What's New?

Why the AT&T-Time Warner Case Was So Closely Watched

AT&T took a step closer to becoming a telecom-media giant after a judge ruled on Tuesday that its $85.4 billion takeover of Time Warner can proceed. Read our detailed coverage of the ruling here. The decision was no less momentous for President Trump’s Justice Department which, in suing to block the deal, was advocating a…

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple once had grand aspirations to build its own electric self-driving car and lead the next generation of transportation. Over time, the tech giant’s ambitions ran into reality. So Apple curtailed its original vision, first by focusing on software for self-driving cars and then by working solely on an autonomous shuttle for…

LISBON — Not long ago, Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, was a backwater of Europe. Its historical center was dotted with decrepit and semi-abandoned buildings. Some downtown squares were the domain of prostitutes and drug dealers. The city served as a display case for the devastation of Europe’s debt crisis. Then, in 2011, the country embarked upon…

GEBENG, China — When armed bandits prowled this remote, mountainous stretch of the southwestern province of Guizhou in the chaotic years before the founding of modern China, the ethnic Miao villagers hid in the region’s enormous caves. And there they have remained, even after China was united under Communist rule, grinding out an existence of…

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google’s annual conference for software developers is usually a celebration of technology, an event that highlights how tech advancements — no matter how mundane — are good for the world. But in a year when some of its most popular products have been used to propagate misinformation, spread conspiracy theories and…

Microsoft Tries a New Role: Moral Leader

SEATTLE — Facebook and Google are under the microscope for the ways their technologies can spread misinformation, while Amazon’s growing market power is a regular target of President Trump. And Apple pioneered the modern smartphone, a device increasingly seen as too addicting. Then there’s Microsoft, a giant that spent most of the 1990s and early…



Business

Good Tuesday. Want this in your inbox every morning? Sign up here. Women remain rare in the upper echelons of financial firms. So the biggest pension funds and university endowments — the financial equivalent of A-list movie actors — should consider imitating Hollywood’s “inclusion riders,” Andrew argues in his latest column. That means only backing…

Good Monday. Want this in your inbox every morning? Sign up here. Last week — on the same day that President Trump met with Kim Jong-un, and a federal judge approved AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner — business leaders attended the Yale C.E.O. Summit at the New York Public Library, led by Jeff Sonnenfeld. What…

DALLAS — The young women had come from 48 states across the country, yearning for moments of belonging they rarely found at home. Cheyenne Martin, a 19-year-old student at Georgetown University, described being ridiculed by classmates for her desire to lead the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency one day. But this weekend she was…

Good Friday. Want this in your inbox every morning? Sign up here. President Trump has approved tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods, and the list is scheduled to be announced today. (Reuters reports that a second list, with $100 billion worth of additional goods, may be published soon.) When will those levies go…

DealBook Briefing: Welcome to Media Merger Fight Club

Good Thursday morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here.) Today, we’ll be watching the 21st FIFA World Cup kick off in Moscow. Russia, the hosts, will play Saudi Arabia in the first game. Comcast unveiled its $65 billion bid for the bulk of 21st Century Fox yesterday — less than 24 hours…

WASHINGTON — President Trump returned to the United States early on Wednesday praising his diplomatic prowess after his meeting with the North Korean leader and declaring, “There is no longer a Nuclear Threat” from Pyongyang. In a series of Twitter posts at dawn, the president projected confidence as Air Force One landed outside Washington. After…

DealBook Briefing: Media Mergers Coming in 3, 2, 1 …

Good Wednesday morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here.) Today, we’ll be watching to see whether the Fed raises interest rates. Analysts predict a quarter-point rise. Every media and telecom giant that’s thinking of buying a rival just got some good news. AT&T won its legal fight to be allowed to buy…

President Trump, after a daylong historic summit with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un on Tuesday, announced plans to suspend military exercises on the Korean Peninsula and said he expected Mr. Kim to move “very quickly” to dismantle his country’s nuclear arsenal. The summit meeting was the first of its kind between a sitting American president…

Good Tuesday morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here.) We’ll be watching for Judge Richard Leon’s ruling this afternoon on the Justice Department’s attempt to block the AT&T deal for Time Warner, and the potentially huge effects that could have on deal making. We’re also following the news that Larry Kudlow, Donald…

Good Monday. Want this email in your inbox every morning? Sign up here.) Here’s what we’re watching: • The upcoming court decision that could reshape M.&.A. • How automation could make the Fed’s job impossible • Net neutrality dies today. Can it be brought back to life? This past weekend’s Group of 7 summit meeting…

Verizon Names Its Next C.E.O: DealBook Briefing

Good Friday. Want this in your inbox every morning? Sign up here. Here’s what we’re watching: • The Justice Department’s antitrust chief weighs in on the Fox battle • Trump will play the G-7 on his terms • Charles Koch may have forced his brother out The telecom giant said on Friday that its chief…

Good Thursday morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here.) Here’s what we’re watching: • President Trump is meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan. Trade’s likely on the agenda. • Senator Bob Corker wants to rein in the Trump tariffs. • Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon are campaigning to end corporate…