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This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal (December 19, 2017).

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ESPN's president quit, citing substance-abuse issues, creating uncertainty for the sports TV network and majority-owner Disney.

HNA is seeking to sell some $6 billion of overseas property as the Chinese firm moves to pay off debt.

Starboard bought a 9.9% stake in Cars.com on the hedge fund's belief that the stock is undervalued.

The power failure that shut Atlanta's airport underscored the vulnerability of key infrastructure.

U.S. stocks hit records as investors bet on the tax bill. The Dow jumped 140.46 points to 24792.20.

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Campbell and Hershey said they plan to acquire snack-food companies Snyder's-Lance and Amplify.

China's Tencent and JD teamed up to buy a stake in online retailer Vipshop.

An Uber driver in Lebanon was arrested for the killing of a British diplomat.

Toyota outlined its electric-vehicle strategy, saying it plans more than 10 models by the early 2020s.

Some tech giants might see their rates rise under the proposed tax overhaul.

European deal making is set to outpace the U.S. this year and is expected to stay strong in 2018.

A flurry of bond issues by municipalities has triggered price volatility.

CME's bitcoin futures fell on the derivatives' first day of trading.

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December 19, 2017 02:47 ET (07:47 GMT)