• Disney-Fox? Apple-CBS? Facebook-Bravo?

    Today’s Agenda Media-merger frenzy The statistics of death History of Trade Wars World Cup winners and losers The Goldman Sachs scales of justice Let's play musical chairs. unveil tariffs on hundreds of Chinese goods. If one of his goals is to force China to buy more American stuff, then tariffs could very much backfire, warns […]

  • Warning: Risky Megamergers Ahead

    Somewhere between the squabble over whose "nuclear button" is bigger, the "bomb cyclone" and the fire and fury surrounding a tell-all book on the Trump presidency, this week delivered an important lesson for Wall Street about the messy, fickle times in which we're all living. Investors in 21st Century Fox Inc., Aetna Inc., Time Warner Inc. and their megadealing […]

  • Disney Explored Buying Fox Assets; Talks Now Dead

    Sky Plc satellite service in Europe, the person said. Disney wouldn’t acquire Fox’s broadcast network, Fox News, local broadcast stations or sports programming, the person said. The rise of online competitors Netflix, YouTube and Facebook has slowed the growth of the pay-TV business, and forced the companies that rely on it to explore new ways […]