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Stock Alert: Crestwood Equity Partners LP Shares Up 5%

Shares of Crestwood Equity Partners LP (CEQP) are currently trading at $25.72, up $1.35 or 5.54%, with trading volume of over 303K versus an average volume of 616K shares. The stock has been trading between $3.31 and $26.69 in the past one year.

Crestwood Equity Partners announced that it and Crestwood Holdings have executed a series of definitive agreements whereby Crestwood will acquire about 11.5 million common units and the general partner interest from Crestwood Holdings for total consideration of about $268 million.

In addition, Crestwood announced that First Reserve priced a private placement of six million common units for total proceeds of $132 million. With the combination of these transactions, First Reserve expects to have fully exited its investment in Crestwood.

Additionally, the Board of Directors has authorized a $175 million opportunistic common and preferred unit repurchase program.

Two historic pubs minutes apart call time after ‘heartbreak’ of lockdowns





Miami Heat add Victor Oladipo in trade with Houston Rockets

The Miami Heat acquired two-time All-Star Victor Oladipo from the Houston Rockets for Avery Bradley, Kelly Olynyk and the right to swap picks in the 2022 NBA draft, a person familiar with the deal told USA TODAY Sports.

The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the deal.

The Heat wanted a backcourt upgrade, and short of meeting Toronto’s asking price for Kyle Lowry, who was not moved before Thursday’s trade deadline, they dealt for Oladipo without giving up Tyler Herro or Duncan Robinson.

Houston traded for Oladipo in a four-team deal in January that sent James Harden to Brooklyn, Caris LeVert to Indiana and Jarrett Allen to Cleveland.

Oladipo, who is a free agent after this season, turned down Houston’s extension, and the Rockets felt compelled to trade Oladipo before they lost him in free agency. Houston ended up four first-round picks in the deal but never returned the kind of player they wanted in exchange for Harden.

Anish Shah to helm M&M as MD, CEO

Goenka to hang up boots on April 2

Anish Shah, deputy MD and group CFO, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) will take over as MD and CEO effective April 2, the board announced on Friday.

Pawan Goenka will retire as MD and CEO and member of the board effective April 2. Rajesh Jejurikar, executive director, would take complete charge of the automobile and farm equipment sectors.

When Anand Mahindra transitions to the role of non-executive chairman in November, Mr. Shah would become the first professional MD and CEO in the history of the group to have complete oversight of and responsibility for the group’s businesses, M&M said. “[Mr.] Anish is the right leader for the Mahindra Group. As MD and CEO, he will have complete oversight of all group businesses,” said Mr. Mahindra.

2021 NFL mock draft: How do 49ers’ trade up to No. 3, free agency aftermath affect first round?

The outlook for the 2021 NFL draft has shifted significantly over the past two weeks. 

First, free agency – as it does every year – altered the landscape. Some teams patched roster holes or upgraded positional groups, while others suddenly had deficiencies to address. Then came Friday afternoon, when the Miami Dolphins executed a pair of trades that sent them and two other clubs – the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles – ricocheting through Round 1's first 12 spots.

More dominoes could tumble, reshaping the draft panorama anew. But given the fallout that's already settled, let's explore a fresh projection of a suddenly unfamiliar first round:

Live updates: President Joe Biden holds first press conference since his inauguration

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden will hold his first solo press conference as president Thursday afternoon – his 64th full day in the White House – as new challenges on gun control and an influx of migrants at the southern U.S. border add to an already busy agenda.

Biden has taken longer than his predecessors, Donald Trump and Barack Obama, to formally address the White House press corps, fueling extra intrigue and turning the outing into a highly anticipated event.

Over his long political career, Biden has made his fair share of gaffes. But he’s stayed largely on script during his young presidency with a focus on leading the nation out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

That discipline will be tested Thursday as reporters, for the first time besides brief interactions with the president, have an open arena to question Biden. 

In the wake of two deadly mass shootings in the last week, in Georgia and Colorado, Biden has said “we have to act” to pass gun background checks and ban assault weapons. That agenda is already facing resistance from Republicans.

Biden is also facing increasing heat over the increase of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Republicans have called the situation a “crisis” of Biden’s doing while the White House has resisted that term.

Both issues are likely to come up Thursday.

— Joey Garrison