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The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Monday challenging AT&T’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner, alleging the combination of the two companies poses an unlawful threat to competition that could raise prices and slow innovation.

Regulators are expected to unveil plans for reversing rules that require internet service providers to treat all web traffic equally, a move that could reshape the internet economy and consumers’ online experience.

Mergers and acquisitions announced in the U.S. in November hit a near-record $200 billion as CEOs in many industries join forces to fend off competition from Amazon, Facebook, Google and Netflix.

Volvo said it has agreed to supply Uber Technologies with a fleet of 24,000 self-driving taxis beginning in 2019—one of the first and biggest commercial orders for such vehicles.

Instead of copying Amazon’s playbook, retailers such as Wal-Mart and Target are coming up with new tricks to maximize sales ahead of Black Friday.

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said she would resign as a member of the Fed’s board of governors once her successor as chairman has been sworn in.

Federal Reserve governor Jerome Powell had regular meetings with an array of Wall Street executives after taking on new responsibilities this year as the Fed’s point person on bank regulation, his calendar shows.

The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on what the Treasury Department describes as a “large-scale” Iranian counterfeiting ring that it says is run by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Sen. Susan Collins on Sunday recited a list of concerns she had with the Republican tax bill barreling through the Senate, raising pressure on the party’s leadership to slow its progress and make changes to secure passage.

An economic index that measures business trends increased in October as impacts from a string of catastrophic hurricanes dissipated.

CEO Adam Tan drove the global ascent and ambition of the conglomerate, which has sought comparisons to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. It is now drawing the scrutiny of regulators and Wall Street, and its debt-fueled expansion has hit a wall.

Mahindra & Mahindra, an Indian auto and tractor maker, plans to build rugged off-road vehicles at a small factory north of Detroit, a potential step toward the company’s bigger goal of selling cars in the U.S.

Altice promised to pare its mountain of debt by selling noncore assets rather than by issuing new equity, reassuring jittery investors who have sent the telecommunications company’s shares into a tailspin recently.

The administration is investigating trade actions against China as it looks to fundamentally challenge Chinese trade practices and reject a tradition of eking out concessions from Beijing around high-level meetings.

A sharp disconnect has emerged in global financial markets: Developing countries with the strongest growth over the past decade have had mostly stagnant markets, while advanced economies that have posted sluggish growth have had booming stock markets. That divergence is unlikely to last.

A Glencore copper operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo faces scrutiny from Canadian regulators over financial statements and disclosures related to international bribery and anticorruption laws. The company said it is reshuffling the board of that subsidiary.

Sometimes confused with the comic-book company that bears almost the same name, Marvell Technology has lately been pulling off some superheroic feats of its own.

FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles is leaving the fantasy-sports website he co-founded in 2009, months after FanDuel and rival DraftKings called off a merger.

General Electric is cutting back on its executives using private jets, but in fact, judicious use of these symbols of privilege can boost company performance, a study finds.

Sometimes confused with the comic-book company that bears almost the same name, Marvell Technology has lately been pulling off some superheroic feats of its own.

When is it going to end? And how? In a year when asset prices have surged, those are questions that should be nagging at investors’ minds.

With central banks scaling back stimulus in a world filled with money, the current investing nirvana is facing its biggest threat in years. Heard on the Street walks through the risks and likely scenarios for markets in the coming months.

A decade of loose monetary policy from the Federal Reserve has sent gushers of cash to emerging markets. One big impact has been to reduce funding costs for a host of riskier, first-time borrowers such as Maldives and Tajikistan.

The widening discount of WTI to Brent crude seems odd now that the U.S. is an export juggernaut, but it explains a lot about the energy market.

After its $5.3 billion share sale, the world is suddenly a brighter place for Toshiba. If its deal to sell its memory-chip business fails, it could be brighter still.

The market for packaging risky loans is running hot-as-hell. It may not be a bubble yet, but troubling characteristics make it an area to watch.

If the markets are at a top, bitcoin has scaled the highest peak, rising more than 700% this year and powering through multiple sharp corrections.

Marvell Technology plans to buy chip maker Cavium in a $6 billion cash-and-stock deal that would set it up to better compete with semiconductor giants such as Intel and Broadcom.

Regulators are expected to unveil plans for reversing rules that require internet service providers to treat all web traffic equally, a move that could reshape the internet economy and consumers’ online experience.

Entrepreneurs and venture investors are cashing out of hot startups through secondary sales of big stakes, rather than waiting for companies to go public or be acquired.

E-commerce giant Alibaba is adding to its already-sizeable bet on brick-and-mortar, saying it will pay $2.88 billion for a 36% stake in China’s second-largest big-box retailer, Sun Art Retail.

Microchips, once always thin and flat, now are getting stacked like pancakes and becoming 3-D—with big consequences for all our devices.

The San Jose, Calif., payments company is connecting its website and smartphone apps with those of Acorns Grow Inc., a five-year-old automated savings and investment service.

The author says technological progress hasn’t been great for the average person.

Outcome Health, a Chicago startup, offered voluntary buyouts to employees, and Harvard Health Publishing and the American Medical Association put their partnerships with the company on pause.

Elon Musk is taking on the commercial truck market with an approach that defies conventional expectations: all-electric vehicle capable of traveling for hundreds of miles on a single charge.

A Russian cybersecurity firm whose products current and former U.S. officials suspect Moscow has used as a tool for spying was flagged by U.S. military intelligence as a potential security threat as early as 2004.

Electronic Arts halted in-game sales of virtual goods in its sequel to “Star Wars Battlefront” on the eve of the game’s launch, bowing to pressure from customers fearing big spenders could gain an unfair edge.

Going beyond search, the internet giant is presenting itself as an oracle by promoting a single result over all others as a definitive answer. Many of these “featured snippets” are contentious, improbable or laughably incorrect.

Electric vehicles aren’t yet living up to the hype, auto makers in China are finding, as they churn out more EVs than they can sell—even with generous government subsidies—to satisfy Beijing’s directives.

Digital publisher BuzzFeed is on track to miss its revenue target for this year by a significant amount, the latest sign that troubles in the online ad business are making it tough for new-media upstarts to live up to lofty expectations.

The world’s biggest retailer posted its strongest quarterly U.S. sales growth in nearly a decade Thursday, boosted by a big jump in e-commerce and strong store traffic at a time when many traditional retailers are struggling to keep their business growing.

The media startup plans to use some of the financing to expand its capacity for data analysis, product development and audience growth, as well as developing new coverage areas and increasing staffing.

Consumers need to be in control of their financial data, Federal Reserve governor Lael Brainard said, wading into a continuing debate about rules governing the use of personal data in new financial products.

Steve Huffman is trying to weed out violent and abusive content from Reddit, and he’s also personally been investigating whether Russian-linked entities used his platform to spread divisive messages. He hasn’t found much yet.

Fashion startup Stitch Fix priced its shares below its target range in its initial public offering due to concerns about competition and long-term growth prospects, according to people familiar with the deal.

Volkswagen said it and its Chinese joint-venture partners will jointly invest nearly $12 billion by 2025 in developing electric cars for the local market, enough to roll out a total of 40 models.

Toshiba Corp. said it would raise ¥600 billion ($5.3 billion) through the sale of new shares to foreign funds, a step to avoid a delisting from the Tokyo Stock Exchange if the planned sale of its chip unit is delayed.

Liberated by the ability to email, text and Gchat lawmakers and aides, the lobbyists who swarmed Capitol Hill from 1985 to 1986, no longer have to physically be present as the House and Senate speed through a sweeping rewrite of the tax code.

As voice recognition enters the kitchen and laundry room, appliance makers grapple with the different ways people talk about cooking and cleaning.

Vanu Bose while working on his doctoral degree in engineering in 1998 set up his own company to exploit new technology for cellular communications.

Max Deutsch, a speed learner who conquered back-flips, Hebrew and perfect pitch, is testing the limits of self-improvement. Next up: the world’s greatest chess player.

As “unicorn” startups such as Snap and WeWork come under greater scrutiny, some chief executives opt for more modest homes, while others splurge

U.S. authorities approved an antipsychotic pill that signals smartphones when it reaches the gut so doctors can track whether patients are taking their medication.

Bankers and investors had concerns about nonnegotiable conditions made by Snap ahead of its IPO, plus broader worries about the app-maker’s growth prospects, but didn’t want to risk losing a piece of the potentially blockbuster deal. ​

Robots are mastering math but basic hand-eye coordination continues to elude them. Flummoxed by a slight breeze.

Microsoft debuts its new Xbox One X console Tuesday, hoping a focus on live services and high-end hardware can reverse its flagging fortunes in the videogame business.

Claims that go beyond previous reports simmered inside the e-commerce giant’s Hollywood unit. Some executives say the company’s policy of giving its business operations autonomy may have given Mr. Price extra leeway.

Russian Twitter accounts began heaping praise on Donald Trump and ripping his rivals earlier than previously thought—within weeks after he announced his bid for the presidency in June 2015.

Hundreds of feet underground, scientists are experimenting with a technology that could transform how mining companies dig out rocks in dangerous, pitch-black caves: fully autonomous drones.

Big internet companies on Friday signaled their support for a Senate bill aimed at curbing online sex trafficking, apparently ending what had become a difficult political fight.

SoftBank has stumbled into a bitcoin treasure in buying Fortress Investment. With the CME launching bitcoin futures, SoftBank may hang on to its digital ducats.

U.S. tech giants and Chinese state-backed companies showed off the future of policing in China’s southern technology hub as they vie for a slice of the world’s biggest surveillance market.

Uber’s effort to close a multibillion-dollar investment by SoftBank is in danger of derailing as co-founder Travis Kalanick tussles with fellow board members over the limits of his power at the ride-hailing giant, people familiar with the matter said.

Samsung Electronics shook up its senior ranks in a move that would replace all of its co-chief executives and strip its board chairman of any executive role for the first time as it looks to address concerns about a leadership vacuum at the top.

Facebook and other internet giants face possible sweeping change as lawmakers and regulators line up to enforce vows of transparency for political content.

Faced with subdued fall colors, social media mavens are lining up and taking turns posing with the few trees that have turned.

The founder of Pershing Square Capital Management explains the view of an activist investor.

At The Wall Street Journal’s D.Live conference, the Paradigm CEO says tech really isn’t a meritocracy.

Marc Lore, the company’s U.S. e-commerce chief, explains its acquisition strategy.

David Marcus explains how the company’s new channel for advertisers works, and why he thinks consumers won’t be put off by it.

At The Wall Street Journal’s D.Live conference, the Uncharted Play CEO says the continent’s people are key.

So says Barry Diller, who also talks about the absurd valuations put on ‘unicorns.’

She says the company could have been as successful without the ‘brilliant jerks.’

Executive Vice Chairman Joseph Tsai says the company can compete with all the tech giants.

CEO Robin Li on the company’s technology expertise, its autonomous-driving program and the battle against fake information.

Microsoft’s Peggy Johnson and Jennifer Nason of J.P. Morgan talk about past deals and the prospect for more deals.