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Koch Brothers Back Meredith Bid to Buy Time Inc. - Bloomberg

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 23:32

Bloomberg

Koch Brothers Back Meredith Bid to Buy Time Inc.
Bloomberg
Charles and David Koch, the billionaire U.S. industrialist brothers, are backing publisher and broadcaster Meredith Corp.'s revived bid to purchase Time Inc., according to a person familiar with the matter. The Kochs have tentatively agreed to support ...
Meredith, Time Inc restart deal talks with Koch brothers' support: NYTReuters
Meredith Pursues Takeover of Time Inc.Wall Street Journal
Do the Koch Brothers want their own media empire?Recode
New York Times -New York Magazine -Financial Times -TheWrap
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Busiest Thanksgiving traffic since 2005 predicted despite higher gas prices - USA TODAY

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 23:01

USA TODAY

Busiest Thanksgiving traffic since 2005 predicted despite higher gas prices
USA TODAY
With Americans feeling better about their finances, they will hit the road in near-record numbers over the Thanksgiving weekend despite higher gasoline prices, experts predict. An estimated 50.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more to get to ...

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AT&T asks customers affected by outage to restart their phones - kfor.com

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 20:04

kfor.com

AT&T asks customers affected by outage to restart their phones
kfor.com
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – AT&T responded with a fix after thousands of customers across the country reported outages, according to the website DownDetector, but reports of service failures continued as of 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening. “If you've experienced an ...

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McDonald's Customer Climbs Through Drive-Thru Window, Allegedly Helps Herself To A Soda And Food [Video] - The Inquisitr

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 20:01

The Inquisitr

McDonald's Customer Climbs Through Drive-Thru Window, Allegedly Helps Herself To A Soda And Food [Video]
The Inquisitr
A female suspect was caught on surveillance video allegedly climbing through a McDonald's drive-thru in Columbia, Maryland and is now wanted by the Howard County Police who have offered a $500 reward for any information about the case.

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AT&T Reports Some US Customers Unable to Make Wireless Calls - U.S. News & World Report

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 18:56

U.S. News & World Report

AT&T Reports Some US Customers Unable to Make Wireless Calls
U.S. News & World Report
FILE PHOTO - An AT&T logo is seen at a AT&T building in New York City, October 23, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith/File Photo Reuters. (Reuters) - AT&T Inc on Wednesday said that some U.S. customers were not able to make wireless calls but that ...
Experiencing a cellular outage on AT&T? This simple step should fix itSacramento Bee
AT&T asks customers affected by outage to restart their phoneskfor.com
Some AT&T wireless customers unable to make callsCT Post
Dallas News -The Denver Channel -Victoria Advocate -SlashGear
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Peltz Scores Surprise Victory for P&G Board Seat After Recount - Bloomberg

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:43

Bloomberg

Peltz Scores Surprise Victory for P&G Board Seat After Recount
Bloomberg
Nelson Peltz's bid for a board seat at Procter & Gamble Co. took a stunning turn Wednesday after an independent inspector said the billionaire investor won his proxy fight at the consumer products giant. The official preliminary results show that P&G ...
It's official: P&G loses proxy battle with activist investor – for nowCincinnati Business Courier
Nelson Peltz claims victory in Procter & Gamble (PG) proxy fight after recountWCPO
Procter & Gamble just bought this venture-backed deodorant startup for $100 million cashTechCrunch
CNBC -AdAge.com -TheStreet.com -Wall Street Journal
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Mattel Drops on Report That It Rebuffed Approach From Hasbro - Bloomberg

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:16

Bloomberg

Mattel Drops on Report That It Rebuffed Approach From Hasbro
Bloomberg
Mattel Inc. slipped in late trading on a report that it rebuffed a takeover approach from rival Hasbro Inc., spurning a deal that could have created the largest U.S. toymaker. Mattel informed Hasbro that the proposal undervalues the company, according ...
Exclusive: Mattel snubs Hasbro's latest acquisition approach - sourcesReuters
Christmas cancelled for Mattel short sellersFinancial Times

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FCC Plans December Vote to Kill Net Neutrality Rules - Bloomberg

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 14:53

Bloomberg

FCC Plans December Vote to Kill Net Neutrality Rules
Bloomberg
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission next month is planning a vote to kill Obama-era rules demanding fair treatment of web traffic and may decide to vacate the regulations altogether, according to people familiar with the plans. The move would ...
FCC's Move to Relax Ownership Rules Could Lead to Wave of Media MergersVariety
The FCC is having a terrible month, and consumers will pay the priceThe Verge
TV stations are about to track you and sell targeted ads, just like Google and FacebookChicago Tribune
Ars Technica -Poynter (blog) -Sacramento Bee -CNET
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Is billionaire VC Peter Thiel trying to break up Google? - SiliconBeat

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 14:32

SiliconBeat

Is billionaire VC Peter Thiel trying to break up Google?
SiliconBeat
So far, high-profile Silicon Valley venture capitalist and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel isn't saying publicly why he gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to the campaign of a state attorney general who's just launched an antitrust probe of Google ...
Google investigation and PayPal co-founder's donations not linked, Hawley's office saysSpringfield News-Leader
Is PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel influencing Missouri AG Josh Hawley's Google probe?Kansas City Star (blog)
Missouri AG Josh Hawley Investigating Google, Received $300000 From Peter ThielInternational Business Times
U.S. News & World Report -Vanity Fair -ABA Journal
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DOJ asking states to help block AT&T-Time Warner merger: report - The Hill

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 13:25

The Hill

DOJ asking states to help block AT&T-Time Warner merger: report
The Hill
The Justice Department has made overtures to state attorneys general to build support for blocking AT&T's $85.4 billion deal to purchase Time Warner Inc., according to a Wednesday report. A source "briefed on the matter" told Reuters that the ...
Sticking points: Here's why the government is worried about AT&T's merger with Time WarnerDallas News
Time Warner's Floor? We May Be Standing on ItBloomberg
Some states reluctant to join DOJ against AT&T-Time Warner dealCNNMoney
Reuters -New York Post -Chicago Tribune -Variety
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Warner Bros. Nabs 'Paddington 2' Rights From Weinstein Co. - Hollywood Reporter

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 13:19

Hollywood Reporter

Warner Bros. Nabs 'Paddington 2' Rights From Weinstein Co.
Hollywood Reporter
The fact that Warners scooped up the kid-friendly pic shouldn't come as a surprise as producer David Heyman has strong ties with the studio, including eight 'Harry Potter' films, the 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' franchise and 'Gravity ...
Warner Bros. Wins 'Paddington 2' Bidding WarDeadline
Warner Bros. Wins Bidding War for 'Paddington 2'Variety
Warner Bros. Rescues Paddington 2 from the Weinstein CompanyVanity Fair
Bloomberg -EW.com (blog) -Wall Street Journal -L.A. Biz
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Nearby Earth-sized world may be the best candidate yet in the search for alien life - The Verge

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:23

The Verge

Nearby Earth-sized world may be the best candidate yet in the search for alien life
The Verge
Another tantalizing planet has been found outside our Solar System: an Earth-sized world that's our cosmic next-door neighbor — and it could be in just the right spot to host life. Meet Ross 128 b, a newly discovered planet found orbiting around a ...
Hello, neighbor! Nearby planet could support lifeUSA TODAY
Astronomers Find Nearby Planet With Excellent Chance of Supporting LifeExtremeTech
This Newly Discovered Exoplanet Might Be Able to Support LifeHistory
Forbes -Popular Mechanics -MLive.com -Fortune
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Discount Airline King Steals Show With $50 Billion Airbus Deal - Bloomberg

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:56

Bloomberg

Discount Airline King Steals Show With $50 Billion Airbus Deal
Bloomberg
At 80 years old, the self-proclaimed father of the ultra-discount airline model is still swinging for the fences, stealing the spotlight at this year's Dubai Air Show with the biggest order ever placed for Airbus SE commercial aircraft. William ...
Frontier will triple in size over next 10 years, parent places $49.5 billion order for Airbus planesThe Denver Post
Airbus announces its biggest-ever sale of 430 planes to Indigo Partners for $49.5 billionBusiness Insider
Dubai Airshow: Airbus seals order with US firm IndigoBBC News
MLive.com -KOMO News -Nasdaq -AL.com
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GM challenges Tesla with promise of profitable electric cars - Reuters

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:37

Reuters

GM challenges Tesla with promise of profitable electric cars
Reuters
(Reuters) - General Motors Co (GM.N) plans to launch a new family of electric vehicles in 2021 that will cost less to build and make a profit for the U.S. No. 1 automaker, Chief Executive Mary Barra told investors on Wednesday. General Motors Chairman ...
How GM Plans To Bury Tesla With Onslaught Of Electric Vehicles That Will -- Gasp! -- Make A ProfitForbes
GM CEO Mary Barra hints at Bolt EV-based crossover SUV, details future electric vehiclesGreen Car Reports
GM: Next-gen electric cars will cost less, go fartherCBS News
U.S. News & World Report -The Detroit News -Nasdaq -Seeking Alpha
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Amazon is on the cusp of opening its cashier-less stores — but it has one major challenge to overcome - Business Insider

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:34

Business Insider

Amazon is on the cusp of opening its cashier-less stores — but it has one major challenge to overcome
Business Insider
The technology accurately charges individual shoppers for purchases but still has trouble tracking groups of shoppers like families. Amazon is getting closer to opening its first cashier-less grocery store after months of delays, but it has one major ...
Not Even Pokemon Costumes Can Fool Amazon's Cashier-Free StoreFortune
Amazon's Cashierless Store Is Almost Ready for Prime TimeBloomberg
Amazon's automated store is now smart enough to identify PikachusThe Verge
Gizmodo
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Hidden in the Senate Tax Bill: Surprise Gifts for Breweries and Start-Ups - New York Times

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:32

New York Times

Hidden in the Senate Tax Bill: Surprise Gifts for Breweries and Start-Ups
New York Times
The “CRAFT beverage modernization” provision, introduced by Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, would lower the tax rate on beer produced in the United States, particularly for small breweries. Credit Gregg Vigliotti for The New York Times. WASHINGTON ...

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Richard Cordray is stepping down as head of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Washington Post

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:26

Washington Post

Richard Cordray is stepping down as head of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Washington Post
Richard Cordray, a target of the banking industry and Republicans in Congress, announced Wednesday that he plans to step down as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by the end of the month. Cordray's resignation will give President Trump ...
Cordray to Resign From CFPB, Allowing Trump to Remake WatchdogBloomberg
Richard Cordray is stepping down as Consumer Financial Protection Bureau directorLos Angeles Times
Consumer bureau chief announces resignationThe Hill
NPR -Fox News -Business Insider -Washington Examiner
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Southwest Airlines pilot arrested for bringing loaded gun in carry-on - The Hill

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:22

The Hill

Southwest Airlines pilot arrested for bringing loaded gun in carry-on
The Hill
A Southwest Airlines pilot was arrested at St. Louis Lambert International Airport for bringing a loaded gun in his carry-on bag, airport officials said Thursday. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) detained the 51-year-old male pilot, who ...
Southwest pilot arrested at St. Louis Lambert after handgun found in carry-onfox2now.com
Southwest pilot arrested for bringing loaded gun in carry-on luggage: airport officialsNew York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
Southwest Airlines pilot arrested at LambertKMOV.com
TMZ.com -CBS Los Angeles -ABC News -KSDK
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Bitcoin jumps more than 9% after news Square is testing the digital currency - CNBC

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:09

CNBC

Bitcoin jumps more than 9% after news Square is testing the digital currency
CNBC
Bitcoin briefly surges more than 9 percent Wednesday after news that Square's payments app Cash is testing support for the digital currency. The gains brought bitcoin within 10 percent of its record high hit last Wednesday. However, the controversy ...
Square tests buying and selling bitcoin inside its payment appEngadget
Square Launches Pilot Program to Allow Bitcoin PurchasesWall Street Journal
Square Rises On Bitcoin Buy And Sell Option For Mobile App UsersInvestor's Business Daily
Cointelegraph (Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain News) -Benzinga -Investopedia (blog) -Yahoo Finance
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Wall Street falls as oil slide, tax bill concerns weigh - Reuters

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 09:08

Reuters

Wall Street falls as oil slide, tax bill concerns weigh
Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones index shedding more than 100 points as a slide in oil prices and concerns about the fate of U.S. tax cuts weighed on the mood. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) ...
Stock Futures Point to Broad Losses as Oil Prices SlideTheStreet.com
Wall St opens lower on oil price slideNasdaq

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