Dec 14, 2017

12/14/2017: Disney wants to take on Silicon Valley

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(U.S. Edition) With Disney set to purchase 21st Century Fox assets for more than $50 billion, we'll look at the company's rationale for the deal and the antitrust problems that this merger could pose. Afterwards, we'll discuss what the GOP's…

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This holiday season, some companies are rethinking that open bar at the office party

Dec 14, 2017
Amidst news of sexual harassment scandals, some companies are canceling holiday parties while others limit alcohol or hire monitors to patrol the party.
Office parties often include alcohol, but some companies are thinking about limiting drinks or even eliminating the bar this year. 
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Disney announces deal with Fox

Dec 14, 2017
A look at the ways Disney will now have an advantage in the streaming landscape.

Disney to take on Silicon Valley with Fox merger

Dec 14, 2017
The Walt Disney Company is buying 21st Century Fox assets in a deal worth more than $52 billion.
Disney CEO Robert Iger visits FOX Business Network's "Markets Now" at FOX Studios back in 2013.
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(U.S. Edition) With Disney set to purchase 21st Century Fox assets for more than $50 billion, we’ll look at the company’s rationale for the deal and the antitrust problems that this merger could pose. Afterwards, we’ll discuss what the GOP’s tax overhaul — which Republicans in both the House and Senate have forged a deal on — could mean for taxpayers. Finally, we’ll chat with Marketplace’s Molly Wood about what the FCC’s roll back of net neutrality could mean in the long-term. 

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