|Disney Finalizing Pact to Acquire Assets From 21st Century Fox|
Walt Disney Co. is finalizing a deal to acquire assets from 21st Century Fox, according to people familiar with the matter, who added that the deal values 21st Century Fox as a whole at around $40 a share.
|With Traffic Flowing, Netflix Steps Back from Fight Over Internet Rules|
Netflix helped spark the debate over net neutrality three years ago by raising concerns about how its internet traffic was being handled. But as the U.S. government prepares to repeal the rules on Thursday, the video giant has been less vocal on a key issue.
|Apple Boosts Face ID Tech Maker Finisar|
Apple is awarding one of its key suppliers $390 million as part of its effort to fund domestic technology manufacturers.
|How Language in Job Listings Could Widen Silicon Valley's Gender Divide|
Use of certain phrases like “whatever it takes” or “tackle” in job postings could affect who applies for tech jobs, possibly contributing to the lopsided gender makeup of the industry, new research suggests.
|T-Mobile to Launch Pay-TV Service|
T-Mobile US Inc. is launching a paid television service after it acquired a startup aimed at the high-end video market.
|Fed Raises Rates, Sticks to Forecast for 2018 Increases|
The Federal Reserve said it would raise short-term interest rates for the third time this year and remained on track to chart a similar path next year, signaling continuity as the central bank enters a leadership reshuffle.
|Final GOP Deal Sets 21% Corporate Tax, Cuts for Top Earners|
The highest-earning Americans will get a lower tax rate and corporations will pay slightly more than in previous plans under a deal House and Senate Republicans reached on the party’s competing tax-overhaul bills.
|Nearly 5 Million Americans in Default on Student Loans|
The number of Americans severely behind on payments on federal student loans reached 4.6 million in the third quarter, a doubling from four years ago, despite a historically long stretch of U.S. job creation and steady economic growth.
|U.S. Economic Expansion Could Become Longest on Record|
Forecasters are increasingly optimistic the U.S. economic expansion could continue beyond the 2020 presidential election, aided by Republican tax legislation that is expected to lift growth.
|Bitcoin: Electrifying Investment, Lousy Currency|
It’s too soon to know whether bitcoin is a bubble ready to burst, but not too soon to conclude that it has failed in its mission to be a viable alternative to sovereign currencies like the dollar, Greg Ip writes.