Licensing company Authentic Brands Group LLC has emerged as a leading contender to buy Sports Illustrated from Meredith Corp., according to people familiar with the matter. The price is said to be about
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka—Sri Lanka’s health ministry said Thursday that the death toll of Sunday’s bombings would be lowered to about 250 from 359—the latest figure released by police—citing difficulties identifying
OTTAWA—Canada’s main privacy watchdog said Thursday a year-long probe found Facebook Inc. broke the country’s privacy laws and failed to protect Canadians’ personal information, and will go to court to
The complex relationship between Antarctica’s glaciers and the land on which they rest may help slow the rate of ice loss in the long term, according to a new method for modeling such interactions. Scientists
Telecommunications-equipment maker Avaya Holdings Corp. is in talks to combine with rival Mitel Networks Corp. in a stock deal worth more than $2 billion, people familiar with the matter said. Closely
BALTIMORE—Federal agents raided locations across Baltimore, including City Hall and two homes owned by Mayor Catherine Pugh, as part of an investigation into deals involving Ms. Pugh’s self-published Holly”
PARIS—French President Emmanuel Macron promised to cut taxes in a long-awaited address that sidestepped demands for immediate measures to quell months of violent yellow-vest protests. Speaking from within
MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared to extend an olive branch to Ukraine’s president-elect in his first public comments since Sunday’s vote, while tightening the screws on a Russia-occupied
RIYADH—Saudi Arabia’s sovereign-wealth fund is planning to tap the debt market for billions of dollars it needs for investments to help deliver Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ambitious economic overhaul,
The Spanish island of Ibiza is better known for its flashy party scene than as a haven for refined aesthetics. That could change with a plan to build a collection of cutting-edge homes designed by noted
INDIANAPOLIS—President Trump will address the National Rifle Association’s annual convention here Friday, where he is likely to receive a rousing reception despite some dissatisfaction with his gun-control
A Florida judge on Friday will hear arguments on a crucial issue in New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s prostitution case: the admissibility of video surveillance evidence that has been challenged
FRANKFURT—The collapse of merger talks between Deutsche Bank AG and Commerzbank AG has opened the door to what the German government was trying to avoid in the first place: a foreign takeover of its banks.
The U.S. will auction $75 billion in securities next week. Details (all with minimum denominations of $100): Monday: $39 billion in 13-week bills, a reopening of an issue first sold on Jan. 31, 2019, Aug.
BMW’S SLOGAN—“The Ultimate Driving Machine”—emerged from Munich’s marketing department in the 1970s in support of the brand’s expansion in the United States: eight metrically propulsive syllables, in easy
WASHINGTON—The Trump administration’s proposal to vastly expand offshore oil and gas drilling has been sidelined indefinitely as the Interior Department grapples with a recent court decision that blocks
Sometimes it’s hard to know whether to laugh or cry. Deutsche Bank investors will know this feeling after talks collapsed over a potential merger with domestic rival Commerzbank Thursday. No deal means
IF THE FIRST RAYS of summer turn our minds to grilling, the lingering chill of April begs for smoking. Slow-smoked meat conjures warmth. It is pampering and nostalgic, even for those of us whose childhoods
Emerging-market currencies extended their decline Thursday, as a strengthening dollar sparked worries over the financial outlook for countries such as Argentina and Turkey. The dollar was recently up than
Thinking on your feet. Keeping an audience engaged. Forging employees into a team. They’re all crucial skills for entrepreneurs. And that is why many founders are turning to improv comedy for help running
Southwest Airlines’ results were surprisingly strong given the big disruption caused by the grounding of its 34 Boeing 737 MAX planes. But costs are accumulating further down the runway. On Thursday, U.S.