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Disney Makes $52.4 Billion Deal for 21st Century Fox in Big Bet on Streaming
LOS ANGELES - In a move that will reverberate from Hollywood and Silicon Valley to TVs and smartphones around the world, the Walt Disney Company said Thursday that it had reached a deal to buy most of 21st Century Fox, the empire controlled by Rupert ...
Trump applauds Murdoch over Disney-Fox deal amid row over Time Warner  The Guardian
Friday Papers: Murdoch reshapes media empire with $66bn Disney deal  Citywire.co.uk
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MPs call for legal action over 'shocking' HS2 payouts
An email mix-up reportedly led to HS2 Ltd overpaying outgoing staff by �1.76m. Photograph: HS2/PA. HS2. MPs call for legal action over 'shocking' HS2 payouts.
Top Rolls-Royce executive could face legal action over his time heading ...  Telegraph.co.uk
HS2 redundancy pay 'shocking waste' of taxpayer cash  BBC News
5 reasons why America's Ctrl-Z on net neutrality rules is a GOOD thing
Analysis The FCC voted 3-2 Thursday morning to get rid of net neutrality rules. If you listen to the lame-stream press (or tech press, or lawmakers, or attorneys general, or consumer groups, or celebrities, or tech giants), you will have been told this ...
An Open Internet is Essential for Financial Inclusion, FinTech Revolution  HuffPost
Net neutrality: where do we go from here?  Popular Science
Virgin Trains slammed by millionaire Timpson boss after his 15-year-old ...
The millionaire boss of shoe retailer Timpson slammed Virgin Trains after its staff refused to let his 15-year-old daughter onto a train because 'she isn't a child.
Millionaire's daughter, 15, stranded at Euston when staff didn't ...  Metro
Timpson CEO gives Virgin Rail the boot after 15-year-old daughter ' ...  International Business Times UK
What the World's Central Banks Are Saying About Bitcoin
Almost nine years since the birth of bitcoin, central banks around the world are increasingly recognizing the potential upsides and downsides of digital currencies.
'Be Prepared to Lose Your Money.' A British Regulator Has a Warning ...  Fortune
UK finance watchdog head says no plans to push bitcoin regulation  Financial Times
US woman used bitcoin to move cash to Islamic State, police say
A New York woman has been accused of laundering bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and wiring the money to help the so-called Islamic State.
Crypto money-laundering bust alert [siren]  Financial Times
Woman charged with laundering money via bitcoin to support ISIS  WTNH Connecticut News (press release)
Bank of England leaves rates on hold but hints at 'modest' rises ahead
The Bank of England warned that further “modest increases” in interest rates may be needed over the next few years to bring inflation down to its 2 per cent target.
Bank sees boost from Brexit progress  BBC News
British Pound Exchange Rates Wobbles Post-BoE; Brexit Deal Needed To Remove ...  Exchange Rates UK
Size does matter: wine glasses are seven times larger than they used to be
In the 1700s the average-sized wine glass could hold just 66ml of the tipple. Today it's not unusual to be handed a glass that holds almost half a litre.
Mistletoe and (a large) wine: seven-fold increase in wine glass size over ...  Cambridge Network
In UK, Bigger Wine Glasses for Bigger Thirsts  New York Times
Oil prices stable on tighter market, but rising US output looms for 2018
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil markets were stable on Friday as the Forties pipeline outage in the North Sea and ongoing OPEC-led production cuts supported prices, while rising output from the United States kept crude from rising further.
Ineos declares force majeure on North Sea oil deliveries after Forties ...  City A.M.
Key Pipeline Closure Amplifies OPEC's Efforts  OilPrice.com
Consumers splash the cash on Black Friday offers
British consumers hit the stores in November, taking full advantage of Black Friday offers after a cautious autumn. In November alone the volume of sales rose 1.1 per cent on the month, with electrical appliances showing the strongest growth rate with ...
Black Friday lit up November gloom  The Times
Retail sales remain strong despite household pressures  Belfast Newsletter