Google's Dominance in Washington Faces a Reckoning
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After years of cozying up to Democrats, the search giant is battered from all sides as rivals take advantage of a populist turn against Silicon Valley and a reaction to tech-enabled Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Russian-Backed Facebook Accounts Staged Events Around Divisive Issues
In one city, a pro-police rally. In another, a demonstration against the police. The accounts publicized and funded real-life events in 2016 that often pushed competing agendas.
Morgan Stanley to Exit Accord on Broker Recruiting
Morgan Stanley said it would abandon a set of recruiting rules that brokerage firms agreed to more than a decade ago, the latest sign of change as Wall Street firms pull back on expensive hiring practices.
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GE's Numbers Game: Pick From Four Earnings Figures
GE's heavy use of customized earnings metrics-it has four different measures of earnings per share in its third-quarter report-have sparked investor concerns.
Lennar, CalAtlantic Strike Deal to Create Largest U.S. Home Builder
Lennar will buy CalAtlantic Group in a $5.7 billion deal, that will create the country's largest home builder by revenue, the companies said.
HSBC Swings to Profit as Pivot to Asia Pays Off
HSBC swung to a third-quarter net profit, as revenue in Asia rose from increased customer borrowing and a growing deposit base.
Novartis to Pay $3.9 Billion for Radio-Pharmaceuticals Firm
Novartis said it has agreed to acquire Advanced Accelerator Applications for $3.9 billion, a deal that would boost its oncology portfolio as generic competition eats into sales of blockbuster blood-cancer drug Gleevec.
Vistra Energy, Dynegy to Merge
Vistra Energy and Dynegy, two large independent power producers, will merge in an all-stock deal, the companies said Monday.
Strayer Education and Capella Education to Merge
Strayer Education Inc. will merge with Capella Education Co. in a move that would create a for-profit education company valued at nearly $2 billion.
Akzo Nobel, Axalta Confirm Merger Talks
Akzo Nobel and Axalta Coating Systems confirmed are in talks to join forces in a merger of equals that would create a multibillion-dollar coating and paints giant.
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
October 30, 2017 13:15 ET (17:15 GMT)