- President of struggling MTV out after a year
NEW YORK (AP) — MTV's president is out after only a year as the network once at the center of youth culture continues to struggle for relevance.
- Wave of deals lead US stocks higher; tech companies jump
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are higher Monday afternoon following a series of corporate deals. AT&T is falling as investors wonder if its plan to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion will be approved by regulators. Technology companies are making the largest gains while energy companies fall with the price of oil.
- For some low-income workers, retirement is only a dream
CHICAGO (AP) — It was a striking image. A photo of an 89-year-old man hunched over, struggling to push his cart with frozen treats. Fidencio Sanchez works long hours every day selling the treats because he couldn't afford to retire. The photo and his story went viral and thousands of people donated more than $384,000 for his retirement.
- Lexus, Toyota and Buick top new auto reliability survey
DETROIT (AP) — Lexus, Toyota and Buick are the most reliable brands in Consumer Reports' latest survey, a reward for their conservative approach to new technology.
- General Mills milks Girl Scout Cookie popularity with cereal
If you just can't get enough of Girl Scout Cookies, rejoice — you can soon have them for breakfast.
- Gov't: Cybersecurity should be part of auto design process
DETROIT (AP) — The government's highway safety agency says automakers should make cybersecurity part of their product development process by assessing risks and designing in protections.
- A merged AT&T-Time Warner may not do consumers much good
NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T and Time Warner are playing up how their $85.4 billion merger will lead to innovative new experiences for customers. But analysts, public-interest groups and some politicians are far from convinced.
- AT&T is reportedly in talks to buy Time Warner for $80B
NEW YORK (AP) — Grab some popcorn — AT&T wants to take you to the movies.
- Another bid from China for US hotel; $6.5B for Hilton stake
NEW YORK (AP) — HNA Group is snapping up a 25 percent ownership stake of the Hilton hotel chain for about $6.5 billion, the latest attempt by a Chinese interest to acquire real estate in the U.S.
- TD Ameritrade to buy Scottrade in $4B cash-and-stock deal
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Online brokerage TD Ameritrade is buying Scottrade in a $4 billion cash-and-stock deal that would significantly expand its branch network at a time when many financial firms are expanding automated adviser programs.
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