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A Chilly Reaction to AT&T-Time Warner Deal
A look at where the AT&T deal leaves other prominent media companies and what some think they might attempt to do in response.... More >>

Code Names and Covert Meetings in AT&T’s Courtship of Time Warner
The secrecy surrounding the $85.4 billion merger was viewed as essential for a deal sure to raise concerns among lawmakers and consumer advocacy groups.... More >>

State of the Art: AT&T-Time Warner Deal Is a Strike in the Dark
AT&T’s $85 billion deal for Time Warner is ploy to do something — anything — in the face of a rapidly changing media landscape.... More >>

With AT&T-Time Warner Deal Brewing, a Focus on Preserving CNN’s Integrity
The difficulties of defending tough reporting and shielding journalists from powerful antagonists can be hard for any corporation to stomach. And AT&T has no journalistic lineage.... More >>

As Europe and Asia Hoard Cash, Economists See Echoes of Crisis
Foreign investors are rushing to plow cash into the United States bond market, recalling a wave of investment in mortgage-backed securities in the 2000s.... More >>

MetLife Again Faces Off With Regulators Over Its Too-Big-to-Fail Status
In a Washington appeals court, judges heard arguments about whether the insurance giant deserved to be labeled a systemically important financial institution.... More >>

AARP Sues U.S. Over Rules for Wellness Programs
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s rules allow employers to offer up to 30 percent off health insurance coverage for participants.... More >>

Some Health Plan Costs to Increase by an Average of 25 Percent, U.S. Says
Consumers in some states will also find significantly fewer insurance companies offering coverage under the Affordable Care Act.... More >>

TD Ameritrade to Buy Scottrade in $4 Billion Deal
The acquisition would add scale to TD Ameritrade’s retail brokerage business and more than quadruple the size of its branch network, the company said.... More >>

New York Times Company Buys The Wirecutter
The company also bought The Sweethome, a sister site. Both are product recommendation websites that offer guides on tech gadgets and home products.... More >>

China Oceanwide Dips Into American Insurance, Buying Genworth
The Chinese conglomerate agreed to buy Genworth Financial of Virginia for $2.7 billion as the Chinese shopping spree in the United States continues.... More >>

Germany Withdraws Approval for Chinese Takeover of Aixtron
It was not clear why regulators reversed their decision, but it comes as concerns rise about Chinese firms acquiring cutting-edge companies.... More >>

Lawyers for Adnan Syed, of ‘Serial’ Podcast, Ask Court to Free Him on Bail
If Mr. Syed is released while awaiting a retrial in the killing of Hae Min Lee, it would be his first time out of prison in over 15 years.... More >>

After Almost a Century, the 2nd Avenue Subway Is Oh-So-Close to Arriving
Service on the new line’s first leg should start in December, transit officials say. But the testing of some features could mean a delayed opening — one more for a project that dates to the 1920s.... More >>

Now at GQ, Keith Olbermann Takes His Outrage Online
Mr. Olbermann, the itinerant sports and news broadcaster, is making a series of commentaries opposing Donald J. Trump.... More >>

Advertising: Chase Courts Instagram Set, Whetting Appetites for Travel and Dining
An ad campaign for the Sapphire Reserve credit card features the late-night host James Corden talking to innovators in dining, transportation and lodging.... More >>

White House Letter: Next Job for Obama? Silicon Valley Is Hiring
The president, who has advocated cutting-edge research and built relationships with Silicon Valley companies, may be preparing for a role in the technology sector.... More >>

Itineraries: Brace Yourself for a Busy Holiday Season at Airports
Capping a year of lower ticket prices and growing numbers of passengers, the holidays could make airports more crowded than ever. It pays to start planning ahead.... More >>

How to Make Your Holiday Air Travel More Bearable
Strategies for booking, packing and beyond that can help minimize the hassle of crowds and long lines at the airport.... More >>

Sketch Guy: Do Your Investments Actually Help You Reach Your Goals?
The answer to this basic question is the key to ensuring you’re on the right path, a financial adviser writes.... More >>

White Collar Watch: Fighting Insider Trading Charges, Son Seeks Immunity for Father
Sean Stewart claims that prosecutors improperly threatened his father to keep him from testifying that there was no violation of the law.... More >>

Fearing Trump, Bar Association Stifles Report Calling Him a ‘Libel Bully’
Critics of the American Bar Association said the decision was ironic since the group is supposed to explore issues about threats to free speech.... More >>

What’s in a Name? When It’s ‘Trump Place,’ It’s a Revolt
At three large rental buildings on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, a movement is underway to rid the properties of Donald J. Trump’s name.... More >>

I’m 29 and I never learned how money works. It’s time to fix that.
Simple answers to questions you’ve always had about money.... More >>

Mediator: WikiLeaks’ Gift to American Democracy
Revelations about Donald Trump and the Clinton campaign have pulled back the curtain on the political-celebrity mythmaking the media too often abets.... More >>

Tech Tip: How to Design Your Own Postage Stamps
You can add a personal touch to your snail mail by creating custom stamps from your own photos.... More >>

Fair Game: A Whistle Was Blown on ITT; 17 Years Later, It Collapsed
In the interim, the for-profit education company made billions off federal student aid, while students amassed mountains of debt and few job prospects.... More >>

A Constellation of Influencers: Behind the Curtain at Teneo
How an advisory firm with roots in the Democratic Party establishment fosters a network of power and politics for the benefit of its clients.... More >>

Mutual Funds & E.T.F.s
A section on how funds performed in the third quarter of the year — and on where they may be heading.... More >>

Editor, John C. DePrez Jr.; Executive Editor, Carol Rogers; Publishers: IBRC and IAR

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