Diamonds and Dogs


Bidding war for a railroad. Kansas City Southern (KSU) is up 16% after Canadian National Railway offered $30 billion to snatch Kansas City Southern from a rival. Canada's two biggest railroads are vying for a rail network that links their country with the U.S. and Mexico as a reworked trade alliance gets underway and the economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic gathers steam.

Nike (NKE) dropping 4% on a downgrade and a possible split with the Kobe Bryant family and Estate. Citigroup downgraded Nike due to increased competition, problems in China and the possibility of the five-year, post-retirement deal with Kobe Bryant and his Estate will not be renewed.

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