TV Trouble for Millions as Dish, Tegna Hit Stalemate

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 11:50pm
A contract dispute between satellite broadcaster Dish and TV-station operator Tegna has left millions of subscribers without programming from the major broadcast networks.
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Tesla Runs Into Some Doubters

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 9:02pm
Shares of Tesla stumbled nearly 11% this week, booking their worst weekly percentage drop in over a year, after several Wall Street analysts signaled concerns about the stock.
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For the Fed, the Prices Aren't Right

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 7:46pm
The latest Federal Reserve minutes showed worries over the low level of inflation were the main reason policy makers stood pat on rates. If they were worried then, they may be more worried now.
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Chinese Officials Pledge Flexibility on Exchange Rate

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 7:23pm
A top Chinese central banker said the yuan exchange rate would become “more flexible,” suggesting China will continue to unwind its tight grip over its currency.
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Yahoo, NHL Ban Employees from Paid Fantasy-Sports Sites

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 7:16pm
Yahoo and the NHL have barred employees from playing in paid fantasy-sports contests, moves that come amid questions over whether workers at big fantasy-sports companies have access to inside data.
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SABMiller Raises Cost-Savings Target

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 7:13pm
SABMiller upped its cost-savings target by over $550 million, the London-based brewer’s latest attempt to underscore the strength of its business in the face of a takeover approach by Anheuser-Busch InBev.
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Dow Jones Discloses Customer Data Breach

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 7:09pm
Dow Jones disclosed that hackers had gained unauthorized entry to its systems, accessing contact information for current and former subscribers.
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Wal-Mart Appoints New CFO, Top Merchant

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 7:07pm
Wal-Mart said its financial chief, Charles Holley, will retire at the end of the year and will be replaced by Brett Biggs, most recently CFO of international operations.
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Succession for EMC Chief Joe Tucci In Focus Amid Dell Talks

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 6:56pm
A potential buyout of EMC by Dell could solve a long-standing problem for the data-storage giant: finding a successor to longtime Chief Executive Joe Tucci.
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Peru's Economic Woes Echo Latin America's

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 6:42pm
Peru is serving as a symbol of downgraded hopes across emerging economies buffeted by a collapse in commodity prices, the pullback in China and an upswing in the dollar.
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UAW Head Confident in New Labor Pact With Fiat Chrysler

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 6:21pm
United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams is confident he won’t have a repeat rejection on a revised pact with Fiat Chrysler, arguing the new deal gives entry-level workers a “clearer path” to parity with higher-seniority workers.
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Judge Rejects H-P Settlement Over Aruba Merger

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 6:18pm
A Delaware judge rejected the settlement of a shareholder lawsuit against Hewlett-Packard Co., saying the welter of litigation challenging corporate mergers has become a systemic problem.
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Dell-EMC: A Question of Size

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 4:20pm
If Dell does move to buy EMC, it will have to sell a huge debt issue. While that may be possible, a deal would zig while others are zagging.
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Haggen Struggles After Trying to Digest Albertsons Stores

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 12:31pm
The ill-fated expansion of the regional supermarket chain Haggen illustrates the difficulty antitrust enforcers face in orchestrating deals to preserve competition that would otherwise disappear because of a merger.
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Debt Markets Hold Key to Dell's Bold EMC Bid

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 11:14am
Dell is pressing ahead with partner Silver Lake on a $50 billion-plus acquisition of data-storage giant EMC, a bold but risky deal that would require massive debt financing at a time when credit markets have become less hospitable to mergers.
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UAW Touts Wage Gains in Chrysler Contract

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 10:21am
The United Auto Workers union will use the promise of higher wages for entry-level workers and more clarity on future vehicle production to rally skeptical rank-and-file members to support a contract with Fiat Chrysler.
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U.S. Import Prices Down 0.1% in September

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 10:17am
Prices for imported goods fell for the third straight month in September—slipping 0.1%—in a reminder of how a strong dollar and slower overseas growth is weighing on inflation.
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Uber's Probe of Data Breach Focuses on Lyft Executive

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 10:14am
Investigators looking into last year’s data breach and theft of drivers’ records from Uber Technologies have found indictions implicating an executive at rival ride-hailing app Lyft.
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Maersk Calls for Container-Shipping Consolidation

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 10:10am
Maersk Line says the fragmented container-shipping industry has taken a step forward with the introduction of giant shipping alliances, but consolidation is needed as demand looks set to stay in the doldrums.
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Colombia Clan Is a Vital Player in Beer Deal

Wall Street Journal - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 9:51am
At the center of SABMiller’s efforts to get a better deal in AB InBev’s takeover bid is a family whose brinkmanship at the negotiating table helped make them Colombia’s richest.
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