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Nancy Pelosi Strikes Deal With Democrat Rebels

December 13, 2018 |

Democratic rebels wanted new blood at the top and they’re going to get it—but possibly not until 2022. In a deal with rebels that will pave the way for Nancy Pelosi’s return as House speaker, she has agreed to limit her time in the role to a maximum of…
Newser

Trump says he would intervene in Huawei executive’s case in order to secure China trade deal

December 12, 2018 |

President Trump said he would intervene in the case of Huawei Technologies Co. Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou if it would help win a trade deal with China.

“If I think it’s good for what will be certainly the largest trade deal ever made — which is a very important thing — what’s good for…


L.A. Times – Business

Judge Voices Concerns About DOJ Approval of CVS-Aetna Deal

December 4, 2018 |

A federal judge has voiced concerns about the Justice Department’s approval of the CVS-Aetna deal, saying he is considering ordering that the merged assets be held separately for now.
WSJ.com: US Business

Trump-Xi deal buys time but doesn’t solve deep U.S.-China differences over trade

December 3, 2018 |

Despite inflated White House claims of success, President Trump’s handshake deal here with Chinese leader Xi Jinping was less an end to the trade war than a tenuous truce that buys time for more negotiations but doesn’t begin to resolve deep-seated differences on trade and economic philosophy.


L.A. Times – Business

Report: Uber exploring deal to buy Bird or Lime

December 1, 2018 |

Uber Technologies Inc. is considering an acquisition of electric scooter rental startup Bird Rides Inc. or its rival Lime, the Information reported, citing unidentified people with knowledge of the situation.

The ride-hailing giant has recently held talks with both companies but hasn’t yet decided…


L.A. Times – Business

Former Autonomy CEO is charged with fraud tied to Hewlett-Packard deal

November 30, 2018 |

Michael Lynch, a British entrepreneur and former chief executive of Autonomy Corp., was criminally charged with fraud by the United States tied to the British software maker’s 2011 acquisition by Hewlett-Packard Co.

Prosecutors had long identified Lynch, 53, as a co-conspirator with his chief financial…


L.A. Times – Business

What Trump’s Labor Secretary Had to Do With Billionaire Pedophile’s Deal

November 29, 2018 |

It’s long been known that billionaire financial adviser Jeffrey Epstein got a sweet plea deal from Florida prosecutors, serving just 13 months in a private wing of the county jail followed by a year of house arrest rather than the massive sentence he could have faced had he been hit…
Newser

CNN

It’s official: Brexit deal will hurt the UK economy

November 28, 2018 |

It’s official: The British government’s plan for leaving the European Union will be bad for the economy.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Mueller: After His Plea Deal, Manafort Lied to Us

November 27, 2018 |

The Robert Mueller investigation just lost an important witness—and Paul Manafort may have lost additional years of freedom. In a court filing Monday, the special counsel’s team said President Trump’s former campaign chairman had violated a plea agreement by repeatedly lying to federal investigators. The team said Manafort had…
Newser