Comcast Drops Bid for Fox Assets, Will Pursue Deal for Sky

Comcast said it was dropping its pursuit for most of 21st Century Fox, ending a bidding war with Walt Disney, but said it would continue its pursuit of European pay-TV giant Sky PLC.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Google Hit With Record $5 Billion EU Fine in Android Case

The EU fined Alphabet’s Google $ 5 billion, a record for the bloc that could loosen the company’s grip on its biggest growth engine: mobile phones.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

GE Still Wrestles With a Big Problem: GE Capital

General Electric continues to work with bankers and advisers to determine the best way to proceed with GE Capital, the lending unit that nearly sank the company in the financial crisis.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Space Officials Put Collaboration on Display at Airshow

From promoting space tourism to proposing new launch sites to setting up assembly lines to churn out small satellites, corporate and government space officials are pursuing intercontinental collaboration.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

A Spray Form of Ambien Now Costs Over 800% More

A small Colorado drugmaker recently raised the price for a spray form of sleep aid Ambien by as much as 843%, the latest example of how some firms are increasing prices despite mounting pressure.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

This Company Aims to Deliver DNA on Demand

Synthetic Genomics’ Digital to Biological Converter can turn digitized DNA code into synthetic biological material, a milestone in medicine that could one day allow doctors to personalize medicine at their patients’ bedsides or fight epidemics halfway around the world.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

DOJ Appeal of Time Warner Deal ‘Changes Nothing,’ Says AT&T CEO

AT&T chief Randall Stephenson said his company won’t alter its plans for running Time Warner’s media assets despite a Justice Department appeal.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Exxon, Once a ‘Perfect Machine,’ Is Running Dry

The oil giant is struggling as the industry shifts and investors look elsewhere for profits. CEO Darren Woods’s plan to make a comeback by spending more on fossil-fuel projects has so far proved unpopular.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

U.S. Appeals Ruling Allowing AT&T-Time Warner Merger

The Justice Department appealed a trial judge’s ruling last month that allowed AT&T to acquire Time Warner, setting the stage for a second round of legal proceedings in a blockbuster antitrust case.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Fox Gets U.K. Approval to Buy Sky Amid Comcast Bidding War

The U.K. government won’t oppose a bid by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to consolidate ownership of Sky, removing the last regulatory hurdle for Fox as it battles it out with Comcast for the British broadcaster.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

21st Century Fox Raises Offer for Sky, Topping Comcast Bid

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox significantly lifted its offer price to consolidate ownership of Sky, heating up a bidding war with Comcast for the British broadcaster.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

What the Tariff Battle Means for Auto Plants in South Carolina

BMW and Daimler have contributed to the U.S.’s emergence as an auto exporter, but the Trump administration’s trade battle with China could blunt their efforts.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Univision Eyes Sale of Fusion Media Group

Univision Communications is exploring a sale of Fusion Media Group, which houses websites including Gizmodo and Deadspin, as it pursues a companywide restructuring following a leadership change
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Drugmakers Call Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug Study Positive

Biogen and Japan’s Eisai said they had positive results from a midstage study of an experimental Alzheimer’s drug, though experts said it was too soon to say the drug marks a real advance.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Memory Loss: Prices Weaken for Chips Used in Smartphones, Self-Driving Cars

After a historic rise in 2017, prices this year of two major types of memory chips—called NAND and DRAM—have fallen 37% and 16%, respectively, according to semiconductor sales tracker DRAMeXchange. The drop caused Samsung Electronics Co. to forecast lower-than-expected profit for the second quarter, and its shares slid 2.3% on Friday.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

From Movie Makers to Auto Makers, Companies Reckon With Trade War

The U.S. and Chinese tariffs that kicked in on Friday raised costs for companies on both sides of the Pacific, but it was the specter of additional levies ahead that was more worrisome for many in business.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

China’s ZTE Replaces Top Executives in Rush to Comply With U.S. Mandate

ZTE has named a slate of new top executives, including a new chief executive, as the Chinese telecom firm presses ahead with its U.S.-mandated leadership purge.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Take Our Cheese, Please: American Cheese Makers Suffer Under New Tariffs

Cheese makers that rely on foreign sales are strained as China and Mexico raise tariffs on U.S. mozzarella and provolone.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Barnes & Noble Fires CEO Over Policy Violations

Barnes & Noble fired CEO Demos Parneros, citing violations of its policies. The bookseller said that Mr. Parneros won’t receive any severance pay and that he is no longer a board member.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Chairman of Chinese Conglomerate HNA Dies in Accident

HNA chairman and co-founder Wang Jian died after being injured in an accidental fall during a business trip in France.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Pfizer Raises Prices for Dozens of Drugs

Pfizer raised the list prices for more than 40 of its prescription drugs this week, issuing a second round of price increases this year despite mounting public scrutiny.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Glencore Shares Tumble on Subpoena

Glencore stock fell after the mining giant received a subpoena from U.S. authorities related to corruption and money-laundering laws at operations in Congo, Nigeria and Venezuela.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Dell Confirms Deal That Would Mark Return to Public Markets

Dell Technologies has offered to buy shares that track its interest in software firm VMware, a move that would mark a re-emergence into the public markets for Dell.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

New Era at Amazon’s Whole Foods Grates on Some Employees

Amazon has infused Whole Foods with its efficient, data-driven ethos in the year since it bought the natural grocer. But not all Whole Foods employees and suppliers are happy about that.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Chicken, Turkey and Tuna Have a Beef With Your Burger

Beef, which has long fulfilled America’s hunger for hamburgers, faces fresh competition from poultry producers pushing their own patties onto U.S. grills.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Creditors Probe Gibson’s Pre-Bankruptcy Dealings

Creditors are stepping up a probe of guitar-maker Gibson Brands Inc.’s pre-bankruptcy dealings, looking for signs the troubled company favored senior lenders, including  affiliates of private-equity giants Blackstone Group and KKR.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

GM Says Tariffs on Auto Imports Could Drive Up Prices, Hit U.S. Jobs

General Motors warned the Trump administration that tariffs on vehicle imports would hurt its competitiveness, cost U.S. jobs and result in “a smaller GM.”
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

SoftBank Hires Ford’s Top Lobbyist as It Beefs Up Its Beltway Presence

SoftBank poached Ford’s chief global lobbyist, who will lead a new effort to build a presence in Washington.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

AT&T, Sprint Boost Customer Fees

AT&T and Sprint have recently raised the administrative fees they charge customers, moves that will bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in additional revenue for the companies.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Amazon to Buy Online Pharmacy PillPack, Expanding Into Health Care

Amazon.com agreed to acquire online pharmacy PillPack as the retail giant expands into the health-care and pharmaceutical business.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Comcast Hunts for Additional Cash in Pursuit of 21st Century Fox Assets

Comcast is exploring tie-ups with other companies or private-equity investors that could provide additional cash as the cable giant pursues a costly acquisition of Fox’s entertainment assets.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

GE to Spin Off Health-Care Business in Latest Revamp

General Electric will spin off its health-care business and unload its ownership in oil-services company Baker Hughes, betting that the once-sprawling conglomerate can reverse a painful slump by further shrinking.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Harley-Davidson to Shift Production Overseas to Offset EU Tariffs

Harley-Davidson plans to shift production overseas to avoid European Union tariffs on its iconic motorcycles, the latest manufacturer to reconfigure operations amid a widening global trade fight.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Shari Redstone’s Path to Power

How heiress Shari Redstone overcame a falling out with her father to become the most significant female media owner in America.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Intel CEO Challenge: Pick From Thin Bench, or Look Outside

Brian Krzanich’s resignation this week leaves Intel’s board with a tough choice: Name the next CEO from a small pool of internal candidates, or go outside for the first time in the chip maker’s 50-year history.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Intel CEO Resigns Over Relationship With Employee

Intel said Chief Executive Brian Krzanich resigned for violating company policy by having a relationship with a co-worker, one of the most prominent CEOs to lose a job in an era of greater scrutiny over workplace behavior.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Kroger’s New Approach to Stocking Shelves Is Boosting Earnings

Kroger delivered stronger than expected earnings and sales growth on Thursday, sending its stock up around 10% in early trading.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Disney Sweetens Deal for Fox Assets, Topping Comcast Bid

Fox agreed to a sweetened merger agreement with Disney that adds a cash component and eclipses a rival offer from Comcast.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Oil Industry Tries to Take the Fracking Boom Global

A BP project in Oman shows how oil companies are taking fracking techniques perfected in Texas to the global stage, where they had long struggled.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Audi CEO Arrested in Emissions-Cheating Probe

The CEO of Volkswagen’s luxury brand Audi was arrested in connection with an investigation of his role in the German car maker’s diesel emissions-cheating scandal.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

UPS’s $20 Billion Problem: Operations Stuck in the 20th Century

As the package giant tries to satisfy America’s 21st-century shopping-and-shipping mania, it must update a delivery network whose processes sometimes hark to a past era; a $ 20 billion catch-up bill.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes and Her Ex-No. 2 Charged With Defrauding Investors

Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani, the blood-testing company’s former No. 2 executive, alleging that they defrauded investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars and defrauded doctors and patients.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Apple to Stick With Cheaper Screens as Consumers Balk at iPhone X Price Tag

Apple is developing production plans for its next iPhones that stress cheaper liquid-crystal displays, in a sign of consumers’ sensitivity to the price of smartphones.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

$65 Billion Comcast Bid for Fox Assets Sets Off Disney Fight

Comcast made an unsolicited offer to buy most of 21st Century Fox for roughly $ 65 billion, kicking off a bidding war with Walt Disney as the two media titans jockey for position in a business undergoing tumultuous change.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Green Light for AT&T Deal Sets Up Comcast’s Fox Bid, Merger Frenzy

A court’s approval of AT&T’s merger with Time Warner paves a clear path for Comcast to bid for 21st Century Fox assets and could trigger a round of deal-making by smaller media companies trying to keep up with industry titans.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

AT&T’s Dream Deal Hangs on Judge’s Decision

The 20-month antitrust battle over the AT&T-Time Warner merger comes down to a judge’s ruling Tuesday, a decision that will be felt throughout the telecom and media industries.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Global Investment in Wind and Solar Energy Is Outshining Fossil Fuels

World-wide spending on renewable energy is outpacing investment in electricity from coal, natural gas and nuclear power plants, driven by falling costs of producing wind and solar power.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

A Year After Amazon Devoured Whole Foods, Rivals Are Pursuing Countermoves

Amazon.com’s acquisition has triggered change in the food industry, with major grocery chains offering home delivery while some food makers seek to better sell through the e-commerce giant.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

It’s Buy or Die in Media as Tech Takes Over

A federal judge’s verdict this coming week on whether AT&T can acquire Time Warner will shape a much broader drama: a radical reordering of the entertainment business—driven by Netflix—that’s reaching every corner of Hollywood.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Verizon CEO to Retire, Succeeded by a Newcomer

Verizon Communications named Hans Vestberg to succeed Lowell McAdam as its next CEO, appointing a relative newcomer to run the wireless giant at a time when its industry is being reshaped by megadeals.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

China’s ZTE to Pay $1 Billion Fine in Settlement With U.S.

The U.S. and China have reached a deal that will allow telecom company ZTE to continue to do business, requiring it to pay a $ 1 billion fine and place U.S. enforcement officers in the company to monitor its actions.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Mexico, Canada Add to Nations Striking Fear in U.S. Farmers

U.S. farmers, already losing sales to China, are facing new threats to sales in other big overseas markets as trade tensions spread globally.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

U.K. Indicates It Will Allow Fox to Buy Sky Subject to News Spinoff

The U.K. government indicated it wouldn’t block a long-delayed deal by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to consolidate ownership of British pay-TV giant Sky, but would only give the green light after hashing out the details of a planned divestment of Sky’s news operations.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Microsoft Is Buying GitHub for $7.5 Billion

Microsoft is acquiring software-code repository GitHub for $ 7.5 billion in stock, a move that could help the tech giant convince more developers to create applications for its cloud-computing business.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Apple’s New Software Aim: Fewer Features, But Fewer Bugs

Executives at Apple’s annual developers conference have to not only wow the audience with new features but also shore up confidence that Apple can deliver quality software.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

GM Finance Arm Helps Drive Profit Amid Slowing Sales

General Motors has told investors that GM Financial, its lending arm, is a budding profit driver and will help keep 2018 operating income close to the $ 12.8 billion it earned in each of the past two years.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

‘You’re Stupid If You Don’t Get Scared’: When Amazon Goes From Partner to Rival

The Seattle giant’s cloud-computing business offers a look inside its model for expanding—even when it means moving in on allies’ turf. Some partners praise the unit’s chief for straddling the line between friend and competitor.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Starbucks Racial Bias Training ‘Uncomfortable’ and ‘Enlightening’: Employees React

Some Starbucks employees said they found this week’s company training on racial bias eye-opening. Others said they were left unsure how to apply the lessons to their jobs, suggesting the coffee chain has a difficult task ahead.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

U.S. Slaps Steel, Aluminum Tariffs on Canada, Mexico, EU

The U.S. will impose steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada, Mexico and the European Union starting Friday, according to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Did We Say $1.5 Million? We Meant $10.9 Million. Firms Fix CEO Pay Flubs

At least 16 companies in the S&P 500 have changed 2016 pay figures by more than 10% for one or more executives.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Food Companies Churn Through CEOs, Desperate for Fresh Ideas

America’s food giants are shedding CEOs at a remarkable rate, highlighting how elusive solutions remain to the industry’s problems while also generating some new hope for change.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

India’s Biggest Competitors to Walmart and Amazon? Mom and Pop

Millions of tiny stores dotting India’s villages and slums have a secret that makes them formidable retail rivals—even to giants like Walmart and Amazon.com.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Fiat Chrysler Expected to Outline Future Without CEO Marchionne

A decade after Chrysler filed for bankruptcy, a nearly debt-free Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is preparing to unveil a growth plan for the next five years at a test track outside Milan.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

China Set to OK Qualcomm Purchase of NXP Semiconductors

Chinese authorities are set to approve Qualcomm’s planned $ 44 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors in the next few days, in what would be a significant step toward easing U.S.-China trade relations.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Filmmaker Harvey Weinstein Surrenders in Sex-Assault Probe

Film producer Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to New York police to face sex-crime charges​related to a 2004 allegation by aspiring actress Lucia Evans as well as one other accuser.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Uber Car in Fatal Crash Wasn’t Set to Stop in Emergency

An Uber car involved in a deadly crash in Arizona wasn’t designed to automatically brake in case of an emergency, the National Transportation Safety Board said.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Comcast Confirms It Is Preparing Fox Bid, Challenging Disney

Cable giant Comcast said it is in advanced stages of preparing a higher, all-cash offer for the entertainment assets that 21st Century Fox has agreed to sell to Disney for $ 52.4 billion in stock.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

J.C. Penney CEO Quits to Join Lowe’s

Marvin Ellison is quitting his job as chief executive of struggling J.C. Penney to take over leadership of Lowe’s, another retailer in need of a revamp.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

GE to Merge Rail Division With Wabtec in $11 Billion Deal

General Electric agreed to merge its railroad business with Wabtec, in a deal valued at about $ 11 billion, letting GE raise some cash to fund its turnaround and shed one of its oldest operations.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

FAA Moved Slower Than Usual on Warning Ahead of Southwest Fatality

Before a fatal accident on a Southwest Airlines flight, regulators had been weighing stepping up engine inspections for an unusually long time after the first warnings about a part.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Data-Privacy Law Creates New Business for Tech Consultants

The European Union’s tough new data-protection law demands costly changes for many companies and opens rich business opportunities for others.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Campbell CEO Departs as Sales Cool

Campbell Soup said Denise Morrison is stepping down immediately after seven years as CEO and that it may sell some brands after a bet on fresher foods failed to revive sales.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Walmart Sales Boosted by Increased Customer Spending, Grocery Growth

Walmart said its revenue rose a better-than-expected 4.4% in the first quarter as its U.S. stores benefited from more customers, increased spending by them and growth in its grocery business.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Disney Considers Letting Pixar Co-Founder Lasseter Return

Executives at Walt Disney have discussed bringing animation guru John Lasseter back to the company in a new role that would reduce his managerial power but allow him to retain creative influence.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Uber Ends Forced Arbitration for Harassment Claims

Uber is ending its use of mandatory arbitration for claims of sexual harassment and assault, freeing U.S.-based litigants to sue the company in open court, rather than make them resolve disputes in private.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Tesla Considered Adding More Driver Safeguards to Autopilot System

Long before the fatal March 23 crash of a Tesla with its Autopilot system engaged, some company engineers expressed concern that more warnings were needed to keep drivers’ eyes on the road or hands on the wheel.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

ZTE Says Errors, Not Lies, Led to Failure to Comply With U.S. Terms

ZTE says its failure to fully comply with a U.S. deal resolving sanctions-busting charges was due to faults in internal controls, not deception.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Agree to Facebook’s Terms or Don’t Use It

A battle is looming in Europe over what information Facebook, Google and other companies can demand from you. It boils down to what they really need to know—a debate that could end up in courts for years.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Mueller Asked Ford for Records After It Rejected Michael Cohen Consulting Overture

Michael Cohen, who has served as President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, made an overture to provide consulting services to Ford in January 2017 but was rebuffed, people familiar with the matter said.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

AT&T’s Executive Who Oversaw Cohen’s Contract Forced Out

AT&T Inc.’s top Washington executive and policy chief is being forced out of the company after his office paid $ 600,000 to Trump attorney Michael Cohen last year.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

China Draws Up Shopping List of American Goods to Avoid Trade War

China likely will offer to import more U.S. goods during negotiations in Washington next week as the two sides see one of the best ways to avert an all-out trade war is for Beijing to buy American.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Walmart Agrees to Buy 77% Stake in India’s Flipkart for $16 Billion

Walmart agreed to take control of India’s largest e-commerce company, Flipkart Group, for $ 16 billion, as it tries to fend off Amazon.com at home and abroad.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Takeda Wins Battle for Shire With $62 Billion Deal

Takeda reached an agreement to buy Shire, capping a monthslong battle for control of the European drugmaker and marking the biggest-ever overseas acquisition by a Japanese company.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Comcast Lines Up Financing for Possible Hostile Bid for 21st Century Fox Assets

Cable giant Comcast is getting the pieces in place to make a possible hostile bid for 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets as it considers breaking up the deal agreed in December between Fox and Disney.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Starbucks Sells to Nestlé the Rights to Offer Its Coffee in Stores

Starbucks is selling the rights to sell its coffee and tea in grocery and retail stores to Nestlé for more than $ 7 billion, as the chain refocuses on its coffee shops.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Companies Face Backlash Against Diversity Efforts

Companies trying to rectify a legacy of discrimination are finding that some tactics can breed resentment and new concerns about reverse prejudices.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Berkshire Hathaway Swings to a Rare Loss on Unrealized Investment Hit

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway swung to a rare loss in the first quarter, hurt by lower insurance premiums and the impact of an accounting rule change on unrealized investment losses.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Xerox Does an About Face, Leaving Existing Leadership in Place

Xerox was thrown into turmoil overnight as an agreement with two of its biggest investors that would have fired its chief executive and most of the board collapsed.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Walmart Seeking $15 Billion Stake in Indian E-Commerce Giant Flipkart

Walmart is near a deal to invest around $ 15 billion for a roughly 75% stake in Flipkart Group, India’s largest e-commerce company, taking its battle with Amazon to India.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Tesla’s Elon Musk Turns Conference Call Into Sparring Session

CEOs of publicly traded companies typically grit their teeth and coolly dance around analysts’ pointed questions during quarterly conference calls, but Tesla’s Elon Musk demonstrated one more way that he isn’t typical.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Tesla Feels the Weight of Solar Panels

Tesla has another financial worry: Its home solar-panel business is facing slowing installations and could be on the hook for financial promises it made to some investors, just as the U.S. tax law presents new risks to the industry.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Apple Allays iPhone Worries, Adds $100 Billion to Buyback Plans

Apple flexed its financial muscle with a record $ 100 billion plan to buy back stock from investors, as it reported strong gains in revenue and profit even as growth in the number of iPhones sold remained weak.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

BP Shares, Boosted by Higher Oil Prices, Hit Eight-Year High

BP shares rose to their highest level since 2010, boosted by frothy oil prices that have helped return the stock to levels not seen since the month after the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Trump Postpones Steel Tariff Decision for EU, Other U.S. Allies

President Trump eased trade pressure on top U.S. allies, giving the European Union and some nations outside the bloc until June 1 to negotiate deals that would exempt them from U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Marathon Petroleum to Buy Andeavor for More Than $23 Billion

Marathon Petroleum agreed to buy pipeline and refining company Andeavor for $ 23.3 billion, the latest deal in an active year for energy-related mergers.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Walmart Looks to Pull Back in U.K. as Rivals Gain Sway

Walmart is in advanced talks to sell a majority stake in its U.K. grocery chain Asda to Sainsbury, a sign that the retailer aims to reduce risk in one of the world’s most competitive markets as local players consolidate.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Sprint and T-Mobile US: Is Third Time a Charm?

Sprint is nearing an agreement to combine with T-Mobile US, hoping that its third effort to unite the nation’s third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers will succeed
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

The Car of the Year That Few Americans Want

The new Accord received rave reviews when it went on sale in October and won North American Car of the Year at the Detroit auto show in January, but the customers haven’t followed.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

More Money, Less Drilling: Big Oil Firms Hold Back

The world’s biggest oil companies are awash in cash, thanks to rising crude prices. But few, if any, are going on spending sprees, even as the prospect of a global oil shortage looms.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

GM’s Profit Sinks on Restructuring, Other Costs

GM’s first-quarter net income sank 60% amid hefty restructuring costs in South Korea and lost production in the U.S. from planned factory downtime.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Facebook Posts Surge in Revenue as It Tackles User-Data Crisis

Facebook, in its first earnings report after touching off widespread data-privacy concerns, posted soaring revenue and profit that highlighted the company’s central place in the digital economy.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Comcast Pursues Sky, Sizes Up Bigger Move for Fox Assets

Comcast has formally submitted a $ 31 billion bid to buy Sky, prompting the European pay-TV operator to drop its backing for a takeover by Fox and setting up a bidding war for the company.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Google and Facebook Likely to Benefit From Europe’s Privacy Crackdown

Big tech companies gain while smaller online ad firms are squeezed under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, which takes effect in May.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Tencent Music Plans IPO; Valuation Could Exceed $25 Billion

Tencent Music, China’s largest music-streaming company, is preparing what would be one of the largest tech IPOs ever following the successful debut of its European counterpart Spotify.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

U.S.-China Trade War is Bad News for Google’s Expansion

The barring of Chinese smartphone maker ZTE by the U.S. government from working with American companies is an unforeseen challenge for Google in a bid to get its mobile software in the hands of wider swaths of users.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Airline Regulators Call for Emergency Inspections of Boeing 737 Engines

U.S. aviation regulators in the wake of this week’s fatal Southwest Airlines accident imposed emergency inspection requirements for jet engines that power many Boeing 737 jetliners around the world.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

GE Takes Hit From Old Mortgage Unit, Cites Other Progress

General Electric reported a quarterly loss after it took a $ 1.5 billion charge related to a subprime mortgage business it once owned, but the company said it was making progress on its cost-cutting efforts.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Japan’s Surging Car Exports Raise Risk of U.S. Trade Fight

There’s a big reason why Japan doesn’t want to talk about a trade deal with Donald Trump: Its auto exports are booming.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

In a U.S.-China Tech Battle, Companies Are Caught in Middle

The U.S. and China’s tit-for-tat measures have put technology firms at the center of an escalating trade fight, placing new constraints on the companies’ strategic plans and threatening their access to giant markets.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Fatal Southwest Accident Puts Focus on Widely Used Engine

The engine failure that killed a passenger aboard a Southwest Airlines flight puts the spotlight on one of the industry’s most commonly used engines.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Huawei, Called a Security Threat by the U.S., to Focus on Other Markets

Huawei said it plans to refocus on existing markets, following a series of setbacks in the U.S. and as the technology industry gets caught up in the spiraling trade spat between Washington and Beijing.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

China to Ease Rules on Foreign Auto Makers

China said it will phase out rules requiring foreign auto makers to share their factory ownership and profits with Chinese companies by 2022, answering U.S. calls for a level playing field in the world’s biggest auto market.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

U.S. Retail Sales Rose 0.6% in March

Spending at U.S. retailers bounced back in March, but the broader trend in consumer spending shows only moderate growth despite a solid labor market and growing worker paychecks.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

WPP Chief Executive Martin Sorrell Steps Down

WPP’s Martin Sorrell is leaving his post as CEO following the conclusion of a probe into an allegation of personal misconduct, ending his more than three decades of leadership atop the world’s largest advertising company.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

China Stalls U.S. Chip Deals

China is slowing reviews of multibillion-dollar takeover deals being pursued by Qualcomm and Bain Capital, people familiar with the matter say, as U.S.-China trade tensions escalate.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Trump Talks TPP, but Trade Partners Say, Not So Fast

President Donald Trump is talking again about getting the U.S. into a Pacific Rim trade agreement. But any serious effort to do so would be fraught with difficulty, not least because Mr. Trump is demanding a “substantially better” deal than Washington got two years ago.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

GE Explores Hybrid Deals, Spinoffs in Strategic Review

As its strategic review stretches into a ninth month, General Electric is exploring a public offering for one of its divisions and discussing hybrid deals with public companies to combine assets.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Silicon Valley to Washington: Why Don’t You Get Us?

After lawmakers volleyed dozens of questions at Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, the tech industry had one question for Congress.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Xi Pledges a More Open China, Increased Imports and Lower Auto Tariffs

President Xi Jinping offered to further open up China’s markets to foreign business, though fell short of proposing the thoroughgoing changes the Trump administration says it is seeking to avert a trade fight.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Xi Jinping, Warning of ‘Cold War Mentality,’ Vows a More Open China

Chinese President Xi Jinping promised foreign companies greater access to China’s financial and manufacturing sectors, pledging Beijing’s commitment to further economic liberalization amid rising trade tensions with the U.S.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Mark Zuckerberg’s Mission: Stay Cool in a Very Hot Seat

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faces lawmakers this week in what are likely to be contentious hearings about privacy that will be a broader test of how effectively he can guide his social-media giant.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Sees ‘Potential’ of Trade War

The U.S. is willing to negotiate with China to avoid an all-out trade war, but President Donald Trump is determined to safeguard U.S. interests, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

German Steel Town Fears U.S. Tariffs Would Deal Crushing Blow

A German steel mill that has long supplied Europe with wire used in construction could become a casualty of new U.S. tariffs on steel imports.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

U.S. Looks to Protect Domestic Car Makers From Foreign Competition

The Trump administration is pursuing ways to protect domestic vehicle manufacturing by forcing imported cars to meet stricter environmental rules, a move that would make them more expensive.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

China Set to Strike Back ‘Forcefully’ at Threatened U.S. Tariffs

China is ready to strike back “forcefully” at new U.S. tariffs and has in place detailed countermeasures, which don’t exclude any options, according to a commerce ministry spokesman.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Says Lax Policy Was a ‘Huge Mistake’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that he made a “huge mistake” in not focusing more on potential abuse of users’ personal information.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

China Threatens U.S. Cars, Planes and Soy in Response to Trump

China retaliated against proposed U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods by targeting high-value American exports, from airplanes to soybeans, in a tactic Beijing officials say is meant to secure a truce.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Fox Says Disney Prepared to Buy Sky News in Bid to Allay Regulators

Fox said Disney was prepared to buy the news channel of British pay-TV operator Sky, a proposal that could bolster its position in a trans-Atlantic takeover battle that includes U.S. cable giant Comcast.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Rules of Engagement: How Cities Are Courting Amazon’s New Headquarters

Cities are scrutinizing Amazon’s business practices to concoct the perfect 48-hour-or-less site visit in their all-out effort to woo the internet giant’s new headquarters.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

How Apple, Amazon, Pandora and More Are Trying to Gain on Spotify

Spotify is the global leader in music streaming, but several competitors are working to differentiate their service to win over artists and listeners.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Tesla: Autopilot Was Engaged in Fatal Crash in California

Tesla acknowledged its semiautonomous Autopilot system was engaged by the driver in the seconds before a fatal crash last week, raising more questions about the safety of self-driving technology on public roads.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Retail Squeeze Leads Walmart to Explore Acquiring Humana

Walmart, facing shrinking profits, is exploring an acquisition of Humana that would push far beyond its big-box roots. But buying a health insurer would put the retailer in a complicated, highly regulated business.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Facebook Limiting Information Shared With Data Brokers

Facebook is curbing the information that it exchanges with firms that collect and sell consumer data for advertisers, as the social-media giant tries to calm an uproar over its handling of personal information.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Takeda Mulls Bid for Shire to Create Global Drug Titan

Takeda said it was weighing a bid for rival Shire, a potential deal that would create a global drug giant worth nearly $ 90 billion and mark the latest move in an industry brimming with deal activity.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Why a Slice of the U.S. Steel Industry Welcomes Trump’s Tariff Exemptions

The Trump administration’s decision to temporarily exempt several countries from new tariffs provides relief to some of the largest customers of imported steel: companies that import semi-finished steel slabs into the U.S.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

New Tax on Overseas Earnings Hits Unintended Targets

A new tax aimed at income earned by U.S. technology and pharmaceutical firms abroad is hitting unexpected places, including railroad Kansas City Southern.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Apple’s Cook to Trump: Embrace Open Trade

Apple CEO Tim Cook called on President Donald Trump to support free-trade policies as planned tariffs raise tensions between the U.S. and China.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

How Facebook’s Past Data Policies Led to Its Current Crisis

A key period in Facebook’s past—when developers were able to access huge amounts of data—is coming back to haunt the social network.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

China Fires Warning Shot at U.S. Over Tariffs

China unveiled plans for tariffs against $ 3 billion in American goods and said it is readying more actions against the U.S., after the Trump administration moved to impose punitive measures on Chinese exports.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

U.S. to Apply Tariffs on Up to $50 Billion of Chinese Imports

President Donald Trump is expected Thursday to announce new tariffs on Chinese imports. They could be levied on $ 50 billion worth of imports, said an individual with knowledge of the plans.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Facebook’s Lax Data Policies Led to Cambridge Analytica Crisis

Facebook’s loose approach to policing how app creators and others deployed its user data persisted for years, including after a 2015 effort by the social network to restrict access, according to court records and people familiar with the social-media giant.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Facebook Is Pummeled by User-Data Blowback

Facebook confronted an intensifying crisis as political leaders in the U.S. and Europe called for aggressive inquiries into whether the technology giant failed to stop improper access and handling of user data, scrutiny that sent the company’s stock to its biggest decline in four years.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Trade Associations to Petition Trump Administration to Halt China-Tariff Plans

Forty-five groups representing a wide swath of the U.S. economy are asking the president to work with other nations to press Beijing to end restrictions on foreign firms instead of imposing tariffs on China.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Facebook Ignites Debate Over Third-Party Access to User Data

Facebook ignited a firestorm over how it manages third-party access to its users’ information, after it said a firm with ties to the 2016 Trump campaign improperly kept data for years despite saying it had destroyed those records.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Natural Gas Under Assault Again After Brief Reign at the Top

State mandates and renewable advocates argue new gas plants aren’t needed or should be replaced by renewable-energy plants.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Can Retailers Keep Pace With Shoppers?

After strong holiday season, retail executives gather at the Shoptalk conference in search of new strategies.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Navarro’s Nucor Ties Highlight Trump Advisers’ Steel-Industry Connections

The White House economic adviser’s connection to the company highlights the Trump administration’s close ties to the steel industry that tariffs now stand to benefit.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Trump Takes Aim at Next Tariff Target: China

The Trump administration is putting together a package of anti-China measures, including tariffs on at least an annual $ 30 billion of Chinese imports, to pressure Beijing to end requirements that U.S. companies transfer technology to Chinese firms.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Rejection of Qualcomm-Broadcom Deal Followed Monthslong Strategy

The Trump administration’s extraordinary intervention against the $ 117 billion takeover of Qualcomm surfaced suddenly last week. But it was months in the making.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Walmart to Offer Home Delivery of Groceries in 100 Cities

Walmart will offer home delivery of groceries in 100 cities by the end of the year and launch same-day delivery in New York City, adopting a costly model it previously resisted as Amazon, Kroger and Target invest in similar services.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

GE’s Top Executives Miss Out on Cash Bonuses for the First Time

General Electric discloses its board withheld 2017 bonuses and canceled some 2015 equity awards that executives would have partly received.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

In U.S.-China Tech Rivalry, Whose Side Is Qualcomm On?

Qualcomm’s strategic value to the U.S. saved it from a hostile takeover, but the mobile-chip giant is now at the center of an escalating tech rivalry between its home country and its biggest market: China.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Dow Chemical CEO to Depart

Longtime Dow Chemical leader Andrew Liveris plans to step down next month, ending a nearly 14-year tenure that culminated with the chemical giant’s combination last year with rival DuPont.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Martin Shkreli Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison

Martin Shkreli, the former pharmaceutical executive notorious for hiking the price of lifesaving drugs and his social-media provocations, had been convicted of defrauding hedge-fund investors.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Regeneron and Sanofi Plan to Cut Cholesterol Drug Price

The makers of an expensive cholesterol-lowering drug plan to offer discounts of up to 69% in exchange for insurers and pharmacy-benefit managers expanding their coverage of the medicine to more patients.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Intel May Intervene in Broadcom’s Effort to Buy Qualcomm

Intel is considering a range of acquisition alternatives in reaction to Broadcom’s hostile pursuit for Qualcomm that could include a bid for Broadcom.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

At-Home Cancer-Risk Test Opens New—and Fraught—Field

Federal health officials approved the sale of an at-home kit to test for a gene mutation that can indicate risk for breast and ovarian cancer, a move that is part of a broader regulatory shift but a step that worries some experts.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Auto Industry’s Cure for Electric Car Blues: Be More Like Tesla

Car makers plan to invest $ 70 billion to introduce a new generation of more stylish electric vehicles.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Trump Tariff Plan Challenges System U.S. Helped Build

President Donald Trump’s planned tariffs on steel and aluminum threaten a world-trading regime already battered by mounting protectionism and its struggle to tame China’s state-driven capitalism.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

U.S. Orders Qualcomm to Delay Meeting for Review of Broadcom Offer

The U.S. government ordered chipmaker Qualcomm to delay its shareholder meeting this week to give it more time to review rival Broadcom proposed $ 117 billion takeover of the chip maker.
WSJ.com: US Business

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATES:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)