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Recent articles by Dan:

Larry Kudlow says Trump feels betrayed by General Motors

President Trump believes that General Motors "turned their back on him" in announcing layoffs and plant closures, according to top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow. Why it matters: For Trump, politics is always personal. For GM, this could mean less influence over future policy. → Read More

Pro Rata - November 8, 2018

Insider views on deals and dealmakers in venture capital, private equity and M&A, by Dan Primack. Weekday mornings → Read More

SAP to buy Qualtrics for $8 billion, just ahead of IPO

Qualtrics had been planning to go public this week. → Read More

Blackstone's Steve Schwarzman bails on Saudi finance conference

The Saudis are major investors with Blackstone. → Read More

Rand Paul calls for national security review of Broadcom-CA merger

His public call might move the needle. → Read More

Equity could become the gig economy's next benefit

Gig economy workers are rising, while monthly payments are decreasing. → Read More

Toys "R" Us workers ratchet up the payment pressure

They're now attacking the creditors. → Read More

DoorDash is now valued at $4 billion

Food delivery startup's valuation has more than doubled in just five months. → Read More

Boston Globe receives threat after anti-Trump editorial

Boston Police sent uniformed officers to patrol in and around the paper's headquarters. → Read More

Sinclair could lose more than just Tribune

There could be a push to strip its broadcast licenses. → Read More

Startup raises $70 million to make avocados last longer

Apeel Technologies also added former Whole Foods exec Walter Robb to its board. → Read More

Scoop: Yahoo Finance launching live video streaming network this year

Yahoo Finance is launching a full-day live video streaming network by the end of the year, three sources familiar with the plans tell Axios. Why it matters: It’s the latest example of a digital-native news outlet getting into streaming news to capture more audience attention on mobile and to compete for television dollars. → Read More

Papa John's doesn't want founder to buy the company

Pizza chain Papa John's has adopted a so-called "poison pill," to help deter founder John Schnatter — who recently resigned as chairman after using racial slurs during a conference call — from acquiring a control position. Big picture: Schnatter and his affiliates hold around a 30% stake in Papa John's, and the new structure would effectively dilute those shares were they to increase their… → Read More

Trump's tweet on Harley-Davidson doesn't hold up

President Trump on Tuesday escalated his war of words with U.S. motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson, which recently announced plans to move some manufacturing overseas because of tariffs. The bottom line: Trump is claiming 2017 sales were affected by a corporate decision that didn't occur until 2018. That doesn't make sense. → Read More

Scooter startup Bird is seeking a $2 billion valuation

VCs have never before participated in such a rapid and rocketing price spike. → Read More

What Google isn't telling us about its AI demo

Were the calls edited? → Read More

Optimism rules at this year's Milken conference

Everything is awesome. Well, almost everything. → Read More

Mark Zuckerberg outwits Congress

Facebook 1, Congress 0. → Read More

Intel CEO's big stock sale raises questions

Brian Krzanich cashed in after company knew of big security hole. → Read More

Venture capital investment hits all-time record

It's about dollars, not number of deals. → Read More