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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Wondering why Hurricane Harvey has barely shifted gas futures? Look to shale.
Source: Bloomberg
High as a Kite
Gilead's buyout of Kite is at a valuation so lofty that Gadfly has been forced to research the upper layers of the atmosphere.
Source: Bloomberg
Red Ink
Uber's problems go well beyond what new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi can fix on his own.
Source: Bloomberg News and other news reports
Note: Uber selectively reports its financial results. These losses likely don't reflect the company's bottom line financial results.
Cough It Up
Leaking a deal can lead to a richer takeover premium, which just might be one of the reasons leaks happen regularly.
Source: Intralinks

And don't miss Stephen Gandel on the hidden dangers of passive investing: "The rising stock market, and the fact that index funds have beaten every variety of their active rivals, could be blinding investors to increasing damage that indexing is already doing, and could still do, to the market and the economy. The real concern is not just that actively managed funds could disappear but that the entire market could be left for dead."

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