Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper DealBook | DealBook Briefing: Saudi Arabia Wanted Cash. Aramco Just Obliged. Advertisement DealBook Supported by March 28, 2019 Good Thursday morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here .) Aramco’s huge chemical buyout loads Saudi Arabia’s coffers Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s giant oil company, announced yesterday that it had bought 70 percent of the kingdom’s state-controlled petrochemical company, Sabic, for $69.1 billion. This is an alternative to an Aramco I.P.O. The deal for a majority stake in Sabic will provide a windfall for its majority owner: Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund. Aramco’s postponed plan to sell some of itself on a public stock market would have accomplished something similar. Saudi Arabia now has the money it wanted to modernize its economy. The … [Read more...] about DealBook Briefing: Saudi Arabia Wanted Cash. Aramco Just Obliged.
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Verification takes minutesRe: "UT coach, celebrities charged — Parents paid $25M to get kids into top schools, officials say," Wednesday news story. Universities caught up in the admissions scandal uncovered by the Justice Department are portraying themselves as victims, too. But should we let them off the hook? Some of the fraud has involved parents arranging with coaches to have their children listed as recruited athletes when, in fact, the students did not even play the sports. How difficult or time-consuming is it to check the status of these "recruits"?As a Princeton alumnus long involved with interviewing applicants, I can tell you that it takes just a few minutes to conduct a Google search of a student's name to find information about that student's athletic record and achievements. I have done so for swimmers through CollegeSwimming and SwimSwam and found highlight videos online for interviewees who played lacrosse and football at Allen High … [Read more...] about Letters: College admissions scandal, Ilhan Omar, tax returns, taxes
Points from the trail1. Beto O'Rourke formally launched a bid for the White House on Thursday morning, announcing his long-anticipated campaign with an online video ahead of a three-day swing through Iowa, Washington bureau chief Todd J. Gillman reports. "This is going to be a positive campaign that seeks to bring out the very best from every single one of us, that seeks to unite a very divided country. We saw the power of this in Texas," the former El Paso congressman said in the video with his wife, Amy, seated beside him.Here's more coverage of O'Rourke and his campaign:Gromer's gaugeGromer Jeffers Jr. is the political writer for The Dallas Morning News. The Howard University graduate and Chicago native has covered three presidential campaigns and written extensively about local, state and national politics. You can catch Gromer every Sunday at 8:40 a.m. on NBC 5's Lone Star Politics.Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke is in Iowa today after the announcement of his campaign for the … [Read more...] about Beto O’Rourke to run for president, Daylight Saving Time debated, Frisco residents have seen enough