Key Words: Who wrote the anti-Trump op-ed? That’s the million-dollar question

Key Words: Who wrote the anti-Trump op-ed? That’s the million-dollar question
So who wrote it? From newsrooms to coffee-house chatter to the White House itself, that was the big question on everyone’s minds Wednesday night after the New York Times published an anonymous, bombshell anti-Trump op-ed written by a “senior administration official.” The article, which described an “amoral” and “reckless” President Donald Trump being covertly held in check by the “adults... Read More

Uber still ‘on track’ for 2019 IPO, CEO Khosrowshahi says

Uber still ‘on track’ for 2019 IPO, CEO Khosrowshahi says
Uber Technologies Inc. is “on track” to launch an initial public offering next year, and is unlikely to sell its self-driving car unit anytime soon, Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said in an interview Wednesday. Speaking to Reuters at a New York event unveiling new safety measures for Uber, Khosrowshahi said the Advanced Technologies Group — which handles self-driving technologies —... Read More

Why #fakenews seduces millions of people

Why #fakenews seduces millions of people
President Trump’s relationship with the media just reached a new level of acrimony. Last month, some 350 American newspapers published editorials taking issue with Trump’s description of the media as “the enemy of the American people.” The Boston Globe reached out to editorial boards to send a message to the White House. ‘‘We are not the enemy of the people,’’... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: CBS said to be in settlement talks with Redstone family company

The Wall Street Journal: CBS said to be in settlement talks with Redstone family company
CBS Corp. is in talks with Shari Redstone and her family’s holding company, National Amusements Inc., to settle their litigation over control of the broadcaster, less than a month before the matter is scheduled to go to trial, according to people familiar with the matter. A framework for the settlement would include CBS CBS, +0.68%   dropping its attempt to... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Mattis to remove Pentagon’s newly appointed chief management officer

The Wall Street Journal: Mattis to remove Pentagon’s newly appointed chief management officer
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to remove the Pentagon’s chief management officer from his post for a “lack of performance,” according to several officials, in a setback to a Trump administration push for efficiency and military modernization. John Gibson became the Pentagon’s first-ever chief management officer, or CMO, earlier this year as part of a reorganization aimed at... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: CVS-Aetna, Cigna-Express Scripts mergers close to Justice Department approval

The Wall Street Journal: CVS-Aetna, Cigna-Express Scripts mergers close to Justice Department approval
WASHINGTON — Justice Department antitrust enforcers are preparing to give the green light to two deals in the health-care industry, CVS Health Corp.’s CVS, +1.20%   planned acquisition of health insurer Aetna Inc. AET, +1.32%   and Cigna Corp.’s CI, -0.61%   planned purchase of Express Scripts Holding Co. ESRX, +3.31%  , according to people familiar with the matter. Both... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: SEC returns to full strength, as fifth member is confirmed

The Wall Street Journal: SEC returns to full strength, as fifth member is confirmed
WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Elad Roisman to join the Securities and Exchange Commission, giving the regulator a fifth and final member as it prepares to impose restrictions on stockbroker advice while loosening the reins on some public companies. Roisman, 37, will join the SEC after working for several years on the Senate Banking Committee, where he was the panel’s... Read More