UPDATE 2-Verizon plans bid for Yahoo and its Yahoo Japan stake -Bloomberg

SAN FRANCISCO, April 7 (Reuters) – Verizon Communications Inc is ready to make a bid for Yahoo’s web business, and hopes to make a merger more successful by also making an offer for a stake in Yahoo’s Japan subsidiary, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing a source familiar with the matter.

UPDATE 3-MetLife’s ‘too big to fail’ tag is ‘arbitrary, capricious’ -U.S. judge

WASHINGTON, April 7 (Reuters) – Federal regulators’ decision to designate insurer MetLife Inc as “too big to fail” was “arbitrary and capricious,” the U.S. judge who struck down the determination last month wrote in an opinion that was unsealed on Thursday.

NRI to Launch Second Phase of Proof-of-Concept for Blockchain Technology in the Securities Industry

Nomura Research Institute (NRI) NRI’s PoC to be done in collaboration with Japan Exchange Group, with additional support from Nomura Securities, SBI Securities, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and more 

Nomura Research Institute (NRI), a leading provider of consulting services and system solutions, today announced the…

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New Thomson Reuters Content Offers Tax Practitioners Guidance on Real Estate Investment Trusts

Thomson Reuters The latest topic added to Thomson Reuters Checkpoint Catalyst focuses on the taxation of real estate investment trusts (REITs) and their shareholders. Coverage includes qualification as a REIT, tax benefits offered to REIT investors, and important state and local tax considerations in each of the 50…

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