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Disney Sweetens Deal for Fox Assets, Topping Comcast Bid

Disney raised its offer to purchase most of 21st Century Fox to more than $70 billion in cash and stock, topping an unsolicited offer from rival Comcast.

Germany's Largest Auto Makers Back Scrapping EU-U.S. Car Import Tariffs

Germany’s leading auto makers have thrown their support behind the abolition of all import tariffs for cars between the EU and the U.S. in an effort to find a peaceful solution to the brewing trade war.

Publisher of National Enquirer Subpoenaed in Michael Cohen Probe

Federal authorities have subpoenaed the publisher of the National Enquirer for records related to its $150,000 payment to a former Playboy model for her story alleging an affair with Donald Trump, according to people familiar with the matter.

How Amazon Became One of Washington's Most Powerful Players

The company has built a huge presence in the nation’s capital, spending millions to build an army of lobbyists for its multiple businesses and winning billions in contracts from the government. With that comes political risk, not least from the White House.

To Ease U.S. Concerns, Chinese Shipper Offers to Put California Terminal in a Trust

Chinese state-run shipping firm Cosco has offered to put a large container terminal in Long Beach, Calif., in a U.S.-run trust to allay U.S. national-security concerns about Chinese ownership of the facility.

Central Bank Leaders Warn Trade Conflicts Could Damage Global Economy

Leaders of the world’s top central banks warned that escalating trade conflicts could ricochet through financial markets and hurt the world economy, potentially prolonging the era of ultralow interest rates.

U.S. Turns From Uniter to Disrupter on Global Stage

The West has seen division and conflict before. But in the past, the U.S. sought to align its interests and those of its partners. Today, it is the destabilizer, driven by a belief that its interests and the world’s are at odds.

Retirees Grow, Workforce Shrinks in Strain for U.S.

Retiring baby boomers are reshaping the U.S. into a country with fewer workers to support the elderly—a shift that will add to strains on Social Security and sharpen the debate on the role of immigration in the workforce.

Powell Says Solid Economy Supports More Fed Rate Rises

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said economic growth has built a strong case for continuing to lift interest rates, and he warned against policy complacency now that the central bank has nearly achieved its employment and price stability goals.

Major Airlines Say No to Transporting Children Separated From Immigrant Parents

Several U.S. airlines have told federal officials they don’t want to transport children separated from their parents attempting to illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border.