This is the stock market that Lewis is talking about; the one where most of the trades take place now, inside hundreds of thousands of these black boxes located at more than 60 public and private exchanges, where billions of dollars in stock change hands every day with little or no public documentation. The trades are being made by thousands of robot computers, programmed to buy and sell every stock on the market at speeds 100 times faster than you can blink an eye. A system so complex, it’s all but invisible..

Shaw Group, which has a roughly $1 billion stake in Lowe to put three new directors on the board.At the start of 2018 Ackman told clients that he would focus more on the investment business instead of marketing his roughly $8 billion hedge fund. Wall Street took that as a signal that one of the industry highest profile investors was planning to stay out of the limelight. But as Pershing returns improved, Ackman has been seen more at conferences and other events.

The poll finds positive assessments of two specific economic segments. Six in ten Americans say the stock market is in good shape, 26 percent think it is getting better, and 51 percent say it is staying the same. Among those who have investments in the stock market (about half of Americans), 72 percent think the stock market is in good shape, and 33 percent think it is improving..

Talking “off the record” or “on background” are pretty common, actually. It doesn mean that the reporter can use the information at all, just that the source doesn want to be quoted on it or identified. Reporters regularly work out with their sources what can be quoted directly, what can be quoted but attributed to “a source with X qualifications” and what isn supposed to end up in the paper at all but might be information a journalist uses to investigate a bigger story..

My managers have gone to bat for me before, and the ONLY examples of this that have not gotten them either directly or indirectly in trouble are those where the integrity of the brand was questioned by the customer. At the same Carl back when I was new, some customer accused me of spitting in his food. Went to bat for me, dismissed the customer with a “I really sorry you feel that way let make you another sandwich” and a “We check the CCTV and get back to you, what your contact info?” Of course, I had not (despite what people may think, fucking with someone food is verboten in fast food), and the CCTV footage showed that the customer had, in fact, stolen a soda when he asked for a water cup..