New York Times : Business (63)

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

The $60 billion-plus acquisition would give Disney control of most of Rupert Murdoch’s movie and TV empire, and give a serious boost to the company’s streaming ambitions.

Sexual Harassment Cases Show the Ineffectiveness of Going to H.R.

Human resources departments face a quandary: protect the employees who bring complaints or the companies that employ them.

Need Stretchy Pants? China’s Energy Squeeze May Mean Higher Prices

China tried this fall to replace much of its coal with natural gas. But with supplies running short, chemical factories have been closed.

Square Feet: St. Louis Reconnects With the Gateway Arch and Its Pioneer Spirit

A $380 million project to expand the grounds and visitor center of the Gateway Arch will link downtown St. Louis and the Mississippi.

In Spending Spree, European Mall Operator Bets on Westfield

Though malls are struggling, Unibail-Rodamco is set to acquire Westfield, the owner of shopping centers including the mall at One World Trade Center.

DealBook: More American Jobs? Broadcom Deal Might Mean the Opposite

President Trump hailed Broadcom’s decision to bring its headquarters to the United States, but if its takeover bid for Qualcomm goes through, it may cost jobs

Ahead of Brexit, Paris Tries a Business Makeover

Hoping to woo companies that will move employees from London, leaders in Paris are trying to replace red tape with a red carpet.

Ahead of Brexit, Paris Tries a Business Makeover

Hoping to woo companies that will move employees from London, leaders in Paris try to replace red tape with a red carpet.

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

The homey 'Live With Kelly and Ryan' sticks to light banter even as its NBC rival, Megyn Kelly, takes on weightier matters.

Advertising: Reminding E-Commerce Customers Who Delivers

During the holiday season, the three giants of package delivery services — FedEx, United Parcel Service and the United States Postal Service — focus on the home.

Tax Plans May Give Your Co-Worker a Better Deal Than You

The G.O.P. bills impose different rates on the same income based on things like organizational structure or occupation. At the losing end? Employees with paychecks.

Can Marriott Keep Starwood’s Culture of Cool, and Its Customers?

For the Marriott-Starwood combination to succeed, top-tier loyalty program members like our writer must not flee. Here’s what would keep him in the fold.

How the Fingerling Caught On as 2017’s Hot Toy

The motorized plastic monkey that grasps your finger is the must-have gift of the holiday season, thanks to marketing, pricing and, well, scarcity.

10 Hot Toys That Changed the Way People Play

Hot toys are often like comets, lighting up the sky and fading quickly from view. But some have been more enduring. Here are some of the biggest hits.

After 7 Years of Job Growth, Room for More, or Danger Ahead?

Payrolls grew by 228,000 last month and the unemployment rate was the lowest since 2000. Now, the economic challenge may be to prevent overheating.

Prescription Drugs May Cost More With Insurance Than Without It

Some consumers are finding they can get a better deal on prescription drugs by leaving their insurance cards at home.

Supplements Claiming to Ease Opioid Addiction Come Under Scrutiny

Advocacy groups and the F.D.A. have warned that companies are capitalizing on the epidemic by offering unproven remedies.

France Investigates Lafarge Executives for Terrorist Financing

One of France’s biggest companies faces claims it helped finance the Islamic State and several armed groups when it operated in Syria from 2012 to 2014.

Job Growth Signals Robust Economy, With Gain of 228,000

The unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent, the lowest since 2000, as the nation added to payrolls for the 86th consecutive month.

An Alexa Holdout Wants to Know Who’s Listening

Some 24 million so-called smart speakers are expected to sell this year. But not all of us are ready to share our thoughts.

Ford Will Build Electric Cars in Mexico, Shifting Its Plan

The move will take advantage of lower costs and clear the way for a new Michigan plant to make driverless vehicles instead, which Ford said would mean even more jobs.

Elliott Management Is Said Push for Changes at Alexion

Elliott, a big activist hedge fund, has privately called on management at the pharmaceutical company to lift its stock price or consider selling itself.

Common Sense: A Departure With Implications for Investors: Disney’s John Lasseter

The head of the company’s animation divisions is on a sabbatical when Disney can ill afford turmoil in one of its most successful areas.

What Happened to the American Boomtown?

The places with the most opportunity used to attract the most new residents, in a cycle of fast-growing cities and rising prosperity. But no more.

Global Regulators Agree on Rules to Prevent Financial Crises

A decade in the making, the so-called Basel III rules would make banks less risky. But the United States is moving in the other direction.

G.E. Cuts Jobs as It Navigates a Shifting Energy Market

General Electric is cutting 18 percent of the jobs in its power division as it tries to keep pace with seismic shifts in the global energy market.

Harold Ford Jr. Fired by Morgan Stanley Over Inappropriate ‘Conduct’

Mr. Ford, a former congressman turned Wall Street rainmaker, was terminated by the financial services firm for behavior it said was 'inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies.'

Wheels: List of Safety Picks Dings Some Cars for a Failure to Illuminate

New crash and headlight requirements established by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety cut in half the number of vehicles to earn a coveted safety designation.

DealBook Briefing: Bitcoin Surges Past $16,000

As his company closes in on a deal for much of the Fox media empire, the C.E.O. may have to postpone retirement yet again to oversee post-merger work.

Wealth Matters: Tax Changes Are Coming Next Year, but You Can Plan for Them Now

High-earning taxpayers cannot afford to wait and see what happens with the tax overhaul; they need to act this month before certain opportunities go away.

Bryan Singer, ‘X-Men’ Director, Is Accused of Sexual Assault in New Lawsuit

Cesar Sanchez-Guzman said that in 2003, when he was 17, Mr. Singer sexually assaulted him at a party on a yacht.

2 Times Reporters Will Write Book on Sexual Abuse Scandals

Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, whose exposť on Harvey Weinstein ignited a national conversation on sexual misconduct, have reached a deal with Penguin Press.

Breakingviews: Citigroup’s $20 Billion Write-Down Would Be Just the Ticket

The planned tax cuts may cost the company $20 billion. In theory, investors should be up in arms. But the potential loss is actually pretty helpful.

G.E. to Cut 12,000 Jobs in Power Division

General Electric blamed disruption in the sector worldwide. The move comes as its new chief executive seeks to streamline the operations that once defined it.

The World’s Biggest Starbucks Opens in Shanghai. Here’s What It Looks Like.

The company’s new store in China is aimed squarely at a country of tea drinkers that has emerged as a major core of its business.

WNYC Suspends Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz

New York Public Radio is investigating allegations of inappropriate conduct by the longtime hosts, days after similar claims against John Hockenberry.

China Says It’s Open for Business. Foreign Firms Find It’s Not That Simple.

Chinese officials reiterated a welcoming message to corporate leaders at a conference on Wednesday, but the reality on the ground is more complex.

State of the Art: The Hidden Player Spurring a Wave of Cheap Consumer Devices: Amazon

Numerous electronics brands have sprung up offering inexpensive gadgets. Here’s how Amazon enables them, and how other brands may copy that success.

Consumer Bureau’s New Leader Steers a Sudden Reversal

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new acting director has suspended or softened several investigations and lawsuits. Some employees are quietly resisting.

Disney Said to Be Nearing a Deal With 21st Century Fox

Disney is said to be seeking to acquire parts of Fox’s empire in a transaction that could offer a senior executive role for Rupert Murdoch’s son James at Disney.

The New ‘60 Minutes’ Book Has a Troubled History

Jeff Fager, the show’s executive producer, took over the project after the original author asked about women in the '60 Minutes' workplace.

Inside China’s Big Tech Conference, New Ways to Track Citizens

The technologies for tracking citizens, and their wide acceptance in China, were on display at the World Internet Conference.

Silicon Valley Investor Takes Leave of Absence After Harassment Reports

Shervin Pishevar, who has invested in Uber, said he was taking a leave of absence from his venture firm and other company boards after reports he harassed five women.

Google Missed Out on China. Can It Flourish in India?

As major companies chase India’s new internet users, Google is changing core products to work better on low-end smartphones and use less data.

Amazon’s Australian Launch Brings Excitement, Dread and Defiance

The retail giant launched with a modest product offering, seeking to steal a piece of Australia’s retail sector.

How Will Consumers Fare if CVS and Aetna Merge?

The two major health players promise better care and lower costs, but skeptics question whether they can deliver.

‘House of Cards’ Will Star Robin Wright for Final Season

Ms. Wright will headline the hit Netflix show’s sixth and last season after Kevin Spacey was fired amid a series of sexual assault allegations.

DealBook: From Bezos to Walton, Big Investors Back Fund for ‘Flyover’ Start-Ups

The fund started by an AOL co-founder and an author has attracted a Who’s Who of American business to invest in the heartland’s entrepreneurs.

Are Hotel Concierges Endangered by Apps? Don’t Bet on It

The concierge may use digital tools, but as one veteran says, 'There is no app that can get to know you quite like the human app.'

When Every Year Means an ‘Agonizing’ Search for New Insurance

Under the Affordable Care Act, many Americans are forced to shop around, again and again, when insurance plans quit the market or modify their terms.