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AT&T Is in Advanced Talks to Acquire Time Warner
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:58:18 EDT - The companies are negotiating a deal that would value Time Warner at more than $80 billion and would create a new hallmark in the rapidly converging realms of media, communications and the internet. An agreement could come as early as this weekend.
Apple Approached Time Warner About Possible Merger
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:06:33 EDT - Apple talked to Time Warner a few months ago, and though the discussions didn’t progress beyond a preliminary stage, the maker of the iPhone is monitoring Time Warner’s negotiations with AT&T.
BAT Offers to Buy Remaining Reynolds Stake for $47 Billion
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:55:56 EDT - British American Tobacco said the deal for roughly 58% of Reynolds American would give it a major position in the U.S. tobacco market and high-growth emerging markets.
Cyberattack Knocks Out Access to Websites
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:15:23 EDT - Attackers controlling a vast collection of internet devices unleashed several massive attacks on Friday that left dozens of popular websites, including Twitter and Netflix, unreachable for parts of the day.
Facebook Employees Pushed to Remove Trump's Posts as Hate Speech
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:48:28 EDT - Some of Donald Trump’s Facebook posts set off an intense debate inside the company, with some employees arguing certain posts should be removed for violating the site’s rules on hate speech. CEO Mark Zuckerberg ruled they could stay.
U.S. Existing-Home Sales Rebounded in September
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:47:43 EDT - A pickup in home sales last month signaled stabilization in the U.S. housing sector despite continued pressure from tight inventory and rising prices.
When Tech Bites Back: Innovation's Dark Side
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:52:17 EDT - Technology optimists claim many benefits of today’s innovations don’t show up in GDP. What they forget: Many of the costs don’t, either, writes Greg Ip.
GE's 3-D Printing Buys Set to Fail After Elliott Intervenes
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:52:47 EDT - General Electric’s $1.4 billion move to buy two European 3-D printing firms looks set to fail after the U.S. conglomerate said it wouldn’t bow to pressure from one of the world’s best known activist investors.
Union at Beam Suntory Plants Votes to End Strike
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:56:03 EDT - Union workers at Beam Suntory Inc. voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new contract, bringing an end to a strike that has lasted nearly a week.
As Oil Bust Recedes, Is a Barroom Brawl About to Break Out?
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:08:01 EDT - The worst of the oil bust may be over, but the energy industry’s infighting has just begun. Oil-field services companies such as Halliburton and Schlumberger are trying to convince producers that they need to be paid more if the industry is to fully recover.
Upstart Belgian Region Stymies EU-Canada Trade Deal
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:52:43 EDT - A defiant Belgian region representing less than 1% of the European Union’s population has managed so far to halt a trade deal with Canada supported by the rest of the bloc, raising questions about Europe’s ability to successfully negotiate complex economic agreements.
Maritime Nations Near Cut to Pollution-Causing Sulfur in Ships' Fuel
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:16:02 EDT - The world’s leading maritime nations are leaning toward setting rules next week to cut pollution-causing sulfur from oceangoing vessels’ fuel by more than 85% in 2020.
SpaceX Explosion Investigation Focuses on Fueling Snafu
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:01:10 EDT - Investigators believe operational issues linked to fueling procedures, rather than a manufacturing flaw, likely caused a Space Exploration Technologies rocket to explode during ground tests last month.
Canada's Bombardier to Cut 7,500 More Jobs
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:34:12 EDT - Bombardier said it would cut another 7,500 jobs, or just over 10% of its global workforce, as it focuses on turnaround efforts amid a soft business-jet market and ongoing hiccups with its CSeries jet program.

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