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Bloomberg: I’ll Pay for US Share of Paris Climate Deal

April 23, 2018 |

President Trump says he wants to pull the US out of the Paris climate accord—but another billionaire says he is going to pay some of what the US would have contributed to the pact anyway. Michael Bloomberg, who promised last year that cities, states, and businesses are “going to…
Newser

L.A. toy mogul scraps bid for Canadian Toys R Us stores, works to sweeten U.S. deal

April 23, 2018 |

Los Angeles toy mogul Isaac Larian is abandoning efforts to buy the Canadian stores of Toys R Us and instead plans to sweeten his rejected bid for more than 200 U.S. outlets of the bankrupt retailer.

The Bratz doll maker told The Times on Sunday that he is satisfied that the 82 Canadian stores…


L.A. Times – Business

TMZ

‘The Four’ Star Zhavia Ward Scores Huge Record Deal

April 22, 2018 |

Zhavia Ward is going to be the next big thing — at least that’s what her new record company is banking — cuz they just signed her to a potentially multi-million dollar deal. The 17-year-old fan favorite of ‘The Four’ didn’t win FOX’s singing…

TMZ.com

AT&T’s Randall Stephenson tries to close the deal on Time Warner merger at antitrust trial

April 19, 2018 |

AT&T Inc.’s top executive gave a vigorous defense of the proposed $ 85.4-billion deal to buy Time Warner, describing it as key to the company’s ability to compete with a new generation of high-tech competitors.

“This world is changing fast,” said Randall Stephenson, who took the witness stand at…


L.A. Times – Business

China Wary of Qualcomm’s $44 Billion NXP Deal Amid U.S. Tensions

April 19, 2018 |

Antitrust regulator’s initial pessimistic review of Qualcomm’s $ 44 billion purchase of NXP Semiconductors raises questions about a critical deal for the American company and whether trade friction with the U.S. is playing a role.
WSJ.com: US Business

Shipping Regulators Reach Deal to Cut Carbon Emissions

April 15, 2018 |

Historic pact aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by half by 2050; the U.S. and Saudi Arabia offer only objections to otherwise unanimous agreement.
WSJ.com: US Business

Vermont’s New Gun Restrictions Are a Big Deal. Here’s Why

April 11, 2018 |

Vermont on Wednesday raised the age to buy firearms, banned high-capacity magazines, and made it easier to take guns from people who pose a threat—the first significant gun ownership restrictions in state history, signed into law by the Republican governor. It’s a remarkable turnaround for the largely rural state…
Newser

CNN

Colombia arrests negotiator in FARC peace deal on drug trafficking charge

April 10, 2018 |

Colombia’s former rebel group FARC has reacted angrily to the arrest of one of its prominent members on drug charges, warning the move is an obstacle to peace.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

Bayer-Monsanto deal reportedly gets Justice Department’s OK, clearing the last big regulatory hurdle

April 10, 2018 |

Monsanto stock surged Monday after the Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. Department of Justice decided to approve its $ 66-billion takeover by Bayer AG, removing the last major regulatory obstacle to the completion of the biggest deal in the seeds and crop-chemicals industry.

An agreement…


L.A. Times – Business

German Steel Town Fears U.S. Tariffs Would Deal Crushing Blow

April 8, 2018 |

A German steel mill that has long supplied Europe with wire used in construction could become a casualty of new U.S. tariffs on steel imports.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe