A recent legal decision may force Wall Street to think twice before saddling struggling companies with debts they can’t handle.
A once obscure financial maneuver becomes a celebrity flex.
A frothy adaptation market is just one sign of the rapid evolution of the industry. But some worry that big money will stifle the D.I.Y. spirit that has driven much of its success.
The merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster has the potential to touch every part of the industry, including how much authors get paid and how bookstores are run.
The Treasury secretary speaks on debt, taxes, cryptocurrencies and more.
A legal dispute has been a key hurdle to taking WeWork public.
LVMH will acquire half of Armand de Brignac, Jay-Z’s Champagne line known as Ace of Spades.
The comedy company has faced intense criticism over race and had committed to restructuring. The new owner, ZMC, said it would not abandon this plan.
The blank-check boom shows no signs of slowing, but there are reasons to be wary.
Known as SPACs, these shell companies allow businesses to sell shares to the public with different disclosure than usual. What could go wrong?
The independent company Primary Wave Music acquired recordings by Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and other pioneers — but not the music of one of Sun’s biggest stars, Elvis Presley.
The latest in a series of additions is seen as an attempt to compete with the growing popularity of outfits like Substack.
Out with the (very) old at Sotheby’s.
Some companies are having trouble surviving and making money installing panels because of intense competition and the high costs of doing business.
Alden Global Capital, which is already Tribune’s biggest shareholder, valued the company at about $520.6 million.
The deal, valued at $300 million, is the latest in a string of acquisitions as streaming platforms expand beyond music and video.
The president threatened to upend a hard-fought compromise, but he may not get what he wants.
The owner of LA Weekly, another independent publication, plans to restart The Voice next month. In addition to reviving the website, Brian Calle plans a quarterly print edition.
This year was all about the SPAC.
Merck Mercuriadis thinks songwriters deserve more credit — starting with blockbuster paydays for their catalogs. But not all artists want to sell out.
The cryptocurrency giant’s initial public offering holds big potential — and significant risks.
In a literary landscape dominated by the biggest players, Cindy Spiegel and Julie Grau are among the executives rejecting the corporate publishing model and instead starting their own companies.
The site focuses on service journalism for North Carolina’s largest city. Now it has been scooped up in a deal valued at nearly $5 million and will be a partial model for other cities.
It wasn’t legal when John D. Rockefeller did it, and it’s still not legal.
The deal for the biopharmaceutical company is the latest big takeover this year, even amid the pandemic.
The government decides to try to enforce antitrust laws.
The F.T.C. and more than 40 states seek to break up the tech giant.
The U.S. and states cases against the social network are far from a slam dunk because the standards of proof are formidable.
A day after handing its autonomous car project to a Silicon Valley start-up, Uber is ridding itself of another expensive operation.
Company executives once said having cars that can drive on their own would be a salvation for their business. But the effort turned into a legal and financial headache.
The Justice Department is opposing Visa’s acquisition of a nascent rival in a step forward for antitrust enforcement.
The Salesforce C.E.O.’s planned acquisition of Slack will have him competing directly with the Goliath that is Microsoft.
The move caps an acquisitive streak by Salesforce and ends Slack’s run as an independent publicly traded company.
The social network was said to be paying close to $1 billion for the maker of customer relationship management software.
On one side: Amazon. On the other: a new alliance of brands and platforms. Who will win?
Time to learn about reverse takeovers, kids!
The deal is part of a larger arrangement between BuzzFeed and Verizon Media to share content across their platforms.
Mars, a giant in the candy bar world, will purchase Kind North America, which emphasizes healthy snacks.
We have questions for Dr. Anthony Fauci, Masa Son, Senator Elizabeth Warren and more.
A sale of the venerable publisher of Stephen King and Hillary Clinton could fetch $1.7 billion and rev up consolidation in book publishing.
The sale, which could be announced on Monday, would create the nation’s fifth-largest retail bank.
The “Chanel of streetwear” has a new owner, and a tough balancing act ahead.
Inspire Brands, backed by Roark Capital, is assembling a portfolio of quick-service restaurant chains it thinks will withstand the pandemic.
Bernard Arnault, the chairman of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and the richest man in Europe, is no stranger to public battles.
The deal would broaden A.M.D.’s business into chips for markets like 5G communications and automotive electronics.
The parent of Dunkin’ and Baskin Robbins is in talks with a private-equity-backed company for a takeover that values the company at nearly $9 billion.
Even as the Justice Department sued Google, some antitrust experts wondered whether a different government response would be more effective.
The federal government’s lawsuit isn’t likely to derail the company’s market dominance.
Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Google’s parent company for less than a year, already faces the internet giant’s biggest threat in its 22 years.
With the price of a barrel stuck around $40 and no recovery in sight, companies are combining to cut costs and ride out the pandemic.