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.

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Poor Performer
Anthony Scaramucci's other previous job also involved selling an extremely unpopular product to a skeptical public.
Source: HFR, Morningstar, Bloomberg
The changing world of cable television may mean trouble for Discovery and Scripps; combining their businesses may help them survive.
Source: Bloomberg
Mountain Rises
Buying Charter would be satisfying for SoftBank and Masayoshi Son -- but it would be extremely pricey, and the firm already has tons of debt.
Source: Bloomberg
Tough Times
Selling off or renting its real estate likely won't be enough to turn things around at Dillard’s.
Source: Bloomberg

And don't miss Nisha Gopalan and Shelly Banjo on China's increasing interventionism: "It is one thing to crack down on future transactions, as has been done with other prolific dealmakers such as Fosun International Ltd. Or even to intervene in local business, as with Dalian Wanda Group Co. It's quite another to inject the state into already-closed private deals abroad."

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