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Fly Charts: Facebook's Sporting Future and Bear Lessons

From 3M's sticky conglomeration to liquor activism, 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 3M's sticky conglomeration to liquor activism, here are four charts that tell you what you need to know in business today.

Thrill of Victory

Internet companies have avoided paying big bucks for sports contracts. But maybe Facebook should change that.

Sources: Bloomberg Intelligence, MoffettNathanson, BTIG Research and Bloomberg News reports

Bull Run

The end of the current bull market is going to answer a lot of burning questions for investors.

Source: Bloomberg

Sum of the Parts

3M's success is rare proof that industrial conglomerates don't have to be a disaster.

Source: Bloomberg

Brexit Booze-Up

A boost from the weak pound helped shield Diageo from activist attention. But it's by no means attack-proof.

Source: Bloomberg

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