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Associated Press
      
Wall Street Journal
Comcast topped 21st Century Fox in a weekend auction for Sky, winning the British broadcaster with a $38.8 billion bid that ends a monthslong takeover battle and promises Comcast a greatly expanded international footprint.
Walt Disney didn’t win Sky as part of its acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets, but the end to the unusual bidding war leaves rival Comcast paying a sum that will benefit Disney as a minority owner of the British pay-TV operator.
Congressional lawmakers have left a proposal to regulate airline “change fees” out of a bill authorizing the Federal Aviation Administration’s operations.
Apple wants to make scripted shows for streaming. But it doesn’t want to risk its pristine brand image by including violence, politics, raw language and risqué story lines common to cable, Netflix and Amazon.
Federal prosecutors are probing whether big drugmakers including Sanofi, Gilead Sciences and Biogen potentially violated laws by providing free services to doctors and patients.
      
CNNMoney
Comcast lodged a winning bid of $39 billion for Sky following a rare, three round auction managed by UK's Takeover Panel
Read full story for latest details.
Amazon wants Alexa to be your everywhere, all-the-time assistant, and it is trying to do it without a phone.
Papa John's is considering a sleek, boxy new logo that turns Papa John's into Papa Johns.
The EEOC lawsuit said the pregnant workers were denied requests for lighter-duty work.
      
NY Times Business Headlines
The winning bid values Sky, one of Europe’s top television companies, at about $39 billion. That’s nearly 61 percent more than Fox initially bid for Sky in 2016.
The move comes shortly before President Trump’s biggest round of tariffs on Chinese goods is expected to go into effect.
In advance of the publication of Mrs. Obama’s memoir, “Becoming,” Live Nation, Ticketmaster and Hearst are helping with the former first lady’s rock-star-style return to the public sphere.
Homeowners and businesses will have to pay more for lumber, steel, aluminum and other materials because of President Trump’s trade policy.
The superlawyer in such cases as Bush v. Gore and the fight for gay marriage rights makes no apologies for representing Harvey Weinstein and Theranos with zeal.
      
USA Today Business Headlines
Sure, they look spooky, but are they worth buying?
     
 
 
Walmart wrote a letter to the U.S. Trade representative, that warned new tariffs on China imports would raise prices for U.S. consumers
     
 
 
     
 
 
More than 100 items that go into vehicles face 10 percent tariffs as President Donald Trump escalates his trade war with China.
     
 
 
24/7 Wall Street reviewed the adult excessive drinking rate in 381 U.S. metro areas to identify the 20 drunkest (and 20 driest) cities. The cities with the highest excessive drinking rates are concentrated in the Midwest, while those with the lowest rates are mostly in southern states.
     
 
 
      
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