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Fly Charts: Olive Garden Salvation and Tax Bill Beneficiaries

From no-premium buyouts to reasons for Apple optimism, here are four charts that tell you what you need to know in business today.
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Good morning! This is Fly Charts, the daily charts-only newsletter from Gadfly; sign up here. From no-premium buyouts to reasons for Apple optimism, here are four charts that tell you what you need to know in business today.

Pasta Party

Intervention from an activist investor with strong opinions about pasta water turned out very well for Olive Garden.

Source: Bloomberg

Chief Earnings Officer

CEOs are on the very short list of people likely to see a wage boost from the tax bill.

Source: Economic Policy Institute

Note: CEO compensation based on the realized value of stock grants.

Bridge To Nowhere

Chicago Bridge & Iron investors shouldn't turn up their nose at McDermott's no-premium offer. The company's shares are cheap for a reason.

Source: Bloomberg

Big Boost

Apple investors looking for a reason to be optimistic should look to supplier Hon Hai's big November sales jump.

Source: Hon Hai

And don't miss Shira Ovide on Apple's puzzling HomePod choices: "Apple's decision to stick with -- at least for now -- a single computerized home speaker at the high end could generate rich profits. But profits cannot be Apple's sole mission anymore, and the HomePod pricing feels like a missed strategic opportunity."

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