At first blush, the tie-up between a footwear company and a hoofed athlete makes little sense. But there's a reason behind the deal.
It has the most momentum in the group, and it finally looks insulated from the usual ups and downs of the sector.
Shares fall 4% after the footwear company joins the horde of potential suitors expressing interest in buying the team.
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Investors are looking for direction ahead of data on inflation, housing and the labor market.
US market are set for a flat open ahead of several economic reports, including manufacturing, housing and inflation figures.
US markets seem set to finish this strong week on a higher note as the Japanese currency slumps to 4.5 year low.
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