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Joe Frank, Spinner of Strange Radio Tales, Is Dead at 79

The New York Times | Saturday January 20, 2018

Delivered in a measured baritone, Mr. Frank's monologues trod the line between fact and fiction and brought listeners into unusual territory.

Trump's Win on Tax Cuts Could End Up a Rare One

The New York Times | Saturday January 20, 2018

Slashing corporate taxes last month was a Republican success. But the wrangling over a shutdown is indicative of the partisan deadlock to come.

Christine Beshar, Trailblazing Lawyer, Dies at 88

The New York Times | Friday January 19, 2018

She was one of the first female partners at a Wall Street law firm and, in another first, persuaded it to provide on-site emergency child-care.

ADM pursues big ag merger with grain trader Bunge: WSJ

Reuters | Friday January 19, 2018

CHICAGO/CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Top U.S. grains merchant Archer Daniels Midland Co has proposed a takeover of Bunge Ltd , the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, a move that could set up a battle for Bunge with London-based rival Glencore Plc .

Delta Air Lines Tightens Rules for Service and Support Animals

The New York Times | Friday January 19, 2018

The carrier will require more preflight documentation as a surge in animals used to aid disabled travelers and offer emotional support has raised safety concerns.

Why ‘Dreamers’ May Hold Key in Budget Talks: QuickTake Q&A

The Washington Post | Friday January 19, 2018

As Trump Talks Up the Working Class, U.S. Unions Fade: QuickTake

The Washington Post | Friday January 19, 2018

Venezuela's woes poised to hit U.S. oilfield service firms' earnings

Reuters | Friday January 19, 2018

HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. oilfield service companies exposed to Venezuela face new hits to earnings from the South American nation's ongoing economic turmoil and U.S. sanctions on the country and state-run oil company PDVSA.

Bank of America Executive Departs After Misconduct Claim

The New York Times | Friday January 19, 2018

The executive, Omeed Malik, was accused of inappropriate sexual conduct with a young woman, according to people briefed on the bank's investigation.

FTC makes second request on Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm

Reuters | Friday January 19, 2018

(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has made a second request for information on chipmaker Broadcom Ltd's $103 billion hostile bid for Qualcomm Inc , Broadcom said in a statement on Friday, a move that could indicate heightened antitrust scrutiny.

Will millennials kill Costco?

The Washington Post | Friday January 19, 2018

Millennials don’t want to go to stores to shop, and it could kill warehouse giants.

Want to save more money? Try these three financial fasts

The Washington Post | Friday January 19, 2018

Eat all the food already in your home and avoid the grocery store except to buy perishables. Stop buying clothes. And for three weeks, do not buy anything that is not a necessity.

McDonald's 'joint employment' trial delayed amid settlement talks

Reuters | Friday January 19, 2018

(Reuters) - McDonald's Corp and a U.S. labor board are in talks to settle a case claiming the fast food company is liable for purported labor law violations by its franchisees, leading a judge on Friday to pause a longrunning trial.

ADM has made takeover approach to Bunge: WSJ

Reuters | Friday January 19, 2018

(Reuters) - Agricultural processing and trading company Archer Daniels Midland Co has proposed a takeover of Bunge Ltd , the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, a move that could set up a battle for Bunge with London-based rival Glencore Plc .

Parent company of 7-Eleven agrees to divest some U.S. stores in Sunoco deal

Reuters | Friday January 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seven & i Holdings Co Ltd , the Tokyo-based parent company of the 7-Eleven network of stores, agreed to sell and divest some fuel outlets in its proposed $3.3 billion acquisition of 1,100 Sunoco LP outlets, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Friday.

The 747 Had a Great Run. But Farewell Doesn't Mean the End.

The New York Times | Friday January 19, 2018

The final Boeing 747 flight by any commercial United States airline took to the sky recently, with some tears and farewells. But a new life for the plane beckons.

Judge overseeing AT&T, Time Warner merger trial hears document dispute

Reuters | Friday January 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T , owner of DirecTV, is asking for documents from a long list of companies as part of preparation for a trial to determine if they will be allowed to buy movie and TV show maker Time Warner , their lawyer Daniel Petrocelli said in a pre-trial hearing on Friday.

GE shares stumble to worst week since financial crisis

Reuters | Friday January 19, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Electric shares tumbled for a fifth straight session on Friday, sending the stock to its biggest weekly percentage drop since the financial crisis, after the company flagged a possible breakup and more than $11 billion in charges earlier in the week.

Wall Street ends higher despite government shutdown threat

Reuters | Friday January 19, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street rose on Friday, led by gains in consumer stocks, even as a possible government shutdown loomed.