Max Nisen is a Bloomberg Gadfly columnist covering biotech, pharma and health care. He previously wrote about management and corporate strategy for Quartz and Business Insider.

Good morning! This is a preview of Fly Charts, Gadfly's forthcoming newsletter. You can sign up to receive it daily here. From Petrobras lessons to Bush cousins and activist investors, here are four charts that help explain what you need to know in business today. 

Warning Lights
Political woes have stoked doubts about Brazil's debt, testing yield hungry investors who have been pouring into emerging markets.
Source: Bloomberg
Cable Massacre
Charter is hemorrhaging cable subscribers, which makes its acquisition of Time Warner's broadband customers and a possible move into wireless even more important.
Source: Bloomberg
The extreme rise and continuing fall of Petrobras should serve as an object lesson as Saudi Aramco looks to go public.
Source: Bloomberg
Struggle Street
Jonathan Bush's Athenahealth has been posting mediocre profit margins despite ongoing revenue growth, attracting Elliott Management Corp..
Source: Bloomberg

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