Disney’s Deal for 21st Century Fox Is Said to Be Close

Disney’s Deal for 21st Century Fox Is Said to Be Close

Business December 13, 2017 0

Disney did not respond to queries on Tuesday. A Fox spokesman declined to comment. Behind Disney’s interest in a deal is a zealous effort to dramatically lessen its reliance on traditional television, a business built on third-party cable and satellite subscriptions that surged for the last two decades but... Read more
Ken Friedman, Power Restaurateur, Is Accused of Sexual Harassment

Ken Friedman, Power Restaurateur, Is Accused of Sexual Harassment

Business December 12, 2017 0

Kelly Berg, who was hired in May as director of human resources for the restaurant company, Friedfield Breslin LLC, said in a statement that no employees had been dismissed or retaliated against for filing a complaint. “All employees are encouraged to report any concerns about the workplace, and I... Read more
More American Jobs? Broadcom Deal Might Mean the Opposite

More American Jobs? Broadcom Deal Might Mean the Opposite

Business December 12, 2017 0

Yet it was only theater. Within 24 hours — for those paying attention — Broadcom’s real motivation emerged: The company was planning to mount a $100 billion bid for the rival chip maker Qualcomm in what would amount to the largest hostile takeover of a technology company in history.... Read more
Marshall Loeb, Editor Who Shaped Money and Fortune Magazines, Dies at 88

Marshall Loeb, Editor Who Shaped Money and Fortune Magazines, Dies at 88

Business December 12, 2017 0

According to that 1991 article, Circulation soon climbed to 1.4 million in 1984, from 825,000 in 1980, making Money the fastest-growing magazine in the country. Fortune recruited Mr. Loeb in 1986, and under his watch the magazine became must reading in executive suites and among those who aspired to... Read more
Mickey Gurdus, Who Eavesdropped on the World, Dies at 73

Mickey Gurdus, Who Eavesdropped on the World, Dies at 73

Business December 11, 2017 0

“I define myself as a journalist,” he once told the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, “but first of all as a patriot.” In 1974, he was credited with helping to save the life of Archbishop Makarios III, the president of Cyprus, after he was deposed in a bloody military coup. Archbishop... Read more
Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest Specialize in Small Talk and Big Ratings

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest Specialize in Small Talk and Big Ratings

Business December 11, 2017 0

Through the first 10 weeks that have pitted Ms. Ripa and Mr. Seacrest against Ms. Kelly in the 9 a.m. slot, the ratings provide evidence that audiences agree with the strategy. “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” a syndicated program carried mainly by ABC affiliates, averages more than 3 million... Read more
Passengers Face Hourslong Delays as Snowstorm Snarls Heathrow Airport

Passengers Face Hourslong Delays as Snowstorm Snarls Heathrow Airport

Business December 11, 2017 0

“We’re very sorry that our customers’ travel plans have been affected by severe weather conditions,” the spokeswoman said in an email. “Heavy rain overnight and snowfall in the U.K. this morning, combined with a reduction in the number of flights able to land at Heathrow have caused disruption to... Read more
Max Clifford, Publicist and Sex Offender, Dies After Collapsing in Prison

Max Clifford, Publicist and Sex Offender, Dies After Collapsing in Prison

Business December 10, 2017 0

As a publicist, Mr. Clifford represented a roster of world-famous clients including both Muhammad Ali and O.J. Simpson. But he made his name from scandal, shepherding exposés of extramarital affairs that brought down at least one British government minister and filled the pages of tabloid newspapers in Britain and... Read more
Janet Yellen Didn’t Set Out to Be a Feminist Hero

Janet Yellen Didn’t Set Out to Be a Feminist Hero

Business December 10, 2017 0

Despite his unorthodox decision to replace her, even Mr. Trump has agreed that Ms. Yellen has performed well in the job. In the Rose Garden announcing Mr. Powell’s nomination, the president called Ms. Yellen an “absolutely spectacular person” and said she had “done a terrific job.” Photo Janet L.... Read more
10 Hot Toys That Changed the Way People Play

10 Hot Toys That Changed the Way People Play

Business December 10, 2017 0

The Fingerling Monkey may be this year’s hottest toy, but its popularity is far from unparalleled. A new must-have toy seems to arrive every holiday season. Richard Gottlieb, the chief executive of Global Toy Experts and publisher of Global Toy News, discussed some of the Fingerling’s craze-making predecessors over... Read more