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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Leading Economies
Wall Street has seized on a new justification for this year's deathless stock rally. But it doesn't exactly hold up to scrutiny.
Source: Bloomberg
Garage Sale
There may not be a ton of obvious value that could be unlocked by a GE breakup. But it's not like there's a whole lot to lose.
Source: JPMorgan
Wild Ride
Amazon's revenue growth has been impressive as it had made Jeff Bezos the world's richest person. But it has also been incredibly volatile.
Source: Bloomberg
Power Bonus
Strong sales of Nintendo's Switch netted the company its largest revenue beat in a decade, and the company's executives are finally starting to believe.
Source: Bloomberg

And don't miss Brooke Sutherland on Softbank's odd negotiating tactics: "We -- like investors -- are scratching our heads as far as SoftBank's strategy here. Sprint reported yet another quarterly loss last week, underlining just how badly it needs a combination with T-Mobile to help staunch its cash bonfire and unprofitable attempts to win over customers. SoftBank's proposed alternative to the merger, per the Wall Street Journal, is to double down by making a significant investment in Sprint's network. Let's hope its suppliers take Monopoly money."

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