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Associated Press
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned Tuesday against a new wave of protectionism, saying that trade barriers pose a danger to the world on par with climate change and extremist attacks....
LONDON (AP) -- British regulators say 21st Century Fox's takeover of London-based broadcaster Sky is not in the public interest because it would give Rupert Murdoch and his family too much control over the country's news media....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take up the plight of young immigrant "dreamers" and other contentious issues....
DALLAS (AP) -- Solar energy is booming in the United States, but companies riding the wave fear that President Donald Trump could undercut them this week if he decides to impose new tariffs on imported solar panels....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Monday approved tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers....
      
Wall Street Journal
British antitrust regulators said 21st Century Fox proposed $15.5 billion acquisition of the 61% of U.K. pay-TV giant Sky that it doesn’t already own would be against public interest and would give the Murdoch family too much influence in British media.
Tesla said it updated the pay package for Elon Musk with a plan that again ties his compensation entirely to key performance benchmarks—albeit this time much larger ones.
Travelers earnings fell in the fourth quarter due to losses from recent wildfires in California.
President Donald Trump’s move to slap tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines is meant to revive domestic industries. But in the affected sectors, there is little agreement on whether it will actually jump-start U.S. manufacturing and jobs.
Celgene and Sanofi are the latest big drugmakers willing to pay hefty premiums for acquisitions amid an increasingly scarce roster of companies with promising products.
      
CNNMoney
President Trump's decision to impose new tariffs will increase tension with China and other trade partners but neither side has fired its big trade guns yet.
The tight labor market is pulling in people whom employers might have passed over, but the race gap remains wide.
Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday with a defense of globalization.
A U.K. regulator is recommending that the government block Rupert Murdoch's planned takeover of Sky TV.
      
NY Times Business Headlines
The Trump administration said it would impose steep tariffs on imports, the first major step by the administration to erect the kind of barriers the president frequently threatened.
A new paper by two former Hillary Clinton aides, criticizing digital advertising as a tool for disinformation campaigns, captures a party’s increasing mistrust.
The Competition and Markets Authority said the deal, announced in December 2016, was “not in the public interest” because of “media plurality concerns.”
Mr. Musk agreed to stay as chief executive for 10 years, with compensation tied to $50 billion leaps in Tesla’s valuation. Otherwise, he makes zero.
Officials appear to be warming to the idea of imposing the country’s first national tax on homes to cool a market subject to wild booms and busts.
      
USA Today Business Headlines
Tesla has installed a new compensation plan for CEO Elon Musk rewarding him if it becomes "one of the most valuable companies in the world."
     
 
 
If bitcoin is a bubble as some Wall Street watchers say, it could fall as much as the Nasdaq in 2000. But the economy would not see major harm.
     
 
 
Two solar panel makers had complained about cheap foreign imports
     
 
 
The number of young Americans with at least $100,000 in savings has doubled since 2015, according to a new Bank of America survey.
     
 
 
Idaho company says it strongly disagrees with former CEO Scott Jordan's views as company faces boycott.
     
 
 
      
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