Business

2017 December

What Is Hamas and Why Is It Calling for an Uprising?: QuickTake

The Washington Post | Monday December 11, 2017

Fly Charts: Bitcoin’s Many Prices and Oil’s Silent Rally: Gadfly

The Washington Post | Monday December 11, 2017

Following marijuana legalization, teen drug use is down in Colorado

The Washington Post | Monday December 11, 2017

There's a medical 'land grab' underway as hospitals try to get larger

The Washington Post | Monday December 11, 2017

Trump's Criticism of W.T.O. Hurts America First

The New York Times | Monday December 11, 2017

Changes are needed at the World Trade Organization, but weakening it has consequences for U.S. firms.

Bitcoin Futures Set Scene for More Gambling

The New York Times | Monday December 11, 2017

Bitcoin futures open fresh avenues for trading, but for now the new contracts have little utility beyond speculation.

Ryan Lizza Fired by The New Yorker Over Sexual Misconduct Allegation

The New York Times | Monday December 11, 2017

The magazine said it “severed ties” with Mr. Lizza, its Washington correspondent, over “improper sexual conduct.” He denied that charge.

Bitcoin futures suggest breakneck rise in price to slow

Reuters | Monday December 11, 2017

By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed, Jemima Kelly and Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss

Cutting U.S. electric vehicle tax credit 'will have an impact': GM

Reuters | Monday December 11, 2017

DETROIT (Reuters) - If Congress eliminates an electric vehicle tax credit it "will have an impact" on sales of U.S. electric vehicles such as General Motors Co's Chevrolet Bolt, GM Chief Executive Mary Barra said on Monday.

Boeing lifts dividend by 20 percent, sets new $18 billion share buyback

Reuters | Monday December 11, 2017

(Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Monday it would raise its quarterly dividend by 20 percent and replace its existing share repurchase program with a new $18 billion authorization.

Exclusive: Comcast drops bid for Fox assets, leaving Disney in pole position

Reuters | Monday December 11, 2017

(Reuters) - Comcast Corp said on Monday it had abandoned its bid for most of the assets of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc , leaving Walt Disney Co as the sole suitor in pursuit of the $40 billion-plus deal.

Airports Are Losing Money as Ride-Hailing Services Grow

The New York Times | Monday December 11, 2017

Fewer people are parking their cars at airports, using taxis or renting cars. And fees from Uber and Lyft do not make up for the lost revenue from those services.

Wall Street ends higher with help from tech, energy

Reuters | Monday December 11, 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street indexes closed higher on Monday and the biggest drivers were technology and energy sectors as oil prices rose and investors waited for an expected U.S. Federal Reserve rate hike later in the week.

HSBC draws line under Mexican cartel case after five-years on probation

Reuters | Monday December 11, 2017

LONDON (Reuters) - HSBC drew a line under its punishment for lapses in anti-money laundering controls on Monday, saying the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) would end its deferred prosecution agreement, lifting the threat of further penalties.

Amazon Makes Big Strides in Catching Apple and Spotify: Gadfly

The Washington Post | Monday December 11, 2017

The Golden Globes just rewarded a film that made a startling move to emerge from a sexual harassment cloud

The Washington Post | Monday December 11, 2017

Ridley Scott's decision to swap out Kevin Spacey, who had been accused of sexual abuse, for Christopher Plummer -- and reshoot many scenes -- was validated on Monday.

A Nasty, Nafta-Related Surprise: Mexico's Soaring Obesity

The New York Times | Monday December 11, 2017

Few predicted when Mexico joined the free-trade deal that it would transform the country in a way that would saddle millions with diet-related illnesses.

Treasury Defends Tax Plan in One-Page Analysis

The New York Times | Monday December 11, 2017

A long-awaited document says the $1.5 trillion plan will pay for itself, assuming robust economic growth from a host of policies yet to be enacted.

Wall Street rises with help from technology, energy sectors

Reuters | Monday December 11, 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street indexes were higher on Monday with boosts from technology and energy sectors as oil prices rose while investors prepared for an expected U.S. Federal Reserve rate hike later in the week.