FROM Brooke Sutherland
Why Dow and DuPont Decided to Merge Dow and DuPont have announced the biggest merger plan in the history of the chemical industry. As a measure of their role in the economy, the new combine would then split into three new companies focused on agriculture, plastics and so-called "specialty chemicals." Brooke Sutherland, columnist for Gadfly , Bloomberg's new site for fast commentary, considers what the merger will mean for investors and agriculture.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?