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German election: Who’s Merkel up against, and how could they shape the new government?

German election: Who’s Merkel up against, and how could they shape the new government?

With about month to go until the German vote, Angela Merkel looks like a shoo-in for her fourth term as leader of Europe’s largest country. But who is her Christian Democratic Party up against, and how could their showing end up shaping Germany’s future?

MarketWatch First Take: The Uber reality show is now over

MarketWatch First Take: The Uber reality show is now over

With a new chief executive getting ready to take control at Uber Technologies Inc. and a judge in Delaware moving a lawsuit against co-founder Travis Kalanick to arbitration, the door is basically closing on one of the most titillating tech company meltdowns in recent years.

The Wall Street Journal: Researcher fired from Google-backed think tank after praising antitrust fine

The Wall Street Journal: Researcher fired from Google-backed think tank after praising antitrust fine

A Washington think tank backed by Google Inc. and parent Alphabet Inc.’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, has fired a prominent scholar who praised the $2.7 billion fine recently issued by European regulators against Google for antitrust violations.

The Wall Street Journal: Bankruptcy for company behind doomed Fyre Festival

The Wall Street Journal: Bankruptcy for company behind doomed Fyre Festival

A judge has put the company that promoted Fyre Festival in bankruptcy following pressure from disgruntled lenders who hope federal court will in time reveal what happened to money they sunk into the doomed music festival and whether they can get any of it back.

The Wall Street Journal: Disney plans layoffs, cost cuts at ABC and cable networks

The Wall Street Journal: Disney plans layoffs, cost cuts at ABC and cable networks

Walt Disney Co. is preparing significant budget cuts at its Disney/ABC Television Group that will include staff reductions and restructurings, people familiar with the matter said.

Tens of thousands of Harvey-area homeowners may become delinquent on their mortgages in the coming months

Tens of thousands of Harvey-area homeowners may become delinquent on their mortgages in the coming months

Texas homeowners may be unable to make mortgage payments in the coming months, if a pattern similar to the one seen in Katrina holds.

The Wall Street Journal: Uber’s ex-CEO gets a victory as investor lawsuit sent to arbitration

The Wall Street Journal: Uber’s ex-CEO gets a victory as investor lawsuit sent to arbitration

Uber Technologies Inc.’s former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick emerged with a legal victory Wednesday when a Delaware Chancery Court judge ruled investor Benchmark Capital’s lawsuit against him should be settled in private arbitration.

The Wall Street Journal: Fox taps new president of entertainment for broadcasting network

The Wall Street Journal: Fox taps new president of entertainment for broadcasting network

David Madden, who has been Fox’s president of entertainment for the past three years, is leaving. He will be succeeded by Michael Thorn, a senior development executive at the production company that makes shows for Fox and other networks.