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Peter Thiel Wants Opportunity to Bid on Gawker.com

Mié, 11/22/2017 - 21:02
Peter Thiel is demanding that he be given the chance to bid on Gawker.com, the gossip and news website he helped drive out of business and which is now being shopped in bankruptcy.

Trump Organization Ends Affiliation With Soho Hotel

Mié, 11/22/2017 - 20:23
The Trump name will no longer adorn a lower Manhattan hotel that was once considered a jewel in the family’s international real-estate portfolio.

Carl Icahn Buys Stake in SandRidge Energy

Mié, 11/22/2017 - 17:00
Carl Icahn has purchased a 13.5% stake in SandRidge Energy Inc., joining a list of shareholders who say a deal the oil-and-gas producer struck last week for Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. makes little sense.

Fed on Track for December Rate Rise, but Inflation Worries Persist

Mié, 11/22/2017 - 16:53
Federal Reserve officials said at their latest meeting they likely would raise rates “in the near term” as the economy strengthens, although several said their support for the move would hinge on inflation picking up, according to minutes released Wednesday.

What Does the AT&T Lawsuit Mean for Fox?

Mié, 11/22/2017 - 15:25
As the industry weighs the impact of the Justice Department’s lawsuit, Comcast Corp.’s bid to acquire a significant chunk of 21st Century Fox’s assets draws comparisons to the AT&T-Time Warner deal.

Facebook Plans to Let Users Know if They Followed Russian Pages

Mié, 11/22/2017 - 13:43
Facebook plans to tell millions of users who liked or followed any of the 290 Facebook and Instagram pages created by Russian actors that they were ensnared in an alleged misinformation campaign around the U.S. presidential election last year.

Robots May Make Radiologists' Jobs Easier, Not Redundant

Mié, 11/22/2017 - 11:56
Scientists recently said an artificial intelligence program diagnosed pneumonia on chest X-rays more accurately than human radiologists. Should radiologists worry? Probably not. AI is more likely to make their jobs easier, not less necessary.

Trump Takeaway on Tech: Enforcement Over Regulation

Mié, 11/22/2017 - 09:43
With its lawsuit against the AT&T-Time Warner deal and plan to roll back net-neutrality rules, the administration is fleshing out a regulatory approach: Instead of the Obama administration’s adoption of bright-line rules, it is stressing the enforcement of longstanding laws and regulations.

What Is Net Neutrality Again?

Mié, 11/22/2017 - 09:40
The arcane subject is back in the headlines. Here’s what to know and what lifting it means for you.

Stop Using Excel, Finance Chiefs Tell Staffs

Mié, 11/22/2017 - 09:26
CFOs say the ubiquitous spreadsheet software that revolutionized accounting in the 1980s hasn’t kept up with the demands of contemporary corporate finance units.

P&G Says Still Reviewing Razor-Thin Proxy Vote

Mié, 11/22/2017 - 09:16
Procter & Gamble said it is continuing to review the official tally of the hotly contested proxy contest with activist Nelson Peltz but hasn’t decided whether to formally challenge the results, which showed the company lost by a thin margin.

U.S. Consumer Sentiment Pulled Back in November

Mié, 11/22/2017 - 09:15
A measure of U.S. consumer sentiment pulled back in November but remained high, a sign of still-solid economic optimism headed into the holiday shopping season.

Exxon, Shell, BP to Join Forces to Cut Emissions From Natural Gas

Mié, 11/22/2017 - 08:55
Exxon Mobil plans to join with other big energy companies in an effort to reduce pollution from natural gas production, said people familiar with the matter.

Retailers Offer Delayed Shipping Options to Avoid Peak Charges

Mié, 11/22/2017 - 08:52
Retailers are contending with a new challenge as this year’s holiday shopping season heats up: extra shipping fees during the busiest weeks.

Meg Whitman's Latest Turn Signal

Mié, 11/22/2017 - 08:37
Hewlett Packard shareholders should be used to the fact by now that Meg Whitman sometimes changes her mind. That doesn’t always work out too badly.

U.S. Durable-Goods Orders Fell in October

Mié, 11/22/2017 - 08:37
Orders for long-lasting factory goods declined in October, a setback for manufacturers experiencing solid growth in demand this year.

Tax Bill's Fine Print: Making It Tougher for Cities, States to Refinance Debt

Mié, 11/22/2017 - 08:34
Cities and states across the U.S. are warily bracing for the elimination of the tax exemption on certain bonds they rely on to refinance old bonds.

Trump Administration Blasts Mexico, Canada For Limited Nafta 'Headway'

Mié, 11/22/2017 - 08:26
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer issued a downbeat assessment Tuesday of efforts to rewrite Nafta, decrying ‘a lack of headway’ and criticizing Canada and Mexico for refusing to ‘seriously engage’ on controversial U.S. proposals aimed at cutting the U.S. trade deficit.

Deere Earnings Helped by Equipment Demand

Mié, 11/22/2017 - 08:03
Deere & Co. easily beat quarterly sales and profit expectations and predicted continued improvement in sales of its agricultural machinery next year.

U.S. Jobless Claims Decline Heading into Holiday Season

Mié, 11/22/2017 - 07:47
The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits fell last week, the latest signal the labor market is on strong footing heading into the end of the year.

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