dozen Trump-appointed political staffers have arrived in Foggy Bottom, many of whom are still learning the ropes and are wary of engaging with the civil servants. ‘It’s like high school,’ said the State official familiar with Tillerson’s media request. ‘The Trump people all sit together at the tables at lunch.’” http://politi.co/2l23Jvs --“Rex Tillerson Is Already Underwater: In just a month, the tough-talking CEO has been pushed to the margins. Here’s how a potentially strong secretary of state can salvage his term,” by Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky in POLITICO Magazine: http://politi.co/2m9STbQPALACE INTRIGUE -- “Trump’s open door Oval Office,” by Annie Karni: “When Omarosa Manigault, the former ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ antihero-turned-White House adviser, needs to talk to President Donald Trump, she simply strolls into the Oval Office. As assistant to the President and director of communications for the office of public liaison, Manigault enjoys what Trump aides refer to as walk-in privileges — meaning she doesn’t need an appointment or permission to pop her head in and consult with the leader of the free world. Her level of easy access marks a break from the previous administration, where President Barack Obama and his gatekeeper chiefs of staff kept at bay the number of aides, even senior officials, who simply walked in without an appointment. In contrast, Trump may have set up the most accessible Oval Office in modern history.“Along with Manigault, White House officials say, the list of aides with walk-in privileges includes chief strategist Steve Bannon, senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, chief of staff Reince Priebus, son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, and counselor Kellyanne Conway. White House Counsel Don McGahn has walk-in rights, as does senior communications aide Hope Hicks, and Keith Schiller, Trump’s longtime private security aide who followed him to the White House. Trump’s new national security adviser, Gen. H.R. McMaster, is also expected to be added to the informal list, according to a White House official. Press secretary Sean Spicer, often accompanied by Priebus, is another regular visitor to the Oval Office, as is chief economic adviser Gary Cohn and deputy chief of staff for operations Joe Hagin.” http://politi.co/2kPAq43-- CHRISTIE TURNED DOWN LABOR SECY: “Trump’s Apprentice-style hiring is upending Washington: The president goes on gut and instinct -- and he keeps offering Chris Christie jobs,” by Josh Dawsey and Eli Stokols: “After a meatloaf lunch at the White House last Tuesday, President Donald Trump made New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie an intriguing offer: Would he like to be secretary of labor? Christie said no, according to four people close to Trump who were briefed on the conversation, which was just the latest in a series of nudges Trump has given Christie about joining him in Washington. Christie has told Trump he is not interested and instead plans to join the private sector after he leaves Trenton next year, two people close to Trump said. ...“[Trump] cares, above all, about appearance, loyalty and a strength -- a word he often uses. ... While some of his choices are on a whim, he also likes to call dozens of people about potential hires, telling them what others said and asking them if they agree or disagree --and why. Last week, he asked TV anchors who visited the Oval Office for advice on filling the national security adviser position that opened up after Michael Flynn was ousted.” http://politi.co/2maE3ls THE JUICE … -- FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA hosted an open house for a few dozen White House alumni at his West End office space. Vice President Joe Biden was also on hand mingling with guests. SPOTTED: Denis McDonough, Susan Rice, Cecilia Munoz, Shaun Donovan, Josh Earnest, Broderick Johnson, Valerie Jarrett, Peter Velz, Jason Furman, Chase Cushman, Shailagh Murray, and Jeff Zients.-- PAUL RYAN headed to San Francisco yesterday afternoon after his daylong tour of the Texas-Mexico border.-- SNEAK PEEK -- WISCONSIN GOV. SCOTT WALKER will speak about his experience with protests this morning at CPAC at 9:45 a.m. He will urge lawmakers to stand up to protesters. According to remarks provided to Playbook, he will say: “The tipping point, however, was when protesters -- dressed liked zombies -- disrupted the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics. This was the moment when normal people could see that the protestors were not like them. I mean, who messes up an event for Special Olympics athletes?” Also at CPAC today: Kellyanne Conway at 9:10 a.m., Ted Cruz at 11:10 a.m., Betsy Devos at 12:50 p.m., Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon at 1:05 p.m. and VP Mike Pence at 7:30 p.m.-- FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: The Washington Post’s ROBERT COSTA will guest host PBS’s “Washington Week” on Friday. This week is the 50th anniversary of the program, which first aired on Feb. 23, 1967. --BRIAN FALLON, DAVID DRUCKER, JACK KINGSTON, and JASON KANDER have all been named CNN contributors.--BRIAN HOOK, a former assistant secretary of state for international organizations under Bush 43, has left the private sector to return to State and work for Secretary Rex Tillerson as senior policy advisor and director of the policy planning office, sources tell Daniel and Michael Crowley. He was previously an advisor at Beacon Global Strategies, where Marc Lampkin was recently named an advisor.-- ANNIE LOWREY, who covered economic policy for New York magazine, has been hired by The Atlantic. Another marquee hire in the Jeffrey Goldberg era.-- DEVLIN BARRETT is leaving the Wall Street Journal to join the Washington Post to cover largely the same issues he reported on at the WSJ: national security, DHS, FBI, terrorism and intel. Economic reporter Damian Paletta also recently left the Journal for WaPo. TOP READ -- KEN VOGEL, DAVID STERN AND JOSH MEYER: “Manafort faced blackmail attempt, hacks suggest” http://politi.co/2lNUnbi SCOOP -- “Chief digital officer steps down from White House job over background check,” by Tara Palmeri and Daniel Lippman: “White House Chief Digital Officer Gerrit Lansing was among the six staffers who were dismissed from the White House ... after being unable to pass an FBI background check, according to sources. A source close to Lansing said the issue with the background check was over investments. Lansing previously led the digital department for the [RNC] ... Lansing left Feb. 9; his official file says he left on his accord.” http://politi.co/2lGEhjk -- @VincentHarris: “Gerrit @lansing is stand up, hard working, smart, class act and it's sad for conservatives he’s not in White House.”MIKE DUBKE PROFILE -- NEW W.H. COMMS DIRECTOR -- Amy Elinski in Enquiry: “Dubke, a native of Hamburg, [New York], graduated from Hamilton with a degree in government. While here, he was involved in the College Republicans, The Spectator, and [the college radio station], and played on the men’s rugby team. ... When asked about his new appointment, Dubke told Enquiry: ‘I can say that I am excited and honored to be working in the White House. I’ll be taking my Hamilton cane to the West Wing in case relations with the media get out of hand.’” http://bit.ly/2lsq9cPBREITBART ON KATIE WALSH -- “Exclusive – Meet Deputy Chief of Staff Katie Walsh: The Woman Who Helps Coordinate Trump’s White House,” by Matt Boyle: http://bit.ly/2lynexE FIRST FAMILY -- “Ivanka Trump visits center for minority-owned businesses,” by AP’s Catherine Lucey: “Trump expanded her research on economic policy Wednesday with a visit to a program for business owners in Baltimore. The first daughter visited the Raymond V. Haysbert Center for Entrepreneurship at the Greater Baltimore Urban League, where she participated in a roundtable discussion with minority business owners, mostly from the Baltimore area. ... Trump’s visit to Baltimore came after she took her daughter to visit the Supreme Court on Wednesday. In a post on Instagram, she wrote: ‘Arabella and I visited the Supreme Court this morning and attended a hearing. I'm grateful for the opportunity to teach her about the judicial system in our country firsthand.’” http://apne.ws/2lNpCTT ... Ivanka’s Instas on her Wednesday travels http://bit.ly/2ltAcyh ... http://bit.ly/2lIYNQi --“Ivanka Trump Is Pushing Her $500 Billion Childcare Plan on Hill,” by Bloomberg’s Sahil Kapur, Shannon Pettypiece, and Stephanie Baker: “Trump has urged lawmakers writing a tax overhaul to include a deduction for child care expenses, but with a price tag of as much as $500 billion over a decade she may have trouble finding support in Congress. Members of the House and Senate met with the president’s eldest daughter in the Roosevelt Room at the White House last week to discuss her proposed child care tax benefit, according to a person with knowledge of the meeting.” http://bloom.bg/2kPw2ChNOTHING TO SEE HERE -- “GOP to bury House resolution on Trump conflicts,” by Rachael Bade and John Bresnahan: “House Republicans next week plan to derail a Democratic resolution that would have forced disclosure of President Donald Trump's potential ties with Russia and any possible business conflicts of interest, according to multiple House sources. Seeking to avoid a full House vote on the so-called ‘resolution of inquiry’ -- a roll call that would be particularly embarrassing and divisive for the right -- Republicans will send the Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) proposal to the House Judiciary Committee for a panel vote on Tuesday, two Democratic sources said. The GOP-controlled committee is expected to kill the resolution.” http://politi.co/2lyuMQTPICKING UP THE PIECES -- “David Brock, donors wade into state fights: Leading Democratic figures are mounting rival efforts to boost Democrats ahead of 2020 redistricting,” by Ken Vogel: “Brock, the self-described reformed right-wing hitman who became a key figure in Hillary Clinton’s unsuccessful presidential campaign, has been named co-chair of the beefed-up board of SiX’s political arm SiX-Action, along with former Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis ... The new board also includes an operative who helped run Sen. Bernie Sanders’ populist campaign against Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination (Richard Pelletier), as well as a key official from Obama’s reelection (Buffy Wicks), a leading figure in the Black Lives Matter movement (Rashad Robinson of Color of Change) and an adviser to the influential progressive group MoveOn.org (Karine Jean-Pierre).” http://politi.co/2lHOVpI FASCINATING STORY -- ON NYT, A9 -- "F.B.I. Interviews Tell of Cleric’s Role in Plot to Bomb Plane," by Scott Shane. http://nyti.ms/2l2XNlVSPORTS BLINK -- HOW LONG CAN JT3 SURVIVE? -- SOMEONE CHECK CILLIZZA FOR A PULSE -- “Boo birds come out as Georgetown falls at home to lowly DePaul, 67-65,” by WaPo’s Gene Wang. http://wapo.st/2lObIR9KEEP AN EYE ON THIS -- “300 protest in Anaheim after videos show off-duty LAPD officer firing gun in dispute with teens,” by L.A. Times’ Matt Hamilton, Kate Mather, Melissa Etehad and Frank Shyong: “A day after an off-duty Los Angeles police officer fired his gun during a confrontation with a group of teenagers in Anaheim, videos purportedly showing the encounter spread online, prompting questions about the officer’s actions. No one was injured by the gunfire, but the footage -- posted on YouTube and Facebook -- sparked a flurry of phone calls and emails to Anaheim police, who are investigating the officer’s actions.” http://lat.ms/2l2R9Mo COOL TOOL – Bloomberg’s Trump Tracker: daily guide to the 45th president's administration: http://bloom.bg/2m9Zp2uAT THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY -- THE PRESIDENT is meeting with CEOs and members of his staff. Tax and trade team: Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin; top economic adviser Gary Cohn and his aides Jeremy Katz and Shahira Knight; top trade adviser Peter Navarro; Michael Dell, the CEO of Dell Technologies; Inge Thulin, CEO of 3M; Kenneth Frazier, CEO of Merck; Mark Fields, CEO of Ford; Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson. ... Regulatory reform team: Budget Director Mick Mulvaney; senior policy advisers Stephen Miller and Andrew Bremberg; Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson; Whirlpool CEO Jeff Fettig; International Paper CEO Mark Sutton; Emerson Electric CEO David Farr; Harris Corp. CEO Bill Brown; and Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison. ... … Infrastructure team: Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao; Gary Cohn; former Bush Administration official DJ Gribbin; Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman; Corning CEO Wendell Weeks; Nucor Corp. CEO John Ferriola; US Steel CEO Mario Longhi; Veresen Inc. CEO Don Althoff; Archer Daniels Midland CEO Juan Luciano. Workforce of the future: Ivanka Trump; nominee for Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross; Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon; Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris; United Technologies CEO Greg Hayes; LiveOps CEO Keith Leimbach; Altec CEO Lee Styslinger; General Dynamics CEO Phebe Novakovic; assistant to the President, Reed Cordish; Dana CEO James Kamsickas.-- THE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE sent a letter to Gary Cohn ahead of the meeting, detailing the regulations the business community does not like. http://bit.ly/2lbOIYY THE CABINET -- HOT DOCS -- NYT A13, “The Pruitt Emails: E.P.A. Chief Was Arm in Arm With Industry,” by Coral Davenport and Eric Lipton: “As Oklahoma’s attorney general, Scott Pruitt, now the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, closely coordinated with major oil and gas producers, electric utilities and political groups with ties to the libertarian billionaire brothers Charles G. and David H. Koch to roll back environmental regulations, according to over 6,000 pages of emails made public on Wednesday. ... Senate Democrats tried last week to postpone a final vote until the emails could be made public, but Republicans beat back the delay and approved his confirmation on Friday largely along party lines. The impolitic tone of many of the emails cast light on why Republicans were so eager to beat the release.” http://nyti.ms/2lxxIxq GOOD LUCK -- “How Trump’s campaign staffers tried to keep him off Twitter: The trick? Making sure his media diet included a healthy dose of praise,” by Tara Palmeri: http://politi.co/2l21UigTHE LOYAL OPPOSITION -- “Liberal group launches ‘Moscow Project’ to pressure Trump,” by Gabe Debenedetti: “Seeking to apply new pressure on President Donald Trump over his ties to Russia, the liberal Center for American Progress Action Fund is bringing on a former State Department official to run its new ‘Moscow Project,’ while advocating the creation of an independent investigation even while the Senate Intelligence Committee’s probes proceed. Max Bergmann — a former member of the State Department’s policy planning staff who was previously a speechwriter for Secretary John Kerry and a special assistant to the under secretary for arms control and international security — will lead the group’s efforts on Russia as political scrutiny mounts over alleged ties between Trump’s campaign and Russian intelligence. The organization is in the process of hiring more researchers and communications staff in its war room, which is run by former Harry Reid aide Adam Jentleson.” http://politi.co/2lsRLP4-- “Obama lawyers form ‘worst-case scenario’ group to tackle Trump,” by Isaac Dovere: “Top lawyers who helped the Obama White House craft and hold to rules of conduct believe President Donald Trump and his staff will break ethics norms meant to guard against politicization of the government — and they’ve formed a new group to prepare, and fight. United to Protect Democracy, which draws its name from a line in President Barack Obama’s farewell address that urged his supporters to pick up where he was leaving off, has already raised a $1.5 million operating budget, hired five staffers and has plans to double that in the coming months. They’ve incorporated as both a 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4), allowing them to operate as a nonprofit but participate in some forms of political advocacy as well.” http://politi.co/2mo6UyC-- "'They’re trying to turn Elizabeth into a boogeyman': Republicans are already trying to make Elizabeth Warren the face of the Democratic Party — and the 2018 midterms," by Burgess Everett and John Bresnahan. http://politi.co/2lO2Drw THE CLINTON BEAT -- “Hillary Clinton to speak at St. Patrick’s Day Dinner in Scranton,” by The Times Tribune’s Patrick Wilding: “When she arrives, 214 days will have passed since she last set foot in the Electric City. But on Friday, March 17, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton returns to Scranton. The former presidential candidate … was announced Wednesday evening as the 2017 keynote speaker for the Society of Irish Women’s 19th annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner celebration at Hilton Scranton and Conference Center.” http://bit.ly/2mfddFHVALLEY TALK -- NYT A1, “Inside Uber’s Aggressive, Unrestrained Workplace Culture,” by Mike Isaac: “[T]he focus on pushing for the best result has also fueled what current and former Uber employees describe as a Hobbesian environment at the company, in which workers are sometimes pitted against one another and where a blind eye is turned to infractions from top performers. Interviews with more than 30 current and former Uber employees, as well as reviews of internal emails, chat logs and tape-recorded meetings, paint a picture of an often unrestrained workplace culture. Among the most egregious accusations from employees, who either witnessed or were subject to incidents and who asked to remain anonymous because of confidentiality agreements and fear of retaliation: One Uber manager groped female co-workers’ breasts at a company retreat in Las Vegas. A director shouted a homophobic slur at a subordinate during a heated confrontation in a meeting. Another manager threatened to beat an underperforming employee’s head in with a baseball bat.” http://nyti.ms/2ma8sAt MEDIAWATCH -- “Kellyanne Conway sidelined from TV after Flynn debacle,” by CNN’s Dylan Byers: “Conway, once the most visible spokesperson for the Trump White House, was sidelined from television appearances for a week for making statements that were at odds with the administration’s official stance, White House sources told CNNMoney on Wednesday. Conway, who [was] scheduled to appear on Fox News on Wednesday night, has not given a television interview since early last week.” http://cnnmon.ie/2lNsEr7 -- OBAMA ALUMNI -- KATIE COURIC’s new podcast episode featuring her conversation with Jon Lovett and Jon Favreau, co-founders of Crooked Media and co-hosts of the podcast Pod Save America. Lovett told her: “When I say ‘hold Trump accountable,’ I mean impeachment, but I don’t say it.” Katie’s podcast is No. 6 on Apple’s top charts list. http://bit.ly/2lsYhp6 -- VANITY FAIR'S SARAH ELLISON: "MEGYN KELLY, MATT LAUER, AND THE BATTLE FOR THE FUTURE OF NBC" http://bit.ly/2lyGF9s--“The woman who helped build Michelle Obama’s brand is joining Instagram,” by Re/code’s Kurt Wagner: “Instagram has hired Kristina Schake, the deputy comms director for Hillary Clinton’s recent presidential campaign and the former comms chief for first lady Michelle Obama. She was also chief communications officer at L'Oreal for two years.” http://bit.ly/2l2bpxL --MATT NEGRIN started a campaign on yesterday’s NPR’s “All Things Considered” to get picked as the writer in residence at the Mall of America. 90-second audio http://n.pr/2m9QuOm ... Matt’s job application http://bit.ly/2laTdmp --“Cable Ratings: Rachel Maddow Posts Best Week Since 2008 as Fox News Dominates,” by The Wrap’s Brian Flood: http://bit.ly/2ma2Xle -- Vanity Fair Hive’s Cheddar show premieres today at noon. It’ll be 30 minutes with Jon Kelly and Cheddar’s Kristen Scholer, joined by Wall Street correspondent Bess Levin, special correspondents Sarah Ellison and Nick Bilton, staff writer Maya Kosoff, and writer T.A. Frank. http://bit.ly/2mo4BvASPOTTED: Jamie Dimon and four guests at Kapnos last night ... Nigel Farage in the green room at Fox News in D.C. ... At separate tables at the Four Seasons yesterday morning: Cathy Merrill Williams, George Will and James Rosen, Melissa Moss, Howard Gutman and Nicholas Perrins, Hilary Rosen ... Kimberly Suiters (@ABC7Suiters): “We wished him good luck & offered to buy a shot. What else does a #SupremeCourt nominee need? #Gorsuch @GreenPigVA” in Arlington -- pic http://bit.ly/2meDW5c WELCOME TO THE WORLD -- Jon Walter, director of Fox News’ “Special Report” with Bret Baier, and Erika Walter, press secretary of the Partnership for Public Service, have welcomed Roman Daniel Walter, who weighed in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 22 inches in length. Pic http://politi.co/2mnCXi9 --Sarah Charlop-Powers, CEO of the Natural Areas Conservancy of New York City and Dani Simons, director of comms and external affairs director for Motivate, the bike share company behind Citi Bike in NYC and Capital Bikeshare in DC, have welcomed Myles Alexander Charlop-Simons who was born on Feb. 13 in NYC. The three will live in Fort Greene in Brooklyn. Pic http://politi.co/2laP4Pu MARK SMITH, after 41 years of continuous employment, is retiring after spending the last 20 years as AP Radio White House correspondent. His last day is next Wednesday. He told us: “Plans for the next gig still being discussed, but likely to include some combination of writing, speaking, teaching and travel. ... Not sure I can be more specific about the next steps - I have some serious goofing off to do first - but the career’s been quite a ride. Seven presidents, six continents and a ringside seat to the march of history (and human folly). I’ve been very fortunate.”TRANSITIONS -- The ONE Campaign has hired Sally Canfield as its new senior director of U.S. gov’t relations. She is the former senior director for international gov’t affairs for the global pharmaceutical company AbbVie, and the former deputy chief of staff to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). http://bit.ly/2lxMzrH ... Sentinel Strategic Advisors has hired Laura Howard as associate for development and Carla Frank as manager of corporate engagement. Laura was previously deputy finance director for Speaker Paul Ryan’s political office and Carla was a deputy finance director at the DNC … Rich Ferraro, who most recently was senior director of comms and public affairs at Viacom, will now serve as GLAAD’s chief communications officer. Jim Halloran, who previously led Twitter’s global content management, was also named as GLAAD’s chief digital officer.HILLARY ALUMNI -- David Reid started this week at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck as a policy advisor. He previously was the D.C. and PAC finance director for Hillary for America. … M+R, a nonprofit communications and digital agency based in D.C., has hired Emmy Bengtson, previously deputy social media director at Hillary for America in Brooklyn, to join the firm’s social media outfit. Emmy is also an alum of the digital teams at Planned Parenthood and Obama for America.OBAMA ALUMNI -- Shannon Buckingham has rejoined the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities as the VP for comms and external affairs. She was previously the associate comms director at OMB. ... Sharon Parrott rejoined CBPP after serving as associate director for the education, income maintenance, and labor division at OMB. ... Aviva Aron-Dine has also joined the Center; she previously served as a senior counselor to Secretary Sylvia Burwell at HHS, and prior to that was acting deputy director and executive associate director of OMB.BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Jim Manley, senior director at QGA Public Affairs and a Harry Reid alum -- he “was sick and tired of winning so much under Trump that I needed to go to failed socialist Europe for a week” -- he’s celebrating tonight over dinner with friends in London -- read his Playbook Plus Q&A: http://politi.co/2lIF8zT BIRTHDAYS: Frank Luntz is 55 ... Michael Dell is 52 ... Lois Romano, former editor of WaPo’s Live, the pride of Brooklyn and a Politico alum … Jennifer Epstein, who studied history at Princeton ... Marissa Mitrovich, founder and editor of D.C.-based style blog Politiquette ... rising star Texas Tribune reporter Patrick Svitek is 25 (h/ts Matt Mackowiak) ... S.E. (Sarah Elizabeth) Cupp, the pride of Carlsbad, Calif. ... USAID’s Courtney Matson ... former Hillary for America press staffer Rebecca Chalif, spending her 31st in the Bay Area post torrential rains (h/t Lily Adams) ... Ellie Cohen, the pride of St. Louis and Correct the Record alum (h/ts Carla Frank and Anna Epstein) … Neil Levesque, executive director of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College (h/ts Liz Johnson and Jeff Grappone) ... Politico’s Tommy Mattocks (h/t Andrew Thorne) ... Charles Sweeney, speechwriter extraordinaire ... former de Blasio COS and DNC COO Amanda Howe ... Daniel Goetzel, O’Malley alum now director of innovation initiatives and corporate relations at Johns Hopkins, is 3-0 ... Hillary and Obama alum Gidon Feen ... Joe Berkofsky, CEO at NYC-based Puder PR (h/t Jewish Insider) ...Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-Tex.) is 66 ... Nicole Sexton, alum of Steve Forbes’ presidential, Elizabeth Dole’s NRSC, and ONE Campaign now in NYC (h/t birthday boy Arjun Mody) ... Ana Serafin Smith, NRF’s senior director for media relations and an expert on consumer trends (h/t Robin Roberts) ...... Gayle Smith, newly appointed president and CEO of The ONE Campaign (starting in March) and former USAID administrator (h/t Ben Chang) ... Benjamin Sternfield Baum, director of admissions at St. John’s College, Annapolis ... Gary Karr, group director at WeissComm Group ... The Hill’s Molly Hooper … Derek Khanna, an RSC, Romney and R Street alum ... Mike Nixon, a son of Kansas City, Mo. ... Karl Frisch … Marie McGrory, producer at NatGeo Travel ... Nikki McArthur, a former Laura Bush speechwriter now an associate at Jones Day ... AT Johnston of House E&C ... Business Insider’s Reuben Ingber is 29 ... Jill Hudson, senior style writer for ESPN’s The Undefeated ... Lorin Meeks-Harris ... Bernie Robinson, partner at the Livingston Group ... Arjun Mody, policy director for the Senate Republican Policy Committee ... Dana Bohan, director at FTI Consulting ... former de Blasio COS and DNC COO Amanda Howe ... Bernard Craighead ... Charles Sweeney (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) ... Dwayne Marshall ... Natalia Arno ... Jake Decker ... Patrick Velliky, director of congressional affairs at Anthem ... Nate Goddard ... Zaina Shaath … actor Peter Fonda is 77 ... Josh Gad is 36 ... Dakota Fanning is 23 (h/ts AP)

22 февраля, 19:25

Wall Street: ближайшие уровни поддержки и cопротивления по основным акциям

Компания Тикер Ближайший уровень поддержки Цена Ближайший уровень сопротивления Arconic Inc. AA 36,00 36,54 38,00 Apple Inc. AAPL 120,00 136,38 140,00 Barrick Gold Corporation ABX 16,00 19,74 21,00 American International Group, Inc. AIG 60,00 64,17 67,00 Amazon.com Inc. AMZN 800,00 854,35 850,00 American Express Company AXP 76,00 79,72 80,00 Boeing Co. BA 155,00 175,46 175,00 Bank of America Corporation BAC 22,00 24,74 25,00 Caterpillar Inc. CAT 90,00 98,41 100,00 Cisco Systems, Inc. CSCO 30,00 33,78 34,00 Chevron Corporation CVX 110,00 111,49 118,00 E. I. du Pont DD 72,00 80,06 80,00 Walt Disney Co. DIS 106,00 110,00 112,00 Ford Motor Co. F 12,00 12,73 13,00 Facebook, Inc. FB 130,00 136,30 140,00 FedEx Corporation FDX 185,00 192,79 195,00 General Electric Company GE 29,50 30,43 32,00 General Motors Company GM 35,00 37,88 38,00 Google Inc. GOOG 780,00 832,18 840,00 The Goldman Sachs Group GS 230,00 250,45 250,00 The Home Depot, Inc. HD 135,00 144,01 145,00 Honeywell International Inc. HON 118,00 124,73 125,00 Hewlett-Packard Company HPQ 14,50 16,22 16,00 International Business Machines IBM 165,00 180,97 185,00 Intel Corporation INTC 35,00 36,03 38,00 International Paper Co. IP 50,00 51,78 58,00 Johnson & Johnson JNJ 110,00 119,53 120,00 JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM 84,00 90,82 91,00 The Coca-Cola Company

19 февраля, 09:28

Reimagining The 'New York Times' In Today's Media Climate

The ‘New York Times’ is clearly energized. Its journalists, alongside those of the Washington Post, have responded to the election with fearless, essential, and influential coverage that has at times seem to rise above the level of public service to that of public defense. The newspaper also has a newfound confidence in its transition away from an advertising, and print-driven business model to one defined by subscription, digital coverage. Last year, digital subscriptions surged 514 thousand to 1.6 million. At the same time, it has completed a closely watched internal report that, at its core, seeks to define the future of journalism. The company aims to grow digital revenue by 60% to $800 million by 2020 to finance the “original, time-consuming, boots-on-the-ground, expert reporting the world needs.” There’s just one problem: the series of initiatives highlighted in the 2020 report - more “visual” journalism, new writing formats, greater openness to freelancers, and crossword puzzles and lifestyle apps -- won’t get them there. Four provocative ideas can: Buy the ‘Los Angeles Times’. Yes, one of the best ways to strengthen the newspaper is to double down on newspapers. Advertisers are fleeing newspapers faster than readers and there is every reason to believe that there is a core, valuable reading audience that will long endure - but only at the proper scale. The ‘LA Times’ is a neglected jewel in awkwardly-named tronc’s portfolio. Together with the ‘New York Times’, it can achieve three ends: first, with 690-955 thousand weekday-Sunday circulation of the LAT’s subscribers, it provides a sustainable, national subscriber base that enhances its value to advertisers. Second, it will allow the Times to dominate sophisticated coverage of entertainment and technology as well as the business and politics of the country’s largest economy and Greater West. Third, are the inevitable cost synergies. Tronc would be highly unlikely to sell outright, but its hand is weak. Some form of Nissan-Renault-style partnership is possible, with the ‘New York Times’ taking control of the LA paper in exchange for shares or some form of long-term revenue sharing agreement that can fund tronc’s other initiatives. Do video the right way. The Times has invested significantly to expand its video production and is leading in the experimentation of virtual-reality storytelling. As Rupert Murdoch has long demonstrated, the media industry works best when vertically integrated with low-margin papers doing the groundwork for higher-margin television. The Times can respond to the demand for more video journalism in a way that won’t require it to fundamentally transform itself: instead of slowly building its own operation, the Times should buy the best of what’s around. Chief among these is the PBS Newshour - the nightly, hour-long news report aired on public television. Averaging 880 thousand viewers per night in 2015, it has lost a significant amount of viewers but with the backing of the New York Times would be poised for a comeback. The program should remain free to air on public television, but its valuable archive would go behind the Times’ subscription wall. Similarly, the Times should consider partnering with the BBC, former home of its president Mark Thompson, to bundle the 24-hour BBC News service into its subscription. Couple that with acquiring one essential commentary program - think John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight - and the Times has built a video operation that attracts and retains subscribers without compromising its core focus on print journalism. Refocus international attention. In recent months, the Times has streamlined its international edition while talking up the potential of growing its international readership. The company has invested in a Chinese language website (which is technically blocked in China) and from time to time translates other prominent stories into Spanish and Arabic. The Times’ international attention could be better directed. The company should be investing resources to attract readers in regions that meet two fundamental conditions: a high-level of native English and local journalism that leaves room for a sophisticated outsider. Consider India, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Nigeria. They collectively have 400 million in English speakers and Reporters Without Borders rankings between 116th-133rd place. These are the places where the Times could build an influential business while also enhancing its core American readers in understanding these important regions. Indeed, if readers in these countries subscribed at even half the rate of digital subscriptions in America, the company could stand to gain more than 1 million subscriptions, nearly double its current state. Bring back classifieds. Craigslist helped kill classified advertising. Now, Craigslist itself is overdue for its own undoing for its failure to innovate. Like a potential ‘New York Times’ - tronc partnership, media companies nationwide should work together, perhaps with a technology partner such as Facebook, to develop a national web and mobile platform that also allows for incremental revenue opportunities for newspapers. An agreement in which a regionally customized page was guaranteed sold at a discounted rate of $100,000 per day would generate a meaningful 2% lift in revenue and even higher boost to operating profit. The Times should go forward with the confidence that recent events are demonstrating to a new generation the importance of quality journalism. As the Times’ 2020 report acknowledges, continued investment in journalists themselves, with greater diversity of voices and skills, must be at the heart of any change. The New York Times has made two major transitions in its recent history, one from a regional to national paper and from paper to digital print journalism. Now, it faces two more transitions: from a national to truly international paper and from a print to all-media journalism operation. One is an opportunity, the other an imperative. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

13 февраля, 16:58

Wall Street. Акции на премаркете

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3 Reasons Why Timber ETFs are Solid Plays Now

The overlooked timber ETF corner can be one of the best investments right now.

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07 февраля, 19:26

Wall Street: ближайшие уровни поддержки и cопротивления по основным акциям

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