Randall Stephenson

The Tax Armageddon That Wasn’t

When President Trump proposed lowering the corporate tax rate down to 21% (among other items in the GOP-backed tax bill), the media and others on the …

Conservative View

Jeff Zucker Lobbying for Top ESPN Job

However, the CNN chief has had no direct conversations with Disney CEO Robert Iger as of now.<p>Is CNN chief Jeff Zucker among those being considered …

John Skipper

As trial approaches, here are five arguments for and against AT&T-Time Warner merger

In a few short months, AT&T and the Justice Department may have <b></b>their day in court over the Dallas-based telecom giant's plan to acquire Time Warner. …

Televisions

164 Companies Credit Tax Reform for Bonuses and Pay Raises

One hundred sixty-four companies have gone on record stating they gave bonuses and pay raises to employees because of the new tax reform law, …

Conservative View

Chairman Of The (PAC) Board? Spieth v. Hurley!

From GEOFF SHACKELFORD.COM<p>The <b>PGA Tour's Player Advisory Council</b> and <b>Policy Board</b> are about as first world as it gets in terms of debate serious life questions, but as <b>Will Gray</b> notes at GolfChannel.com, <b>Jordan Spieth</b> has been selected by current PAC members to face <b>Billy Hurley</b> for a chance to sit on …

Golf

How to squeeze in 5 hours of learning a week

Oprah, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet make time for it; you should, too.<p>We live in a knowledge economy, but many of us haven't changed how we gain …

Healthy Living

This man sold his calf to travel to New York and pitch an idea to a big CEO

Chasing a chief executive officer to share a complaint or idea is as American as an unwanted cable TV price increase. Brooks O'Kelley says he wrote …

Opinion

Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook, among others, write letter to Congress to save DACA

Over 100 prominent CEOs and executives from around the country, including Apple's Tim Cook, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and AT&T's Randall Stephenson, wrote a letter to congressional leaders asking them to save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).<p>The executives said ending the …

Immigration

U.S. vs. AT&T: A Court Fight Over Future of TV

AT&T Inc., a company that has had virtually nothing to do with show business for most of its history, now faces a court battle that’s all about it.<p>Early signs suggest the antitrust fight over AT&T’s $85 billion takeover of Time Warner Inc. will focus heavily on the small screen, with much of its …

Business

Some of the companies giving out raises and bonuses because of tax reform

American corporations are chipper about tax reform. That's been great news for some workers.<p>On Thursday, Walmart (WMT) became the latest of dozens of companies to announce one-time bonuses related to the new tax law. Notably, the company also said it would raise its minimum wage to $11 an …

Business

Hundreds of CEOs tell Congress: Bipartisan DACA fix needed ‘immediately’

More than 100 corporate leaders called on Congress on Wednesday to act immediately to provide legal relief for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants.<p>Letters co-signed by athletes, business leaders, entertainers and other notable people are common on Capitol Hill, but the latest message comes a …

U.S. Politics

As AT&T Merger Looms, Warner Bros. Revamps Its Film Ranks

There’s been a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on at Warner Bros. movie studio over the past month. This week, in a major management shift, Toby Emmerich …

Batman

Inside the Warner Bros Shakeup and What It Means for AT&T Merger

Analysis: If AT&T merger doesn’t happen, the studio must prepare a backup plan<p>The shakeup at Warner Bros. on Tuesday seems aimed at making the studio …

Warner Bros

Turner CEO John Martin 'Hopeful' AT&T Merger Will Go Through

“In the history of the U.S., no vertical merger that looks like this has ever been blocked,” executive says at CES<p>Turner CEO John Martin said he’s …

Entertainment

Can a big North Texas coalition get Austin to listen to business?

When it comes to political influence, there’s power in numbers.<p>That’s the rationale for creating a new coalition of local companies, city governments …

Opinion

100 Companies to Give Over 1 MILLION Americans a ‘Trump Bonus’ in Their Paychecks!

I remember when Democrats tried to stimulate the economy. Remember that? They gave money to solar power companies and government handout programs. …

Conservative View

Warning: Risky Megamergers Ahead

Somewhere between the squabble over whose "nuclear button" is bigger, the "bomb cyclone" and the fire and fury surrounding a tell-all book on the …

Business

U.S. government, AT&T say pre-trial preparation progressing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for the Justice Department and AT&T Inc (T.N) said on Friday that preparations have been smooth for a trial to decide if the wireless and pay TV giant may buy movie and TV show maker Time Warner Inc (TWX.N).<p>“Things have been moving as they ought to,” said Justice …

Law

Over 100 companies giving 'Trump Bonuses' after tax victory, 'tsunami building'

The number of companies offering employee bonuses, pay hikes, and increases in benefits in reaction to President Trump’s December tax reform victory …

Brian Moynihan

Union takes credit for tax cut bonuses to workers at American Airlines and other companies

The Communications Workers of America is taking credit for the $1,000 bonus that American Airlines announced it was giving its workers this week.<p>CWA …

American Airlines

AT&T sued over layoffs—after promising more investment because of tax cut | Ars Technica

AT&T explanation of layoffs undercuts claim that net neutrality hurt investment.<p>AT&T was sued last week by a workers' union that is trying to stop …

FCC

AT&T employee union sues Dallas-based telecom to block 713 layoffs

A union that represents AT&T employees is asking a Texas court to block the Dallas-based telecom company's plans to lay off 713 people.<p>Communications …

Texas

AT&T, touting bonuses and investment fueled by tax reform, quietly lays off thousands

Some workers who thought they were safe later found out they would lose their jobs.

Wells Fargo

Jack Ma gives up on buying MoneyGram

Billionaire businessman Jack Ma on Tuesday abandoned his attempt to buy MoneyGram after getting the cold shoulder on the deal from President Trump’s …

Business

Burning TV Questions For 2018: Will Fox Survive, What’s Next For #MeToo, Does Netflix Stumble? And More

This coming year could be the most disruptive in recent memory, as the streaming wars heat up, a major network disappears and more big mergers are …

TV

18 states will raise their minimum wage on January 1 — here’s what to expect

While the White House and members of the GOP package the sweeping tax code overhaul as a win for the average American, low-wage workers may be hit …

Social Justice

Nine big tech and media predictions for 2018

It's been a wild year for the tech and media worlds in 2017. We have seen gigantic merger plans like AT&T<p>(NYSE: T)<p>with Time Warner, as well as …

Markets

Donald Trump Takes To Twitter, Issues His Predictions For The US Economy For 2018

While enjoying Christmas break at his Mar-a-Lago resort, President Donald Trump took time to issue bold economic predictions for the coming year.<p>All …

Conservative View

M&A 2017: The Year Of Simplifying And Strengthening

Facebook and Google are no longer the ad tech acquirers they once were, and yet, the M&A landscape of 2017 is littered with their fingerprints.<p>Media …

Advertising

AT&T Announces Thousands of Layoffs, Firings Just In Time for Christmas

AT&T will layoff and fire more than a thousand workers starting early next year, according to local reports.<p>Across the Midwest, an estimated 600 …

Republican Party