US lawmakers are poised to pass a $700 billion spending bill, activity in European corporate bond markets has slowed to a near standstill and US initial public offerings have stalled. In addition, Ben & Jerry’s is in a legal battle with parent company Unilever over sales in the disputed West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Mentioned in this podcast:
Corporate lawyers are taking it easy as the US IPO market dries up
Unilever stops paying Ben & Jerry’s board members in Israel dispute
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