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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GE's third quarter earnings dumpster fire is going to have serious consequences. The company's big dividend is in the firing line.
Source: Bloomberg
Squint for Profits
A technology IPO that's actually profitable? What sorcery is this?
Source: Stitch Fix
Note: Stitch Fix's fiscal year ends each July. Gross margin accounts for the cost of merchandise, expenses for shipping and returns, payment processing fees and other costs.
In Need of a Quicker Picker-Upper
P&G's third quarter earnings were fine. But they aren't nearly good enough to dispel criticisms from Nelson Peltz.
American Exceptionalism
Schlumberger's outperformance in North America is extremely good news -- for Halliburton.
Source: Bloomberg, the company
Note: Year-over-year growth.

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