Jennifer Saba is a columnist covering media, Silicon Valley and Wall Street based in New York. She joined Breakingviews in 2015 from Reuters where she was a correspondent reporting on companies like Fox, News Corp and the New York Times. Jennifer has covered media for more than 15 years in San Francisco and New York. She began her career in advertising. She has a graduate degree in journalism from Stanford University and an undergraduate degree in English from The University of Texas.
The unemployment rate unexpectedly fell in May despite continuing lockdowns. That revives hopes of a V-shaped recovery and makes roaring stock markets look less out of touch. But 21 mln Americans are still out of work, with minorities in a protest-hit country faring worst.
The record label’s shares climbed more than 20% after the biggest U.S. IPO this year. It suggests there is investor demand for companies resistant to pandemic disruption. Current market conditions make good mood music for companies that offer stability, growth, or both.
Brookfield Asset Management launched a $5 bln fund to invest directly in retailers. It’s an effort to salvage some of the Canadian mall owner’s top customers. As Neiman Marcus and J.C. Penney march into bankruptcy, other real estate owners will rethink traditional rents, too.