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Crown's VIP Ambitions Clouded by Crackdown in China

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:25:24 EDT

As Beijing seeks to root out corruption and stem the flow of money abroad, the Australian casino’s efforts to attract Chinese high rollers could prove a losing bet.

IBM in Settlement Talks With Australia Over Botched Online Census

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:20:27 EDT

International Business Machines is negotiating a settlement with Australia’s government over a bungled effort to oversee the country’s first online census.

Detroit Increases Truck Capacity; Signs of Market Peak Appear

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:05:43 EDT

GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler are pledging to expand U.S. capacity to make pickups and SUVs as passenger car sales slump, exacerbating a budding price war for the industry’s best-selling vehicles.

Germany Withdraws Approval of Chinese Takeover of Aixtron

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:43:45 EDT

Germany’s government has withdrawn its approval of a $729 million Chinese takeover of Aixtron, the company said, the latest sign of government alarm about a wave of Chinese takeovers.

Hanjin Shipping to Close European Operations

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:32:01 EDT

The company’s decision to close all of its 10 business operations in Europe is the latest sign that may be heading toward liquidation.

AT&T Deal Faces Tough Climate

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:46:18 EDT

AT&T’s $85.4 billion deal to buy Time Warner sails toward two cresting waves of opposition: resurgent antitrust enforcement in Washington and politicians fired by a new bipartisan populist rage.

Merck Drug Gets FDA Approval as a First-Line Lung Cancer Treatment

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:20:39 EDT

Merck & Co.’s immunotherapy cancer drug Keytruda received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval as a first-line treatment for certain lung cancer patients.

Retailers Rushed to Hire for Holidays, a Sign of Tight Labor Market

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:35:46 EDT

Data from job-search site shows retailers, and the warehouse and logistics firms they compete with for seasonal labor, started searching for temporary workers a month earlier than in recent years.

Nordstrom's Finance Chief to Retire Next Spring

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:58:34 EDT

Nordstrom CFO Michael G. Koppel intends to retire next spring, the retailer said Monday.

Gannett Plans to Cut 2% of Its Workforce

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:54:41 EDT

Gannett Co. plans to cut 2% of jobs and invest in more acquisitions to transform its business, according to a memo to staff, as the newspaper industry struggles with a particularly turbulent advertising environment.

AT&T, Time Warner Shares Drop Amid Investor Skepticism

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:47:21 EDT

AT&T can add Wall Street to the list of parties skeptical of its $85.4 billion deal to buy Time Warner.

Car Makers Struggle With Dashboard Screens

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:26:41 EDT

Auto makers racing against Silicon Valley to develop self-driving cars and electric vehicles face technological challenges with a longstanding mainstay: the dashboard screen.

Petrobras, Total Create Alliance to Explore Energy Projects

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:37:59 EDT

Brazilian state oil company Petroleo Brasileiro and French oil giant Total said Monday they will create a strategic alliance to evaluate and explore energy sector projects.

Faith-Based Investor Group Calls for Transparency in Drug Pricing

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:42:35 EDT

A group of 300 institutional investors, including many with ties to religious organizations, is waging a new campaign to press drugmakers to justify their price increases.

Catholic Health Initiatives, Dignity Health in Merger Talks

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:25:39 EDT

Hospital operator Catholic Health Initiatives, which has struggled after rapid expansion and a foray into health insurance, is in merger talks with Dignity Health to create one of the nation’s largest nonprofit hospital systems by revenue.

Oil Companies Reach Debt-Restructuring Deals

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:38:27 EDT

Three oil and gas companies reached deals with creditors to quickly slash hundreds of millions of dollars of debt in chapter 11 so they will be ready when energy prices recover.

Dupont Earnings: What to Watch

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:34:29 EDT

DuPont Co. is scheduled to announce its third-quarter results before the market opens on Tuesday; the pending mega-merger with rival Dow Chemical and its agricultural unit will be in focus.

Embraer to Pay $205 Million to Settle Bribery Allegations

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:23:41 EDT

Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer reached an agreement with U.S. and Brazilian authorities to settle an investigation into alleged bribes paid to foreign officials, paying $205 million in compensation, the SEC said.

Consumer Reports Yanks Honda Civic Recommendation

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:12:47 EDT

Consumer Reports has pulled its recommendation for the Honda Civic after owners of the popular compact car reported many reliability issues.

New York Times Acquires Two Consumer Guide Sites

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:22:45 EDT

New York Times Co. has acquired the consumer guide sites the Wirecutter and the Sweethome, as the company moves to firm up its digital footprint amid the continued erosion of print advertising.

Seaway Says Two Pipelines Shut Because of Oil Spill

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:52:45 EDT

Two major oil pipelines operated by Enterprise Products Partners that run between Oklahoma and the Gulf Coast remain shut Monday after an oil spill.

China's HNA Group to Buy 25% Stake of Hilton

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:46:18 EDT

Chinese conglomerate HNA plans to buy a roughly 25% stake in Hilton Worldwide from Blackstone Group for $6.5 billion, the latest move into American real estate by a Chinese firm.

Syngenta and ChemChina Miss EU Deadline for Antitrust Remedies

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:33:45 EDT

Syngenta and China National Chemical didn’t submit proposed remedies to resolve the EU’s potential antitrust concerns about their planned merger by Friday’s deadline, sending shares of the Swiss company lower.

Petrobras Settles With Pimco

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:02:39 EDT

Brazilian state oil company Petrobras agreed to settle lawsuits from Pimco and three other investors who alleged they were harmed by a corruption scheme that funneled billions of dollars from the company.

Wrangler Maker VF Corp. Cuts Guidance as Sales Slow

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:40:36 EDT

VF Corp.—which owns brands like Wrangler, Timberland and North Face—trimmed its guidance Monday as the apparel conglomerate continued to cope with weak demand for denim and sportswear.

Community Bank Agrees to Acquire Merchants Bancshares

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:57:59 EDT

Community Bank System Inc. agreed to acquire Merchants Bancshares Inc. in a deal the lenders value at roughly $304 million, which would combine two Northeast regional banks.

FBI Cyber-Risk Expert Joins Aon Insurance-Brokerage Unit

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:06:57 EDT

A cyber-risk expert most recently at the Federal Bureau of Investigation has joined global insurance brokerage Aon to help bolster its efforts to protect corporate clients against damage from hacking.

Park Hyatt Hotel Destined for Oceanwide Development in Los Angeles

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:23:16 EDT

Hyatt Hotels has cut a deal to place a luxury Park Hyatt hotel in the $1 billion mixed-use project being developed in downtown Los Angeles by Chinese conglomerate Oceanwide Holdings.

The Making of the AT&T-Time Warner Deal

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:12:05 EDT

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson and Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes worked quickly behind the scenes to forge the biggest deal of the year—AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner for $107.50 a share.

Rockwell Collins to Buy B/E Aerospace for $6.4 Billion

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:08:46 EDT

Rockwell Collins agreed to pay $6.4 billion to buy B/E Aerospace in a deal that would unite two of the global aerospace industry’s biggest suppliers.

Rockwell Collins Targets Smart Planes

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:25:42 EDT

Rockwell Collins is making a big bet on connecting aircraft to the internet at 35,000 feet with its $6.4 billion deal to buy B/E Aerospace.

The Fatal Mistake That Doomed Samsung's Galaxy Note 7

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:23:50 EDT

On the verge of challenging Apple’s global dominance in mobile phones, the South Korean company made a rushed decision, based on incomplete evidence, that would later force it to kill the model.

Reynolds Deal Could Help British American Tobacco Make Up Lost Ground

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:47:40 EDT

British American Tobacco’s offer for full control of Reynolds American, if accepted, could give the London-based giant a chance to catch up in the technological race over alternatives to cigarettes.

AT&T CEO Bets Big With Time Warner Deal

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:56:26 EDT

Chief Executive Randall Stephenson is on the brink of leaving an indelible mark on AT&T.

Rockwell Collins Is in Advanced Talks to Buy B/E Aerospace

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:55:56 EDT

Rockwell Collins is in advanced talks to buy B/E Aerospace for $6.5 billion, a deal that would unite two major makers of airplane equipment.

AT&T, Rival Verizon Make Differing Bets as Wireless Growth Stalls

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:34:41 EDT

Faced with the same saturated wireless market, AT&T turns to television with its $80 billion deal for Time Warner, while Verizon bets on Silicon Valley with acquisitions of AOL and Yahoo.

AT&T Turns Into Media Giant With Time Warner Deal

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:26:14 EDT

The wireless carrier agreed to pay $85.4 billion for Time Warner in a cash-and-stock deal.

AT&T Reports Drop in Wireless Phone Customers

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 22:23:34 EDT

AT&T Inc. reported its third-quarter financial results, which provided a view into the reasons why the company is seeking to diversify away from the U.S. wireless business.

Trump Says He Would Block AT&T-Time Warner Deal

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:01:25 EDT

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he wouldn’t approve a proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner, citing his opposition of further consolidation in the media industry.

Energy Firms Get Closer to Tapping 'Drilled but Uncompleted' Wells

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:15:35 EDT

U.S. oil and gas companies have drilled thousands of wells they have yet to tap. As producers report quarterly earnings over the next few weeks, a question looms: When will they start exploiting these ‘drilled but uncompleted’ wells?

EU Queries Industry on Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:53:36 EDT

In their review of Microsoft’s $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, European Union antitrust regulators are attempting to measure the rough value of the professional network’s data and whether rival sites can replicate it.