WSJ.com: US Business 3 April 2018

Fox Says Disney Prepared to Buy Sky News in Bid to Allay Regulators

Fox said Disney was prepared to buy the news channel of British pay-TV operator Sky, a proposal that could bolster its position in a trans-Atlantic takeover battle that includes U.S. cable giant Comcast.

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Sumner Redstone Wouldn't Have Last Word on a CBS-Viacom Merger

Sumner Redstone has overwhelming voting control of CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc. And yet, he won’t have the final say over whether the companies merge.

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iPhone Users Are Pestered to Enroll in Apple Pay

Apple is nagging iPhone users to enroll in its mobile-payment service with a persistent red circle badge. The strategy has worked with some, but is irritating others who say it is heavy-handed and exploits the tech giant’s clout in ways that could disadvantage rivals.

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Trucking Companies Are Struggling to Attract Drivers to the Big-Rig Life

U.S. freight volumes are surging on the back of strong economic growth, as retailers and manufacturers hire more trucks to haul imports from seaports to distribution centers and raw materials to factories. But the flow of new truck drivers is lagging far behind.

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Tesla Misses Model 3 Production Goal but Shows Progress

Tesla missed its goal of making 2,500 Model 3 sedans a week last quarter, though the auto maker showed progress toward building an all-electric car for the masses and said it doesn’t require raising additional money this year outside of its standard credit lines.

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Trump to Nominate Justin Muzinich to Deputy Treasury Secretary Post

President Donald Trump will nominate Justin Muzinich as deputy treasury secretary, the White House said Monday.

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Uber-Grab Deal Threatened by Regulatory Roadblocks

Uber’s landmark deal to exit Southeast Asia by taking a stake in regional competitor Grab is attracting scrutiny from regulators, who have threatened to block the deal on concerns that it could create a monopoly detrimental to ride-hailing consumers.

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Car Makers Get Their Wish on Fuel Standards

The Trump administration’s move to ease fuel-efficiency standards is a boon to car executives who for years have said they couldn’t justify making smaller, less-profitable vehicles in an era of cheap gas.

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The Hot Debate: Can You Deduct Prepaid Property Taxes?

With just two weeks to go before the April 17 tax filing deadline, American taxpayers and their advisers still don’t agree on whether all those people who prepaid 2018 property taxes can deduct them in full.

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Why Consumer Spending Growth Is Slowing

Banks are becoming more cautious lending to Americans despite a strong labor market and rising incomes.

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Sinclair Broadcast Under Fire For Recited Promos During Newscasts

Sinclair Broadcast Group, the nation’s largest owner of broadcast TV stations, is under fire for requiring news anchors at dozens of its local stations to read a segment accusing other outlets of publishing “fake stories.”

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Australia's Santos Gets Takeover Bid Worth Nearly $10.4 Billion

A group led by oil-industry veterans edged closer to sealing one of the largest energy deals backed by private equity in history after bidding more than $10 billion for Santos.

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