Tara Lachapelle is a Bloomberg Gadfly columnist covering deals, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., media and telecommunications. She previously wrote an M&A column for Bloomberg News.

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VF Gets the Job Done
It's not as splashy as buying Lululemon, but VF Corp.'s takeover of the Dickies workwear company is still a smart deal.
Source: Bloomberg
Tricky Trump Trade
Investors worried about tensions with North Korea will be hard-pressed to find a connection between stock prices and the level of conflict around the world.
Source: UCDP Battle-Related Deaths Dataset

 

Targeting Telecom
The junk-debt wrecking ball swung toward telecommunications companies last week, making it look like the next sector up for prolonged distress.
Source: Bank of America Merrill Lynch U.S. High Yield Index
Banking's Lost Decade
European banks still bear the scars of the financial crisis, giving investors little reason to return to the industry.
Source: Bloomberg

And don't miss Elaine He's graphic revealing Britain's total failure to promote women. ConvaTec Group Plc, a medical-products maker under activist pressure, is adding two women to its all-male board. However, "women represent less than a third of the company's board members, so it's still not exactly a gender-equality success story. Nor, for that matter, is the FTSE 100."

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