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Fly Charts: If Hogging Traffic Is Wrong, Netflix Doesn't Want to Be Right

From Internet traffic hoggery to Ford's shakeup, here are four charts (and one story) that tell you what you need to know in business today.
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Good morning! This is Fly Charts, the daily charts-only newsletter from Gadfly; sign up here. From Netflix neutrality to Ford's shakeup at the top, here are four charts that tell you what you need to know in business today.

Go Big and Go Home

Whether he slims the company down or doubles down on a self-driving future, there's no silver bullet for Ford's new CEO.

Source: Bloomberg

Traffic Hogs

Net neutrality ideals are already dead regardless of what the FCC does next, and your internet habits helped kill them.

Source: Sandvine

Note: These figures are the composition of internet download traffic, as collected by Sandvine in a March 2016 measurement period.

Calpining For The Past

Power producer share prices are soaring on deal rumors, but a bit of context thoroughly dampens any sense of bullishness.

Source: Bloomberg

Shovel Ready

Infrastructure is so hot right now, and Blackstone is diving in headfirst with a bet on Donald Trump's agenda.

Source: Preqin, company statements

*2017 capital raised includes GIP's $15.8 billion fund and Blackstone's non-binding $20 billion commitment

And don't miss Lisa Abramowicz on sloppy auto lending: "At first blush, this is eerily reminiscent of some of the practices leading to the 2008 crisis, when lenders had notoriously lax underwriting standards. In the years before the worst financial fissure since the Great Depression, lenders let consumers pack on more mortgage debt than they could reasonably expect to pay back. That ended very badly."

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