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Gold Giant Barrick Agrees to Buy Rival Randgold for $6 Billion

Barrick Gold agreed to buy Randgold Resources for $6 billion in an all-share merger that will solidify Barrick as the world’s largest gold company by production, with a dominant position in Africa.

Gilead to Slice List Prices of Liver Drugs


The drugmaker intends to slash the list price of its hepatitis C treatments as it responds to competitive pricing pressures and shifts in the U.S. payment system for pharmaceuticals.

Future of Last U.S. Nuclear Plant Remains Uncertain Amid Talks


The owners of the only remaining nuclear-power plant being built in the U.S. extended a vote on whether to continue construction until Tuesday.

Boeing Wins Air Force Chopper Deal

Boeing secured a Pentagon contract worth up to $2.4 billion to provide helicopters for protecting nuclear-missile bases. The aerospace giant is awaiting the outcome of a larger deal to build Air Force trainer jets.

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Big Tech's Business Model Is Broken: Report


Silicon Valley tech giants can’t be trusted to police themselves and should be subject to tougher regulation, including around their pattern of acquiring competitors to accumulate ever-larger stores of user data, according to a critical…

Shell CEO Considers Natural-Gas Bet


Ben van Beurden said a consortium led by the energy giant will decide before year-end whether to proceed with a $30 billion, liquefied-natural-gas export terminal in western Canada.


Weight Watchers Changes Name as It Shifts Mission


Weight Watchers International is taking on a new name as it refocuses its mission and product lineup. The New York-based company said Monday it is now called WW.

Amarin Surges on Fish-Oil Drug Data


Amarin more than tripled in value after the company said its drug derived from fish oil reduced the risk of heart attacks, strokes and deaths in certain high-risk patients.


WPP Considers Merger of Young & Rubicam and Digital Ad Firm VML


WPP’s Chief Executive Mark Read is preparing to consolidate some of the advertising giant’s major properties, as traditional agencies struggle to keep pace with the industry’s digital shift.


Sirius XM to Buy Pandora

Sirius XM agreed to buy Pandora Media in a deal valued at about $3.5 billion, including debt, as the two sides face increasing competition from Spotify and Apple Music.

Comcast Shares Slide After Regulators Accept Sky Bid

Shares of Comcast fell after the cable company won a bid over the weekend to gain control of European pay-TV giant Sky.


Sears CEO Pushes a Rescue Plan to Avoid Bankruptcy

CEO Edward Lampert wants creditors to restructure about $1.1 billion of debt due in 2019 and 2020.

For Comcast, the Next Test on Sky Is Convincing Investors


Chipotle Gets 'Real' in New Ads Focused on Fresh Ingredients


Chipotle is launching a big ad campaign promoting its commitment to non-processed food as it looks to rehabilitate its image and become a lifestyle brand


Michael Kors Nears Deal to Buy Versace for Around $2.4 Billion

Michael Kors is close to a deal to buy Italian fashion house Gianni Versace for around $2.35 billion, in a move that would put one of the glitziest names in high fashion in the hands of a budding U.S. conglomerate better known for…


Airlines Try to Whip Up Better Meals for Coach Fliers


American Airlines is forming a partnership with the fast-casual dining chain Zoës Kitchen to offer a revised onboard menu for economy-class passengers.

Carrefour Denies Takeover Talks With Rival Casino

French grocer Carrefour denied claims from rival Casino Guichard-Perrachon that it had approached its smaller competitor about a possible merger to create one of the world’s largest retail giants.

Oil Producers Won't Hike Output Soon, Putting a Floor on Oil Price



Struggling U.S. Farmers Worry About a Resurgent Russia

Russian wheat exports are booming despite a crushing price slump, as the country’s farmers finally emerge from decades of neglect. They’re positioned to extend their gains at the expense of American outfits, who are threatened by tariffs.

Monday, Sep 24

Used-Car Sales Boom as New Cars Get Too Pricey for Many

Rising new-car prices are pushing more buyers to the used-car lot, where they are finding a growing selection of low-mileage vehicles that are only a few years old.

Companies Buy Earnings Gains by Buying Back Stock


Sky Loss Is a Disappointment for Disney Ambitions


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Apple Launches New iPhones (Again). Here's a Guide.


Sunday, Sep 23

Dell to Interview Banks for IPO in Lieu of Tracking-Stock Acquisition

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Wall Street's Marijuana Madness: 'It's Like the Internet in 1997'

Entrepreneurs and investors are rushing headlong into the nascent legal marijuana industry, fueling a stock craze reminiscent of the late 1990s dot-com bubble and the recent bitcoin mania.

Saturday, Sep 22

Amazon Is a Giant. But Bigness Isn't a Crime.

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Friday, Sep 21

Game Theory Part of the Art of the Sky Deal

The same type of blind auction used to pick players in fantasy football leagues could decide the fate of Sky, a media company that employs 30,000 people and has a stock-market value of $36 billion.

Google Workers Discussed Tweaking Search Function to Counter Travel Ban

Days after the Trump administration instituted a controversial travel ban in January 2017, Google employees discussed how they could tweak the company’s search-related functions to show users how to contribute to pro-immigration…

U.S. Probes Drugmakers Over Free Services

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Circle of Life: Elton John Stays With Music Label

Elton John re-signed a deal to stay with the world’s largest music company, Universal Music Group, in a sign there is still a place for music labels in the streaming age.

Thursday, Sep 20

Comcast, Fox to Settle $35 Billion Takeover Battle for Sky in Auction

Comcast and 21st Century Fox will settle their takeover battle for Sky in a weekend auction run by British regulators, setting up a dramatic climax to a 21-month sale process that has pitted some of the world’s biggest media giants against…

Growing Opposition Threatens Last U.S. Nuclear Plant

Georgia’s Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, the sole remaining nuclear power plant under construction in the U.S., is facing mounting opposition from cities and lawmakers concerned about its rising costs.

Airlines Fight Push to Regulate Ticket-Change Fees

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Oil Giants Use Size to Overcome Fracking Challenges


Shale drilling, once the province of small, scrappy operators, faces challenges including pipeline bottlenecks and rising costs. Now oil giants are using their size to tackle those problems.