• Disney and Comcast Raise the Stakes in the Battle for Fox

    By Stephen Wilmot Stephen Wilmot The Wall Street Journal Biography @stephenwilmot stephen.wilmot@wsj.com Updated July 11, 2018 7:21 p.m. ET 2 COMMENTS It’s official: The battle for 21st Century Fox FOX -0.18% assets moved across the Atlantic with dueling bids for satellite-TV provider Sky . SKYAY 3.61% The market had been expecting higher...

  • When Will Trade Battles End? Watch Economies, Not Politicians

    By Nathaniel Taplin Nathaniel Taplin The Wall Street Journal Biography @nate_taplin nathaniel.taplin@wsj.com July 11, 2018 6:14 a.m. ET 17 COMMENTS Another day, another $ 200 billion of U.S. imports from China targeted for tariffs—and another defiant response from Beijing. Where, and when, does it all end? With the bombast emanating from both...

  • Chinese Auto Sales Run Into a Lending Roadblock

    By Jacky Wong Jacky Wong The Wall Street Journal Biography @jackycwong jacky.wong@wsj.com Updated July 10, 2018 6:12 a.m. ET 1 COMMENTS China’s crackdown on shadow banking has caused some high-profile blowups. Now it’s driving the country’s car makers off course. One big target for Beijing has been the proliferation of peer-to-peer lending...

  • Winning the Fox Bidding War Is Just the Beginning

    By Elizabeth Winkler July 10, 2018 6:00 a.m. ET 1 COMMENTS As bidding for 21st Century Fox ’s FOX 0.53% assets has climbed, the room for error in managing and extracting value from them is shrinking. Disney ’s DIS 0.01% latest offer of $ 71.3 billion in cash and stock is a...

  • Sonos Can Play Its Own Tune

    By Dan Gallagher Dan Gallagher The Wall Street Journal Biography July 9, 2018 6:00 a.m. ET 0 COMMENTS Sonos has shown that it can listen rather well. The trick now is getting others to play along. No small feat. Those “others” happen to be three of the largest and most valuable companies...

  • The Imperfect Science of How Much Tariffs Will Hurt

    Economic models of tariffs’ impact don’t account for moves like Harley-Davidson’s plans to move production to Europe....

  • Oil's Twitter War May End Badly for Trump

    ‘REDUCE PRICING NOW!’ President Donald Trump wrote in a tweet directed at OPEC. Photo: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News By Spencer Jakab Spencer Jakab The Wall Street Journal Biography @spencerjakab Google+ Spencer.Jakab@wsj.com July 5, 2018 12:01 p.m. ET 6 COMMENTS Too bad cars don’t run on light tweet crude. Since the 1970s oil prices...

  • Detroit Needn't Fret Yet About Pump Prices

    Ford reported a 3.2% rise in June in truck sales compared with a year earlier, and a 14% decline in car sales. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images By Spencer Jakab Spencer Jakab The Wall Street Journal Biography @spencerjakab Google+ Spencer.Jakab@wsj.com July 4, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET 9 COMMENTS International headlines haven’t been good...

  • Tariff Troubles for Germany Won't Stay in Germany

    By Richard Barley Richard Barley The Wall Street Journal Biography @RichardBarley1 Richard.Barley@wsj.com July 3, 2018 8:47 a.m. ET 2 COMMENTS Germany has become the focal point of troubling questions about Europe’s political fragility and the decline of globalization. But investors may be better off focusing on the country’s neighbors. European markets breathed...

  • China, Not the World Cup, Is the Real Worry for Macau

    By Jacky Wong Jacky Wong The Wall Street Journal Biography @jackycwong jacky.wong@wsj.com July 3, 2018 5:58 a.m. ET 0 COMMENTS Macau’s World Cup blues will soon fade, but bigger problems are brewing. Gross gambling revenue in the semiautonomous Chinese city in June missed analysts’ forecasts for the second month in a row,...

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