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Sempra Energy Reaches Deal to Buy Oncor After Outbidding BerkshireSempra Energy Reaches Deal to Buy Oncor After Outbidding Berkshire

Sempra Energy has reached a deal to buy Oncor for $9.45 billion after swooping in to snatch the power-transmission company away from Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway.

Total Buys Maersk Oil for $4.95 BillionTotal Buys Maersk Oil for $4.95 Billion

French oil company Total has agreed to acquire Danish conglomerate A.P. Moeller-Maersk’s oil unit for $4.95 billion, the latest sign activity is returning to the sector following a three-year slump in oil prices.

Trump and the CEOs: Behind the Collapse of an Uneasy AllianceTrump and the CEOs: Behind the Collapse of an Uneasy Alliance

America’s largest companies were cautiously optimistic in January that the president’s policy goals were their own. Then came the travel ban, Paris, and Charlottesville. The question now is whether the relationship can be rebuilt.

Old Oil Is New AgainOld Oil Is New Again

As the costs of shale fracking rise, a growing number of small- and mid-sized oil firms from California to Oklahoma are forgoing expensive projects and opting for old-school wells instead.

Samsung Investors Await Note 8 Launch and Scandal VerdictSamsung Investors Await Note 8 Launch and Scandal Verdict

For Samsung Electronics, the launch this week of a new smartphone and a court ruling for its detained de facto leader may offer closure and clarity for a company rocked by two scandals over the past year.

First Round of Nafta Talks Reveals Early FrictionFirst Round of Nafta Talks Reveals Early Friction

The U.S., Mexico and Canada completed the opening round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, but tensions over certain areas signaled tough bargaining ahead.

Carbondale Plans to Make Hay While Sun Doesn't ShineCarbondale Plans to Make Hay While Sun Doesn't Shine

The Illinois college town expects a much-needed economic boost as thousands of visitors arrive to view the solar eclipse for one of the longest durations in the country.

U.S. Consumer Sentiment Rose in AugustU.S. Consumer Sentiment Rose in August

U.S. consumer sentiment increased in the first half of August to its highest level since January, as consumers cited a positive outlook for future economic conditions.

U.S. Industrial Output Up Modestly in JulyU.S. Industrial Output Up Modestly in July

Cooling auto sales have led to a drop in production at U.S. factories, constraining a key driver of economic growth in recent years.

Mobile Games Rethink Ads: Roadblock or Reward?Mobile Games Rethink Ads: Roadblock or Reward?

Mobile developers such as Activision Blizzard Inc.’s King Digital have stopped resisting in-game ads and are ringing up revenue gains with messages from companies like Nestlé SA and Visa Inc.