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CSX CEO Harrison dies months into railroad's turnaround effort

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CSX Corp (CSX.O) Chief Executive Hunter Harrison has died, the freight railway operator said on Saturday, just a few days after announcing that the veteran rail executive hired earlier this year to boost its profits had taken a medical leave of absence.

The shipbuilder’s shares plunged last week as it forecast a fourth straight year of operating losses

Samsung Heavy names new CEO after forecasting losses

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South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries (010140.KS) named Joonou Nam as its new chief executive officer on Monday after Park Dae-young resigned to take responsibility for the firm’s losses.

“If I die tonight, I think the stock would go up tomorrow.”

After Decades of Hints, Buffett’s Heir May Now Be More Apparent

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That was Warren Buffett, addressing an arena full of shareholders at Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s annual meeting in Omaha in May. For more than half a century, he’s made the company his investing canvas, designing an unlikely conglomerate.

The stakes are high

Google pulls YouTube from Amazon devices, escalating spat

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A rare public spat in the technology industry escalated on Tuesday when Google said it would block its video streaming application YouTube from two Amazon.com Inc devices and criticized the online retailer for not selling Google hardware.

The new MarketWatch Corporate Tax Calculator shows tax rates for all S&P 500 companies and sectors

Does corporate America need a tax cut? Here’s what every S&P 500 company actually pays in taxes

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The U.S. Senate passed its tax reform bill on Dec. 2, following the House of Representatives, which passed its own version on Nov. 16. There are many differences between the two bills, but they have one major feature in common: both lower the federal corporate income-tax rate to 20% from 35%.

Intercontinental’s rivals about to start offering contracts

NYSE Owner Says ‘We May Be Stupid’ for Waiting on Bitcoin Futures

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The owner of the New York Stock Exchange and some of the largest futures markets in the world said he may regret not creating a futures contract based on bitcoin as competitors CME Group Inc., Cboe Global Markets Inc. and Nasdaq Inc. have done.

Aetna investors will receive $145 a share in cash, $62 in stock, in deal to be announced Sunday, sources say

CVS to Buy Aetna for $69 Billion, Combining Major Health-Care Players

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CVS Health Corp. has agreed to buy Aetna Inc. for about $69 billion in cash and stock, a landmark deal that would change the U.S. health-care landscape by bringing a large insurer and a big provider of pharmacy services under one roof.

Venezuela’s oil industry has led to the arrest of some 65 former executives

Venezuela Maduro gains control over oil contracts amid purge

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Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday gained more powers over the OPEC member’s oil contracts, as a deepening purge looks set to strengthen the leftist leader’s control of the key energy sector amid a debilitating recession.

S&P 500 slipped Friday, Flynn says he lied to federal agents

Dollar Gains With Focus on Tax Reform, Flynn Drama: Markets Wrap

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Politics in Washington continued to grip the attention of traders in financial markets, with the dollar rallying as investors assess the implications of developments for U.S. tax reform and the investigation into connections between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian meddling in the U.S. election.

The companies are in advanced stages of negotiating a deal

CVS closes in on deal to buy health insurer Aetna: source

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CVS Health Corp (CVS.N) is moving closer to a more than $66 billion cash and stock deal to buy health insurer Aetna Inc (AET.N) that could be announced as early as Monday, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Former CFO Brad Dickerson takes over for co-founder Matthew Salzberg, who becomes executive chairman

Blue Apron installs new CEO as post-IPO doldrums continue

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Struggling meal kit maker Blue Apron Holdings Inc. installed Chief Financial Officer Brad Dickerson as Chief Executive on Thursday, pushing out co-founder Matthew Salzberg.

used his position of power to pursue romantic relationships

Uber Investor Shervin Pishevar Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Multiple Women

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In December 2014, Uber held its annual holiday party on an unfurnished floor at its swank, mood-lit headquarters in San Francisco. Employees and investors attended in flamboyant attire from the “Roaring ‘20s” and drank at an open bar into the early morning hours. Venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar, several attendees recall, brought a live pony on a leash.

a premium of 7 percent over the stock’s Monday close

Arby's owner Roark gobbles up Buffalo Wild Wings for $2.4 billion

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Arby’s owner Roark Capital Group said on Tuesday it would buy Buffalo Wild Wings Inc (BWLD.O) for $2.4 billion, adding to its growing portfolio of U.S. restaurants after a bruising proxy fight over the direction of the chicken wing chain.

Last-ditch effort came three days before government suit

AT&T Made a Futile 11th-Hour Offer to Sway DOJ

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In an unsuccessful, last-ditch attempt to avert a lawsuit blocking its $85.4 billion Time Warner Inc. deal, AT&T Inc. Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson met Nov. 17 with the top U.S. antitrust enforcer to offer a proposal modified to address some of the Justice Department’s concerns, according to people familiar with the matter.

time to play taps for google finance as you know it

Your Google Finance portfolio is about to disappear

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Alphabet Inc.'s Google detailed Tuesday in a blog post how it is overhauling is market-focused Google Finance product, migrating some of the features to Google Search and retiring others.





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